Best of 2012
All games are, at their core, exercises of risk versus reward. Few genres demonstrate this more capably than the games we consider "strategic." The best titles in this field strike a balance by making moment-to-moment decisions feel just as tense and important as considering the larger scope of a scenario, and create a level of investment on the part of the player which makes them feel as though the event at hand has genuine import to their lives.
Here are Destructoid's nominations for the best strategy game of 2012.
Crusader Kings II
Read the full Crusader Kings II review.
FTL: Faster than Light
Read the full FTL: Faster than Light review.
Tropico 4: Modern Times
Read the full Tropico 4: Modern Times review.
Wargame: European Escalation
Read the full Wargame: European Escalation review.
XCOM Enemy Unknown
Read the full XCOM Enemy Unknown review.
Congrats to all the nominees! We'll be announcing the official winner on Friday, December 14. In the mean time we want you to tell us which game this year was the best strategy title. Plus, be sure to go vote in our Community Choice Award for your favorite game of 2012.
Check out all our other categories and nominations:
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