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Hardest PC Games: Strategy

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 X-COM: UFO Defense 4.39 4.00 54.72
2 XCOM 2 4.28 3.98 48.68
3 Dota 2 3.87 3.98 80.00+
4 Europa Universalis IV 4.28 3.88 80.00+
5 XCOM: Enemy Within 4.34 3.86 47.57
6 XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4.19 3.80 38.56
7 Banished 3.86 3.80 40.72
8 Crusader Kings II 4.30 3.78 80.00+
9 Starcraft: Brood War 4.49 3.67 50.22
10 Starcraft 4.43 3.65 51.08
11 Command & Conquer 3.93 3.63 39.55
12 Total War: Shogun 2 4.15 3.63 56.57
13 The Banner Saga 3.95 3.63 15.57
14 This War of Mine 3.95 3.63 19.33
15 League of Legends 3.72 3.56 79.12
16 Company of Heroes 4.14 3.51 41.11
17 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 3.52 3.45 30.04
18 StarCraft Battle Chest 4.52 3.45 59.32
19 Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void 4.30 3.44 39.51
20 Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal 4.00 3.43 37.25
21 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 4.33 3.42 38.24
22 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition 4.08 3.42 66.91
23 King's Bounty: The Legend 3.93 3.41 53.59
24 Heroes of Might and Magic III 4.32 3.38 68.38
25 SimCity 4 3.92 3.36 71.44
26 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 4.28 3.34 60.99
27 SimCity 3000 3.85 3.34 57.68
28 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 4.36 3.32 49.30
29 Empire Earth 3.84 3.32 45.40
30 Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 4.07 3.31 38.34
31 Anno 2070 3.85 3.30 48.48
32 Black & White 3.68 3.30 46.85
33 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 4.05 3.30 38.01
34 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 4.02 3.29 42.55
35 Heroes of Might and Magic V 3.72 3.29 53.10
36 Sid Meier's Civilization IV 4.19 3.29 60.06
37 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 4.29 3.28 46.49
38 Empire: Total War 3.89 3.28 57.41
39 Sid Meier's Civilization III 4.02 3.27 59.75
40 Valkyria Chronicles 4.28 3.27 47.03
41 Age of Empires 3.84 3.27 49.28
42 Age of Empires Gold Edition 3.88 3.26 51.49
43 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 4.24 3.26 52.11
44 Age of Empires II: HD Edition 4.10 3.25 60.38
45 SMITE 4.25 3.25 80.00+
46 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World 4.40 3.25 69.86
47 Might & Magic: Heroes VI 3.47 3.24 67.94
48 Theme Hospital 3.91 3.24 39.54
49 Rome: Total War 4.29 3.24 59.44
50 Warcraft III: Battlechest 4.34 3.24 59.28
98 games in results