The Best Real-time Games for PC Windows

Update, : AI WAR added at rank #1.
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AI WAR (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

The exciting shooting game, AI WAR, is a war game where players need go through a hail of bullets and blow up the master control base of the intelligent robots. This game is full of uncertainty, where players seem to be in a real war field and the unexpected may happen any time. Wish you good luck!


  • automobile
  • hero
  • fmv
  • wargame
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • superhero
  • tps
  • cinematic
  • robots
  • sniper
  • shooter
  • action-adventure
  • empire

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Dune: Spice Wars (2022)

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early access PC Windows

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.

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  • real-time
  • diplomacy
  • 4x
  • political
  • tactical
  • grand-strategy
  • economy
  • politics
  • base-building
  • military
  • strategy
  • lore
  • building
  • war
  • resource-management

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Starship Troopers: Terran Command (2022)

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PC Windows

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a thrilling real-time strategy game set in the Starship Troopers movies universe. Take command of the Mobile Infantry and do your part in the war against the Arachnid threat. Ensure that human civilization, not insect, dominates the galaxy now and always!


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • squad
  • sci-fi
  • military
  • war

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Stronghold HD (2012)

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Mac OS PC Windows

The original castle sim, Stronghold HD allows you to design, build and destroy historical castles. Engage in medieval warfare against the AI in one of two single player campaigns or online with up to 8 players.


  • real-time
  • economy
  • colony
  • city-building
  • strategy
  • base-building
  • medieval
  • building
  • tower-defense
  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • historical

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Dice Legacy (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Dice Legacy is a dice-based survival city builder set on a mysterious ringworld. Your ship has reached the shore of an uncharted continent. Roll and use your dice to gather resources, expand and defend your settlement, survive the winter and interact with the strange inhabitants of this eerie world.


  • city-building
  • rogue-like
  • dice
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • colony
  • survival
  • board-game
  • resource-management

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Company of Heroes 2 (2013)

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Linux IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows

Experience the ultimate WWII RTS platform with COH2 and its standalone expansions. This package includes the base game, which you can then upgrade by purchasing The Western Front Armies, Ardennes Assault and/or The British Forces. More info in the "About This Game" section below.


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

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ICBM (2020)

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mobile phone gamecube xbox ps2 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.


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

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escalation (2021)

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early access Xbox One PC Windows

Escalation: Aggressors is a real-time side scrolling strategy game set in the hypothetical 1980s world war scenario, realistically incorporating hundreds of sea, air and land units clashing in uncompromising battles between the two biggest superpowers in human history.

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  • strategy
  • real-time
  • economy
  • commander
  • massive-scale
  • resource
  • war
  • battle
  • cold

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Northgard (2018)

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

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.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • city-building
  • trading
  • mythology
  • mystery
  • resource
  • resource-management
  • management
  • colony
  • military
  • tile

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Ashes of the Singularity (2016)

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PC Windows

From the people who brought you Sins of a Solar Empire comes a new massive real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity. Take command of an interstellar empire as you battle across the surface of entire worlds.


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • commander
  • resource
  • artillery
  • battle
  • tactical
  • fight
  • chess
  • economy
  • war

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