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Hardest PC Games: Strategy

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines 3.91 4.06 28.05
2 X-COM: UFO Defense 4.39 4.01 54.16
3 Dota 2 3.86 3.97 80.00+
4 XCOM 2 4.27 3.97 49.45
5 Europa Universalis IV 4.28 3.88 80.00+
6 XCOM: Enemy Within 4.34 3.86 48.32
7 Banished 3.85 3.80 39.88
8 XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4.19 3.79 38.65
9 Crusader Kings II 4.31 3.77 80.00+
10 Starcraft: Brood War 4.49 3.67 50.59
11 Starcraft 4.43 3.65 51.15
12 Command & Conquer 3.94 3.65 40.43
13 Total War: Shogun 2 4.16 3.64 56.86
14 This War of Mine 3.93 3.63 19.20
15 The Banner Saga 3.94 3.61 15.30
16 League of Legends 3.72 3.56 78.98
17 Company of Heroes 4.14 3.50 40.59
18 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 3.52 3.46 30.06
19 StarCraft Battle Chest 4.51 3.44 58.99
20 Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal 4.00 3.43 37.04
21 Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void 4.29 3.43 39.75
22 King's Bounty: The Legend 3.93 3.42 54.36
23 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 4.32 3.42 38.26
24 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition 4.08 3.41 67.02
25 Heroes of Might and Magic III 4.32 3.39 68.52
26 Plague Inc: Evolved 3.85 3.38 17.15
27 Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete 4.53 3.37 73.92
28 SimCity 4 3.92 3.35 72.13
29 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 4.28 3.34 61.34
30 SimCity 3000 3.85 3.33 57.00
31 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 4.36 3.32 49.34
32 Empire Earth 3.84 3.31 46.03
33 Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 4.07 3.30 38.35
34 Dungeon Keeper 4.08 3.30 40.65
35 Anno 2070 3.83 3.30 48.00
36 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 4.05 3.30 37.82
37 Black & White 3.68 3.30 46.47
38 Heroes of Might and Magic V 3.72 3.30 52.92
39 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 4.03 3.30 42.58
40 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 4.29 3.28 46.48
41 Sid Meier's Civilization IV 4.19 3.28 60.68
42 Sid Meier's Civilization III 4.02 3.28 59.50
43 Empire: Total War 3.89 3.27 57.48
44 Valkyria Chronicles 4.26 3.27 47.15
45 Age of Empires Gold Edition 3.88 3.26 51.49
46 Age of Empires 3.84 3.26 49.11
47 Age of Empires II: HD Edition 4.09 3.25 61.27
48 Heroes of Might and Magic IV 3.58 3.25 58.27
49 SMITE 4.24 3.25 80.00+
50 Might & Magic: Heroes VI 3.47 3.25 67.71
104 games in results