Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to the original Starcraft. With over ten years between the titles, Starcraft II is a huge leap over its predecessor while keeping the spirit of the original.
Starcraft II is a RTS game done correctly. With a new focus on multiplayer, improved visuals, and an engaging storyline, Starcraft II is undoubtedly one of the best PC games released this year.
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Sid Meier's Civilization V
Who says turn-based strategy is a dead genre? Sid Meier's Civilization V brings plenty of hardcore strategy to PCs and challenges even the most analytical tactician to rethink their strategies as evolving landscapes and unit types test your skills. Though Civilization V is presented as a hardcore title, there are also plenty of handicaps and tutorials for newer players who have never experienced the turn-based strategy sub-genre.