The Steam Fall Sale is in full swing and PC gamers are being showered with tempting offers and low prices. And after we’ve already presented you with a few real RPG highlights, let’s take it now the most exciting offers in the strategy genre under the microscope.
And in case you’re wondering why we have titles like Humankind, Timberborn, Myth of Empires or Europa Universalis 4 missing: We already presented these strategy hits to you in our first article for the Steam Autumn Sale. Incidentally, there you will find all further information and dates for the big discount campaign:
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Our strategy highlight of the Steam Autumn Sale: Desperados 3
If you haven’t ridden to the Wild West from Desperados 3 by now, it will be the ultimate railway. The real-time tactical game from the Europe developers at Mimimi Games is the best that the genre has to offer since Commandos 2 – as we already found out in our detailed test.
What kind of game is Desperados 3 anyway? Mimimi Games already has Shadow Tactics delivered a strong representative of the genre of real-time tactics and Desperados 3 also hits the same line. With up to five different characters we make our way through 16 Wild West levels and get a lot of multifaceted gameplay.
For example, we can sneak, shoot or use tricks and we are provided with multi-faceted characters – in terms of their personality as well as their playful strengths and weaknesses. The many highlights of Desperados 3 also include the very detailed areas, the atmospheric music and the strong (Europe) speakers. Only the story is a bit disappointing – but that doesn’t detract from the high replayability of Desperados 3.
Desperados 3 in the test video – The best sneaking tactic we’ve ever played
Exciting strategy games in the Steam Autumn Sale
You can find out which discounted strategy games you should also keep an eye out for in the Steam Autumn Sale from the following list:
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Play Imperator yourself? In extravagant tactical battles we free the galaxy from the iron grip of the empire or smash the annoying rebel alliance. (65 percent discount)
- Troy: A Total War Saga: Spin-off of the Total War series, which addresses the conflict over the ancient city of Troy. (25 percent discount)
- XCOM 2: In turn-based tactical battles we try as the commander of a resistance group to hunt alien invaders from the earth. Better, but not necessarily bolder, than its predecessor. (90 percent discount)
- Command and Conquer: Remastered Collection: Collection of real strategy classics in new graphics, which also brings playful updates and upgrades. (50 percent discount)
- Frostpunk: Modern classic that mixes up the well-known strategy concept with steampunk influences and, above all, serious moral decisions. (70 percent discount)
- Two Point Hospital: Not that serious hospital simulator that stands out from the competition with a lot of humor and creative ideas. (66 percent discount)
- Iron Harvest: Real-time strategy by the Bremen-based developer studio King Art Games, which stirs up the scenario of the First World War with mechs and an alternative story. (50 percent discount)
- Northgard: Here we are leading Vikings to a new home – or at least we are trying to do so. Playful parallels to The Settlers meet Nordic mythology. (60 percent discount)
- Gears Tactics: This is where Gears of War meets XCOM. We’ll take a couple of bull necks through the battle and get loads and loads of fan service from the Gears range. (75 percent discount)
- Wasteland 3: A bit of RPG, a bit of real-time strategy. Wasteland is a spiritual successor to the original Fallouts – and correspondingly complex. (67 percent discount)
- Tropico 6: As the dictator of a fictional island state, we build and manage our own empire in the style of Anno 1800. Tropico 6 impresses with its island charm and black humor. (50 percent discount)
These role-playing games are also currently on offer: If you are not necessarily interested in tactical or strategy games, we can also help you: We have already selected a handful of particularly exciting role-playing games for you, which are currently available for a reduced price in the Steam autumn sale.
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The strategy offers in the price comparison
Of course, in the following table you will get an overview of how Steam’s offers compare to other stores – GOG, Gamesplanet and the Humble Store, as usual.
|Star Wars: Empire at War||5,87$||6,19$||19,99$||4,20$|
|Troy: A Total War Saga||37,49$||–||–||31$|
|Command & Conquer Remastered||9,99$||–||9,99$||9,99$|
|Two Point Hospital||11,89$||–||11,89$||9,99$|
Which strategy offer on Steam are you considering? Which recommendation are you missing from our list? Let us know in the comments!