Vote now for your favorite strategy games of all time

Hello people! As you may have noticed last week, this year we’re compiling a new series of game genre lists, voted for by you, the RPS readers. These will basically be your versions of our own Bestest Best lists, and to kick things off (and to celebrate the upcoming release of Company Of Heroes 3 later this month), we ask that you vote for your all-time favorite strategy games. Do you want to get involved? That is how.

Like the RPS 100: Reader Edition we published last year, these reader-voted genre lists will exist separately from those compiled by the RPS editorial team. Our lists tend to focus on the games we would recommend people play today, but these reader-voted lists are intended to take a broader, more historical look at all the great classic games, if you will. And since February will see the return of one of PC gaming’s great strategy stalwarts, Company Of Heroes, later this month, we thought it was fitting to make strategy games first.

Like our own list of the best strategy games, this will be a top 50 one of your all-time strategy favourites. To vote, we’ve created a Google Form where you can list the names of your top 5 pick strategies from all ages. We’ve also embedded the form below, so you can fill it out right here in this post. (Next month, we’ll have a form solution that doesn’t involve the use of Google Forms, but right now, for the sake of time, we’re fixing ourselves — keep an eye on this space!)

All you have to do is type the names of the games you’d like to vote for in the boxes provided, starting at number 5 and ending with your last number 1. Try to use the full official name of the game if you can (mostly for for my sanity’s sake when counting the votes, but also just to help try to rule out a lot of repeat entries of the same game with slightly different ones). spellings). If you have questions, check out how it is presented on Steam.

Your first number one pick will receive five points, your second choice will receive four points, and so on, until your fifth choice receives one point. These votes will then be entered into a large spreadsheet and tallied up to create your own top 50 list.

And just like RPS 100 Reader Edition, we also ask voters to contribute about 100 words about why they love their number one pick so much. Again, this isn’t required, you can still vote without it, but we’ll include these comments in the article if you’d like to say a few words about why this game is your favorite game (it’s also why we ask you to provide your name/name so we can attribute these comments to the right people).

That’s all! I’m excited to see which games make the cut, and more importantly, how they stack up against the games on our own strategy list.

To cast your vote, please make sure to complete this form before 5:00pm GMT on Wednesday 15th February.

Thanks again and happy voting!