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Hardest PC Games: Strategy

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Dota 2 4.03 4.03 80.00+
2 X-COM: UFO Defense 4.44 3.99 55.89
3 XCOM: Enemy Within 4.41 3.88 51.31
4 Europa Universalis IV 4.38 3.88 80.00+
5 Banished 3.89 3.82 35.19
6 XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4.22 3.79 37.62
7 Crusader Kings II 4.30 3.72 80.00+
8 Starcraft: Brood War 4.49 3.68 49.63
9 Total War: Shogun 2 4.14 3.65 55.50
10 Starcraft 4.44 3.65 50.55
11 Command & Conquer 3.93 3.62 38.11
12 League of Legends 3.75 3.57 78.92
13 Company of Heroes 4.13 3.51 39.95
14 Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal 3.98 3.46 35.80
15 StarCraft Battle Chest 4.53 3.46 58.20
16 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 4.34 3.44 38.11
17 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 3.52 3.43 30.31
18 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition 4.08 3.42 65.75
19 Heroes of Might and Magic III 4.33 3.42 67.81
20 SimCity 4 3.93 3.36 70.12
21 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 4.29 3.35 60.39
22 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 4.36 3.34 48.62
23 SimCity 3000 3.85 3.33 57.57
24 Heroes of Might and Magic V 3.71 3.32 51.02
25 Empire Earth 3.85 3.32 43.83
26 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 4.05 3.31 37.17
27 Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 4.05 3.31 36.39
28 Black & White 3.68 3.30 46.72
29 Valkyria Chronicles 4.38 3.30 47.21
30 Sid Meier's Civilization IV 4.21 3.30 59.27
31 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 4.28 3.29 46.21
32 Might & Magic: Heroes VI 3.47 3.29 65.56
33 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 4.02 3.28 41.53
34 Age of Empires 3.84 3.28 50.46
35 Sid Meier's Civilization III 4.04 3.27 58.69
36 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World 4.41 3.27 68.78
37 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 4.25 3.27 52.16
38 Empire: Total War 3.91 3.27 56.67
39 Age of Empires Gold Edition 3.85 3.26 51.85
40 Warcraft III: Battlechest 4.33 3.26 56.71
41 Rome: Total War 4.30 3.25 57.74
42 Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion 4.28 3.24 52.63
43 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 3.87 3.24 35.73
44 Age of Empires II: HD Edition 4.07 3.24 59.28
45 Theme Hospital 3.90 3.23 37.86
46 Sid Meier's Civilization V 4.20 3.23 61.88
47 Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm 4.23 3.21 37.58
48 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings 4.23 3.21 61.06
49 SimCity 2000 3.96 3.21 57.35
50 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun 3.81 3.20 35.21
82 games in results