The Best Real-time Games for Playstation 4

Update, : strategy battles added at rank #39.
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Northgard (2018)

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Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.

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  • strategy
  • real-time
  • city-building
  • trading
  • mythology
  • multiplayer
  • military
  • 4x
  • mystery
  • resource
  • resource-management
  • management
  • tile

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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.


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

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The DioField Chronicle (2022)

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

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

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Desperados III (2020)

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Linux Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Desperados III is a story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game, set in a ruthless Wild West scenario. Play smart if you want to succeed. A good plan can make the difference between survival and finding yourself at the business end of a pistol.


  • tactical
  • stealth
  • real-time
  • western
  • strategy

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Iron Harvest (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5

A classic real-time strategy game with an epic single player campaign, multiplayer & coop, set in the alternate reality of 1920+


  • mech
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • alternate

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Tooth and Tail (2017)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Mac OS Linux

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
  • pixel
  • resource
  • split-screen
  • multiplayer
  • rally
  • battle
  • local
  • controller-support
  • farming
  • war

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Legendary Heroes (2022)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Legendary Heroes is a real-time RPG/strategy game with MOBA elements. Protect your towers and crush your opponents!


  • moba
  • real-time
  • rpg
  • tower-defense
  • action-adventure
  • tactical
  • magic
  • strategy
  • casual
  • action
  • 3d
  • fantasy
  • 4x

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Tower of Time (2018)

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  • real-time
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • pause
  • party
  • old-school
  • classic
  • combat
  • music
  • dungeon-crawler
  • lore
  • techno
  • strategy

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (2019)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 vita

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (, Jsan-ki heibeiken) is an upcoming 2D sci-fi mecha video game developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus, which is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2018.


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

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Ancestors Legacy (2018)

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The player has a choice to play the campaign scenario or multiplayer game in which they can choose to play one of the four civilizations: Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Teutons, or Slavs[3] (Saracens with the Saladin's Conquest DLC). The game features a day/night cycle which changes the way factions play.

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  • real-time
  • strategy
  • historical
  • medieval
  • tactical
  • large-scale
  • violent
  • squad
  • resource-management

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