Grand Strategy tag
Tag created in June 2017
Grand Strategy's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Grand Strategy tag and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Grand Strategy tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Grand Strategy tag has peaked in 2022, with 111 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.41% in 2010 and 0.04% in 2017.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Grand Strategy's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Grand Strategy tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Grand Strategy tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 32 (2010) and 1120 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Grand Strategy tag received between 88% (2010) and 372% (2019) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Grand Strategy
This chart displays the evolution of the Grand Strategy tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price peaked in 2014 at 22.49$, and bottomed in 2020 at 9.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2017 at 14%, and bottomed in 2023 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Grand Strategy, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Grand Strategy tag games, classed by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Grand Strategy games is 95% for the Vietnamese audience, and the worst is 75% for the Japanese audience.
|Europa Universalis III Complete|
Europa Universalis III Complete includes the original Europa Universalis III as well as the expansions In Nomine and Napoleons Ambition Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy.
|14.99||85.5%||Feb 4, 2009|
|Hearts of Iron III|
Hearts of Iron III lets you play the most engaging conflict in world history, World War 2, on all fronts as any country and through multiple different scenarios. Guide your nation to glory between 1936 and 1948 and wage war, conduct diplomacy and build your industry in the most detailed World War 2 game ever made.
|9.99||77.6%||Aug 7, 2009|
Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization, to finally become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century. Victoria II is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country, guiding...
|19.99||92.5%||Aug 30, 2010|
|Crusader Kings II|
Explore one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy.
|Free||92.3%||Feb 14, 2012|
|Europa Universalis IV|
Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation through four dramatic centuries. Rule your land and dominate the world with unparalleled freedom, depth and historical accuracy. Write a new history of the world and build an empire for the ages.
|39.99||86.6%||Aug 13, 2013|
|Supreme Ruler Ultimate|
Real-Time Strategy/Wargame. From World War II through the Cold War and into the future, re-live or re-imagine the tensions and crises of our recent history! Guide your nation through the era of your choice in Campaigns, Scenarios, and Sandboxes, as you make every effort to become Supreme Ruler!
|19.99||77.8%||Oct 17, 2014|
|Airships: Conquer the Skies|
Construct mighty steampunk airships and fly them into battle, waging war and conquering the skies!
|24.99||95.9%||Aug 16, 2018|
Asymmetric space empire builder where you feel like the Emperor, not a logistics officer. No micromanagement, grand scale, fast paced, audiences, assassins, imperial court, disloyal admirals.
|14.99||78.1%||Dec 5, 2016|
|Medieval Kingdom Wars|
Rewrite medieval history through bloody siege combat in a fusion of RTS and Grand Strategy genres. Rule, build, and serve your King as a minor lord in medieval Europe. Experience siege, field and naval combat with an unseen degree of brutality. Rogue-like progression, epic towns and battles await…
|19.99||78.1%||Jan 3, 2019|
Paradox Development Studio invites you to build your ideal society in the tumult of the exciting and transformative 19th century. Balance the competing interests in your society and earn your place in the sun in Victoria 3, one of the most anticipated games in Paradox’s history.
|49.99||66.7%||Oct 25, 2022|
|The Heroic Legend of Eagarlnia|
Lay out your grand strategy on the land of Eagarlnia where humans, elves, orcs, dwarves, and the undead each battle out a corner of land. Manage your territories by navigating complex decisions and grow your economy.
|12.99||85.9%||Apr 13, 2022|
|Frontline: Panzer Blitzkrieg!|
Fight your way through 35 Unique WW2 battles - Aim your targets carefully, counter-attack, and strategically coordinate your Squads. The study of enemy tactics and the use of Special abilities will lead to victory!
|9.99||87%||Mar 6, 2020|
|Kingdom of Wreck Business|
The depths of the Atlantic hide more than 12,000 sunken ships out of which at least half haven’t been located yet. As a depth explorer you will earn money from extracting valuable cargo from wrecks, grow your company, buy exploration vessels and real estate.
|9.99||29.4%||Jun 16, 2023|
|Waiting For The Raven|
Become Master of Spies, plant connections and agents in the underworld. Who will you join? Who may be betrayed? Decipher Letters, Solve Mysteries, Manage Businesses, Spy, Bribe, Abduct, Murder, Seduce in an experimental atmospheric hybrid of first-person & top-down espionage experience.
|14.99||80%||Dec 22, 2020|
FireJumpers Inferno is a 3D cooperative multiplayer wildland firefighting game on an epic scale! With over 9.1 billion pixels of GIS data mapping out the continental United States! It's a blend of Wildfire Science and Gameplay!!
|Free||63.8%||Oct 6, 2022|
|Visiting a celebrity|
Imagine yourself as a journalist traveling the homes of the world's most popular people. Get passports to fly from country to country. Earn gold to buy everything you need.
|0.99||82.6%||Feb 26, 2021|
|The Pegasus Expedition|
The Pegasus Expedition is a story-driven sci-fi grand strategy game set in a key moment for humankind’s survival. Facing an overwhelming threat at home, humanity sends expeditions to the Pegasus Galaxy in a desperate attempt to find a refuge for the population of Earth.
|19.99||73.8%||Jun 20, 2023|
|Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire Sim|
Build an empire in a single sitting. All the strategy of a classic 4X in a faster format, which also shines in multiplayer.
|14.99||91.8%||Oct 11, 2022|
Geopolitical management game with real-time shifting borders and a streamlined gameplay, designed to minimize all burdensome chores while allowing an absolute strategic control, from military recruitment and deployment, to diplomatic and economic management.
|11.99||81.5%||Apr 15, 2022|
Command grand fleets and wage strategic wars on an interstellar scale in this new take on galactic Grand Strategy. Transform nature to suit the needs of Empire and surge forward! Will you guide aspiring interstellar nations to glory, or rekindle the flames of a long lost Empire?
|7.99||54.6%||Aug 4, 2022|
|The King's Campaign|
Conquer Medieval Europe and North Africa in a combination of Grand Strategy and Real-Time Strategy gameplay where you rule one of 28 kingdoms as you build and manage your cities, engage in diplomacy and command massive armies on the world map and on the battlefield
|19.99||N/A||Jul 13, 2023|
|Galactic Civilizations® II: Ultimate Edition|
Get the complete GalCiv II saga including Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, the expansion pack Dark Avatar, and the newest expansion pack Twilight of the Arnor!
|19.99||79.4%||Dec 2, 2011|
|Imperiums: Greek Wars|
Unique combination of turn-based 4X and historical grand strategy with a mythological twist. Explore the ancient world and build a world leading civilization. Survive, expand, conquer... and win!
|29.99||83.3%||Jul 30, 2020|
|We Are The Caretakers|
We Are The Caretakers is a 3D grand strategy RPG set in a post-apocalyptic afrofuturist world. Recruit, upgrade & manage a secret faction of 100 high-tech protectors to defend the endangered creatures you rely on. Confront a mysterious alien ship as the massive energy barrier protecting Shadra falls
|19.99||69.6%||Jan 6, 2023|
Global strategy game about secret societies. You’ll lead the Brotherhood - an organization that juggles the whole world. The key feature of the game is the manipulation of powers. Instead of giving direct orders, the Brotherhood provokes countries into doing what the Brothers want.
|19.99||60.4%||Apr 15, 2021|