Best Strategy Game of 2016 - ArticleCraig Snow , posted on 06 January 2017 / 7,595 Views
The strategy genre has traditionally been the almost exclusive preserve of PC gamers, but this year half of the strategy games that made our shortlist also appeared on consoles, with XCOM 2 releasing on consoles a few months after its debut on PC, and Worms W.M.D releasing simultaneously on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in August. Rounding out the shortlist is the latest mainline sequel in one of the genre's giants - Civilization VI - and a cross-over match made in heaven in the form of Total War: WARHAMMER.
Total War: WARHAMMER
A new Civilization title is always a big deal, and Civilization VI was no different. After a somewhat lacklustre spin-off in the form of Civilization: Beyond Earth in 2014 the franchise returned to its roots this year with a new mainline entry - Civilization VI - and it proved to be a successful return to form for Firaxis Games, garnering strong critical and fan praise upon launch, captivating hundreds of thousands of gamers worldwide, and consuming time in a way that few other titles can match.