The games to dig into when you're done with Age of Empires 4
Like your strategy games bleaker than an episode of HBO's Chernobyl? Frostpunk is for you. As the ruler of a frozen Earth's last surviving city, it's worryingly easy to go from benevolent ruler to child labor tyrant when things get tough.
A winning caveman take on the survival genre. Do well and you can construct Stonehenge-style structures. Do poorly and you'll be singlehandedly dooming humanity. Fun!
Bad North strips the survival elements of Age of Empires away to deliver an addictive and brutal slice of real-time strategy.
A must-play strategy game for anyone who likes to balance a lust for power with a healthy respect for how sewage systems work.
City building with a political edge, Tropico 6 puts you in the role of El Presidente, and leaves it up to you to be a ruthless dictator or a kind and cuddly statesman.
This classic has a brilliant single-player campaign, but its longevity comes from impeccable balancing that delivers tense and enjoyable matches 12 years after it was originally released.