Tag created in June 2017
Strategy's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Strategy tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Strategy tag is getting more or less popular. 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 Strategy game tag peaked in 2022 with 1969 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 3.1% in 2011 and 1.2% in 2021.
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.
Strategy's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Strategy tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Strategy tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 34 (2010) and 730 (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 Strategy tag received between 90% (2013) and 164% (2018) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Strategy
This graph displays the evolution of the Strategy tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play 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 2006 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2018 at 4.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2009 at 1%, and it's highest in 2020 at 14%.
Positive reviews ratio for Strategy, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Strategy tag games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for Strategy is 94% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 78% for the Japanese language.
S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters allows you total control over multiple air, surface, and submarine platforms in a modern-day naval environment. Take direct control of individual crew stations and also plan and execute combined arms naval strategies from a top-down 'Commanders Eye' perspective.
|14.99||78.6%||Feb 7, 2006|
|Space Empires IV Deluxe|
The award-winning Space Empires IV Deluxe is the latest edition in the Space Empires series. A grand strategy title in the space 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) genre, Space Empires has already found a place in the heart of strategy gamers everywhere.
|9.99||85.7%||Feb 7, 2006|
|Disciples II: Rise of the Elves|
The award-winning series Disciples introduced a milestone in the game's very successful history; the introduction of a new race: The Elves. The Elven Race added a new dimension to the game and added countless hours of gameplay. Now that series has expanded further with Disciples II: Rise Of The Elves.
|6.99||86.1%||Jul 6, 2006|
|Space Empires V|
Space Empires V is the latest edition in the Space Empires series. This new chapter completely updates the UI and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles played out in glorious detail and realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge living breathing galaxy.
|14.99||71.2%||Oct 16, 2006|
688(I) Hunter/Killer, the most realistic submarine simulation ever developed for PC. Master the sonar and weapons control systems, learn to develop real target situations and outfit your boat with the latest advanced weaponry. Then use your skills to complete the tour of duty and earn your dolphins to become a true submariner.
|9.99||77.8%||Oct 26, 2006|
Take charge of the most deadly modern-day submarines in the world - three distinct submarines across two unique and challenging campaigns. Utilize cutting-edge sensor and weapon technology to locate, track and destroy the enemy - even deliver Tomahawk missiles to inland targets.
|9.99||74.8%||Oct 26, 2006|
|Men of War: Red Tide|
Men of War: Red Tide is a sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War. Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich, it also includes dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons.
|4.99||86.5%||Nov 1, 2009|
Three thousand years in the future, mankind has carved a bloody path towards domination of the known universe. Self-proclaimed as a divine race and beyond reproach as a species, they view all alien races as inferior.
|4.99||29.2%||Aug 6, 2007|
Everybody wants to rule the world! Achieve global power with EVIL GENIUS, the one and only complete world domination simulator. All the everyday tasks of the deliciously wicked mastermind are available to experience and master from building your ultra-secret base to developing spectacular super-weapons to carry out your nefarious master...
|9.99||94.5%||Jun 22, 2009|
|Sid Meier's Civilization® IV|
With over 6 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new...
|19.99||92.9%||Oct 25, 2006|
|Sid Meier's Civilization® III Complete|
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete, the latest offering in the Sid Meier's Civilization III franchise, provides gaming fans with Sid Meier's Civilization III, the highly-addictive journey of discovery.
|4.99||91.3%||Oct 25, 2006|
Following a great increase in terrorism, internal strife and ultimately, the nuclear destruction of Washington, D.C., the United States shatters into a half-dozen nation-states that descend into war. Take the helm of one of these newfound sovereignties (or the 'peacekeeping' European Expeditionary Force) and struggle to reunify America...
|4.99||50.8%||Oct 25, 2006|
CivCity: Rome, an innovative city builder inspired by the world of Sid Meiers Civilization, and created by a collaboration between Firefly Studios and Firaxis Games, invites players to shift focus from building a multi-city empire and zoom-in on the great cities of the Roman Empire, culminating in Rome itself!
|9.99||73.5%||Apr 6, 2007|
|Civilization IV®: Warlords|
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords is the first expansion pack for the award-winning game that has become an instant world-wide hit. Paying homage to some of history's greatest military leaders, the expansion delivers six unique and interesting scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their...
|4.99||92.2%||Apr 6, 2007|
|Poker Superstars II|
You've been invited back for Season 2! Poker Superstars II raises the stakes with more superstars, a bigger tournament and a brand new poker AI. Import your own photo into the game and become a Poker Superstar.
|9.99||46.2%||Oct 5, 2006|
|Full Spectrum Warrior|
The U.S. Army is the most powerful ground force in the entire world. The backbone of a ground invasion is the U.S. Army Infantry, and in the midst of combat, their skills, courage, and teamwork are put to the test. While readiness continues to be the U.S. Army's top priority, how it goes about its business is changing.
|9.99||68.4%||Jul 17, 2007|
|Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers|
Sequel to the critically acclaimed, squad-based/real-time tactical combat game, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers delivers the most authentic and realistic infantry combat experience ever. As Squad Leader, coordinate the actions of multiple infantry squads, leading them through over 12 levels of intense action.
|9.99||69.4%||Jul 17, 2007|
|Company of Heroes - Legacy Edition|
Delivering a visceral WWII gaming experience, Company of Heroes redefines RTS by bringing the sacrifice of heroic soldiers, war-ravaged environments, and dynamic battlefields to life. This legacy version also grants access to the latest version of COH, just called "Company of Heroes".
|19.99||93.1%||Jul 17, 2007|
|Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Game of the Year Edition|
Prepare yourself for the grim, dark future of the 41st millennium, where alien races battle mankind for galactic domination in a universe of unending war. Personalize your armies with a revolutionary unit customization tool that gives you the ability to choose your armies insignias, banners, squad colors and names.
|12.99||95.8%||Aug 7, 2007|
|Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Dark Crusade|
Deep under the central desert of Kronus, a vast honeycomb of skull-lined tunnels and funeral chambers house the awakening Necron menace. Eons ago, these were the boulevards and squares of a great necropolis built to house the bones of the races who had fallen to the Necrons, and ultimately were where the Necrons themselves retire to...
|12.99||96.5%||Aug 7, 2007|
|Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition|
Spanning the most turbulent era in Western history, your quest for territory and power takes you through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and even onto the shores of the New World.
|24.99||95.7%||Nov 15, 2006|
|Rome: Total War™ - Collection|
Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
|Free||94.5%||Aug 28, 2007|
|Rome: Total War™ - Alexander|
Rome: Total War - Alexander is the second official expansion pack to Rome: Total War. An entirely new campaign map that stretches from Macedonia to Greece and into the heart of the ancient Persian Empire New campaign game that tasks players with matching the exploits of Alexander the Great as he swept across Central Asia and dominated...
|Free||74.4%||Aug 28, 2007|
|Medieval II: Total War™ Kingdoms|
Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms is the official expansion to last year's award-winning Medieval II: Total War, presenting players with all-new territories to explore, troops to command, and enemies to conquer.
|24.99||95.1%||Aug 28, 2007|
|Heroes of Annihilated Empires|
Heroes of Annihilated Empires - is a fantasy-based game from GSC Game World in the genre of RTS vs RPG for PC. 4 unique races awaits for the heroes, who want to fight in an Epic scale battles!
|7.99||89%||Nov 22, 2006|