Welcome to the top PC intrigue games list. There are 15 great intrigue games that I’ve found.
Court intrigue and political intrigue are highly interesting subjects. Many people love these genres. Success of Game of Thrones reinforces this argument. So, are there any successful intrigue games? Oh boy, you would be surprised.
AMONG US LIKE GAMES < Online intrigue games.
There are many online intrigue games like Among Us. However, this list solely consists of single-player games. If you want great story fully focused on intrigue, don’t miss the games listed below. They will throw you into the world of backstabbing, plotting, and intrigue.
1. Crusader Kings III
Crusader Kings III is a real deal court intrigue game. It’s as good as it gets. You can do almost any intrigue action you can think of. Such as assassinations, smearing, blackmailing, kidnapping, arranged marriages, instigation, and more.
It’s pretty much Game of Thrones like game set in the crusades. Also, you can literally turn it into a genuine Game of Thrones game with mods.
In essence, Crusader Kings III is a grand strategy game focused on dynasties. Medieval dynasties were the creators and masters of intrigue after all.
Suzerain is a text-based RPG focused on political intrigue. As President Rayne, you’ll lead the fictional nation of Sordland. Recently elected President Rayne has no idea what kind of political drama he just got into.
Can you lead your nation to success, wealth, and prosperity? Or will you submit to establishment and fall into corruption?
3. Democracy 4
Democracy 4 lets you be the ruler of a country. You can transform the country as you see fit. But in the meantime, you must retain enough popularity to get re-elected.
Real life politics are dirty and full of corruption. Democracy 4 kinda mirrors that. So, if you want a game with political intrigue, Democracy 4 would be one of the greatest choices.
4. Tudor Intrigue
Tudor Intrigue is probably the most detailed court intrigue game of all times. It’s a text-based game, also can be defined as an interactive novel.
Tudor Intrigue is a 175,000 word story by James Young.
No download required for Tudor Intrigue. You can play this game via browser. What’s more, the first part of the game is completely free to play. After the part 1, you can decide whether you want to purchase or not.
5. The Council
The Council is a narrative adventure where your choices truly matter. As a member of 1793 secret society, you will experience intrigue and manipulation to the fullest.
With 15 diverse skills to use and invest in, you are free to uncover The Council’s mysteries how you see fit.
Just, trust no one!
6. We. The Revolution
We. The Revolution is a judge simulation game set in the French Revolution era.
As the judge of the Revolutionary Tribunal, you will preside over complicated cases! So, make judgments, plot political intrigue, and try not to lose your own head.
Dozens of unique and morally ambiguous court cases awaits!
7. Yes, Your Grace
Now we’re back to court intrigue again. In this game, you’ll sit on your throne and rule your kingdom. Petitioners will arrive in the throne room each turn to ask for your advice and assistance. It’s up to you to decide people’s fate!
Yes, Your Grace is simply a court visual novel.
8. Collapse: A Political Simulator
Some love court intrigue, some love political intrigue, if you are the latter, try Collapse: A Political Simulator.
The game immerses you in the seething cauldron of politics. The game that takes place in 1992-2004 fictional post-Soviet states in Europe.
As a leader of one of the 7 political parties, you’ll struggle for power!
9. The Guild III
The Guild 3 is a medieval trade life simulator with RPG elements. Basically, it’s a bridge between Sims and medieval business sim.
You start as a poor peasant in this game. Then slowly build your dynasty, acquire businesses, gain titles, and accumulate wealth!
Of course, intrigues are huge part of this journey. You can kill, cheat, steal, bribe, and eliminate your opponents! Just don’t get caught by authorities. Though you can secure judge position, and no one can punish your family! Well, best part of this game is nepotism.
10. Star Dynasties
Star Dynasties is an intrigue game like none other. It’s a court intrigue game but with a twist, its set in the galactic empire!
In essence, it’s Crusader Kings in space. However, Star Dynasties more focused on relationships. Battle is not a huge part of the game.
So, intrigue in space, exploit weaknesses, expand your dynasty, and reinforce your galactic empire!
11. Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind
Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind is just another visual novel filled with intrigue. In this game, you will lead your Celtic clan into legend or obscurity.
The game is filled with myths, legends, and heroism. A unique journey of struggle awaits!
12. Cartel Tycoon
Cartel Tycoon takes you to ’80s narco trade adventure. It’s actually a business sim where you try to build and maintain a criminal drug empire.
To success as a cartel, you must bribe officials a lot. Earning people’s loyalty will also be a challenge. So, will you use brute force to rule with an iron fist or simply intrigue your way to the top.
Tyranny is one of those role-playing games where your choices mean all the difference in the world.
In a realm where the tyrant has already won, the player must decide how to reshape the world. Will you strengthen the pillars of tyranny, or search for more power at the top of the new order?
A new take on good and evil can be experienced in the world of Tyranny.
14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Even though most people ignore, Skyrim is filled with politics and intrigue. You might disagree and it’s okay. But remember, Skyrim political mods completely change this game and turn it into a Game of Thrones like adventure.
For those who don’t know, let me tell you, Skyrim mods are great. You can become a true Thane, Jarl, or even the High King of Skyrim.
15. Mount Blade
Mount & Blade is one of those games you can rise from rags to riches.
In this game you start as a poor mercenary, only to become a lord or even a king in the long term.
At the start, you will not engage in intrigues, because you are just a hired sword. However, once you climb the ranks in the kingdom, you’ll find yourself in the middle of court intrigues. To me, that’s when the fun begins in Mount & Blade series.