One of the big reasons that many gamers get such enjoyment out of games is due to the thought that goes in to them — the need for strategy and playing the game in a way that’s clever. Some of the most classic games of all time are based of strategy. From Monopoly and poker, to chess, Checkers and more, strategy has always been an intrinsic part of game play, and is one of the things that makes games so fun. Keeping players coming back to their favourites over and over again.
Online games have risen in popularity over the years as a result of more people playing on their smartphones and tablets as well as on PCs, Macs and Consoles like PS4 and Xbox. If you’re into strategy games and also love playing online, there’s no need to do your research — we’ve done it for you!
Here are the top 8 games which require a well thought out strategy.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Created by developers Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment, Counter-Strike has had fans engaged for a long time, with it’s fast and hyper-lethal portrayal of modern military force. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a fantastic online strategy one to play with others, with tactics and teamwork all coming into play as part of the game as you set off to disarm bombs and eliminate others.
Available for PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, it’s definitely a great one if you’re a lover of a military theme.
Unlike slots or roulette, blackjack is a classic casino game that does require some strategy as part of game play and is more skill-based than the rest. The best players will have learned the game well and be able to apply the various strategies, such as knowing when to split aces (always) and when to split tens (never).
Who would have thought that running back-of-house in an online setting could be so fun? In Overcooked 2, you and other players take the role of chef in kitchens set in wild and wonderful settings. Working together you have to earn your way into bigger kitchens with more complicated order, being fast, accurate and coordinated alongside your teammates to keep customers happy.
This game is available for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC and requires some quick thinking when it comes to play, as well as working together strategically to ensure you don’t get stuck in the weeds.
League of Legends
This was at one point one of the most popular games in the world, and there’s good reason why. League of Legends excels by always experimenting with new ideals. There’s a huge range of characters (over 130) that you can play which means you can always switch up your playstyle and strategy, keeping the game fresh.
It’s no wonder this game helped to kick off the MOBA craze!
The ever-popular franchise Grand Theft Auto by Rockstar games makes its appearance online in the form of GTA Online. A mode in GTA 5, it’s a heist-driven playground for players which requires as much strategy as it does insane fun. Participating in dangerous heists, expensive luxuries and illegal operations, it’s a bit of escapism that only requires you to put on your thinking cap if that’s how you choose to play it.
This game is available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
It’s a game that many think of as a ‘smashing the controller’ classic, but if you play it with strategy then you’re bound to be the best. Taking on old levels and characters and giving them a refresh, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate looks better than ever before. You can play online in an private room with friends or test your skills against strangers across the globe. With over 70 characters to choose from you need to pick strategically in a way that suits your playstyle.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Another instant classic in the COD franchise, Call of Duty: Warzone is a standalone battle royale mode of the game, with 150 players. Rather than just focusing on killing other players there’s loads of strategy involved. You can complete contracts dotted across the map which you gives you cash to spend on better gear.
This game offers a solo mode as well as a three player team mode, and is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Something of a household name these days, Fortnite is a battle royale game but with so much more. It’s also incredibly strategic as ac rafting game where the best players aren’t just the best shooters but instead those who can build fortresses and structures fast. This game is free to play, accessible and just about everywhere. Available for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android and Xbox One.