So I was a life long console kid, and I wholesale switched to PC about 18 months ago, mainly because I wanted a big technical leap and it was clear the new consoles weren't going to provide that. I've been playing a lot of the same stuff that comes to consoles, and also a few more indie titles. While that's been great, I really want to start delving more into game types that I never got on the consoles. Strategy games (single player only) are at the top of that list. Over the last year or so, I've managed to pick up a handful of strategy games on various sales, and a buddy online just gifted me Divinity: Original Sin this morning out of nowhere (THANKS JAMES!!!). Problem is, I'm completely ignorant of this group of genres, and they seem kind of impenetrable to an FPS/Action/RPG guy like myself. I was hoping I could get a little guidance from people who have more experience than myself. So here is the list of games I've got in my Steam library: Civ 5 X-Com: Enemy Unknown Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes The Banner Saga Divinity: Original Sin Total War: SHOGUN2 Company of Heroes 2 Age of Wonders III I've poked around in Civ 5 for less than 2 hours, but very little has happened and I have no idea if I'm doing it right. Could you all help me order these from easiest to understand to hardest? I'm not worried about how hard the gameplay is, just how hard a game is to wrap my mind around. I enjoy a good challenge. I'm guessing Civ and Xcom would be easier to pick up, and Divinity, Fallen Enchantress and The Banner Saga would be on the harder end? Any insight is greatly appreciated.