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7 Best Offline PC War Strategy Games to Follow

The PC is a platform that accommodates a lot of strategy games, ranging from the RTS (real time strategy) or TBS (turn based strategy) genres, although many strategy games have also been released on consoles. This type of game has its own die-hard fans, and mostly people from generations X to Y (millennials).

This type of game presents a battle between several camps (can be 2 or more). Although, there are many fans of this game from both generations, many game developers are still releasing this game, and it turns out that many future generations are also interested. Game buddies this time will provide recommendations for 7 best offline PC war strategy games that you can play without having to connect to the internet. This article is not specifically for RTS only or TBS only, Game Buddy will provide recommendations for both. Well, here’s the list.

7 Best PC War Strategy Games Offline

1. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Strategy Games

StarCraft is one of the best PC strategy game series ever and is also a success in sales. Blizzard continued this by making a sequel, namely StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. This game still carries the traditional RTS gameplay where you create infantry and destroy your opponent’s base. In addition to the skirmish mode, which can be played with your friends through multiplayer mode, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty also has a Campaign mode which is also fun to play and follow the story.

StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
RAM Memory: 2GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Free Disk Space: 30 GB

2. WarCraft III

Strategy Games

Blizzard can be said to be the king of RTS for releasing both war games that are selling well in the market. Besides StarCraft they also made a game called WarCraft which reached its third sequel. Even the sequel will be re-released with newer and more beautiful graphics of course. This game also received great interest among gamers in Indonesia at the time of its initial release. In the early 2000s, you will definitely find this game in every internet cafe or game center. Like StarCraft 2, WarCraft III has a Campaign Mode with a story that is no less interesting. You can choose between the following factions: The Human Alliance (a coalition of humans, dwarves, and elves), and The Orcish Horde (a coalition of orcs, trolls, and tauren in the form of a minotaur).

WarCraft III Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz / AMD Duron 2.0GHz
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
RAM Memory: 256 MB
GPU: 8MB Direct3D Card (NVIDIA TNT+/ATI Rage 128+/Intel 810+) with DirectX 8.1 support
Free Disk Space: 700 MB

3. Shogun 2: Total War (Combined RTS and TBS Strategy Game)

Strategy Games

As we know, the Total War series offers a large number of battles. Shogun 2: Total War takes the theme in the era of feudal Japan where there is a struggle between Buddhist and Christian teachings. This game combines the concept of turn based and real time tactics. Players take on the roles of clan leaders as well as generals. You are required to arrange the land and troops according to your turn. And when on the battlefield, you will control it in real-time.

Shogun 2: Total War Minimum System Requirements

CPU: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor , or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
RAM Memory: 256 MB
GPU: 256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
Free Disk Space: 20 MB

4. Rise of Nations

Strategy Games

If you want to play PC strategy games like Age of Empire where you can upgrade your troops through the times, Rise of Nation can be an alternative even better and more complex. The era you can go through is from the stone age to the information age where you conquer your opponents using advanced nuclear bombs. This game combines gameplay mechanics like Civilization as well as RTS games.

Rise of Nations Minimum System Requirements

CPU: 500MHz
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98
RAM Memory: 128 MB
GPU: 16MB 3D card
Free Disk Space: 800 MB

5. Northgard

Strategy Games

Junebe if you look at it at a glance, Northgard is an ordinary RTS game. However, this game has a smarter addition system which requires you to strategize not only when you want to fight but in preparing food supplies. In this game you have to pay attention to the weather and the seasons. This game is basically inspired by the Age of Empires and Settlers series, so for those of you veterans of the two games, you will feel a little familiar with this one game.

Northgard Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel 2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo or equivalent
Operating System: Windows Vista or better
RAM Memory: 1GB
GPU: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750
Free Disk Space: 400 MB

6. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Strategy Games

Warhammer 40,000 is one of the most popular tabletop games. However, playing the tabletop version is definitely not cheap. For those of you who want to play the Warhammer 40K game, you can play PC games with the RTS genre. This strategy game for PC basically has gameplay that is not much different from other RTS games such as WarCraft, StarCraft, etc. This game presents an interesting mode called The Co-operative Last Stand Mode.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel 3.2GHz / AMD Athlon64 3200+ / Intel Core (or Pentium D) 2.0 GHz or higher CPU
Operating System: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
RAM Memory: 1GB, 1.5GB
GPU: Nvidia Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600, or equivalent
Free Disk Space: 5.5 GB

7. Civilization VI

War Strategy Game

The final order of the best PC strategy games is Civilization. Unlike the games we mentioned earlier, Civilization VI comes with a turn based strategy game style which requires longer playing time than RTS games. This game will take you into a world full of evolution and intrigue. Here you will choose several nations and you will develop them from the stone age to modern times. Because this game is turn based style, you have to be more patient to play it. This game is very complex and takes hours to understand how to play this game. For those of you who like tactics, this game is perfect.

Civilization VI Minimum System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
Operating System: Windows 7×64 / Windows 8.1×64 / Windows 10×64
RAM Memory: 4GB
GPU: AMD Radeon 5570 or Nvidia GeForce 450 GTS
Free Disk Space: 5.5 GB

Conclusion: Which War Strategy Game Is Your Favorite?

If you are a fan of strategy games, you can try the games above. Even the games above present interesting gameplay for beginners. Besides being able to be played alone through the Skirmish mode and also the Campaign, RTS games can be played in multiplayer via the Internet or LAN.