25. Mount & Blade: Warband

This standalone expansion pack from the epic Medieval warzone thrusts you into the battlefield with the clashing of swords and galloping of horses. Manage your legion of brazen soldiers because it’s a sandbox enthusiast's playground. This expansion adds a variety of new stuff including the Sarranid Sultanate Faction and the ability to create your own. Imagine the silly things you could do. It receives a PlayScore of 8.18

24. Donut County

Here’s another entry from Annapurna Interactive. A testament to their masterclass in art and videogames, this time, it takes you to a physics-powered indie adventure about a sentient hole. Play as BK, an ever present hole who wants to swallow his friends to earn prizes.

Throughout the game, the puzzles keep getting better, and BK keeps growing depending on your insatiable gluttony. There’s so many things to do as BK, you can combine stuff, catapult objects out of the hole, or DEVOUR everything. It has a PlayScore of 8.20

23. Awesomenauts Assemble!

Set in a distant future, armies are locked into a battle of galactic supremacy. Call the Awesomenauts, a group of powerful mercenaries willing to fight for anything as long as it pays good.

Devise strategies as you upgrade and customize each character’s skills to suit your needs. Battle it out with other players in a 3 versus 3 action MOBA platformer. If you want to play with your friends, simply activate its split screen action. It receives a PlayScore of 8.20

22. Tooth And Tail

Lead your own band of revolutionaries in this fantastic real-time strategy game filled with flamethrowing Boars, gas-lobbing skunks, and puking owls. Pocketwatch’s little war for meat takes you to scrumptious base-building, army-leading shenanigans.

Just pick it up and play with your friends because it’s quick and easy to learn. One match usually lasts about 10-12 minutes and the replay value is exceedingly high due to its procedurally generated levels and customizable factions.

Pick your animal, and find someone to have a beef with. It has a PlayScore of 8.21

21. Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

With over 80 hours of gameplay, inXile Entertainment Post-apocalyptic turn-based RPG game is loaded with heavy choices. If you want the original Fallout experience, this game is for you. This is the closest thing to the original Fallout game. It contains pure RPG elements, intriguing story, and a great American wasteland to discover.

This Director’s Cut contains enhanced graphics, more customizable options, expanded voice overs and so much more! It has a PlayScore of 8.23

20. Tethered

This game puts you into the hands of a Spirit Guardian set in a land full of creatures called Peeps. Play like a God and guide these little critters to their salvation. Replenish its beautiful interconnected islands and nurture the world you are bound to protect.

The game’s core feature lies in its Tethering System. This is your ability to control these inhabitants to harvest, build, and survive in its seamless day and night cycle. At nightfall, terrifying creatures lurk the night and it’s up to you to help them through any means necessary.

With the PlayStation VR’s support, it offers a brilliant experience for young and old players. It has a PlayScore of 8.23

19. Patapon Remastered

What’s not to love about the PlayStation Portable’s iconic beat loving creatures? An amalgam of two Japanese words, Pata for Marching and Pon for Drumming. Play as a Deity and tse the power of music to march your caricature critters to their victory. Combine beats strategically and defeat the evil Zigoton army in glorious HD. Now all Sony has to do is remaster the other Patapon games! It has a PlayScore of 8.25

18. Prison Architect: PlayStation 4 Edition

Create your very own maximum security prison in Double Eleven’s strategy-simulation game.

Oversee the creation of this massive penitentiary from the building of the very first walls, up to the mess hall. Aside from construction, you'll also be tasked with managing staff pay, raising morale, and creating the best OR worst prison environment.

Explore a well-crafted campaign mode to learn the ropes of effective jail building, and experiencing life behind bars through its series of cutscenes. This PlayStation 4 Edition lets you enjoy all of their DLC with a Psych Ward Bundle and so much more. It has a PlayScore of 8.31

17. Worms W.M.D.

When it comes to sheer destruction, Team17’s adorable warmongering invertebrates are always ready. Gamers from the days of Flash games will remember these badass worms, but this time around they get even stronger and better. Featuring new weapons, buildings, vehicles, and so much blood, it’s a strategic multiplayer experience that might ruin friendships.

It’s a fun game to play with friends, and although it may not stand a chance against its original, it’s still a good Worms game with a PlayScore of 8.32

16. Werewolves Within

A VR fast-paced strategic-party game from Ubisoft.

Set in the medieval times, a werewolf is hiding and terrorizing the village. One of these five or eight characters is not like the other. Find your role and be the key to vindication, or conviction. You will be assigned with a specific villager to portray in accordance the game’s rulebook. Once decided, the main goal of this game is to play by your character and find out the mystery hidden behind the other villagers. Who among you are the villagers…And who’s the werewolf?

In whatever VR you choose, you will be pitted in a constant battle of deduction and personal judgment. Can you crack the code before someone snaps? It has a PlayScore of 8.33

15. DG2: Defense Grid 2

The sequel to the definitive tower defense game from 505 Games. Defend the future from incoming danger as you test your power placement strategies. Engage in its bold single-player campaign with compelling challenges, good story, and dynamic new worlds. How long can you last from the relentless dangers? It receives a PlayScore of 8.37

14. Armello

With an aim to bring the boardgame experience to the digital sphere, League of Geeks created their very own fabled fantasy world. More than just a boardgame, Armello als o offers an RPG experience, letting you play as an anthropomorphic animal in a vast procedurally generated world. Choose your heroes and let the dice decide your fate. A dyanimic sandbox world backed by their moving soundtracks and filled with all the turn-based battles you can have, it has a PlayScore of 8.39

13. Cities: Skylines - PlayStation 4 Edition

For a game released in 2015, Cities Skylines is a relatively new addition to the PS4 stock. Determined to be an extraordinary city builder, Skylines takes the genre to new heights with a kind of realism that'll make you feel like an engineer. But for all its many customizations, it's a surprisingly intuitive game. Bring in the residents, give em what they need, and remember to manage the traffic. That metropolis will soon be yours, with a PlayScore of 8.41

12. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

The spirit of Commandos lives on in this hardcore tactical stealth game set in the height of Japan's Edo period. Keeping with the theme, Shadow Tactics has a hard focus on stealth. Live up to the warrior code as you take your pick from their five playable characters, each with their individual styles and skillsets. Show your skills against dozens of opponents and navigate past over one hundred expertly designed puzzles. It has a PlayScore of 8.44

11. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist

Definitely not the first Yu Gi Oh game but this strategy card game has managed to satisfy the TCG fans on the console. Relive the excitement of Konami's popular card game and partake in the liveliness of their digital battlefield. Featuring Yu Gi Oh characters from the new to the old, join in on the fun by creating your own ultimate deck to battle against AI and other players in online modes. It has a PlayScore of 8.47

10. The Banner Saga 2

The second chapter in Stoic Studio's award-winning RPG strategy, return to the lives of their Viking caravan as you take the horned helm to lead them through treacherous terrain. Opening after the events of the last battle, your choices then will play a part in your Banner Saga 2 journey. Sprinkled with permadeath, you'll think about each move carefully or risk losing loved ones in the crossfire. It has a PlayScore of 8.47

9. The Escapists 2

Taking its humble beginnings as a crowdfunded effort, The Escapists comes back bigger than ever before. Not only does it improve on all the things that made the first great, The Escapists 2 also adds enough new features to make it fresh and exciting. Bring in friends for some co-op and versus fun and together devise your plans to escape their 11 new prisons. With new items and modes to escape, it has a PlayScore of 8.49

8. XCOM 2

The sequel to Firaxis’ award-winning strategy game takes you to even bigger risks. 22 years after Humanity’s demise against a foreign threat, the XCOM forces must rise and eliminate these alien settlers. Play online or locally with your friends because this game is lauded for its tactical turn-based guerilla combat and ridiculous RNG. Its latest expansion, however, adds more chaos to the fray. It receives a PlayScore of 8.52

7. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

PopCap’s sequel to its third-person strategic shooter. Meet favorite homegrown flora’s once again as they dig themselves deeper into the battlefield to fight Dr. Zomboss and his undead armies.

Choose from a wide variety of Plants from Krazy Dave’s garden and use the right photosynthetic artillery to blow these pesky undead to hell. It has a 4 player co-op mode for you and your friends.

Customize your plants, go into the leaderboards and try out the various game modes that make this game a huge diversion to the classic TD game we all knew. It has a PlayScore of 8.54

6. SteamWorld Heist

Play first mate in an unending world of intense tactical battles as you join the greatest pirates in the galaxy in their pillaging adventures. Looking as rogue as the real life-kind, have fun with the rusty chum buckets as you shoot it out with monarchs and henchmen in turnbased battles with real-time bullet trajectories. Like randomly generated space billiards, it has a PlayScore of 8.59

5. Overcooked

Stressful party cooking game simulator. The original chaotic culinary co-op game from Ghost Town is full of surprises. Work as a team, call your friends, and as fellows chefs, serve tasty dishes before the customers storm out.

Find the right ingredient, cook it to perfection, and get ready to overcome hundreds of challenging levels that tests your patience, friendship and stress-levels. It has a PlayScore of 8.60

4. Valkyria Chronicles 4

War mixes with Anime and JRPG in this latest entry from SEGA. Straight from the ashes of the PlayStation 3 and Portable era, this sequel takes you once again into a continent engulfed in a grueling war. Compared to its classic predecessors, this title introduces you whole new characters on a coming-of-age-story in a time of war. Utilize its strategic and improved BliTZ system to take down your foes. It has a PlayScore of 8.67

3. Darkest Dungeon

Move on the to the gothic world of this turn-based RPG from Red Hook Studios. Dive into the deepest dungeons with your party of heroes and conquer the hellish monstrosities that await you. It’s not merely a dungeon crawling experience, it requires your party’s willpower so plan ahead as you protect them from insanity.

As you reach darker lands, face against your human desires with famine and disease haunting your every step. With permanent deaths and procedural dungeons, every playthrough is a unique experience. It has a PlayScore of 8.70

2. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

The ultimate sandbox experience. Perfect for the younglings, adults, or anyone with limitless creative potential. Survive alone or with friends in a procedurally generated world, or mess around by playing with bombs and building more portals. As usual, it contains five different game modes to choose from: Survival, Creative, Adventure, Hardcore and Spectator.

The game’s massive success gave Microsoft the opportunity to port them on almost all gaming consoles including the latest Nintendo Switch. It has a PlayScore of 8.76

1. And the best Strategy Game on the PlayStation 4 is none other than Transistor

The second entry from Supergiant’s mastercrafted indie titles. Set in a dystopian cyberpunk society, help her as she tracks down the people responsible for stealing her voice.Backed by powerful tracks, gorgeous visuals and a compelling story, it’s not merely a strategy game, it’s a true indie experience. It has a PlayScore of 8.83