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Hardest PC Games: Strategy

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Dota 2 3.98 4.01 80.00+
2 X-COM: UFO Defense 4.45 3.99 54.99
3 XCOM 2 4.38 3.97 45.26
4 Europa Universalis IV 4.33 3.91 80.00+
5 XCOM: Enemy Within 4.38 3.86 48.25
6 Banished 3.88 3.80 36.74
7 XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4.21 3.79 37.71
8 The Banner Saga 3.95 3.75 16.03
9 Crusader Kings II 4.28 3.75 80.00+
10 Starcraft: Brood War 4.49 3.68 49.51
11 Starcraft 4.44 3.65 50.67
12 Total War: Shogun 2 4.16 3.64 56.42
13 Command & Conquer 3.93 3.62 37.90
14 League of Legends 3.74 3.57 79.13
15 Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void 4.29 3.52 39.38
16 Company of Heroes 4.13 3.51 40.29
17 Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal 3.98 3.45 35.62
18 StarCraft Battle Chest 4.53 3.45 58.05
19 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 3.51 3.45 30.40
20 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 4.34 3.44 37.92
21 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition 4.09 3.43 66.09
22 Heroes of Might and Magic III 4.33 3.41 68.86
23 SimCity 4 3.93 3.38 70.96
24 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 4.30 3.35 61.15
25 SimCity 3000 3.86 3.35 58.00
26 Empire Earth 3.85 3.34 45.02
27 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 4.36 3.33 49.34
28 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 4.05 3.31 36.98
29 Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 4.05 3.31 36.79
30 Heroes of Might and Magic V 3.72 3.31 52.84
31 Black & White 3.68 3.31 45.89
32 Valkyria Chronicles 4.32 3.30 46.93
33 Sid Meier's Civilization IV 4.20 3.29 59.84
34 Age of Empires 3.84 3.29 50.18
35 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 4.29 3.28 46.56
36 Might & Magic: Heroes VI 3.48 3.27 66.21
37 Empire: Total War 3.90 3.27 57.66
38 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 4.02 3.27 42.33
39 Sid Meier's Civilization III 4.04 3.27 58.71
40 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 4.25 3.27 52.17
41 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World 4.42 3.26 70.14
42 Rome: Total War 4.29 3.26 57.93
43 Age of Empires Gold Edition 3.86 3.26 51.31
44 Warcraft III: Battlechest 4.33 3.25 57.98
45 Theme Hospital 3.91 3.24 37.45
46 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 3.88 3.24 36.24
47 Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion 4.28 3.23 52.66
48 Age of Empires II: HD Edition 4.10 3.23 59.46
49 Sid Meier's Civilization V 4.20 3.23 62.82
50 SMITE 4.28 3.23 78.56
90 games in results