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.
Europa Universalis III takes country management and strategy to the extreme, but does so without requiring a PhD from players.
Rush For Berlin features some of the most intense RTS combat ever created for the WWII genre. You will sometimes think you are playing a shooter.
Knights of Honor marries the deep strategy found in Empire-building games with the intense battle found in medieval combat titles.