The Best Real-time strategy Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Unicorn Overlord added at rank #3.
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Age of Empires II (2019)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One

Step into the ultimate strategy game, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Command civilizations through 1,000 years of history, experience stunning remastered graphics and sound, and engage in epic battles. With over 200 hours of gameplay, this beloved strategy game offers endless excitement and challenges. Will you rise to greatness?


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with over 200 hours of content
  • Stunning remastered graphics and sound
  • Variety of civilizations offering unique gameplay experiences
  • Intuitive interface and automation of tasks
  • Engaging multiplayer mode with dedicated servers
What could be improved:
  • Performance issues on lower-end hardware
  • Logic and pathfinding issues
  • Repetitive background music
  • Lack of scenario or campaign editor

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

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Company of Heroes 3 (2023)

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PC Windows Android Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Company of Heroes 3 is an explosive real-time strategy game with stunning cinematic presentation and bombastic firefights. With its wide range of content, from single-player to co-op to PvP, and its brilliantly detailed maps and animations, Company of Heroes 3 is sure to provide hours of thrilling entertainment.


What we like:
  • Dynamic campaign mode
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Variety of factions with unique abilities and upgrades
  • Interesting tactical choices in the heat of battle
  • Scripted missions with bespoke objectives
What could be improved:
  • Campaign can be too easy at times
  • Not enough multiplayer maps at launch

  • real-time
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • artillery
  • battle
  • tanks
  • war
  • world-war-2
  • squad
  • cover

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Unicorn Overlord (2024)

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

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?


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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Aliens: Dark Descent (2023)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Xbox Series X

In Aliens: Dark Descent, you'll command a squad of Colonial Marines to halt a horrifying Xenomorph outbreak. With open levels, strategic gameplay, and intense squad shooting, you'll be kept on the edge of your seat. Customize your soldiers, manage your resources, and outsmart the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced. Can you stop the outbreak before it's too late?


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with a unique twist
  • Variety of enemies and maps
  • Rewarding squad building mechanics
  • Solid sound design
  • Well-executed level and environmental design
What could be improved:
  • Unmemorable characters
  • Limited customization options

  • squad
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • aliens
  • stealth
  • horror
  • survival-horror

5

Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

Celebrating its first year of delighting millions of global players, the award-winning and best-selling strategy franchise continues with Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition, putting you at the center of even more epic historical battles that shaped the world.


  • strategy
  • historical
  • real-time
  • battle
  • rich
  • military
  • best-selling
  • driven
  • empire
  • economy
  • documentary
  • innovative
  • resource-management
  • multiplayer

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Dune: Spice Wars (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X

A 4X real-time strategy game from the developers of the critically acclaimed Northgard. Set in Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking Dune universe, you must lead your faction and battle for control and dominance over the harsh desert planet of Arrakis.


  • real-time
  • 4x
  • strategy
  • economy
  • political
  • tactical
  • military
  • sci-fi
  • resource
  • dune
  • espionage
  • grand-strategy
  • dragonfly
  • novel
  • diplomacy

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The Riftbreaker (2021)

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Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Android

The Riftbreaker is a base building, survival game with action RPG elements that borrows from a lot of other games. Play as Ashley S. Nowak and enter the hostile planet Galatea 37 in your powerful Mecha-suit to build a base and defend yourself against thousands of creatures trying to eliminate you. The Riftbreaker offers high-quality graphics, great sound and music, flexible custom difficulty settings, varied biomes, and hours of gameplay that provides endless replayability.


What we like:
  • Good storyline and rewarding gaming experience
  • Customizable gameplay options
  • Hours of gameplay with almost endless replayability
  • Exciting and balanced base building, resource gathering, and combat
  • High-quality graphics, great sound and music
What could be improved:
  • Fairly demanding on PC
  • Lacks gameplay depth in research and weaponry
  • Cumbersome weapon and armor upgrades

  • survival
  • base-building
  • tower-defense
  • resource-management
  • mech
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • rpg
  • bullet-hell
  • aliens
  • top-down
  • action
  • resource
  • shooter
  • arpg

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Wage a campaign of brutal conquest in this realm-shattering real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar universe. Become a warlord and lead four unique factions to conquer the wild and savage Realm of Ghur in tense and tactical battles.


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • multiplayer
  • battle
  • competitive
  • tabletop
  • cross-platform
  • war

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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

10

The Valiant (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Join Theoderich von Akenburg and his team of warriors on an epic journey filled with adventure and danger in The Valiant. Experience immersive squad-based RTS gameplay with a variety of units, each with unique skills to unlock. With multiple game modes, including PvP and co-op, and 15 hand-crafted single-player missions, The Valiant offers endless possibilities for strategy and combat.


What we like:
  • Good story
  • Well-designed characters
  • Solid graphics and music
  • Focus on tactics and decision-making
  • Infantry charges and cavalry trample abilities are great
What could be improved:
  • Slow and dull gameplay
  • Short length of gameplay
  • Lackluster multiplayer
  • Linear story with almost no choices
  • Awful replayability

  • real-time
  • strategy
  • medieval
  • squad
  • tactical
  • competitive
  • battle
  • historical
  • multiplayer

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