The Best Real-time strategy Games - Page 2

Update : Homeworld 3 added at rank #27.
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Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (2014)

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PC Windows

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions. Commanders can now faceoff against opponents on various new multiplayer 1v1 – 8v8 maps.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • world-war-2
  • tactical
  • war
  • tanks
  • simulation

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Age of Empires III (2005)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Step into the shoes of a powerful civilization leader in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. Command epic battles, explore stunning 4K graphics, and dive into captivating story campaigns. With a robust community and rotating content, there's always a new challenge waiting. Whether you're a seasoned strategist or a newbie, this game will keep you hooked!


What we like:
  • Updated edition with all DLCs
  • Beautiful graphics and immersive gameplay
  • Fun story campaigns with engaging storytelling
  • Unique RTS ideas
  • Smooth gameplay with minimal bugs
What could be improved:
  • Overwhelming information display
  • Limited team game options in multiplayer

  • strategy
  • real-time
  • historical
  • battle
  • economy
  • resource
  • military

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Eufloria HD (2013)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux vita Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone

Experience “Eufloria HD”, the new edition of Eufloria, an incredibly addictive ambient strategy game that anyone can play! Explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is unique and compelling.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • relaxing
  • empire

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Homeworld Remastered Collection (2015)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Experience the epic space strategy games that redefined the RTS genre. Control your fleet and build an armada across more than 30 single-player missions. Choose unit types, fleet formations and flight tactics for each strategic situation.


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • space
  • resource
  • battle
  • tactical
  • classic

15

Death Crown (2019)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4

Death Crown is a minimalist real time strategy game in a 1bit style, where you will be play Death herself, commanding her legions of death, and punishing humanity's Kingdom for its overconfidence.


  • real-time
  • minimalist
  • strategy
  • cooperative
  • local
  • fantasy
  • hex
  • tower-defense
  • base-building
  • pixel
  • dark
  • war
  • atmospheric
  • building
  • grid

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ICBM (2020)

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Android PC Windows

ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.


  • real-time
  • cold
  • war
  • outbreak
  • tactical
  • destruction
  • naval
  • strategy
  • submarine
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • moddable
  • pvp
  • manipulation
  • time

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Tooth and Tail (2017)

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Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Lead the revolution with an army of flamethrowing Boars, mustard gas-lobbing Skunks, and paratrooper-puking Owls. Tooth and Tail is a Real-Time-Strategy game featuring Single Player, Online Competitive Play, Split Screen, Replays, and more. Build a base, lead your army, eat your enemies!


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • multiplayer
  • pixel
  • war
  • resource
  • battle
  • political
  • controller-support

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Hearts of Iron IV (2016)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

Control your own nation during World War II and dominate the planet in Hearts of Iron IV. With intricate military simulations, choose any nation and build your industrial and technological power to achieve glory, either playing solo or competing online. The game is both immersive and challenging, with engaging visuals that bring the experience to life.


What we like:
  • Historical accuracy
  • Mod community
  • Rewarding strategic gameplay
What could be improved:
  • DLC locks parts of the game
  • Overly complicated mechanics
  • Limited AI orders

  • grand-strategy
  • strategy
  • historical
  • war
  • world-war-2
  • military
  • naval
  • economy
  • real-time
  • political
  • tactical
  • grand
  • tanks
  • simulation
  • alternate

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Pikmin 4 (2023)

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Nintendo Switch

Pikmin 4 is a highly engaging and enjoyable game that focuses on exploration and the feeling of being small in a human world. The addition of Oatchi, a playable character who can jump, swim, and carry the Pikmin army, fundamentally changes the gameplay and adds a new dynamic to the series. Pikmin 4 is a near flawless game that offers a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

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What we like:
  • Engaging gameplay with new dynamic
  • Unique abilities and challenges with new Pikmin species
  • Strategic night missions
  • Helpful rewind feature
  • Dandori Battles and Challenges add competition and efficiency
What could be improved:
  • Limited co-op mode
  • Constant mention of Dandori can become tiresome
  • Minor issues with Pikmin getting stuck in the environment

  • strategy
  • real-time
  • cooperative
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • battle
  • plant
  • tower-defense
  • squad
  • dungeon
  • split-screen
  • earth
  • adventure
  • resource
  • competitive

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Unicorn Overlord (2024)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s j Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One

Unicorn Overlord is mesmerizing blend of strategy and RPG magic by Vanillaware. Command Prince Alain in a high-stakes quest to reclaim his kingdom, mastering intricate battles and forging alliances. With a vast world teeming with secrets, strategic depth, and a cast that grows on you, every decision shapes your legacy. Are you ready to lead?

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What we like:
  • Deep strategic gameplay with real-time and pause mechanics
  • Extensive character customization enhances tactical depth
  • Engaging story with memorable side quests
  • Beautiful hand-drawn artwork and immersive soundtrack
  • Rich world-building through character interactions
What could be improved:
  • Generic main storyline
  • Managing large armies can become tedious

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • battle
  • real-time
  • japanese
  • combat
  • pause
  • narrative
  • empire
  • fight
  • fantasy

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