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STEAM'S TOP 20 STRATEGY GAMES OF 2017

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Steam created their Top 100 Grossing Games list of 2017 and published it at the beginning of January, so I thought it’d be interesting to go through the best strategy games of this Top 100 and rank them based on sales and revenue. -------------------- Join our Community: ►Discord - https://discord.gg/yVKfKPg ►Steam - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RepublicOfPlay Connect with me: ►Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/republicofplay ►ROP Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/ROP_Tweets ►My Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/DarrenROP Consider supporting: ►Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/republicofplay Watch more stuff: ►Website - http://www.therepublicofplay.com ►Twitch - http://www.therepublicofplay.com/twitch ---------------------- Extra footage used and channel credit: Endless Space - Eurogamer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_yW2NkxQ2w Northgard - EnterElysium - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_QjtlO03Y FM2018 - WorkTheSpace- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NPpC3jtkRc Dawn Of War III - TotalBiscuit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfEp-ZuwiGE Rimworld- Rimworld -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=866pKJDoHj4 HOI4 - BenMagnusGames - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFHtIFZtvsU FM2017- WorkTheSpace- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFGPfETiCjs Factorio - KatherineOfSky- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0C2AQVMcuw EU4 - Quill18 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaLP7m_g5Q4 CK2- Quill18- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2Pf873Yh0 AgeOfEmpires 2- MrRhexx- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYJaglIveS4 Civ V - Kage848- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9st4bW9-S9g PlanetCoaster- Flabiliki- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8kmqDCLVws XCOM2 - GameRiot- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTRdx_IjxA0 TW:WH- Lionheart- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oh6YwZ93Q8 Civilization VI- Quill18- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwmJQC3sJas
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GROM SWAT (26 days ago)
Empire earth was the best RTS of all time period
Xsion IvyRen (27 days ago)
Really!!! GTA V, battle royals and fps games are strategy games, nah i dont think so. Sure you can use strategy in them but that does not make them a strategy game if it does then almost every game in the world is a strategy game. a strategy game is mainly about strategy, Not shooting with guns or driving around doing random shit in GTA. like would you call the CIV games a action game (like God of war) or a puzzle game (Like Candy Crush) no you would call it a turn based strategy game.
ProWild Gamer (27 days ago)
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Lee Boss (1 month ago)
unfortunately it's also does not give good results, although my cousin noticed a real site five mins ago bit.ly/2MVWi7n I liked it
Jacques Bonny (1 month ago)
British guy doing American accent?
RepublicOfPlay (1 month ago)
I’m Irish, doing neither.
Syed Aman (1 month ago)
Hey RepublicOfPlay, I'd love it if you could try my already playable strategy game called "Genesis". I'm open to your feedback and ideas. I'm currently developing it for its Alpha release on December 15th. Here is a small video of me streaming its gameplay: https://clips.twitch.tv/LachrymoseAliveLeopardPJSugar.
Tom Voke (1 month ago)
HoI 4 is BS. HoI 2 Gold was the best one.
Slobodan Dzikoski (2 months ago)
Paradox Here take my money
M Sanasiri (2 months ago)
SEGA 💜
Sam x (2 months ago)
Who in god's name plays CK2 with the terrain map mode?
Artyom Arty (3 months ago)
i own every civ game and civ 4 is the only one I play. Civ 5 and civ 6 are way too tedious to micromanage everything. For a grand strategy game you want to have grand empires on big maps and battle against many other grand empires. This is only possible in civ 4 or civ 3. Civ 6 is also really bad since nobody has made any decent mods. Civ 4 with mods is soo much more complex and intricate just an example, in civ 4 you can easily micromanage hundreds of units even thousands if you so please, whereas in civ5-6 it takes a shitload of managing just to manage like 20 units. Civ 5 and 6 feel more like RPG games than grand strategy which is what initially civ was all about
Ekim Temen (1 month ago)
You bitch and whine about 5 and 6 being too tedious and micromanagey, and yet turn around and applaud 4 for being complex and intricate? Opinion immediately discarded. You contradicted yourself hardcore.
Manuel Villalta (3 months ago)
Just bought warhammer 2 off the steam summer sale 😁
abcde5057 (4 months ago)
Thank you for making this video m8
Matt Chappell (4 months ago)
I only got to Football Manager then I had to stop
Kyle Mischief (4 months ago)
Matt Chappell It's the steam sales list dumbass, not an opinion piece. He pointed that out at the very beginning.
Tech gamer sj (5 months ago)
Coc is not in race?
Just SomeGuy (6 months ago)
I remember playing Age of Empires when I was 15. Definitely one of the greatest games ever. The days when you had to haul your big desktop, your huge monitor, and all your gear to a friends house and have to setup a network with wires and switches so you could play with all your friends. One of the best games ever in my opinion.
The Red Celt gaming (7 months ago)
DIvinity original sin 2 in the platinum is an rpg with a turn based strategy combat system, so could arguably have been included
Dear Suzy (7 months ago)
and we need you to copy paste that and make a video.. goodness some people really DON'T have a brain...
Kyle Mischief (4 months ago)
Dear Suzy Either make your own video or don't watch, but don't act like a typical anonymous cunt. The YouTube, and the internet, already has more than enough of them.
RepublicOfPlay (7 months ago)
I didnt copy and paste anything, I reordered the list based on steamspy data, took a bit of work to make an otherwise unordered list ordered and break down what each game was.
Jari Gustafsson (7 months ago)
civ 5 is a better game then civ 6
Artyom Arty (3 months ago)
civ 5 is better than civ 6, but civ 4 is better than civ 5
Kyle Mischief (4 months ago)
Jari Gustafsson It's based on the actual steam list not his opinion, idiot.
FrankyFes (8 months ago)
dawn of war 3.... fun game.... this is not a game... it is an abomination to the series
The Lone Legionaire (8 months ago)
hoi4 and steep learning curve do not belong in the same sentence, like really? theres not even an economic point to hoi4 as well, its just building factories. its still fun though
The Lone Legionaire (8 months ago)
that depends, like the majority of the systems are automated (plans and so forth) and theres not really much content pre-war, besides focus trees and factories + building units. diplomatically its far inferior to the likes of hoi3 / eu4/ck2. but i get what you're saying
RepublicOfPlay (8 months ago)
If youve never played a hoi game, theres a lot to learn. Its simpler than hoi3, but still gonna take you a good few hours to pick up
John Doe (8 months ago)
13:44 "Strategy is a dead genre". Not really, actually never heard anyone say that. Darren, people say RTS is a dead genre which is true as there hasn't been a good RTS since SC2. Since RTS is the most difficult and most skill based genre people don't really want that. It requires less effort and sweat to run 10k marathon than winning a SC2 match.
John Doe (4 months ago)
Dude... Stronghold series? You mean Stronghold Crusader? Which came more than 15 years ago, waaaay before SC2??? Did you even read my comment? Especially this part - "there hasn't been a good RTS since SC2" Also we are talking about really popular games like SC, SC2, WC3, DOTA2, LOL, etc.. which actually generate tons of money and are used in tournaments, unlike Stronghold Crusader. Don't get me wrong, I love Stronghold, it was one of my favorite childhood games, buy you just can't compare those two games.
Nathan Carrier (4 months ago)
And wtf are the Stronghold series? Bad rts? They generally are way more fun than SC2 and make defensives strategies as effective as offensives ones, unlike SC2 where it is all about offense. There is a lot of good rts that came after SC2, they are junst not known.
John Doe (6 months ago)
ok, so am I sure about which part exactly?
Malren YT (6 months ago)
You mate.....You.
John Doe (6 months ago)
Lunar Venix who are you referring to?
«JustEnder» (9 months ago)
What is dein outro song called? :) pls tell xd
RepublicOfPlay (9 months ago)
Ronald Jenkees - Try The Bass
Pumpkin Pie (9 months ago)
Age of Empires 2 forever
wubbey man (9 months ago)
That subtle quill18 ck2 footage.
RepublicOfPlay (9 months ago)
Most footage was taken from YouTubers, listed them all in the description.
Chreees (9 months ago)
Darren making some great content
haldir88 (9 months ago)
Good video darren!!! Really enjoyung your content atm:)
Nebelkorona (9 months ago)
It's sad to see that Civ6 fares so well, despite Firaxis occupied with spamming nation DLCs instead of addressing it's issues like the suicidal AI. Proper advertising means more nowadays than the actual quality...
Nebelkorona (9 months ago)
I understand people blindly jumping the train, because it was one franchise I believed that could never disappoint me, after all, I loved it since Civ1. Then Beyond Earth happened. But at least, now the reviews are going down as people realize how broken the mechanics are.
Tanel Trei (9 months ago)
Civ is just such a massive franchise that it will automatically sell millions no matter how good the game is. But it's still very far off from V in terms of owners and monthly players. I'm hoping they will get the message that they will eventually have to address the issues if they wan't to get money from majority of Civ players. :P
Stups (9 months ago)
Since you included X-com, why not include Divinity Original Sin 2? the combat aspect is the same.
Kyle Mischief (4 months ago)
Stups Because it's literally steam's list from their sales records. Like he mentioned at the beginning of the video and later multiple times throughout the video.
Matt E (9 months ago)
LOL at witcher 3 going strong, looking forward to there next title.
Vulcan Joe (9 months ago)
DoW 3 is quite possibly my most disappointed game of 2017. As a squeal to the original DoW's, is not just terrible - its a heresy.
Hail Privacy (9 months ago)
Football manager has mixed reviews because China reviewbombed it for not having Chinese translation
Kyle Mischief (4 months ago)
Hail Privacy Really?
DummyUrD (9 months ago)
There really is a lot of Paradox in this list. Even though their DLC pricing is worse then CA, their game depth is just something I love.
Iceblade02 (2 months ago)
Tanel Trei TBF they are excellent games even with no DLC installed
DummyUrD (9 months ago)
I do agree, the games are ridiculous expensive, so much so that I offer everybody to play them on my Steam so they can see if they like them or not. But that seems to be a necessity due to their niche appeal.
Tanel Trei (9 months ago)
While their pricing is steep their development model has led to such amazing games so I personally have no problem with it because in return their games offer hundreds of more hours of fun than any other game (possibly thousands even).
Athis (9 months ago)
Great vid Darren - thanks
Per Erlandsson (9 months ago)
Keep up the great work! Paradox Pride! :D
Per Erlandsson (9 months ago)
I think manager/tycoon games should qualify as Strategy games, probably more than Dawn of war which is more tactical (which I think also should be included).
Presiqn Qnkov (6 months ago)
Per Erlandsson no they should not be. Do you know what strategy means? Are you ...$,$&$ They should remove so much stuff thats called strategy..
am dm (9 months ago)
Not only DoW 3 had a free weekend, it also was bundled with some ASUS products. https://www.asus.com/event/2017/rog/dow3/Europe/forget.aspx
THE IRON HOBBIT (9 months ago)
Great video Darren, have you ever played or thought of playing Europa Universalis IV? Love that game but I'm not good at it, would love to see you play it and learn a bit. Thanks for the great content
Eliaz (9 months ago)
Loved the video and how you did things. Keep up the fantastic work Darren :D
Bruno N. (9 months ago)
They are billions?
RepublicOfPlay (9 months ago)
Wasn't featured, it came out at the very end of 2017, so 3 weeks on the market probably wasn't enough to see it make the top 100 grossing games list on Steam. It's since started snowballing to be very successful, so I'm sure it'll be there for next years list.
Lizard (9 months ago)
Nice video but I think for games you had already covered in past you should refer people to your previous video on them instead of retreading ground you already did.
R3GARnator (9 months ago)
Cool video. I'd have to say, Oxygen Not Included is the most surprisingly fun game on this list.
Slag (9 months ago)
Good video, love this calm chill style of this channel, without clickbait! Can someone tell me if you need the dlc/add ons for stelaris? God this game month ago, but never tried it, heard the dlcs are important for the game feeling
Caementicium (9 months ago)
It depends.™ I personally find Stellaris deeply flawed. With a few exceptions, the gameplay is pretty smooth, and time will just fly by as you play. But eventually there came a point for me where I just realized that I couldn't care. None of the underlying systems offered depth enough for me to care. There is a lack of distinction between all other nations, diplomacy is very simple and there's nothing going on in the background. In a game like Distant Worlds, there are resources moving around, civilian and commerce ships; trade and traffic. They all serve a simple purpose that isn't that isn't that hard to simulate. But it just makes the game feel alive, more like a simulation. Stellaris kinda can't shake off the game feeling. You're thinking about the number of your fleet power compared to the number of the fallen empire's fleet power and the third number that tracks how long it will be until they awaken. The numbers aren't very fluid, they're quite linear. It's hard to quantify just how I don't like Stellaris very much. Or modern paradox titles in general for that matter. Depending on what you find lacking with Stellaris, different DLCs might be important. You need Utopia if you want to feel like your galactic dominating empire is actually capable of achievements outside of military. The soundtrack is superb as well, it reminds me of Victoria 2's style taken into a sci-fi place with style. Darren is probably right in that Leviathans is probably the best in the traditional DLC sense. They just add some cool mid game boss fights to the game. The combat is very simple in Stellaris, but they still manage to feel kinda interesting, and (some) of them have very deep rewards. The soundtrack for Leviathans is pretty neat as well. I can't speak for Synthetic Dawn as I kinda burned out on Stellaris by the time it was out.(Though I did check the soundtrack and was disappointed compared to Leviathans/Utopia) But kinda like Utopia I think it has a bit of the sickening feeling of adding depth to an existing component of the game in such a way as to remind you that the game just kinda lacks that depth without it. Which somewhat sounds like an argument for the DLC. In a way, it is. Stellaris needs all the help it can get. But I feel that the DLC so far only helps out small specific systems, and not enough to redeem the whole. So in that way, you'll know if it's a game you like or don't like before getting any DLC. In steam review lingo, I'd give them a "try it on sale".
WarSlipper (9 months ago)
I have recently adquired the dlcs and i have to say that are very nice additions to the game. They are not absolutely mandatory but really recomended once you have played a bit. Dude, you can create skynet and take over the galaxy assimilating the rest of the species...
Rex1987 (9 months ago)
i would say not really. You can jump into the game and make your very own communist empire of space penguins :-D if you want too. The DLC is just extra stuff that is like Darren said is fun but not essential. There are a good deal of free content patches coming along with every DLC. There is a 2.0 update coming soon that makes things like ground combat better and more interesting.
RepublicOfPlay (9 months ago)
I honestly don't think they're important at all. Leviathans is probably the most "fun" in terms of adding random monstrous encounters. It's mid-game DLC, meaning you can't really use it until halfway through a campaign. This would be the one I recommend to even new players. Utopia is a real late game type of expansion. Play a few campaigns and if you feel you want more, then it's a great one to get. The species packs are personal preference really. If you want to look like plants, then get plantoids... if not, then don't worry about it. Synthetic Dawn is one I reviewed recently and I was a little dissapointed in it, so again I think it's good if you have played a lot and want more/something new. Hope this helps!
Dudok22 (9 months ago)
If I had to pick only 1 game from the list I would pick Rimworld. I have 2000 hours played and it's probably the best 30€ I've ever spent.
Amir Baki (2 months ago)
mine would be factorio, 1400 hours played, just over half that for rimworld ... both amazing games
Matthew niehaus (9 months ago)
Are you getting demonized I didnt get a add
Martin Carion (9 months ago)
RepublicOfPlay what a retarded system. Anyways, great work on your video's and good luck with your channel and future endeavours !
RepublicOfPlay (9 months ago)
It's kind of random. You'll get demonetised by some algorithm and then when you request a review, 99% of the time it will turn ads back on. It basically demonetises videos it thinks are "controversial" or "not advertiser friendly" so a video with "Total War" in the title, "War" might be considered not suitable. Then when you request a review they see it's just a gaming video and are ok with it. Problem is you lose the first couple days of views revenue, which is typically when you get the most views. I get affected a bit, but it's not too bad. I make so little on YouTube it doesn't matter if I'll earn $10 on a video or not.
Martin Carion (9 months ago)
Can i ask why this would get demonitized ? I kinda missed that whole thing. YouTube demonitizes youtubers for what ?
Matthew niehaus (9 months ago)
RepublicOfPlay ahhh ok was just wondering why there was no add roll
RepublicOfPlay (9 months ago)
I have not been demonetised for this video. Not yet anyway.
Jimmy Dean (9 months ago)
I love how this channel is going

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