One of my favorite games over the last decade or so has been Age of Empires, arguably the best strategy game of all time. Whether it be Age of Empires 1, 2 or 3, each one has continued to provide unmatched entertainment, especially for strategy games lovers like me. Although there are similar games like Age of Empires in the market, most of us are not aware of them. So in this article we are going to check out the best 5 strategy games which can serve as great alternatives to this classic game.
1. Rise of Nations
A thrilling strategy game from the best in the business, Microsoft, that lets you experience the journey of your city from medieval times to the modern age. There are four areas (military, science, commerce etc.) where you need to make progress in order to advance to the next age. Undoubtedly it is the best game like Age of Empires.
2. Empire: Total War
An impressive game with an interesting storyline that lets you command the seas, control the land and conquer the globe. The characters & weapons available in this masterpiece from SAGA are absolutely mind-blowing, and once you start playing it, you will surely get addicted to it. Highly recommended for Age of Empires fans.
3. Warcraft III
Another highly popular game from a highly successful gaming series, with decent graphics, awesome storyline and impressive gameplay. What makes this relatively old game stand apart from the rest of the strategy games is the plethora of unique characters & weapons, which are definitely the best asset of this game.
4. The Settlers 7 – Path to a Kingdom
A wonderful strategy game based on medieval times where the user is in charge of a rustic town, and is responsible for the building and establishment of kingdoms based in ancient Europe. There are many campaigns and skirmish levels that captivate the interest of the user right from the start till the end.
5. Stronghold Crusader
The most successful of the popular Stronghold strategy game series, and the successor to Firefly Studio’s 2001 game Stronghold. Set in the Middle East during the Crusades, the game contains features various real-time strategy campaigns, and allows users to purchase new Arabian units in a special building, the mercenary post. All in all, it’s definitely worth playing.
Do you like any other strategy game that is at par with Age of Empires? Do let us know.