Top 10 Best Strategy and Simulation Games on PlayStation

Top 10 Best Strategy and Simulation Games on PlayStation

The top 10 best strategy and simulation games on PlayStation, from creating an aspirational digital version of yourself and taking on alien invaders, to building your own city and running a dinosaur theme park. These are the games that put you in charge, often with disastrous results. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed your favourite!

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50 Comments

  1. Taktic121 on July 2, 2021 at 1:34 am

    civilised 6 I can’t get on with it, the ones before no problems



  2. Runplays in HD on July 2, 2021 at 1:34 am

    these games are so childish comparing to the PC strategy games of 90s. So many great titles, like Warcraft, Startcraft, Command and Conquer, Alpha Centrauri, Age of Empire, Age of Wonders, Heroes of Might and Magic, Homeworld, Gettysburg, Myth, Black and White, Star Control. Master of Orion, Tycoon series, Sims, Xcom, Zeus, Commandos, Total Annihilation, Tropico and many others. THOSE were strategy games, now its more like mobile phone games



  3. HansGrubr on July 2, 2021 at 1:35 am

    That frostpunk looks quality –



  4. InForObservation on July 2, 2021 at 1:35 am

    "Yes we did it on purpose. No, we’re not sorry."

    Thanks to this line this video got a like from me before I had heard a single entry.



  5. constantinooo concon on July 2, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Stellaris fits right into this list. I am surprised it works so well on ps4 honestly. Great game with an insane amount of depth. Also, Age of Wonders: Planetfall (basically civ and xcom mixed in together).



  6. Slash on July 2, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Need to get back to xcom 2 enjoyed it alot but never finished was too hard make the wrong upgrades and it’s game over.

    Might give cities skyline a try, it’s been in my library for ages now and games like farming sim. I also have Dungeons 2 that I need to play was told it was similar to dungeon keeper.

    Just a strategy game that I enjoyed was Sudden Strike 4 Complete Edition got the platinum for it was rather difficult felt more like a puzzle game at times thinking of how to hit the enemy’s weak points, it plays ok on console abit difficulty to control being a PC game but you get used to it, never been a huge fan of the series was more into Command & Conquer with the base building that was my favourite, played a few of the Sudden Strike games in the past on PC but now a PlayStation gamer.

    Was wondering if anyone has played Constructor HD on ps4 that was a game I loved as a kid on PC, is it as good as the original?



  7. Travis Reptile on July 2, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Gonna get hated for it I think, but my fav "strat" is the RTS segments of Brutal Legend. Absolutely loved that game and those segments were such a good boss battle to the main content.



  8. The Hero of Goats on July 2, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Xcom2 is one of my top 10 games ever



  9. Alpha Draconis 989 on July 2, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Great to see some strategy coming to console with surprisingly good ports. You missed Stellaris though!



  10. cheeseburger on July 2, 2021 at 1:39 am

    I wish I could work for access



  11. Troy Green on July 2, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Was a little bit of Golam slipping out at roughly the 4 min mark? " O shout up civ"?



  12. jojohaj1087 on July 2, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I just beat Xcom 2 and that game was so addicting that I think I spent 40 hours give or take a few and each time I played it was like 4-12 hours at a time… ๐Ÿ˜… Such a good game!!!



  13. BritishManDan on July 2, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Cant beat starwars battlegrounds



  14. John Jackson on July 2, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Aven colony! Great game for people getting into the genre



  15. artyfowljrr on July 2, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Yes!!! Finally some love for Dragon Quest Builders!!



  16. David Winget on July 2, 2021 at 1:44 am

    PlayStation acsses vs the spiffing Brit in any of these games.



  17. Luรญs Bita on July 2, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Best Regards ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’™



  18. GuyFarruski on July 2, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Im not a big fan of strategy games but im not going to lie… you sold almost all of them to me



  19. Da Green Thing on July 2, 2021 at 1:44 am

    I’m really hoping they remaster or remake crash bash from the PS1 and or crash tag team racing from the PS2 maybe one day we’ll be able to play these with better graphics and a few more things to it like online



  20. PocketMonsterHuntr on July 2, 2021 at 1:44 am

    nice list, I’ve gotten the X COM 2 platinum, grabbed Cities Skylines while it was available on ps+ and everything else here apart from Sims 4 looks right up my alley, especially Frostpunk



  21. jennypea 93 on July 2, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Even though I love Playstation, I much prefer playing strategy games on PC cause the controls are easier. I tried the Sims 4 on PS4 and was like nope, and bought it on PC ๐Ÿ˜…



  22. Noobgot Drip on July 2, 2021 at 1:52 am

    nuuuuu where’s vr gaimes



  23. Earl Kenney on July 2, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Rob, I also wish I had a road leading directly from home to work with one, or three Dr. Pepper stations on the way. ๐Ÿ™‚



  24. Kyle Bonn on July 2, 2021 at 1:54 am

    I have played all of these! I think I’ve figured out my favorite genre ๐Ÿ˜…



  25. S.A.M ! on July 2, 2021 at 1:54 am

    2:15 Is that midgar ?? ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…



  26. Kaizer on July 2, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Superb



  27. Edward Brannon on July 2, 2021 at 1:59 am

    This has to be me favorite into.. We deliberately leave off your favorite game. Yes we did it on purpose, no we are not sorry.



  28. Karl T on July 2, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Sim management games play so much better on PC.



  29. Timothy Oswald on July 2, 2021 at 2:01 am

    No Goat Simulator?!



  30. Nikita Nikitin on July 2, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Tropico 6?



  31. Syamil Rosham on July 2, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Where is Goat Simulator?



  32. Peter Penguin on July 2, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Cities Skylines is an amazing city-building strategy game ๐Ÿ‘ Highly recommend it. Theme Hospital looks really fun – must get it at some point… My backlog of unplayed games is too big at the moment. So many games, so little time ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™



  33. Zaki Atan on July 2, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Why ets2 & ats is not for console?



  34. Adam on July 2, 2021 at 2:07 am

    ok watching this put a thought into my head, so does anyone else think Dr stone would make a good strategy/simulation game, maybe something like DQ builders?
    i 10 billion percent believe it would



  35. Jack Skett on July 2, 2021 at 2:09 am

    โ€œLook Ghandiโ€™s launched a nuke! Classic Ghandi!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚



  36. Andres Cuk on July 2, 2021 at 2:09 am

    I have 8/10 jajajajajaj. Love them



  37. martynpotter21 on July 2, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Classic Gandhi ๐Ÿ˜‚



  38. Will Calwell on July 2, 2021 at 2:18 am

    No Prison Architect? He left out my favourite game!



  39. EmmanuelEsc on July 2, 2021 at 2:18 am

    This war of Mine!! From the creators of Frostpunk, so you can imagine… another depressing and hard strategy game. 10/10



  40. ImMagnetz on July 2, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Rob, my friend, no Sim could ever match your unbridled beauty. ๐Ÿ˜€



  41. Antics Gaming on July 2, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Is it bad that I own every one of these games ๐Ÿ˜



  42. Manu on July 2, 2021 at 2:19 am

    add timestamp



  43. Mayhem McFly on July 2, 2021 at 2:20 am

    I’m giving a shout out to PLAGUE INC.
    You play as a disease and your goal is to infect the planet and kill off the ENTIRE population.
    There’s various disease types (bacteria, prion, even a zombie virus!), and you have to evolve yourself so you can infect in various ways (animals, airborne, water soluble, etc). All while WHO researches for a cure to stop you. Then it’s Game over.
    Might be a little ‘too real’ in current times, but I think it’s right up Rob’s alley.
    Killing npc’s is one thing, but wiping out humanity? C’mon Rob, give it a go!



  44. Alexandros Panag on July 2, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Divinity original sin 2 ???



  45. Aichauer on July 2, 2021 at 2:22 am

    If there was an Oscar for youtube-Entertainment and great Humor, Rob should have one!โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†



  46. shmet on July 2, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Tropico?



  47. Noobgot Drip on July 2, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Me lik dinosors



  48. hardticket on July 2, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Forget putting myself in XCOM 2. Right now, I have Geralt of Rivia, Deadpool, Daredevil and Buffy Summers on my squad. Phineas Welles is working in my science division and Elizabet Sobek is in engineering.



  49. Handrea Alexandru on July 2, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Valkyra Chronicles 4 was an amazing experience



  50. starsystems on July 2, 2021 at 2:32 am

    I had to stop playing Civ games because i wasn’t doing anything else at all. I lost full days to it. ๐Ÿ˜ญ