Some would argue that playing a strategy on a joypad is significantly clunkier than playing one on your PC. To them we say, wanna bet? 2018 was a good year for strategies, and we are going to go over some of the best ones for your enjoyment. Strap yourself in, grab a joypad, and join us on our journey – these are the most awesome strategy games for consoles this year.
Masters of Anima
If you loved Pikmin, a puzzle strategy Nintendo developed for Gamecube back in 2001, you’ll adore Masters of Anima, a story about magic where quick thinking is what makes you alive (or not). It is a combination of action and puzzles.
You are Otto, a wielder of powers of anima. You have a chance to kill a bunch of gigantic monsters. Now, why would you want to do that? Well, you are working hard on becoming a master, instead of just an apprentice, because that will allow you to marry your trapped fiance. Also, you must save her. The works.
You control the power of anima and up to 100 guardians that go with you, doing your bidding. You can summon different types of guardians using this power. Fight monsters, solve puzzles, and save your love. The game is available for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
The Banner Saga 3
The Vikings are back with the third installment of the Banner Saga, a turn based role-playing game where you have to make the most of your tactics. It took six years, but we finally have the conclusion the public has been waiting for. More than forty heroes need your help to fight against the darkness.
Every choice you make will be reflected in the future outcome, so think before you act. The narrative and gameplay look pretty good, and this game also spreads across multiple platforms, like Masters of Anima: PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Again we have a title that is not exclusive, but allows players that are bent on console wars to some to an agreement. It’s simply astonishing. The game won’t become available to the general public until September 25, but we figured it wouldn’t be fair if it weren’t on the list.
The timeline is set to the one in the first installment, with completely new characters, in Europa. There is also the debut of Grenadier, a class that can utilize mortar.
Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor – Martyr
Imagine an action RPG with real-time strategy, in which you control Inquisitors of various styles and classes in the hopes of making the Emperor satisfied. You can play solo or fight alongside your friends to eradicate corruption.
If you were ever into Warhammer 40k, then this latest installment in the franchise should be right up your alley. The critics love it, whereas the users have mixed feelings about some of its features. This means that it’s a matter of personal taste. Check out the gameplay before making the decision.