Elven Legacy puts you in charge of trying to regain the glory of the Elven race. But it also gives turn-based strategy games their own renewed glory.
Dark Horizon features some of the most gorgeous graphics to grace a space combat simulation, and backs that up with a strong plot told in many different ways within the game.
Mount & Blade is an RPG that is very much like a realistic simulation of medieval life. Combat is fought in first or third person, and is likewise brutal and real.
Expanding on the mistakes of the past, the new Supreme Ruler 2020 will let hardcore strategy gamers make their plans, without wrestling the interface.
Taking the strengths of all their Europa Universalis titles and adding both an amazing graphical interface and a Roman theme is pure genius.
Turn-based strategy games are not always easy to play, but Lost Empire: Immortals does a good job at providing hardcore strategy in a simplified interface.
The final chapter in the psychological horror series, Black Plague will not only get into your head, but strikes a perfect balance between adventure and puzzle elements.
Although real-time strategy games sometimes overshadow turn-based ones, if more games were like Galactic Assault, the tables could be turned.
Combat Mission: Shock Force is more of a military simulation than a game, which does not mean that its not a lot of fun to play for the strategic minded.
Frontline Fields of Thunder is one of the most realistic WWII games covering the Russian front. The game even ships with a unit encyclopedia to make any war buff drool.