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Hardest PC Games: Strategy

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 X-COM: UFO Defense 4.42 4.00 54.56
2 Dota 2 3.90 4.00 80.00+
3 XCOM 2 4.34 3.98 47.54
4 Europa Universalis IV 4.31 3.93 80.00+
5 XCOM: Enemy Within 4.37 3.87 48.15
6 XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4.20 3.79 38.19
7 Banished 3.87 3.79 37.93
8 Crusader Kings II 4.30 3.77 80.00+
9 This War of Mine 4.01 3.70 19.32
10 Starcraft: Brood War 4.49 3.68 49.49
11 The Banner Saga 3.96 3.67 15.63
12 Starcraft 4.44 3.65 50.49
13 Total War: Shogun 2 4.15 3.65 56.88
14 Command & Conquer 3.92 3.61 37.52
15 League of Legends 3.73 3.56 78.96
16 Company of Heroes 4.13 3.51 40.52
17 Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void 4.32 3.48 39.26
18 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 3.51 3.45 29.85
19 StarCraft Battle Chest 4.53 3.45 58.30
20 Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal 3.98 3.45 36.04
21 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 4.33 3.44 38.02
22 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition 4.09 3.42 66.92
23 Heroes of Might and Magic III 4.32 3.41 68.15
24 SimCity 4 3.93 3.36 71.35
25 SimCity 3000 3.86 3.34 58.00
26 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 4.28 3.34 61.60
27 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 4.36 3.33 49.39
28 Empire Earth 3.84 3.33 44.92
29 Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 4.06 3.31 37.27
30 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 4.04 3.31 37.22
31 Heroes of Might and Magic V 3.72 3.31 53.21
32 Black & White 3.67 3.30 45.89
33 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 4.02 3.28 42.54
34 Valkyria Chronicles 4.32 3.28 47.50
35 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 4.29 3.28 46.49
36 Sid Meier's Civilization IV 4.19 3.28 59.65
37 Age of Empires 3.83 3.28 49.41
38 Age of Empires Gold Edition 3.86 3.27 51.84
39 Empire: Total War 3.89 3.27 58.84
40 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 4.25 3.27 52.41
41 Sid Meier's Civilization III 4.01 3.26 59.32
42 Rome: Total War 4.29 3.25 58.45
43 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World 4.40 3.25 70.77
44 Age of Empires II: HD Edition 4.09 3.25 58.71
45 Theme Hospital 3.91 3.25 39.09
46 Might & Magic: Heroes VI 3.47 3.25 67.50
47 Warcraft III: Battlechest 4.34 3.24 58.41
48 Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion 4.27 3.24 53.09
49 Sid Meier's Civilization V 4.20 3.23 63.09
50 SMITE 4.26 3.23 79.18
93 games in results