The Best Real-time strategy Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Unicorn Overlord added at rank #2.
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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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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.

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

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Minecraft Legends (2023)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Discover the mysteries of Minecraft Legends, a new action strategy game. Explore a gentle land of rich resources and lush biomes on the brink of destruction. The ravaging piglins have arrived, and it’s up to you to inspire your allies and lead them in strategic battles to save the Overworld!

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  • strategy
  • real-time
  • battle
  • cooperative
  • tactical
  • resource
  • action-strategy
  • multiplayer
  • action

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The DioField Chronicle (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows

A gritty and immersive story brought to life with the latest technology. Introducing "Real Time Tactical Battle" (RTTB), a new, deeply strategic, real-time battle system. The beginnings of a new Strategy RPG, crafted by a skilled and experienced development team.


  • real-time
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • japanese
  • battle
  • political
  • jrpg
  • combat
  • war
  • pause

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Eufloria HD (2013)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch vita Linux Mac OS

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.

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  • strategy
  • real-time
  • relaxing
  • empire

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (2019)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity!

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  • mech
  • real-time
  • visual-novel
  • sci-fi
  • strategy
  • battle
  • narrative
  • robots
  • story
  • anime
  • combat

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Ultimate General: Gettysburg (2014)

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Linux IOS iPhoneos IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a Tactical Battle Simulator that allows you to lead thousands of soldiers in the famous Battle of Gettysburg as commander of either the Union or Confederate army. The game features the most accurately created map, complex morale, innovative control mechanics and smart AI. You have the freedom to use different strategies while the battle progresses. Your decisions and military performance play a crucial role in the result. Lead your army and win the Battle of Gettysburg!


  • historical
  • strategy
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • battle
  • artillery
  • war
  • wargame
  • military

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Tower of Time (2018)

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PC Windows Linux Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Tower of Time is a story-rich dungeon crawler with innovative real time combat. Set in the world of Artaria, you play as an anonymous character who has no name and seemingly little history. Explore the Tower with your party, discover various narrative threads that tie back to the present and foreshadow the future. With RPG tropes such as upgrading buildings to level up your heroes, finding blueprints and crafting special equipment also included, Tower of Time offers an incredibly varied gaming experience.

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What we like:
  • Innovative real time combat system
  • Story-rich narrative
  • Varied team members with unique skills
  • Deep exploration encourages full discovery
  • RPG tropes included
What could be improved:
  • Occasional graphical hitches
  • No shortcut to select all heroes at once

  • rpg
  • real-time
  • pause
  • combat
  • dungeon-crawler
  • tactical
  • story
  • old-school
  • classic
  • strategy
  • battle
  • exploration
  • fight

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Worbital (2019)

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Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

With the shifting gravity on your side, aim your cannons, blast your enemies and enjoy the fireworks. Worbital is a real-time strategic artillery game in space, peppered with a heavy dose of cosmic chaos. The goal: be the last civilization standing!


  • artillery
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • asteroid
  • local
  • multiplayer
  • turn-based
  • online
  • comedy

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