The Best Real-time Games for PC Windows

Update, : Knights of Honor II: Sovereign added at rank #17.
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Age of Empires II (2019)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition features “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 new Civilizations. Frequent updates include events, additional content, new game modes, and enhanced features with the recent addition of Co-Op mode!


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

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Age of Empires IV (2021)

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Xbox One) (Xbox Series X/s PC Windows

One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world.


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

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Northgard (2018)

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

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
  • military
  • multiplayer
  • resource-management
  • resource
  • management
  • tile

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Airships: Conquer the Skies (2018)

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Linux PC Windows Mac OS

Construct mighty steampunk airships and fly them into battle, waging war and conquering the skies!


  • grand-strategy
  • real-time
  • naval
  • steampunk
  • strategy
  • i
  • wargame
  • 4x
  • authentic
  • pvp
  • data-driven
  • cooperative
  • mech
  • combat
  • tanks

5

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
  • war
  • sci-fi
  • mech
  • military

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Stronghold: Warlords (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Besiege Great Khans, Imperial warlords and Shōgun commanders in Stronghold: Warlords, the latest 'castle sim' from Firefly Studios. Command AI warlords across the battlefield as you build a castle economy and new gunpowder-fuelled siege engines!


  • real-time
  • economy
  • strategy
  • medieval
  • military
  • city-building
  • historical
  • colony
  • simulation
  • building
  • tactical

7

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.

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

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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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Ancestors Legacy (2018)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4

Ancestors Legacy is a squad-based real time strategy with a strong focus on tactics. Inspired by medieval European history, it brings to life four different nations and their conflicts, usually solved by war.


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

10

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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