Best Xbox Strategy Games

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Best Xbox Strategy Games
This is a full list of the best Strategy games available on Xbox. We define Strategy games using the genre definition: Covers both strategy and tactical games. Strategy games give the player command of resources which must be used strategically to defeat enemies. Common gameplay elements include building and defending a base, directing offensive units against opponents, and upgrading technology. Tactical games rely on the terrain influencing combat and movement regulation via grid use. Battles are often story driven. The concluding event need not be the destruction of the opposing unit(s).
Game Score Ratio Gamers Comp % Comp Time Rating
XCOM: Enemy Within XCOM: Enemy Within 1,813 (1,000) 1.81 13,713 7.7 30-35 hours
4.6
Desperados III Desperados III 2,676 (1,000) 2.68 3,685 4.9 40-50 hours
4.5
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) 8,564 (1,500) 5.71 28,523 0.2 200+ hours
4.5
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2 3,643 (1,000) 3.64 16,320 0.8 200+ hours
4.5
Stellaris: Console Edition Stellaris: Console Edition 11,482 (2,900) 3.96 9,701 0 200+ hours
4.4
Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun 3,055 (1,000) 3.06 5,380 2.2 40-50 hours
4.4
XCOM 2 XCOM 2 5,107 (1,520) 3.36 38,957 0.5 200+ hours
4.4
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Valkyria Chronicles 4 3,471 (1,000) 3.47 4,774 4.4 50-60 hours
4.3
XCOM: Enemy Unknown XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4,182 (1,100) 3.80 83,288 0.8 80-100 hours
4.3
Plants vs. Zombies (WP) Plants vs. Zombies (WP) 368 (200) 1.84 14,160 8.1 20-25 hours
4.2
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Halo Wars: Definitive Edition 4,615 (1,500) 3.08 61,910 3.9 25-30 hours
4.2
Sid Meier's Civilization VI Sid Meier's Civilization VI 9,936 (1,945) 5.11 20,181 0.1 40-50 hours
4.2
Bloons TD 5 Bloons TD 5 2,465 (1,000) 2.46 3,305 3.2 120-150 hours
4.2
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) 5,809 (2,000) 2.90 22,123 1.6 60-80 hours
4.2
Monster Train Monster Train 3,539 (1,000) 3.54 13,967 1.9 20-25 hours
4.2
Gears Tactics Gears Tactics 12,907 (1,400) 9.22 80,428 0.2 80-100 hours
4.2
Pit People Pit People 4,604 (1,500) 3.07 8,332 1.3 15-20 hours
4.1
The Banner Saga 3 The Banner Saga 3 2,316 (1,000) 2.32 2,009 3.2 35-40 hours
4.1
Dungeons 3 Dungeons 3 2,847 (1,000) 2.85 2,698 3.1 40-50 hours
4.1
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 3,185 (1,000) 3.19 20,361 1.2 80-100 hours
4.1
Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies 394 (200) 1.97 160,538 7.6 15-20 hours
4.1
Halo Wars 2 Halo Wars 2 5,044 (1,750) 2.88 110,021 1.0 60-80 hours
4.0
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 5,378 (1,470) 3.66 37,306 0.6 20-25 hours
4.0
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (2018) (Win 10) Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (2018) (Win 10) 1,953 (1,250) 1.56 4,309 18.4 2-3 hours
4.0
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Wasteland 2: Director's Cut 2,766 (1,000) 2.77 8,085 3.8 80-100 hours
4.0
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Win 10) Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Win 10) 3,404 (1,000) 3.40 11,505 3.6 6-8 hours
4.0
Plague Inc: Evolved Plague Inc: Evolved 7,513 (1,740) 4.32 19,552 0.6 60-80 hours
4.0
Armello Armello 4,146 (1,000) 4.15 3,558 0.8 40-50 hours
4.0
Orcs Must Die! Orcs Must Die! 453 (200) 2.27 9,587 8.2 15-20 hours
4.0
Mount & Blade: Warband Mount & Blade: Warband 3,549 (1,000) 3.55 16,905 0.4 100-120 hours
4.0
Dungeon of the Endless Dungeon of the Endless 5,098 (1,000) 5.10 4,580 0.6 100-120 hours
4.0
X-Morph: Defense X-Morph: Defense 3,997 (1,500) 2.66 1,859 3.2 30-35 hours
3.9
Dungeon Defenders Dungeon Defenders 502 (200) 2.51 22,413 5.1 80-100 hours
3.9
Wasteland 3 Wasteland 3 5,654 (1,000) 5.65 38,854 0.1
3.9
Age of Wonders: Planetfall Age of Wonders: Planetfall 8,156 (1,675) 4.87 5,971 0.1
3.9
Mordheim: City of the Damned Mordheim: City of the Damned 5,837 (1,030) 5.67 2,514 0.4 200+ hours
3.9
The Banner Saga The Banner Saga 2,652 (1,000) 2.65 16,261 2.0 25-30 hours
3.9
geoDefense (WP) geoDefense (WP) 246 (200) 1.23 6,323 57.0 2-3 hours
3.9
Skulls of the Shogun Skulls of the Shogun 1,203 (400) 3.01 2,460 2.6 25-30 hours
3.8
The Escapists 2 The Escapists 2 7,318 (1,750) 4.18 38,537 0.6 25-30 hours
3.8
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition (Win 10) Rise of Nations: Extended Edition (Win 10) 4,416 (1,000) 4.42 3,892 1.5 60-80 hours
3.8
Halo Wars Halo Wars 2,526 (1,200) 2.11 173,431 2.8 80-100 hours
3.8
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 1,856 (1,000) 1.86 147,504 9.7 20-25 hours
3.8
Aven Colony Aven Colony 2,171 (1,000) 2.17 8,791 6.4 20-25 hours
3.8
Skulls of the Shogun (WP) Skulls of the Shogun (WP) 680 (200) 3.40 2,196 2.1
3.8
Toy Soldiers (PC) Toy Soldiers (PC) 631 (285) 2.22 1,575 9.5 20-25 hours
3.8
Record of Agarest War Zero Record of Agarest War Zero 3,424 (1,000) 3.42 2,073 2.2
3.8
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Win 10) Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Win 10) 1,822 (1,250) 1.46 13,161 17.9 0-1 hour
3.8
Toy Soldiers Toy Soldiers 668 (300) 2.23 47,959 2.6 8-10 hours
3.8
geoDefense Swarm (WP) geoDefense Swarm (WP) 289 (200) 1.44 5,073 38.7 4-5 hours
3.8
Skulls of the Shogun (Win 8) Skulls of the Shogun (Win 8) 653 (200) 3.26 1,176 3.0
3.8
Record of Agarest War Record of Agarest War 2,924 (1,000) 2.92 4,804 2.0 200+ hours
3.8
Defense Grid 2 Defense Grid 2 2,206 (1,000) 2.21 74,616 5.0 25-30 hours
3.7
Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder 1,874 (1,000) 1.87 2,260 15.9 6-8 hours
3.7
Brütal Legend Brütal Legend 2,895 (1,090) 2.66 102,878 1.9 40-50 hours
3.7
Worms 2: Armageddon Worms 2: Armageddon 915 (350) 2.61 43,502 1.3 20-25 hours
3.7
Zombies!!! (WP) Zombies!!! (WP) 334 (250) 1.34 1,517 22.2 6-8 hours
3.7
Bad North Bad North 3,062 (1,000) 3.06 18,857 2.4 15-20 hours
3.7
Iron Brigade (PC) Iron Brigade (PC) 600 (250) 2.40 1,210 6.9
3.7
Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge 565 (200) 2.83 4,259 6.5 25-30 hours
3.7
Sanctum 2 Sanctum 2 1,333 (500) 2.67 3,136 2.2 30-35 hours
3.7
The Banner Saga 2 The Banner Saga 2 3,944 (1,250) 3.15 7,974 0.6 20-25 hours
3.6
South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! 284 (200) 1.42 34,638 16.7 6-8 hours
3.6
Spectral Force 3: Innocent Rage Spectral Force 3: Innocent Rage 1,514 (1,000) 1.51 1,459 10.7
3.6
RISK: Factions RISK: Factions 383 (200) 1.91 28,447 7.6 8-10 hours
3.6
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath 2,266 (1,000) 2.27 18,626 3.5 60-80 hours
3.6
Worms W.M.D. Worms W.M.D. 6,747 (1,000) 6.75 46,415 0.2 40-50 hours
3.6
Worms: Revolution Worms: Revolution 1,616 (450) 3.59 10,792 1.1 20-25 hours
3.6
Chess Ultra Chess Ultra 3,030 (1,000) 3.03 4,951 2.5 6-8 hours
3.6
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment 294 (200) 1.47 5,353 21.0 12-15 hours
3.6
Anomaly: Warzone Earth Anomaly: Warzone Earth 335 (200) 1.67 2,036 19.4 8-10 hours
3.6
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (WP) Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (WP) 284 (200) 1.42 6,009 39.9 4-5 hours
3.6
Wargroove Wargroove 9,187 (1,000) 9.19 25,982 0.4 60-80 hours
3.6
R.U.S.E. R.U.S.E. 4,257 (1,000) 4.26 13,998 0.4 60-80 hours
3.5
Worms Worms 292 (200) 1.46 79,127 19.1 8-10 hours
3.5
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2,553 (1,000) 2.55 31,732 3.5 40-50 hours
3.5
The Escapists The Escapists 6,282 (2,000) 3.14 46,631 1.6 20-25 hours
3.5
Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires 1,561 (1,000) 1.56 10,573 28.0 15-20 hours
3.5
Dragon Mania Legends (WP) Dragon Mania Legends (WP) 306 (200) 1.53 8,135 16.7 200+ hours
3.5
Defense Grid: The Awakening Defense Grid: The Awakening 724 (300) 2.41 84,579 1.7 8-10 hours
3.5
RISK (Xbox 360) RISK (Xbox 360) 1,693 (1,000) 1.69 1,471 12.3 8-10 hours
3.5
RISK (WP) RISK (WP) 254 (200) 1.27 3,181 42.4 5-6 hours
3.5
History Legends of War History Legends of War 1,579 (1,000) 1.58 732 26.5 10-12 hours
3.5
Operation Darkness Operation Darkness 3,039 (1,000) 3.04 3,693 5.6 40-50 hours
3.5
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap 5,434 (1,250) 4.35 31,141 1.3 60-80 hours
3.5
Pure Chess Pure Chess 2,339 (1,000) 2.34 3,320 6.3 15-20 hours
3.5
Fortified Fortified 3,434 (1,000) 3.43 3,043 1.9 50-60 hours
3.4
Iron Brigade Iron Brigade 567 (250) 2.27 88,076 2.8 8-10 hours
3.4
Zombies!!! (Win 8) Zombies!!! (Win 8) 269 (200) 1.35 578 43.4 3-4 hours
3.4
Empire of Sin Empire of Sin 7,181 (1,000) 7.18 16,428 0.3 25-30 hours
3.4
Space Hulk: Tactics Space Hulk: Tactics 3,801 (1,000) 3.80 3,176 1.4 25-30 hours
3.4
Darwinia+ Darwinia+ 436 (200) 2.18 2,587 7.7
3.4
Rock of Ages Rock of Ages 417 (200) 2.09 8,987 6.2 10-12 hours
3.4
Toy Soldiers: Cold War Toy Soldiers: Cold War 790 (300) 2.63 111,175 1.4 8-10 hours
3.4
Toy Soldiers: War Chest Toy Soldiers: War Chest 2,721 (1,000) 2.72 11,802 0
3.4
CastleStorm CastleStorm 1,506 (600) 2.51 30,829 0.9 15-20 hours
3.4
The Escapists: The Walking Dead The Escapists: The Walking Dead 4,839 (1,250) 3.87 12,384 3.1 15-20 hours
3.4
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem Worms: Ultimate Mayhem 1,288 (350) 3.68 10,355 0
3.4
Age of Empires Online (PC) Age of Empires Online (PC) 4,378 (1,455) 3.01 20,409 1.2 200+ hours
3.4
Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants 4,823 (1,350) 3.57 8,603 1.5 50-60 hours
3.4