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Hardest PC Games: Strategy

Rank Title Rating / 5 Difficulty / 5 Length (Hours)
1 Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines 3.94 4.08 30.38
2 X-COM: UFO Defense 4.39 4.02 54.85
3 Dota 2 3.80 3.98 80.00+
4 XCOM 2 4.21 3.93 49.68
5 Europa Universalis IV 4.25 3.88 80.00+
6 XCOM: Enemy Within 4.33 3.85 48.82
7 Caesar III 3.95 3.82 57.70
8 Banished 3.82 3.80 41.58
9 XCOM: Enemy Unknown 4.18 3.80 38.99
10 Crusader Kings II 4.27 3.73 80.00+
11 Starcraft: Brood War 4.48 3.68 50.71
12 Starcraft 4.43 3.66 51.62
13 Command & Conquer 3.94 3.65 40.51
14 Total War: Shogun 2 4.13 3.65 57.78
15 This War of Mine 3.91 3.65 18.39
16 The Banner Saga 3.92 3.59 15.42
17 League of Legends 3.71 3.57 78.94
18 Company of Heroes 4.13 3.50 40.86
19 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 3.52 3.47 29.43
20 Prison Architect 3.85 3.45 42.58
21 Stronghold: Crusader 4.14 3.44 50.47
22 Plague Inc: Evolved 3.84 3.43 16.92
23 StarCraft Battle Chest 4.49 3.42 58.44
24 Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal 3.99 3.42 37.04
25 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 4.32 3.41 38.51
26 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition 4.09 3.39 67.98
27 King's Bounty: The Legend 3.93 3.39 52.71
28 Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void 4.29 3.38 40.39
29 Heroes of Might and Magic III 4.32 3.37 69.02
30 SimCity 4 3.90 3.35 71.23
31 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 4.28 3.34 61.68
32 Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete 3.97 3.33 54.92
33 Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete 4.49 3.33 73.56
34 Empire Earth 3.86 3.32 46.85
35 Dungeon Keeper 4.07 3.32 42.65
36 Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 4.07 3.31 38.11
37 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 4.36 3.31 49.59
38 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 4.02 3.30 43.50
39 Anno 2070 3.83 3.29 48.05
40 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 4.05 3.29 38.44
41 Black & White 3.68 3.29 45.68
42 SimCity 3000 3.85 3.28 54.98
43 Sid Meier's Civilization IV 4.19 3.28 60.95
44 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 4.30 3.27 46.75
45 Sid Meier's Civilization III 4.00 3.27 60.37
46 Age of Empires Gold Edition 3.88 3.26 51.95
47 SMITE 4.18 3.26 77.08
48 Orcs Must Die! 3.72 3.26 19.01
49 Might & Magic: Heroes VI 3.39 3.25 66.81
50 Age of Empires 3.84 3.25 49.64
117 games in results