The best strategy games of 2022, according to the writing of HobbyConsolas

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It never hurts to take a break before planning your next attack. These 10 games are perfect for lovers of the strategy genre and become the best exponents of tactics (and fun) of this 2022.

Born within computers and popularized in the 90s, the strategy genre is really special and often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. That’s something we’re going to do here, where we’re going to choose the best strategy games of 2022.

Right in 2022, in which the genre has been reborn and many more games have been released than in previous years. Has any of them been among the best strategy and tactics games of all time? It is something that we will see a little later.

In addition, for a long time, the best Strategy games are not something exclusive to PC and also come to console. There are even some cases that have been designed specifically for consoles, or that successfully adapt their formula.

Sure, there are different types of strategy video games. Some recreate in the historical (such as the iconic Age of Empires saga), others rely in tactic (watch out for Mario + Rabbids), and there are even those who bet on diplomacy (like the excellent Crusader Kings III).

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Be that as it may, this 2022 has been a good year for the strategy and tactical role-playing genre, with some examples from Square Enix that have surprised fans on consoles like Nintendo Switch. Good for it.

What strategy game has conquered you this year? It is a good question, which we have also asked ourselves in the Hobby Consolas newsroom… and we already have answers to share.

Without further ado, let’s review the best strategy and tactics games that have been released this year 2022 according to our writing, both on PC and on the main consoles on the market.

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The best strategy games of this year 2022 according to Hobby Consoles:

Crusader Kings III (PS5/Xbox)

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Possibly one of the best strategy games for Xbox Series X | S and PS5. After standing out as one of the great PC titles in 2020, Crusader Kings III had the difficult premise of living up to its arrival on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. Paradox did it in spades.

Crusader Kings III is a medieval-themed strategy game that finds its own way in the genre. The Paradox title is committed to narrative and diplomacy as basic ingredients, leaving combat in the background.

This is an excellent strategy game that has been able to adapt to PS5 and Xbox, so we can only recommend it… although if military strategy is your thing, better abstain.

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Total War: Warhammer III (PC)

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The Total War saga is one of the great contemporary references of the strategy genre. And if we mix it with the Warhammer 40,000 universe (by the hand of the talented Creative Assembly studio), we are undoubtedly talking about a winning formula. Is it as good as Total War Warhammer II?

It may not reach those levels, but Total War: Warhammer III is the wet dream of any fan of the universe created by Games Workshop. Enter with your troops (to choose between 7 races and hundreds of units) in the Realm of Chaos and experience different stories for each faction of Warhammer 40,000.

Sega and Creative Assembly outline the formula of the franchise with this third installment. Total War: Warhammer III has an average of 85 out of 100 on Metacriticso there is quality to give and take.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel (PS5 / PS4 / Xbox / PC / Switch / Mobile)

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Surely when you were little/young you played Yu-Gi-Oh, one of the best-known collectible card games in this world What’s more, perhaps you remember the mythical anime from the 90s or have read some volume of the manga created by Kazuki Takashi (may he rest in peace).

Konami offers us a new video game based on the Yu-Gi-Oh universe, oriented towards multiplayer and which is also free to play. Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is totally free and you can enjoy it on PC, all the consoles on the market and also on mobile phones.

We have no doubt: Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is the best card game of 2022 next to Marvel Snap, which currently has an average of 80 out of 100 on Metacritic.

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Two Point Campus (PS5 / PS4 / Xbox / Switch / PC)

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We love management games (whether they’re about amusement parks, zoos, or even dinosaur parks). And we still have some vices Two Point Hospital, one of the pleasant surprises of the strategy in 2022 that Sega and the Two Point Studio have given us.

This summer Two Point Campus came to us, the sequel to that notable title and which on this occasion is committed to universities. Who has not considered setting up their own university campus at some time?

It may be too continuous with respect to the first, but Two Point Campus is an extremely fun strategy and management game. Remembering those college partying (and doing ours over the loudspeaker) is priceless.

Two Point Campus Analysis

Digimon Survive (PS4/Xbox/Switch/PC)

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Digimon is part of our tender childhood and youth. We still remember that wonderful Digimon Adventure anime, which accompanied us in the summer of 1999 (although it would arrive in Spain in 2000). This year we have enjoyed a new franchise adventure.

Digimon Survive breaks with the Digimon World series and bets on a unique mix between visual novel and tactical combat game. The title of HYDE and Bandai Namco offers a careful story told by each chosen child and their respective Digimon.

It convinces more as a visual novel than a tactical-strategic RPG, but Digimon Survive manages to exceed our expectations thanks to its maturity and addictive gameplay. Its highest average (on PC) is 83 out of 100 on Metacritic.

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Triangle Strategy (Switch/PC)

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Accustomed to Final Fantasy, Live a Live or Dragon Quest, we are surprised that Square Enix is ​​fully committed to the tactical, strategic and even diplomatic genre. And so it came to us Triangle Strategy, a powerful Nintendo Switch exclusive on consoles.

In Triangle Strategy we witness a fantasy adventure with role-playing touches, but whose chicha is hidden on the battlefield. The combats take place in gridded scenarios (board mode), in which we will have to make decisions and develop our offensive strategy.

The other fundamental pillar of Triangle Strategy is diplomacy. The narrative branches into several ramifications and our decisions They are vital to the future of the plot. Of course, we warn you that it takes a tad to start.

Triangle Strategy Analysis

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope (Switch)

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The idea of ​​a tactical game with Mario and the funny Rabbids seemed too crazy to succeed… but boy did it succeed. Ubisoft hit the nail on the head with Kingdom Battle in 2017, and has done it again (even better if possible) with Sparks of Hope, one of the essentials of Nintendo Switch of this year.

In Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope not only have tactical combat and many customization options (perks for each character, tactical distribution, various formations…), but also a strong narrative that takes us across the galaxy.

Although it does not have a multiplayer mode, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope main mode is long enough to keep us glued to the screen for a couple of months. It is tactical, but accessible to all and enjoyable by all ages. Bravo for Ubisoft.

Analysis of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

Marvel Snap (PC / Mobile)

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One of the most pleasant surprises of the final stretch of the year. We weren’t expecting much from Marvel Snap, but the guys over at Second Dinner Studios have carved out an outstanding card title that we can enjoy for free on PC and mobile devices. Don’t hesitate to try it.

Marvel Snap is a card-based strategy game. Players can build their squads of MCU heroes and villains (Venom, Groot, Thor and many others)as they unlock new decks and beat their opponents in exciting battles on the mat, in 50 different locations.

As if being based on the Marvel Universe isn’t enough, this outstanding game has other surprises to offer in its quick and short games. Do you have 3 minutes? Well, don’t hesitate to hit Marvel Snap.

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Commandos 3 HD Remaster (PS4/Xbox/Switch/PC)

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At last we come to an intense old-school strategic battle. Commandos 3 HD Remaster is the return of the Pyro Studios saga to PC and current consoles, 21 years after the release of the original. Is it as good as the classic war RTS?

Not quite. Commandos 3 HD Remaster is a remarkable facelift of the classic, which takes us through the most emblematic battles of Europe in World War II. Even with the graphic facelift, it’s somewhat outdated, but its playable options are still hilarious.

If you like history and go through the greatest battles over and over again, Commandos 3 HD Remaster has a lot to offer you with its recreation of Stalingrad, the fight against the Third Reich or the legendary D-Day.

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The DioField Chronicle (PS5 / PS4 / Xbox / Switch / PC)

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We finish the list of strategy games with The Diofield Chronicle, Square Enix’s other great tactical role-playing game for this 2022. It’s not as good as Triangle Strategy, but it bets on a different type of narrative, setting, and playable options.

The DioField Chronicle Drink directly from medieval works like Game of Thrones or even The Lord of the Rings. This is one of the best tactical combat systems in recent years, which is also quite accessible on both PC and consoles.

Of course, do not expect a great story or unforgettable characters. If you speak English and the theme of medieval fantasy appeals to youPlease give The DioField Chronicle a try.

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These are the best strategy games we have enjoyed this year 2022 on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC. We are sure that a heart attack awaits us in 2023 with great releases… but there is still a lot to be done with these titles.

Which of these strategy games is your favourite? There is a lot of variety, so don’t hesitate to share your opinions and continue enjoying one of the most lively genres today. And remember: victory is in your minds.

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