The year 2022 has been a very productive year for strategy and tactics games.

2022 has been a very productive year for strategy and tactics enthusiasts, especially when it comes to the second half of the year. Usually, the quality of the products suffers when there is a lot of choice, but even here gamers are lucky for games that are in this top. Let’s remember together what worthy representatives of the truly boyar platform appeared on the market.

Release date: February 17, 2022.
The platform: PC.

With VARHAMMER 3 all clear the game was doomed to success, as the developers from Creative Assembly did not for a minute let doubt in their professionalism, having previously released two hit parts of the same series of deep strategy games.

Far from the world of your own miserable wars, you’ll find a new dimension ruled by nothing but dark magic: the realm of Chaos. This is a terrible place beyond the reach of mere mortals. His lands promise great power, but they harbor a pernicious lure that blacks the soul and consumes it.

The kingdom of Chaos is ruled by four destructive forces that are just waiting for the right moment to defile the material world. The plague god Nurgl, the lord of excesses Slaanesh, the way-changer Tzinch and the god of bloodshed and slaughter Khorn.

Fortunately, the border between the worlds is guarded by two powerful kingdoms: the steadfast Kiselev and the vast empire called the Great Katai. Each with their own challenges, but now they must put all that behind them and send their forces straight into the Kingdom of Chaos.

It will be released on April 26, 2022.
The platform: PC.

Another game adaptation of the battle for the most valuable resource in the universe, which can be mined only in one place on the desert planet Arrakis. The world created by Frank Herbert has captured the minds of all lovers of fantasy.

Dune: Spice Wars is a real-time strategy game with 4X elements, developed by Northgard. You will lead one of five factions – the great houses of Atreides, Korrino, and Harkonnen, as well as smugglers and even the Fremen, the indigenous people of Arrakis.

The game is a mix of strategy subgenres, combining elements of real-time strategy and 4X mechanics. To achieve their goals, players will be able to use politics and espionage to outsmart and blackmail their opponents. Of course, the Sandworms can ruin your plans, so be prepared for a surprise encounter.

It will be released on May 10, 2022.
The platform: PC.

A bright flash in the genre’s sky, with a promising future. I should have, because Songs of Conquest was nothing compared to the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic III. And the developers themselves did not hesitate to say that their product is a re-imagining of “Heroes”, in which they successfully combined strategy and role-playing.

Four completely different factions, heroes recruiting and fighting against the same enemy armies, traveling the map and gathering resources, building castles and even a full-fledged map editor all of this was familiar.

Songs of Conquest is definitely a magic-over-sword game. But as is often the case with indie games that appear in early access format, the game did not hold up to the high pace of long-distance play. Also, the developers were never able to balance the multiplayer workflow for in Songs of Conquest. Verdict: The game is currently unavailable on Steam, although the developers have not abandoned their work on it.

But either way, the game is worth your attention.

It will be released on October 25, 2022.
The platform: PC.

The distinctive feature of the games from this Swedish studio is a very difficult learning process and generally a high entry threshold. But if you can figure out all those menus and trays and signs, I guarantee you’ll spend hundreds of hours just taking breaks for food and sleep. People take time off work to play games like this.

Victoria 3 has no end goal as such. Yes, you can go through the script and accomplish the tasks, but that’s only for the sake of getting a reading. And the rest of the time, the game is in the sandbox of whether you can, for example, make Afghanistan the world’s number one economy in a hundred years. “Strategy” has a chronic disease, the game is still being reviewed for months after its release. Errors are corrected, logical inaccuracies are corrected. And please don’t judge the rating of Steam players. The new version is already very different from the one that was released.

It will be released on December 6, 2022.
The platform: PC.

Knights of Honor II Sovereign is a mix of Paradox and Total War strategies. The first part came out a long time ago, on September 30, 2004. A lot has changed over the years, to put it mildly, including a whole generation of gamers. And it’s time for all those who value global strategy to see the sequel.

Knights of Honor II Sovereign is very easy to understand, but don’t think it’s easy. The game presents you with a choice of three time periods in the Middle Ages. To do that, you can go your own way, whether it’s diplomacy and dynastic marriage, trade and cultural expansion. The longer you play it, the more nuances and details come out. Anyway, it’s a great way to spend the long New Year’s holiday.

Here are five strategies that most fans of this noble genre will definitely love. But there are a few more games that we definitely want to mention in our final roundup.

IXION was released on December 7, 2022. The game combines city building, survival, and exploration elements in an exciting space opera that takes you to travel between the stars.

You have embarked on a dangerous expedition as administrator of the Tiqqun space station, and you are faced with the task of finding a new home for humanity after Earth has been destroyed.

A delightful game from the Expeditions series, telling the story of a young general who faces the serious task of conquering the world from Gaul to Greece. The game has deep RPG elements, so it can be classified as an RPG, but still, in my opinion, it is in the top of the strategies due to the excellent turnbased combat system.

Im going to <strong>Frozenheim</strong>. A great urban strategy set in ancient Scandinavia with elements of fantasy. You will play the role of the Earl and lead your clan to prosperity by defeating many enemies and even nature itself.

Daemonhunters is a game developed by Natsume. A stepbystep, brutal and fastpaced tale of the veiled secrets of the deadly and ruthless Grey Knights, who confront the forces of Chaos. The story of the mysterious order of cosmodromes is written by Aaron DembskiBowden.

I think that’s enough. This is not a complete list of the good strategies that came out in 2022, but I didn’t set out to list them all. You can rate yourself at the awards. You think I’ve missed something important. So tell us about it in the comments!