25 Upcoming PC Strategy Games in 2019 & 2020 ► New RTS, Real-time, Turn-based, 4X & Tactics!

25 Upcoming PC Strategy Games in 2019 & 2020 ► New RTS, Real-time, Turn-based, 4X & Tactics!

Plan, control, and dominate! PC gaming wouldn’t be PC gaming without strategy games and there’s a packed lineup to explore! Hello, my name is GamerZakh and welcome to my 25 Upcoming PC Strategy Games in 2019 & 2020 list! Now, this video mentions over 50 games, so it’s likely there is something for you, but the main list I talk about focuses on real-time strategies and 4Xs. Then we have 15 tactics games, alongside remasters, expansions, plus a few bonuses at the end, so be sure to watch all the way through so you don’t miss what might be your favourite new strategy game!


What do you think makes the perfect strategy game?

►UPCOMING #PC #STRATEGY #GAMES for 2019 & 2020◄
1. The First Men – Pera Games

2. Warparty – Warcave, Crazy Monkey Studios

3. Bannermen – Pathos Interactive

4. Driftland: The Magic Revival – Star Drifters

5. Empires of the Undergrowth – Slug Disco Studios

6. They Are Billions – Numantian Games

7. Moduwar – Biohex Games

8. Thea 2: The Shattering – MuHa Games

9. Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Triumph Studios

10. Pax Nova – Grey Wolf Entertainment

11. Starborne: Sovereign Space – Solid Clouds

12. AI War II – Arcen Games

13. Re-Legion – Ice Code Games

14. Lords & Peasants – Inverted Cat Games

15. Stronghold Next – FireFly Studios

16. The Settlers – Blue Byte

17. Total War: Three Kingdoms – CREATIVE ASSEMBLY

18. Imperator: Rome – Paradox Development Studio

19. Field of Glory: Empires – AGEod

20. Taste of Power – OneOcean LLC

21. 0 A.D. – Wildfire Games

22. Age of Empires IV – Relic Entertainment

23. Panzer Corps 2 – Flashback Games

24. Steel Division 2 – Eugen Systems

25. Iron Harvest – King Art Games

1. Gears Tactics

2. Necromunda: Underhive Wars

3. Adeptus Titanicus: Dominus

4. Othercide

5. Element: Space

6. RAM Pressure

7. Grand Tactician: The Civil War

8. Phantom Brigade

9. Wargroove

10. Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark

11. Overland

12. End State

13. Phoenix Point

14. Xenonauts 2

15. Desperados III

Warcraft 3: Reforged

C&C Remasters

Skylords Reborn (BattleForge)

AoE: Online

AoE 2 & 3: Definitive Edition

Birth of Civilization

Edge of Chaos

Gates of a Ruined Empire

Knights Province

Knights of Honor 2


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plan control and dominate PC gaming wouldn't be PC gaming without strategy games and there's a packed lineup to explore hello my name is game Zack and welcome to my 25 upcoming PC strategy games in 2019 and 2020 lists now this video mentions over 50 games so it's likely there's something for you but the main list I talk about focuses on real time strategies and for exes then we have 15 tactics games alongside remasters expansions plus a few bonuses at the end so be sure to watch all the way through so you don't miss what might be your favorite new strategy game alright let's get started first out of the gate is the first men by para games a real-time single-player or multiplayer 4x set in a fantasy world customize your first people and face off against other races with diplomacy war and advancement of your civilization individual characters have traits and can progress management of settlements and bases exploration and expeditions a real-time combat system that involves cards and Steam Workshop support the game has a distinct look to it – which is not at all unpleasant now I know when it comes to card systems it's either a love or hate situation but the important thing to keep in mind is that not too much gameplay has been revealed yet so it's hard to judge might be worth keeping an eye on the first men though as not much else looks similar to this going just a little bit back in time we have war party by war cave and crazy monkey Studios an old-school inspired RTS here we have a Stone Age setting dinosaurs and what I think many strategy enthusiasts are looking for classic gameplay base building resource management army micro and map awareness all the building blocks of a traditional RTS and so far the game being an early access on Steam has garnered very positive reviews the theme of war party might not be to everyone's tastes but it does have character an important element that many newer RTS games often forget next we have Bannerman by pathos Interactive a game that's kind of like a mix between Starcraft Warcraft 3 and Age of Empires this is a blend of old RTS a–'s that could turn out great but has some snags environmental interaction is a big thing like causing landslides with catapults of freezing over lakes and there are magical elements too with God powers having played some of the multiplayer beta gameplay is solid with the usual resource collection training of armies and hero units but a big critique is that it can still feel rather bland there isn't as much identity to the game as it needs but maybe that will be improved as the campaign for Bannerman gets developed floating into the sky we have drift land the magic revival by star drifters what might initially look like net storm but plays more like majesty this is a blend of old games turned into a competitive RTS use magical powers connect and conquer floating islands and build an army that you don't directly control but give orders for units to figure out on their own like in majesty it's been in early access and was rather rough at the start but quickly got updates and patches that continued consistently over its first year it can be difficult for players unfamiliar with this style of game to get used to it and the number of resources can feel complicated to keep track of when it comes to where to get them and what they're used for but if it's your kind of game you'll be able to stick with it until you get it drift land was meant to release out of early access in 2018 but it seems like development is taking a little bit longer so keep an eye on it if you're liking the look but waiting for release digging underground we have empires of the undergrowth by slug disco studios and games have come a long way over the decades from sim ant to Empire of the ends and now empires of the undergrowth an ant colony management and RTS game you excavate your nest collect food and raise a brood to dominate the surface against competitors and rival colonies combat is meant to be fast paced and you can play as different and species empires of the other growth is looking to complete in 2019 and there is a free old demo you can try or check out it's early access state on Steam which people seem to be liking so far in a post-apocalyptic world we have they are billions buy new mansion games a game that's easy to forget is actually still in development they are billions was a huge hit in its first year of early access and has only been adding more content over time the world has fallen to zombies and you need to build one of the last surviving human colonies harvest resources train an army and last against waves of the undead as you try to dominate the map a criticism often leveled against the game is that it doesn't really do anything new but what it does do is very well executed with a strong sense of character and identity it can also be extremely easy to lose the game in the matter of seconds which is a kind of stress that some love and others hate on the way is a proper single-player story mode campaign and even more content as planned so they are billion should be getting even more fleshed out over time for something a little bit different we have mod do war by bio hex games here's one that's just a little strange an RTS where you grow a large organism and your units are modular creatures that you can combine and evolve as you please not too much has been seen so far but it's an interesting concept with story and basic gameplay in place as with anything different it could become a niche favorite though it's hard to judge before it's playable heading towards an early access release in 2019 we'll see more then if mod you war can grow into something impressive or whether it will struggle to survive next up we've got Thea to the shattering by muha games in a dark land based on slavic myth this is a mix of a strategic 4x with card based tactical combat in a fantasy world of survival you play a deity as you guide a small flock of believers trying to survive as you engage in exploration diplomacy crafting and town building in single-player or co-op multiplayer with up to three players it's looking good so far and fans of the first game should enjoy this one too and it's a kind of game that will have a strong niche audience going into early access at the end of 2018 you'll be able to have a good look at Thea – the shattering before jumping in going from fantasy to sci-fi we now have age of Wonders planetfall by triumph Studios a game series with a long history age of Wonders is a bit of a classic and it's jump into modern gaming with age of Wonders 3 was well-received this time though fans of the series might be a little thrown off as the game goes sci-fi it's still going to be a 4x turn-based tactical strategy game with empire building like we know and love but with a completely different story and setting the gameplay that's been shown off looks good and it's still made by triumph Studios so we can expect age of one that's planetfall to live up to the standard of its predecessors next is PAX Nova by grey wolf entertainment another sci-fi turn-based 4x lead one of several factions split by three races as you explore new worlds across star systems build cities expand your influence and battle on the surface of planets and in space not many 4x games actually deal with both space and planetside gameplay which might be enough to make the game unique enough though the developers gray wolf don't have too many games under their belt so we'll have to wait and see if gameplay is as deep and complex as it needs to be the development goal is to enter steam early access by the end of 2018 and to release shortly after in 2019 so hopefully pax Nova will be able to stick to its schedule sticking to space we've got star born sovereign space by solid clouds many were skeptical when star born started to get attention as it looked a little rough and there seemed to be a kind of loot box and card system after the game became playable in alpha it's been getting a lot of positive attention though as the focus really is on the actual gameplay and it's been demonstrated to not be pay2win not to mention that this is a free-to-play game in the first place star born is an MMO RTS Forex game where a single match can take months to complete so if you're into this you can be really into it build a fleet sabotage your enemy's ally with rivals and conquer the galaxy being free and an open alpha right now it's easy enough to jump in and have a look yourself so if you're really curious you can check out star born sovereign space right now as it continues development next up is AI war – by Arkin games here's a game that we've been watching for a few years now this is a grand strategy RTS where you face an overwhelming inhuman enemy who has conquered the galaxy steel technology controlled territory and fortify your bases as you launch attacks on the enemy the more you fight the more attention you draw though making the enemy more aggressive multiple factions lots of dialogues solo and co-op multiplayer and mod ability are promised recently released into early access on Steam with few but very positive reviews the plan is to release fully around mid 2019 so if you're holding off until AI war 2 is done then you can check it out again then back onto the ground but staying with sci-fi we've got religion by ice code games a sci-fi RTS centered around a futuristic technocratic society and converting people to your belief system it reminds me of Dark Reign 2 in many ways from the music to how battles look just with the most cyberpunk approach the conversion mechanic could be cool enough to set it apart however to really pull off cyberpunk you need a lot of character to the world and a good story doesn't hurt either otherwise the game could end up too generic it is promising a mature story with moral choices though aiming for a quarter 1 2019 release hopefully religion will be a solid RTS and not end up feeling too bland and now to go into a historical setting with Lords and peasants by inverted cat games this is a medieval realtime strategy with city building elements where you build a town and defend it while also going out to explore the map to compete with others starting as a small village you can grow to a prospering city where every peasant is individually simulated also diplomacy and conquest is a thing in up to 16 player multiplayer development has been progressing and improvements are notable though it seems to be moving along a little slowly so the release window is unclear from what is visible now the game has promised but lords and peasants will only live up to it if development is progressing faster than the dev updates are going out now for some castle building with stronghold annexed by Firefly Studios the next stronghold game has a lot of the info out there thanks to Firefly answering all those questions about it on their YouTube channel but no gameplay has been revealed yet so we can't say much what we do know is that it'll be in a never done before setting for the stronghold series there will be new core mechanics that change siege gameplay and it's a full PC title the focus of the game is also meant to be more like stronghold 2 centered around Castle economics rather than fast-paced action the newest stronghold games haven't gone down as well with a lot of the fans so hopefully looking back to the older ones will be what we're all hoping for gameplay was meant to be shown off by the end of 2018 but it's been a bit delayed not even a screenshot come on Firefly Studios well we'll have to just wait until the full reveal of the new stronghold in 2019 speaking of new versions of classic games we have the settlers by Blue Byte after the release of the settlers history collection allowing us to play all the old settlers games again with ease a new one is on the way the first main game in the series in almost a decade now everyone has a favorite settlers game and the community is split on what they want form a new one some want the series returned to its roots like the first few games while others like the new format from 5 onwards either way we should see the release of the settlers in fall 2019 and we could hope that'll live up to the hype and expectations of everyone then we have total war three kingdoms by Creative Assembly total war arena is shutting down which is a bit of a shame as many people seem to like it there's no shortage of new Total War games though as the next one is three kingdoms the first in the series to be set in ancient China choose from eleven warlords and fight on the military technological political and economic fronts the new setting can be refreshing and a fractured China is a nice stage for a total wall game though the series isn't always a hit with each release most recently Thrones of Britannia has been met with mixed reviews and arena being shut down isn't a good sign either set for release on the 7th of March 2019 if you're looking for a total war game with a bit of a twist total war three kingdoms might be what you're looking for though it might be wise to wait for release before marching into this one heading over to the Mediterranean we've got Imperator Rome by paradox development studio Alexander Hannibal and Caesar a new grand strategy game from paradox it's set in the tumultuous centuries of Alexander's successor empires to the foundation of the Roman Empire populations will be diverse in terms of culture and religion you can manage your empire using various government types deal with barbarians develop your provinces and profit from trade characters that have varying traits and skills are a thing to the gameplay we have seen looks to be complex with a lot of room for depth but it's hard to know for sure right now once the game releases will know if Imperator Rome will be able to hold its own against the competition on release or whether it will need a few DLC to fulfill its potential speaking of the competition we have field of glory empires by Hagi odd another grand strategy game set in the classical era you'll manage your empire construct buildings and use your battle knowledge to dominate the battlefield one interesting feature is that you'll be able to export your battles into field of glory too for even more control then import the results back into this game sounds a bit clunky but nice for those who wanted it's also boasting that it has one of the largest asynchronous multiplayer systems ever created which would either excite you or sound incredibly daunting games from this developer often have a more niche but strong followings as they tend to be very deep complex and historical and if you didn't know the founder of Assad created the original board game for Europa Universalis if all that sounds like your thing field of glory empires is probably gonna be a game that you can spend countless hours on next we have taste of power by one ocean LLC set in an alternative medieval world this RTS isn't the most pretty game to look at going of what we've seen but it's trying to be a mix of StarCraft and Total War gather resources build cities and establish new settlements as you discovered new technologies and battle in real time there is a free demo on the steam page so you can get a taste of it haha get it but it's often hard to judge the finished product from an early sample though it does look a little rough and unpolished right now it's aiming to go into early access on Steam by February 2019 and we'll soon find out if taste of power will have something special about it or it's just a little too generic what many consider an important item in this list 0 ad by wildfire games a free and open source historical RTS this is one that's come a long way and many Age of Empires fans would recommend giving this a shot you can expect the usual RTS elements like choosing a civilization gathering resources building a base training an army and defeating your opponents technically started in 2009 this isn't something that's going to have a traditional release but with the current state of the Age of Empires revival and the messy definitive edition 0 ad is something you might want to check out if you haven't already speaking of AoE we have Age of Empires 4 by relic entertainment a new Age of Empires is on the way and nothing really has been confirmed some guesses can be made based on the trailer it's probably either going to be multi-age game like empire earth or the latest age that hasn't been tackled by the series so far the late 19th century and the world wars the game is also being developed by company of heroes developers relic entertainment further pointing towards a likely world wars setting that's all guesswork though but building up to its release are the definitive additions of older age games and if you're a viewer of this channel you'll know I wasn't too pleased with the first one we can expect more news about Age 4 in 2019 and I'd expect a possible release in 2020 once the next two definitive editions have released now a game confirmed in World War two is Panzer Corps 2 by flashback games not to much gameplay has been shown off for this one but if the first game is any indication will be tactical historical and deep though without any proper gameplay to look at our even an in engine trailer we can only say so much from the bits shown off in the dev Diaries and not a lot of info is shown off on the official page you can check out the first game on Steam and we can expect this one to be a step up from that but I'd wait until we get a proper look at Panzer Corps 2 before deciding anything continuing the world war 2 setting we've got steel division 2 by eugen systems this one has a realistic real-time tactics battles set on the Eastern Front with one-to-one scale turn-based army management dynamic campaigns and substantial changes to the deck building mechanic have been stated along with offline co-op and 10 v10 multiplayer game modes the previous steel division game got very positive reviews on Steam and this one is planning a 2019 release so we'll see if ujin systems can make steel division to live up to its predecessor and for the final main game in this list its iron harvest by King art games claiming to be the RTS that fans actually want this one is set in an alternate reality 1920s in a kind of world war but with steampunk mechs well they ran a Kickstarter in 2018 and raised over one and a half million US dollars so a lot of people are waiting for this one prioritizing strategy and tactics over APM and micro gameplay looks very good so far you can also expect base-building single-player campaigns destructible environments and a cover system for units if you recall earlier in the list I mentioned many games needing or lacking character and iron harvest is addressing this by attempting to write epic and engaging stories over the course of three major faction campaigns developing heroes and characters while also building on the world of nineteen twenty plus co-op skirmish and probably most importantly a competitive multiplayer mode are also planned overall it's looking the best it could be at this point with everything going for it and it would hurt deeply if iron harvest doesn't pan out which I do have to remind myself is always a possibility and now that we've gone through the main 25 games let me quickly let you know about 15 tactics games on the way gears tactics it's aiming to bring the feeling of Gears of War fast-paced action to turn-based tactics necro Munda under hive wars said in the 40k universe where you fight rival gangs in brutal gunfights adept estai tanika's Dominus more 40k but Titan legions you control mechs and weapons other side a horror themed tactical turn-based game about the sacrifices you make to prevent reality from shattering elements space a 10 base squad based game we are road captain leading your crew in a sci-fi universe Ram pressure a story driven single-player or online multiplayer sci-fi game with turn-based combat like XCOM grand tactician the civil war 1861 to 1865 it said in the American Civil War where you command the battlefield phantom brigade lots of giant robots and turn-based tactics deep customization and destructible environments war groove a turn-based strategy game for up to four players where you control an army in a colorful pixel our world fell seal arbiters mark this is a turn-based tactical RPG in a fantasy world customizable characters and has a charming art style over land this squad-based survival game is set in a procedural post-apocalyptic North America in a kind of Oregon Trail journey end state a classic turn-based tactics game where you manage and control your squad in various combat and intelligence operations Phoenix point this is a turn-based tactics and open world strategy from the creators of the original XCOM with an alien threat and huge boss monsters Zeno knots – it had a Kickstarter in 2018 raising almost 200,000 pounds and we might finally see it in action in 2019 and Desperados 3 a modern real-time tactics game set in the Wild West controlling a ragtag band of unlikely heroes so there are 15 tactics games for you and now let's go over a few bonus games starting with remasters Warcraft 3 reforged is on the way command & Conquer remasters are also planned developed with the original developers who are now at petroglyph sky Lords reborn which is basically battle forge brought back to life if you didn't know Age of Empires Online is actually revived under the name project Celeste and that's going through ongoing developments and improvements by fans and of course we have Age of Empires 2 & 3 definitive edition on the way as their own remasters which may or may not be good a couple expansions to mention civilization 6 is getting Gathering Storm where it brings disasters and a lot of much-needed features that probably should have been in the game sooner hearts of iron 4 is getting man the guns expansion and that we could probably expect the new stellaris expansion after mega core but nothing is confirmed there and just mentioning because I know many of you love stellaris and finally 4 5 bonus games that are on the horizon but not much really has been shown or developed and probably won't really even be playable by 2020 I just want to mention of civilization which is in very early development edge of chaos which has a Kickstarter starting in 2019 gates of a ruined Empire which is developed by one person and it's funded by patreon Knights province which has been in development since 2013 so it's probably gonna take a while longer and there's a big chance of Knights of honor too there is a screenshot but nothing else on Twitter over at Black Sea games and that's it 25 plus upcoming strategy games that should be releasing through 2019 and some into 2020 depending on their developments which ones are you most interested in also here's something I'd like to know from you at a time of new strategy games that are either trying to recapture the classics or innovate for the future what do you think makes the perfect strategy game is it something about the gameplay or is it the story setting and campaigns that matter or are you all about the competitive eSports now if you'd like to see more strategy content you can check out my Age of Empires videos where I have a lot of opinions about the definitive edition or all the other new games I cover in the gamer encounters series also remember this is only one of six lists I make every year so there are plenty more upcoming games I can show you alright that's all for now thank you so much watching hope you enjoyed it and found it useful and I will see you in the next video

37 thoughts on “25 Upcoming PC Strategy Games in 2019 & 2020 ► New RTS, Real-time, Turn-based, 4X & Tactics!

  1. Bonus games! John Shafer's At The Gates actually got a Jan 2019 release date, Conan Unconquered just got announced, and Nibû is a lowkey wave-based game that people seem to be liking.. Also, ANNO 1800 is in the city-building list. This is the first video I've ever tried the premiere feature, kind of cool having the chat! I spent SO LONG working on this. If you'd like to support the channel, leaving a like and comment have been shown to help. I mention 53 games in this video that took me I don't know how many hours to research and work on (50+ maybe?), hope you enjoy it! Also, I'm interested to know what would make the perfect strategy game for you? Meanwhile, check out more lists like this one here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYVqUDxY6COh7bkuJoBb1koNRX7mAX2yp

  2. Warparty is sadly already dead. It went up to 150 players and now is back at its pre-release best of 40

  3. My most desired game would be a PROPER Dawn of War 3.

    My brain has tried to block out the fact that the current DOW3 was made and exists.

  4. Why cant there be an mount and blade bannerlord type game where you in first person can attack and defend the the castle sieges and build your castle like stronghold crusader

  5. I like your channel so far,but only Steam call outs. On this strategy video when you talk about Panzer Corps 2, you talk about the first game,but only say it is on steam. It is also on GOG. As a one that mainly get games from GOG, I would like to knew about games that are on GOG.

  6. Iron harvest (basicly man of war with mechs)
    Prioritising strategy over APM and micro… HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HOW!? You have to use your mech abilities INDIVIDUALLY and order them around constantly or they get fucked! HOW IS THAT NOT MICRO HEAVY?!

  7. Most of the games look worst then games in 1998 … I was thinking that the first C&C can beat almost 50% of the games mentioned.. lol

  8. What makes the perfect strategy game is BALANCE AND DESCENT AI. I mostly broken every 4x game by finding optimal way to victory or a cookie cutter build but they all basically rely on MAXING OUT POPULATION/ECONOMY in the early game.. and thats it. AI never manages to follow unless its cheating badly…

  9. Im mostly excited about imperator rome. I have played alot of pdx games but I am pretty sure this will be my favorite. It will bring back total war rome nostalgia but in 4x gameplay. Rome2 was a horrific disapointment to me. The imperator rome mechanics will be interesting even tho its familiar from the other games.

  10. They are billions needs to speed up there development. I bought it and haven't gone back to it for quite some time.

  11. Relic are bad at making deep rts games, at lest the stuff they put out now. They make a lot of node games with smaller squads of units and I don't want that to be my AoE 4. This comes from a person who unironicly loved 3

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