38 Best Real-time Tactical games for Linux

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The best 38 Real-time Tactical games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Prismata released the 8 March 2018 and ranked #24, All Walls Must Fall - A Tech-Noir Tactics Game released the 23 February 2018 and ranked #34, Skirmish Line released the 19 October 2017 and ranked #26.

1# Wargame: Airland Battle - 2013

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2 SIDES, 12 NATIONS, 750 UNITS: THE STRATEGY GAME REFERENCE IS BACK! Richer, more beautiful and more accessible, Wargame AirLand Battle is the sequel to the explosive real-time strategy game Wargame European Escalation! 1985.

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2# Total War: WARHAMMER II - 2017

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Strategy gaming perfected. A breath-taking campaign of exploration, expansion and conquest across a fantasy world. Turn-based civilisation management and real-time epic strategy battles with thousands of troops and monsters at your command.

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3# Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III - 2017

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In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.

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4# Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - 2016

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Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.

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7# Door Kickers - 2015

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***It evokes lot of the more demanding thrills that modern games have left behind, the grit and the hard won satisfaction of overcoming intimidating challenges, or the experimental fun of spending hours tinkering with all the different ways you can play through a big, open-ended level. Analyze the situation, plan team routes, choose equipment and breach points and coordinate multiple troopers to reach the hostage room before the bad guys get to press that trigger.

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8# Company of Heroes 2 - 2013

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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.

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9# Ultimate General: Gettysburg - 2015

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A Tactical Battle Simulator that allows you to command thousands of soldiers as a Union or Confederate General. The game features the most accurately created map, a non-linear battle campaign, complex morale, innovative control mechanics and smart AI.

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10# Tower of Time - 2014

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A new kind of RPG. An unique mix of story-rich dungeon crawler with incredibly rewarding real-time combat (pause or slow time). Your tactical thinking is more important here than anything else. Enter the mysterious Tower of Time and experience something fresh.

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11# Door - 2014

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You will have to face hundreds of different doors, and decide which one you should go to in order to get to the main secret. You have to open the doors in many locations of this world, each of which is dedicated to its type of doors.

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12# FACE - 2017

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FACE is a platformer in which you play for the eponymous character. Together with him you will have to explore unknown islands in search of coins and treasure chests, overcoming difficulties in your way.

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14# Sudden Strike 4 - 2017

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Sudden Strike is back! The beloved Real Time Strategy series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios and legendary commanders with individual abilities – all of which makes Sudden Strike 4 more tactical and realistic than ever before!

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15# Breach & Clear: Deadline - 2015

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A deadly new breed of human monster is on the rise, and it’s up to you to stop the infestation before it spreads. Breach & Clear: DEADline is the all-new follow up to Breach & Clear, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful hybrid tactical strategy game. The game gives you real-time control over a squad of four elite Special Forces tasked with tracking down information on the source of the infestation.

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16# Wargame: Red Dragon - 2014

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The new reference in RTS at its best!The Wargame series returns to duty, larger, richer and more spectacular than ever before. In Wargame Red Dragon, you are engaged in a large-scale conflict where Western forces clash against the Communist bloc.

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17# Cossacks 3 - 2016

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Cossacks 3 is a rare combination of war, economy, army developing, building and upgrading that couldn’t be found in any game for the last 15 years. This deep RTS gameplay will return old fans in the golden ages of the genre and give newcomers a unique experience.

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18# DEFCON: Everybody Dies - 2006

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Inspired by the 1983 cult classic film, Wargames, DEFCON superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion of the Cold War era, playing on the fascinating aspects of psychological gameplay that occur during strategic nuclear warfare. You play a General hidden deep within an underground bunker.

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19# Satellite Reign - 2015

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Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game, set in an open-world cyberpunk city. You command a group of 4 agents through rain-soaked, neon-lit streets, where the law is the will of mega-corporations.

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20# Deadnaut - 2014

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Deadnaut is Screwfly Studios' second game and follow up to cult hit, Zafehouse: Diaries. Deadnauts, so named because they’re unlikely to return, must explore, investigate and fight their way through the derelict ships of dead civilisations. Every mission is unique and no two locations are the same.

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21# The Dwarves - 2015

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The Dwarves is a fantasy role-playing game with a strong story and tactically challenging real-time battles. 15 playable heroes, each with individual skills, are to be deployed cleverly. Take on superior numbers of orcs, ogres, älfs, bögnilim, zombies, dark mages and many more foes, to give them the low-down.

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23# Spacecom - 2015

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SPACECOM – a strategic-to-the-bone, starfleet command game in which deception, smart movement, and choices to battle decide victory or defeat.

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24# Prismata - 2018

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A uniquely gripping hybrid strategy game like no other, inspired by RTS, deckbuilders, and tabletop strategy games. Outwit your foes by efficiently constructing and commanding a powerful cybernetic army. A radical achievement in game design, Prismata rewrites the rules of strategy games.

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