39 Best Real-time Tactical games for Linux

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The best 39 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 Victory At Sea Pacific released the 14 September 2018 and ranked #37, 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 #35.

1# Ultimate General: Gettysburg - 2015

Review81Score

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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3# Total War: WARHAMMER II - 2017

Review85Score

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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4# Door Kickers - 2015

Review86Score

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

Review79Score

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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6# Door - 2014

Review83Score

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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7# Wargame: Airland Battle - 2013

Review81Score

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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8# Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces - 2015

Review80Score

This latest multiplayer standalone entry in the COH2 series features this iconic Allied army. Experience a unique tech-tree that challenges the player to balance the constant trade-off between mobility and defense. Surprise opponents with your development choices and an open end game configuration.

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10# Breach & Clear: Deadline - 2015

Review64Score

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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11# Tower of Time - 2014

Review76Score

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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12# FACE - 2017

Review67Score

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

Review68Score

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# Wargame: Red Dragon - 2014

Review75Score

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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16# Cossacks 3 - 2016

Review65Score

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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17# DEFCON: Everybody Dies - 2006

Review82Score

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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18# DEFCON - 2006

Review84Score

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

Review79Score

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# The Dwarves - 2015

Review62Score

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# Vaporum - 2017

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Vaporum is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero has to find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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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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