Strategy

John Wick Hex Turns Gun-Fu Into a Strategy Game Next Month

Write down the launch date, then hide all your pencils.

Troy: A Total War Saga Will Try to Find Truth Behind the Myth Next Year

Creative Assembly is tackling the Iliad.

Phantom Brigade Is a Fantastic New Spin on the Front Mission Formula

Brace Yourself Games is bringing the mech strategy genre back in a big way.

The Next Total War Saga Heads to Mythological Troy

The land of gods and monsters seems to be the next saga locale.

Hearthstone Pro Flubs League Match Because He's Playing Auto Chess at Same Time

Not quite the Bobby Fischer of Auto Chess.

NPD: Five of August's Top 10 Best-Selling Games Were Nintendo Switch Exclusives

Astral Chain makes a surprisingly strong debut.

Project Sakura Wars Trailers Show Off New Characters, Mechs, and Gameplay Details

Sega had a lot to share about the game at TGS.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Patch Replaces Former Voice Actor of Male Byleth

Zach Aguilar is taking on Byleth duties now.

Civilization 6's New Battle Royale Mode Isn't A Joke, But Its Tone Sure is Goofy

If Tetris can have one, why not Civ?

Brenda Romero On Her Own Storied History, From FAQ Writing to Empire of Sin

At Gamescom 2019, we catch up with industry legend Brenda Romero to learn about her upcoming Prohibition-era set strategy game.

Game Devs Speak Out on Gaming's Discoverability Problem

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Developers and publishers dance around the question of how to get games noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

Gearbox Announces Homeworld 3, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Fig

Blackbird Interactive is helming a sequel to the 3D space RTS classics.

Finji's Overland Exits Early Access and Comes to Consoles in September

You only have a few more weeks to survive without it.

Former Artifact Designer Says Expansions Were in the Works Prior to His Departure

He hopes the maligned card game can still find an audience.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hackers Find Secret Blue Lions Conversations Only Accessible Through Mods

The Blue Lions route was going to be even more heartbreaking.

Dota Underlords Is Getting Duos

Auto chess in pairs.

Humankind is Amplitude Studios' Shot at Improving Civilization

After several excellent 4X titles, Amplitude is coming for Civilization directly.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Sets Several Series Sales Records

Now say that five times fast.

You Probably Missed One of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Biggest Unmaskings

Learn a little more about our dear friend, the Death Knight.

Pokemon Masters Already Has 5 Million Pre-Registrations

You get to be a Pokemon Master! And you get to be a Pokemon Master!

Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum Deck Guides, Trailer, Plague Cards, and Quests

Get all the info on the upcoming Saviors of Uldum expansion for Hearthstone.

Teamfight Tactics vs Dota Underlords: The State of Auto Chess Now That the Dust Has Settled

The big question isn't who's next, but what's next?

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Triumph Studios brings two great genres together once again.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hackers Find Data Suggesting Sothis Could Be a DLC Character and More

Unused voice lines and more are hidden away in Three Houses' files.

Riot Games Confirms Teamfight Tactics is Here To Stay

The League developer is making its autobattler a permanent part of the family.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fans Are In Love With Its Nameless Gatekeeper

He's reliable, charming, and great with battle-scarred kids.

Male Byleth Lines Being Re-Recorded in Fire Emblem: Three Houses After Controversy, Nintendo Confirms

The former Byleth voice actor will be patched out by a new one.

What's Your Favorite Strategy Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With a new Fire Emblem out in the wild, let's talk strategy.

Controversial Fire Emblem: Three Houses Voice Actor Quietly Replaced in the Mobile Game [Update]

Amid allegations, Male Byleth's VA has been swapped out in Heroes.

Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum Card Reveal - Dark Pharaoh Tekahn and Friends Join the Warlock's Menagerie

Tekahn wants to be the cornerstone for Warlock Lackey decks.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

Intelligent Systems' venerable tactics series finally returns to console, but is it a success? Our full review.

Hand of Fate Developer Defiant Ceasing Work On New Games

The studio shares one glimpse of what they were working on, too.

Twitch Plays Teamfight Tactics Takes Out Quite A Few Unsuspecting Human Players

It's not quite as chaotic as the Pokemon one, though.

Wargroove is Coming to the PlayStation 4 Very Soon

Get your Wargroove on next week, PlayStation 4 owners.

Plants vs. Zombies 3 Is Happening, But For Now It's Locked In Pre-Alpha

Time to get the army of the dead off my dang lawn again.

Confirmed: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Has Same-Sex Romance Options

More love can bloom on the battlefield.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Essentially A Spiritual Successor To A Game That Never Came West

The spirit of one of the best Fire Emblems lives on, two decades later.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Tips

Tips and guides for PvZ: Garden Warfare 2.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 - Gold Gnome Lever Puzzle Solution

Turn the dial to earn rare gnome rewards.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Scale "Simply Wouldn't Have Been Possible" Without Koei Tecmo, Says Devs

They needed a hand making battles even bigger, so they went to the masters.

Classic Strategy RPGs Langrisser 1 and 2 Are Getting Remakes Early Next Year

Relive the glory days, now on the go.

Some Of The Best Runs From SGDQ's Record-Breaking 2019 Marathon

A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.

Dota Underlords Battle Pass Is "In The Works," Says Valve Dev

Not surprising, given Dota's history with passes.

Teamfight Tactics, Riot's Popular New Take On Auto Chess, Launches For All This Week

And look at the adorable little legends you can play as!

Hearthstone Swaps Around Classic Set, But Initial Reactions Seem Mixed

The new cards are getting a lukewarm reaction online.

StarCraft is Getting a Kid-Friendly Graphics Pack Courtesy of Carbot Animations

StarCraft is getting a new look courtesy of the YouTube animation team.

Twitch Lawsuit Blames Artifact Porn Streams for Permanently Pushing Users Off the Platform

Twitch reveals the extent of the damage caused by the Artifact stream attack.

After Playing a Bunch of Dota Underlords, Valve's Effort Feels a Little Too Safe

Underlords takes the tried-and-true Valve approach, for all that entails.

How John Wick Hex's Action is Designed With the Help of the Film's Fight Choreographers

We check out the unique strategy game being developed with consultation from the film series' creators.

The E3 2019 Awards: The Best Games We Saw at This Year's Show

Here are all the best games we saw at E3 2019, including our Game of the Show!

Fire Emblem Three Houses Release Date, Characters, Gameplay - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to all the Fire Emblem Three Houses characters, release date, gameplay, and more.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Have Romance, but Only After a Five-Year Time Skip

Also, there will be dual-audio options for the whole game.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Brings Jim Henson's Gelflings to Switch

Teaching a whole new generation of children about tactics games.

The Original Auto Chess Creators are Creating an Exclusive Version for Epic Games Store

The original Auto Chess team is switching to a different platform.

We Played Teamfight Tactics, Riot's New Auto Chess, and It's Looking Like A Real Competitor

A new game mode for League could pose some real competition.

Riot Games Is Launching Teamfight Tactics, Its Own 'Auto Chess,' Later This Month

The developers of League of Legends are stepping into the autobattler ring.

Frostpunk and Moonlighter Are Coming to EA Origin Access

11 Bit Studios is bringing more of its games to EA's subscription service.

All of Our E3 2019 Coverage: News, Rumors, and Hands-on for the Show's Biggest Games

Here's how to easily find all of our E3 2019 coverage so far.

Former Artifact Devs Say Revenue Model, Lack of Achievements, and Review Bombing Were Game's Problems

They disagree with the "pay-to-win" narrative around Artifact.

Magic: The Gathering Animated Series Coming To Netflix, Has The Avengers' Russo Brothers Onboard

The stories of the Planeswalkers will be Netflix-bingeable.

Deckbuilding Roguelike Slay the Spire Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Very Soon [Update]

Take your deck on the go in just a few weeks.

The 25 Best Steam Games: Now Updated for 2019

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it!

Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds, and More Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

But most importantly, SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT.

New Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details Reveal Persona-Like School Mechanics

Every day's great at your fantasy military academy.

How Warcraft's Art Has Evolved and Shaped Blizzard's Games Over 25 Years

Blizzard senior art director Samwise Didier takes us through the 25 year evolution of Warcraft's art.

John Wick Hex is Keanu Reeves Meets XCOM in New Game by Mike Bithell

The boogeyman comes to Epic Games Store.

League of Legends Developers to Walkout in Protest Today at Riot Games Headquarters, Here's Why

Employees are protesting a controversial clause in their employment contracts, among other things.

Wargroove Essential Tips - Beginner's Guide, How to Skip Battle Animations

This is our Wargroove beginner's guide, including all the essential Wargroove tips you need, as well as how to skip battle animations.

Wolfenstein 2, Wargroove, and More are Coming to Xbox Game Pass in May

A bunch of great titles are coming to Game Pass in May.

Riot Games Employees are Reportedly Planning a Walkout Over Lawsuit Conflict

More news of Riot's treatment towards employees are pushing some to protest.

How Sokpop Collective Found a Way to Make Small Games for a Living With Patreon

Meeting the "Game Dev Boy Band" who have rewritten the rules of sustainable indie game development.

We Predict Game of Thrones' Final Season Using Reigns: Game of Thrones

A song of ice, fire, and a strategy game's consequences.

Valve Issues First Statement on Artifact in Months, Admits There Are "Deep-Rooted Issues" With Game

Valve is doing away with updates in favor of big changes to the entire game.

Divinity: Fallen Heroes Hands-On: We Talk to Larian Studios About Its Surprising Divinity: Original Sin 2 Spinoff

Divinity: Fallen Heroes is based around tough narrative decisions, like in the RPGs.

Stories From Making Command and Conquer: Blues Brothers Impersonators, Hilariously Low-Tech Sets, and More

Command and Conquer's cinema scenes were never destined to be Oscar material, but putting them together was a ton of fun.

The Paradox Way: Paradox's CEO on the Future of the Hit Strategy Publisher

At DICE Summit 2019, we catch up with Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud to chat about supporting games in the long term, fostering a healthy work environment, and more.

With Artifact Still Struggling, Valve Cuts Ties With Two Key Designers

The layoffs include the primary designer of Valve's CCG.

Wargroove Patch 1.2.0 Set to Address Some Key Complaints About an Otherwise Fun Strategy Game

Faster skip speed, expanded multiplayer, and more.

Gwent's First Expansion, Crimson Curse, Adds Over 100 New Cards

Plus new gameplay mechanics and card types.

Fortnite Week 1 Challenges - How to Complete Season 8 Week 1 Battle Pass Challenges

Here's your complete overview of all the new Fortnite Season 8, Week 1 Challenges, live right now.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Gets Release Date and New Details

Take up the mantle of Professor in the new Fire Emblem.

Wargroove Developer Says It Was Denied Cross-Platform, Even As Sony Says It's "Open for Business"

Another developer says it was denied cross-platform on PS4.

New Nintendo Direct Set to Reveal Details on Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Plus more info on upcoming Switch games in 35 minutes of news and updates.

Wargroove Plans Updates to Fix Bugs and Make Game Faster

DLC and expansions also planned.

Wargroove Review

Chucklefish Games repurposes a classic tactics formula while throwing in a few tricks of its own. Our full review.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Star Wars Jedi Academy Lead February's Xbox Games With Gold

Assassin's Creed, Star Wars, and Bomberman are all coming to Games With Gold in February.

A Pair of Classic Command & Conquer Games Are Available on Xbox One Today

Command & Conquer 3 and Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 are available now.

The Best Mobile Games for iOS and Android

From smartphones to tablets, these are the best games you can get on your iOS and Android devices.

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