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Hardest PC Games: Strategy

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Dota 2 3.94 3.99 80.00+
2 X-COM: UFO Defense 4.43 3.99 54.56
3 XCOM 2 4.35 3.98 47.15
4 Europa Universalis IV 4.32 3.92 80.00+
5 XCOM: Enemy Within 4.38 3.87 48.20
6 Banished 3.87 3.80 37.85
7 XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4.20 3.78 37.58
8 Crusader Kings II 4.30 3.75 80.00+
9 The Banner Saga 3.99 3.71 15.54
10 Starcraft: Brood War 4.49 3.68 49.54
11 Starcraft 4.43 3.65 50.67
12 Total War: Shogun 2 4.15 3.65 56.92
13 Command & Conquer 3.93 3.61 37.52
14 League of Legends 3.73 3.56 78.89
15 Company of Heroes 4.13 3.51 40.53
16 Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void 4.31 3.50 38.93
17 Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal 3.98 3.45 36.22
18 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 3.51 3.45 30.40
19 StarCraft Battle Chest 4.53 3.45 58.06
20 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 4.34 3.44 38.05
21 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition 4.09 3.42 67.06
22 Heroes of Might and Magic III 4.32 3.41 68.23
23 SimCity 4 3.93 3.37 71.35
24 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 4.30 3.35 60.88
25 SimCity 3000 3.86 3.34 58.00
26 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 4.36 3.34 49.49
27 Empire Earth 3.85 3.33 44.92
28 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 4.05 3.31 37.47
29 Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 4.06 3.31 37.27
30 Black & White 3.67 3.30 45.89
31 Heroes of Might and Magic V 3.72 3.30 52.84
32 Sid Meier's Civilization IV 4.20 3.29 59.48
33 Valkyria Chronicles 4.32 3.28 46.92
34 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 4.29 3.28 46.65
35 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 4.02 3.28 42.06
36 Age of Empires 3.83 3.28 49.78
37 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 4.25 3.27 52.04
38 Sid Meier's Civilization III 4.03 3.27 58.71
39 Age of Empires Gold Edition 3.86 3.27 51.40
40 Empire: Total War 3.90 3.27 57.38
41 Might & Magic: Heroes VI 3.48 3.26 67.00
42 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World 4.42 3.26 70.04
43 Rome: Total War 4.29 3.25 58.64
44 Theme Hospital 3.91 3.25 37.96
45 Warcraft III: Battlechest 4.34 3.25 58.11
46 Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion 4.28 3.23 52.88
47 Sid Meier's Civilization V 4.21 3.23 63.26
48 Age of Empires II: HD Edition 4.09 3.23 59.87
49 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 3.88 3.22 36.36
50 SimCity 2000 3.95 3.22 58.16
92 games in results