Is your PS4 game library full of strategy games? If you don’t have the PS5 yet, you can still have a lot of fun with the eighth-gen console. It’s also a good idea to go for strategy games if you want a hard time. These titles require a lot of patience and skill. The only way to win is to work for it, not just hit the buttons.
So, what are the best strategy games for the PlayStation 4 that you can play? The best ones can get you hooked no matter what. Top strategy games for the PS4 range from real-time and turn-based games to ones with huge RPG parts. Make sure you don’t forget, either, that these games will work on the PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility.
Developer: Introversion Software, Double Eleven
Publisher: Double Eleven
Crowdfunding project Prison Architect has been a big hit for a very long time. And thanks to Double Eleven, PS4 gamers can play this game, too. In this game, think of it as Cities: Skylines, but for the prison world
You’re the person who designed and ran this place. All of these things are part of the job: building facilities, hiring wardens, and managing the money. The goal is to keep your inmates happy and reduce recidivism so that you can get good reviews and avoid riots.
Lara Croft Go
Developer: Square Enix Montreal
Publisher: Square Enix
I think this game is going to be right up your alley if you like Hitman Go. Lara Croft Go is a turn-based puzzle game that has a lot of the same things from Tomb Raider, like boulders, cliffs, traps, blades, and scary wild animals.
It’s a single-player game, but there’s a lot to do: Across five chapters, there are 40 levels that are spread out across them. Each new level has more difficult puzzles with new mechanics and enemies that you have to figure out on your own.
Developer: 11 bit studios
Publisher: 11 bit studios
Unforgiving and relentless, Frostpunk sounds just like it is. This game is as bad as it sounds. A city-building and survival game are both played at the same time, so it’s a lot of fun. As a result of things like the sun going dark, the world went through an extremely dangerous winter in 1886.
As the Captain, you have to build a city around a huge generator so that people can live there. People aren’t always going to work together because of politics or the weather. There are two ways you can be a good leader:
Frostpunk is a game we talked about in our review.
“Frostpunk is a beautiful game that doesn’t hide the ugly parts of our species, and it doesn’t play any games that are easy.” It’s an unrepentant, completely captivating show.
Defense Grid 2
Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment
Publisher: 505 Games
Like MOBAs, tower defence (TD) games are simple but addictive. Defense Grid 2 has nailed the formula. All kinds of aliens want to steal your power cores, so you need to protect your facilities.
If you’ve played the first Defense Grid game, you should know most of the types of towers. Even so, a new addition called the boost tower opens up new ways to slow down and eventually defeat the alien horde, but it’s not enough.
The Banner Saga 3
Publisher: Versus Evil
How about an RPG that can be used in a variety of different ways? This turn-based game is part of a trilogy, but it’s the best one because it has great graphics, exciting combat, and a good story. Plus, who doesn’t like a good Viking story?
Over 40 heroes depend on your decisions to stay alive. It’s a long, hard trip, but that’s what makes this game unique. You’re just as tired as your friends, but you have to keep going. You should play The Banner Saga if you have a PlayStation 4. It’s a great way to finish off a great trilogy.
Orcs Must Die! Unchained
Developer: Robot Entertainment
Publisher: Robot Entertainment
No, the name of the game isn’t lying, but it isn’t complete yet. You must also fight off hordes of angry orcs and other bad things. Use traps and other things to keep them away from the magic core.
That isn’t what makes Orcs Must Die! Unchained isn’t like your typical TD game because it lets you fight right away. It’s possible for your character to fight the creep wave, but if they run out of health, you’ll have to wait for them to come back.
Developer: Red Hook Studios
Publisher: Red Hook Studios, Merge Games
Because of Darkest Dungeon, the strategy game world has changed for the better. The heroes will get more stressed the farther they go, and that can be dangerous.
There is a lot of danger in Darkest Dungeon when people are stressed out. It can make your hero more likely to live or kill them. You can have 25 heroes at a time, and if they die in the dungeon, they don’t come back if you restart the game.
Wargroove is made by the same people who made Stardew Valley. It has a 16-bit style and lets you play as one of four warring factions in a fantasy kingdom.
Turns: You’ll take turns moving your army across the map. You’ll raid towns and get the money you need to hire new warriors and lead them to the next battle. Archers and spearmen aren’t the only options you have. You can also use supernatural powers, hire dragons, and use unique “groove” abilities for your leader.
You can follow a young queen as she fights to free her land in single player mode. However, if you go online, you can fight your friends’ armies, or make and share your own maps that other people can use.
You can use the Viking tradition of exploration and discovery (with a little bit of conquest and pillaging thrown in). Northgard gives your brave settlers a whole continent to make their own.
When you have a lot of people and not a lot of resources, you’ll have to make a lot of tough decisions about where they work, what kind of training they do, and how to prepare them for the winter.
If that’s not enough, you’ll soon learn that you’re not the only one on this new continent. The land is full of wolves, zombies, and even giants that need to be dealt with. There are even wolves and zombies that need to be dealt with. There are a lot of ways to win, but no matter which way you go, your people will have to stay inside when the snow comes.