11. Civilization VI
The return of the venerable Civilization series is just one of the reasons 2016 was a great year for strategy (there are some other great examples on this list too.) While not a radical redesign, Civilization VI impressed with its sense of freedom strategic depth. Where Civilization V came into its own only after several expansions, Civilization VI already had everything fans wanted right out of the gate – the opportunity to play an immortal embodiment of your chosen culture as you explore both the map and the expansive upgrade trees while starting wars with Gandhi.