Your move this year should be to check out these great games
Are you ready for war? Awesome strategy games are coming to a library near you with massive scale battles across historical lands, fantasy worlds, and more.
In this blog post, we’ll be showcasing our picks that should level up your hype for upcoming strategy titles this year.
Stronghold: Warlords - March 9, 2021
The Stronghold series is heading to a new location!
In Stronghold: Warlords, you’ll be heading to East Asia, 3rd century BC China to be exact, where you’ll attempt to claim a castle or two in your name, and relive famous historical battles and sieges from across the Asian continent.
Warlords is the first in Firefly Studio’s long-serving series to offer players the opportunity to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each one under your command will help boost your strategic prowess with unique perks, characteristics, and upgradeable abilities.
In the battle, you can now besiege historical warlords with the use of new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons alongside your classic units and battleplan. Some of the new siege weapons you’ll get your hands on including thunder crash bombs, the fearsome mortar, and the hwacha fire arrow cart. Plus, throw a diseased animal over the city walls of your enemies with ammunition in the form of a Water Buffalo.
Simulating the bustle of a large feudal city is no easy task, so the developer has gone above and beyond to ensure that there are lots going on within the four walls of your virtual home-from-home. You’ll be able to boost troop morale with opera houses and martial arts performances, strike fear in the hearts of measly peasants, and boost productivity with torture devices!
Plus, you can connect roads to streamline certain industries and resource chains, build temples and boost the Spirit of your populace, and get your warlords to boost your industry with their own mini-economies.
HUMANKIND - April 22, 2021
In the game, you will face historical events where you have to take impactful moral decisions that will not just shape your people’s future, but the whole world's. You will have to make scientific breakthroughs, build remarkable creations, and battle for more land to progress through time and to make sure your culture makes it to the Modern Age.
On the subject of the battles, you will be faced with mini turn-based combat on the world map. You'd have to unstack your army and command each of your units with special abilities to defeat enemies and construct siege weapons to occupy new cities as you traverse the land. These large scale battles will take place over multiple turns and spread your fame.
Fame is how you will win the game with every battle won giving you more, and the player with the most fame will win the game. With an array of customization for your leader, you can make your avatar be yourself or you can progress a famous celebrity, historical leader, or movie character to be more famous than they are already!
Evil Genius 2: World Domination - Q1/Q2 2021
Have you ever wanted to be a supervillain? Build your lair, train your minions, and defend your criminal operations from the Forces of Justice, as you take control of a villain hell-bent on world domination in a direct sequel to the 2004 cult classic Evil Genius.
In this unique game, your goal will be to achieve total global domination by creating the ultimate Doomsday Device as you manage your dastardly henchman and crate your lair on an island paradise. You will then fill this lair with training facilities for your minions, and of course, dangerous traps to beat them annoying do-gooders. These traps can now be combined to really banish those intruders for good.
Your evil schemes don’t stop there though with over the top objectives that can help your cause. These will include selling the British Royal Family, kidnapping the Governor of Maine, and quite literally baking Alaska.
Maybe you will even get that… one million dollars! Oops, wrong evil villain.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground - Early 2021
Immerse yourself in the vast Warhammer lore in the first strategy game based on the Age of Sigmar’s dark-fantasy universe.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground will allow you to lead a highly-customizable force of immortal knights in fast-paced battles across a multitude of realms in a battle to eradicate Death.
Each skirmish victory in this turn-based strategy game will allow you to collect and upgrade new types of units, powerful equipment and unlock new and devastating skills to win your next turn-based battle with.
The campaign itself is also non-linear with each new playthrough allowing you to find unique units and gears to build your army for epic online duels.