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Best rts games for pc

1.Starcraft

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StarCraft is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows-operated computers. it was created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was first released in 1998.

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  • Matthew Collins

    by Matthew Collins

    This has a so-so feel. I can't really get into the storyline. Plus the graphics look somewhat outdated today. I won't say isn't fun though, since it i More

  • Gilberto Alvarado

    by Gilberto Alvarado

    What can you say about Starcraft that hasn't already been said. It's been a killer title for the better part of two decades and still maintains a very More

  • Zachary Fox

    by Zachary Fox

    I really only PC games and this is one of my favorites. I have to say, this games is too good to be a free game. I cannot stop playing this game.

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    by Walter Williams null

    This is a vintage RTS game that still looks fairly good today. It may have older graphics but all the desirable elements of an RTS game are still ther More

  • by Russell Porter

    I WANTED THE BEST RTS GAME AND TRIED STARCRAFT. IT WAS WAY TOO CONFUSING FOR ME. I FELT LOST.

2.Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection

Paid: $19.99
Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection is a real-time strategic action video game for Windows computers. It was developed by Victory Games and was published by Electronic Arts. The game was released on October 2, 2012.

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  • Cristina Zamudio

    by Cristina Zamudio

    This was a good game. It let's you gather resources and set up your bases. It has all the stuff you need for a RTS game. The gameplay was great. The c More

  • by Betty Romero

    Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection is rated a 5/5 on CD Keys and 4.9/5 on Instant-Gaming.com. I think that tells you a lot about how great More

  • Ronald Meyer

    by Ronald Meyer

    This has been a classic for the longest. I can't get into the look of it though. I need something that looks more realistic like Total War. It has all More

3.Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Paid: $19.99
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the long-awaited sequel to the original StarCraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed sci-fi real-time strategy game. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is both a challenging single-player game and a fast-paced multiplayer game, and it also taps into Battle.net â€“ Blizzard Entertainment’s fully-featured online gaming service. 

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  • Marie Shaw

    by Marie Shaw

    Another good game from Blizzard. This game is all about vengeance and it brings it in full force. You can play single player, but it's more fun if you More

  • Cheryl Pena

    by Cheryl Pena

    Good to see starcraft revolutionizing through the years! Still the best RTS for me!

  • Debra Fernandez

    by Debra Fernandez

    This is a great strategy game for anyone who enjoys strategy games. You have single player and multiplayer options. I choose to stay single player and More

  • Judith Douglas

    by Judith Douglas

    Great game with awesome graphics! I've been hooked on this game and have gotten really good at it.

4.Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Paid: $11.62

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a real-time strategy video game for Windows and Macintosh computers. It was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment and was first released on July 3, 2002.

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  • by Howard Gibson

    I was blown away with Warcraft III, it was awesome. One of the best franchise games out there and one of the best real-time strategy games currently a More

  • Walter Schmidt

    by Walter Schmidt

    This is an older game. However that does not stop it from being awesome with depth and diversity and a thriving online community this is the best ther More

  • Christina Weber

    by Christina Weber

    Warcraft III Reign of Chaos is a great strategy game for the PC. You can play alone or with a group of people and enjoy hours of entertainment.

5.Company of Heroes

Paid: $19.99

Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy game set in World War II where you are tasked with controlling Allied soldiers while trying to take down the Germans. It was developed by Relic Entertainment and was published by SEGA.

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  • by Kelly Black

    Company of Heroes is on the PC and it's a fun RTS game. I would highly recommend it especially if you like games set in World War II.

  • Sean Vasquez

    by Sean Vasquez

    This looks like an awesome game! The historical aspect of it paired with the great graphics would make it a lot of fun for a very long time.

6.Planetary Annihilation

Paid: $29.99

Planetary Annihilation is a real-time strategy game that was developed and published by Uber Entertainment. It features a sci-fi world as well as a galactic war gameplay theme. It also allows one to spectate on others' matches and watch instant replays.

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  • by Brenda Martin

    It was ok. I have played better though. Once I try the newest update I will change this review to reflect how the new single player game play affects  More

  • Jack Aguilar

    by Jack Aguilar

    Great expansions for a wonderful sci-fi game which gameplay knocks down the competition in this Plantetary annihilating experience.

  • Rebecca Lewis

    by Rebecca Lewis

    I love strategy games. And this one is great because of the awesome graphics and amazing story. It had everything I wanted in a game.

7.Supreme Commander

Paid: $12.99

Supreme Commander is a real-time strategy game developed by Gas Powered game and published by Square Enix. It features a world of strategy and tactics in a world filled with war and conflict. Terrain and graphics have a realistic touch to it as well as the feeling of command.

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  • Jason Walters

    by Jason Walters

    This is an RTS game on steam that is fairly well liked by people who have played it. If you are looking for an RTS game this is a decent option.

  • Michael Griffin

    by Michael Griffin

    This is a good RTS game. I like this game.

8.Company of Heroes 2

Paid: $19.99

Company of Heroes 2 is a cross-platform, real-time Strategy game based during the events of World War II and focuses on the Eastern Front. The main campaign tasks players with commanding Russian during key battles against Nazi Germany. I was developed by Relic Entertainment.

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  • Rose Carr

    by Rose Carr

    If you want a RTS on your PC look no further! Company of Heroes 2 really scratches that RTS itch I've been having lately. It's also cross platform to  More

  • Beverly Bowman

    by Beverly Bowman

    Company of Heroes 2 seems like a popular game. I have seen people record Let's Plays of it on youtube. I don't know much about it, but you might want  More

  • Christina Olson

    by Christina Olson

    This game is really great. I love playing RTS games and this has been one of my favorites.

9.Homeworld Remastered Collection

Paid: $34.99
Homeworld Remastered Collection is a real-time strategy game and a remake of the original Homeworld. It was developed by Gearbox Software and was published by Gearbox Publishing. Changes in the game include a more high definition of graphics in the environment.

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  • Ishan Malhotra

    by Ishan Malhotra

    I was looking for a very good RTS game for my PC and was told to check out Homeworld Remastered Collection. I remember hearing a lot about Homeworld a More

  • Jeremy Munoz

    by Jeremy Munoz

    A remastered game for PC to go back and fix a few things is really cool and I like that a lot.

  • Lori Little

    by Lori Little

    I really would have preferred a list of games. I'll keep searching since this doesn't really cover what I wanted.

10.Total War: Shogun 2

Paid: $29.99
Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy video game set in 16th-century feudal Japan, in the aftermath of the Onin War during the Ashikaga Shogunate. It was developed by Creative Assembly and was published by Sega.

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  • Stephen Kennedy

    by Stephen Kennedy

    Of all the RTS games Total War: Shogun 2 is probably my favorite in the line up. Superb gameplay and graphics, Total War: Shogun 2 will keep anyone co More

  • Vibhore Mistry

    by Vibhore Mistry

    Total War Shogun 2 is a great RTS game. Very challenging and has many weapon upgrades as well.

11.Total War: WARHAMMER

Paid: $59.99

Total War: WARHAMMER is both a turn-based and real-time strategy game developed by CREATIVE ASSEMBLY and published by SEGA. It features a world of ceaseless battles that is being led by different races in the quest for dominance and peace.

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  • Randy Cook

    by Randy Cook

    Huge world with so many options to play with and things to see. This is one of those game syou play for years without getting bored.

  • Martha Sandoval

    by Martha Sandoval

    TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER is a blast to play. The visuals are absolutely fantastic. If you like RTS games, this is definitely for you.

  • Susan Wright

    by Susan Wright

    The story line is great on this game. One of the best RTS games I have played in awhile.

12.Age of Empires II HD

Paid: $19.99

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy multiplayer game for Windows PC. It was developed by Skybox Labs, Path Entertainment, and Ensemble Studios, and was published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released in 2013.

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  •  Marco Antonio Santillán

    by Marco Antonio Santillán

    Age of Empire II is a phenomenal new game set in Japan during the 14th Century. The game features dynamic graphics and user interface. It can be playe More

  • Lawrence Wade

    by Lawrence Wade

    Hey, I jost bought this game (HD version) months ago. I have been playing the non-HD version for years and HD just gave a lot more fun to the game. I  More

  • by Jose Day

    Well I had this problem of having too much time on my hands, I really missed the age of empires game I used to play back in school and then I found th More

13.Rome: Total War

Paid: $9.99

Rome: Total War is a critically acclaimed strategy game composed of both turn-based strategy and real-time tactics. It was developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA.

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  • Sai Jaiteley

    by Sai Jaiteley

    Rome total war is a great collection of RTS games set in historical times. You can fight in large scale battles and try to win your own empire. It's i More

  • Betty Payne

    by Betty Payne

    I needed the best RTS games for pc. I found the game Rome: Total War - Collection and it has been great, a full collection of awesome rts game I've be More

  • Kimberly Hudson

    by Kimberly Hudson

    This game is turn-based and not real time so it doesn't satisfy what I was looking for. At all.

14.Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

Paid: $39.99

Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy game that was developed and published by Stardock Entertainment and Oxide Games. It features a massive scale strategy game in a space-like environment fighting for the human race.

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  • Ryan Hamilton

    by Ryan Hamilton

    This is a good RTS game. I like this game.

  • by Kathleen Murphy

    The gameplay is pretty intense. So much going on . Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation was a good addition to my game collection

15.Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Paid: $14.99
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a real-rime strategy game set in the year 2047, when a nuclear fireball explodes marking the dramatic beginning of the Third Tiberium War.

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  • by Amalia Barragán

    Are you ready for the next breakout PC game? Command & Conquer 3 is it. The graphics are gorgeous, the story is captivating, and you will happily  More

  • Evelyn Weber

    by Evelyn Weber

    Command and Conquer is a solid IP. The games have been around forever and the latest installment lives up to its name. A lot of fun, you really have t More

  • by Christopher Garza

    This excellent game has provided countless hours of fun for me. It is both exciting and challenging and never gets boring. This is one of my go to RTS More

16.Empire: Total War

Paid: $24.99
Empire: Total War is a real-time strategy game developed by CREATIVE ASSEMBLY and published by SEGA. It features Elizabethan-era settings of war in the oceans of Europe. It gives the player the thrill of commanding entire fleets.

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  • Liu Cao

    by Liu Cao

    The problem should be more specific. Yes the solution is a strategy game but the word strategy applies a huge amount of games. Even Counter Strike or  More

  • Ao Yi

    by Ao Yi

    If you are like me and love real time strategy games for PC, ten look no further. Empire: Total War is a great strategy game sure to keep you occupied More

  • Donald Burke

    by Donald Burke

    So I needed to find the best RTS games for PC and I found a forum which told me to download Empire: Total war. It fixed my problem 100%, I quit my job More

17.Age of Empires III

Paid: $39.99
Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios released in 2005. This is the third game in the Age of Empires series and the sequel to Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings released in 1999.

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  • Tiffany Wong

    by Tiffany Wong

    I like this game but it is very similiar to Age of Empires I and II. I wish they would come up with new themes to make this more challenging. It's fun More

  • Megan Lane

    by Megan Lane

    Ages of Empires III is an awesome bundle of adventure! The graphics and sound are amazing. You can spend hours crafting and improving your country.

  • Hannah Alvarado

    by Hannah Alvarado

    I've always been a fan of the Age of Empires series. Now they are available together for the first time. Real time strategy games fans will love creat More

18.Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Paid: $19.99
In Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is a strategy game developed by EA Los Angeles and was published by Electronic Arts. It follows a Soviet Union war for world domination as it goes back in time to give their allies the advantage it needs to win.

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  • Nicholas Cook

    by Nicholas Cook

    I'm a big fan of real-time strategy games for PC. I found Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, which has given me a fix for RTG gaming as well as satis More

  • Ryan Keller

    by Ryan Keller

    I love the graphics on this truly entertaining RTS game. I especially enjoy the co-operative and multiplayer modes. It is a top quality Real Time Stra More

  • by Ralph Sims

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is a great game. It has many different strategies that you could use and has a great story as well.

19.Age of Mythology: Extended Edition

Paid: $29.99
Choose your god and take to the battlefield in this classic gmae, upgraded with full Steamworks integration and enhanced features.

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  • Ralph White

    by Ralph White

    I was looking for a new RTS game to play for PC but this one didn't quite fit the bill. I hate to say it, but there are far better solutions to this p More

  • Amber Ramos

    by Amber Ramos

    Pretty fun, I don't know if I'd say it's the best, but it's good for a few hours in the afternoon. I like the upgrade options.

  • by Phillip Sanchez

    The Age of Mythology series owns its own corner of the RTS market in PC gaming. The extended edition is a must have and includes improved visuals.

20.Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition

Paid: $54.99

Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition is a strategy game developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA. It features the Roman wars in a very definitive manner as well as improved visual graphic arts.

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  • Keith Smith

    by Keith Smith

    My friends and I love to play RTS PC games. Recently, I was looking for a new game to play with my friends. A coworker of mine recommended "Total War: More

  • Margaret West

    by Margaret West

    This game is a lot of fun. It is sometimes slow to load between pages, but otherwise great. If you enjoy RTS games, you should get this one.

  • David Ávalos

    by David Ávalos

    Very fun RTS game. I usually have trouble finding unique games but I am satisfied with the overall quality of this game. It goes above and beyond with More

21.Empires: Dawn of the Modern World

Paid: $9.99
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World is a real-time strategy (RTS) game in which the player guides a civilization through five historical periods, from the Middle Ages to World War II.

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  • Tyler Castillo

    by Tyler Castillo

    I always check for new RTS games because I love finding new ones to play after I've finished one. I have come across one I think a lot of others will  More

  • Josefina Correa

    by Josefina Correa

    Empires: Dawn of the Modern World is a fun strategy game that takes you on adventures. It is fun to play for hours.

  • by Amit Nair

    This game has great reviews, so it looks like an interesting choice. It is definitely an RTS game that seems worth checking out.

22.Europa Universalis IV

Paid: $39.99
The fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.

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  • Amber Hicks

    by Amber Hicks

    I find he forth version of any game is good news and bad news. Obviously they're doing something right to keep getting paid. On the other hand, been t More

  • Olivia Sheng

    by Olivia Sheng

    Look at the reviews for this game and you will find so many who just love it. If you have a love of History, strategic games, and a flare for conqueri More

  • Bob Ma

    by Bob Ma

    Well after I got bored of playing horror games and Clash Royale I was really in the mood to find an RTS game for the PC, so like last time I want on s More

23.Warlords Battlecry III

Paid: $9.99
Warlords Battlecry III is a real-time strategy game and it has some elements of role-playing video game in that players can complete optional quests, as well as create a customized Hero character that can level up from battle to battle and equip unique and powerful items. The game was developed by Infinite Interactive and published in 2004 and it is the third installment in the Warlords Battlecry series.

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  • Joan Scott

    by Joan Scott

    Warlords Battlecry 3 is an amazing game, it allows you to play a multiplayer battle with all of your friends and acquaintances over the internet. This More

  • Daniel Antonio

    by Daniel Antonio

    The way this game was crafted reallly is so awesome. The RTS elements are really apparent. Beause I enjoy this so much, I even complete the side quest More

  • by Juan Santos

    This is an interesting suggestion however, the game is now out of date by 13 years. I highly recommend a more updated game such as Stellaris.

  • Lawrence Jensen

    by Lawrence Jensen

    Even though it's gotten a bit long in the tooth now, and the graphics aren't stunning by modern standards, the game play holds up. In fact, because it More

24.Commandos 2: Men of Courage

Paid: $4.99

Commandos 2 is a WW2 action strategy game well known for its excellent gameplay and open-ended missions. But beware: is super difficult!

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  • Tiffany Jimenez

    by Tiffany Jimenez

    Awesome graphics in this tactical strategy game for the PC. Can be played single or multi player also which is awesome.

  • Stephanie Chapman

    by Stephanie Chapman

    If you like RTS games based in WWII, you'll love this! I don't think I'll get bored anytime soon!

  • María de Lourdes Uribe

    by María de Lourdes Uribe

    I like these types of games. Granted, pc games don't have the greatest graphics but still going to try it out.

25.Northgard

Paid: $29.99
Northgard is a medieval strategy video game based on Norse mythology where users control a clan of Vikings striving to conquer a newly discovered continent. It was developed and published by Shiro Games and was released in 2018.

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  • Charles Rios

    by Charles Rios

    It can be difficult to find modern RTS games, but Northgard did an OK job helping me solve this problem. I liked that it had a someone unconventional  More

  • María Sandoval

    by María Sandoval

    Northgard is a great RTS game for PC. It is fun to play and the strategy of it makes it funner.

  • Janet Simmons

    by Janet Simmons

    Northgard is a compelling real-time strategy based game for PC. I like it because it is entertaining and teaches my kids about Norse mythology, while  More

26.Total War: ATTILA

Paid: $44.99

Total War: ATTILA is a historical strategy game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is a part of the Total War video game series. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Linux. 

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  • by Kenneth Hall

    After I got done playing Europa Universalis IV I was really eager to play another RTS game as I found it a whole lot of fun, and the solution to my pr More

  • Susan Rose

    by Susan Rose

    This game is the real deal where you have control over a vast army and have to control it. I found it a bit tricky in the beginning. But once you get  More

  • Lauren Mendoza

    by Lauren Mendoza

    Since there are a story and plot and is a strategy game then this will be perfect for the PC. This is a war game and that is a perfect solution for a  More

27.Hearts of Iron IV

Paid: $39.99
Hearts of Iron IV is a war strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. This game belongs to the Hearts of Iron series, where players have to take control of any nation in the world from 1936 to 1939 and lead them to victory.

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  • Ai Long

    by Ai Long

    I like Paradox's RTS games but Hearts of Iron IV definitely gets some mixed feelings from me. On the one hand I find it easier to get into the WWII se More

  • Jordan Jacobs

    by Jordan Jacobs

    Hearts of Iron IV is an interesting RTS game available on Steam. It is a bit pricey for my taste and due to the limited story line and predicted comba More

  • Brenda Marshall

    by Brenda Marshall

    This game is well suited for this category. The reviews are extremely favorable and there is a large about of downloads for the game. I feel that this More

28.Hearts of Iron III

Paid: $9.99

Hearts of Iron III is set during the 1936 -1948, guiding it through the World War II. You can take decisions that will affect the Army, production of resources, diplomacy, politics, and espionage. You can choose between the Axis, the Allies and the Comintern. 

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  • Patricia Morris

    by Patricia Morris

    This is a very engaging game with a realistic setting. I would recommend this game for any gamer who is serious about playing games.

  • Roy Anderson

    by Roy Anderson

    I feel this is a good solution. The game has addressed the problem and you can make plenty of decisions about the game. It has good reviews from pcwor More

29.Stronghold Crusader HD

Paid: $9.99
Stronghold Crusader HD is a medieval mixture of city building and real-time strategy game. The game throws you into historic battles and castle sieges from the Crusades with fiendish AI opponents. It was developed and published by FireFly Studios.

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  • Benjamin Williams

    by Benjamin Williams

    This looks pretty good, and if you're a fan of the old age of empires games, you should feel right at home. Medieval battles played out with strategy  More

  • Steven Scott

    by Steven Scott

    Stronghold Crusader is one of the best sequel RTS game available. I especially love the realistic battles from the crusade era. Being a history buff t More

  • Anika Rathore

    by Anika Rathore

    Fun game that is very addictive. Has great graphics and is very user friendly.

30.Stellaris

Paid: $39.99

Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core where you explore a vast galaxy full of wonder. It was developed by Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series. 

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  • Samuel Hernandez

    by Samuel Hernandez

    Stellaris is a bit of a newcomer into the scene. It hasn't been around that long but it has made quite the splash. I personally enjoyed the little tim More

  • Xiang Feng

    by Xiang Feng

    I played Stellaris a couple of days ago. I really liked the exploration and real time strategy elements of the game.

  • Dennis Salazar

    by Dennis Salazar

    Stellaris is a great spaced based RTS game on PC. The genre and strategy are second to none. Realistic graphics are top notch. I endorse!

31.Dota 2

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Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online strategic action battle arena game developed and published by Valve in 2013. It has a pool of more than a hundred heroes that all ten players of a match can pick for free.

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  • Debra Hernandez

    by Debra Hernandez

    While many will argue with me that Dota 2 is actually the best RTS game, I stand my ground that it's not the best. This may have been the best a decad More

  • Michelle Robinson

    by Michelle Robinson

    RTS is all I play, and Dota is the game that started them all. I was looking for an RTS I could play on the PC and this is as good as it gets. Can't b More

  • Carl Arnold

    by Carl Arnold

    This is a great game. It is great for beginners as well as the more advanced players. I will be playing this a lot, I think!!!

32.OpenRA

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OpenRA is an Open Source, Cross-Platform reimplementation of Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

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  • Stephen Stone

    by Stephen Stone

    I come from a background of enjoying games like Command and Conquer, and Starcraft. I have played my fair share of RTS games. OpenRA takes the base of More

  • Craig Beck

    by Craig Beck

    I am a RTS. From the original Dune to Starcraft 2 I have played them all. OpenRA uses the C@C engine and does a great job bringing the classic back fo More

  • by George Soto

    I love open source games, and OpenRA is one of the best projects in my opinion. It has a fantastic community behind it, and it is so fun. Everyone joi More

33.Europa Universalis III

Paid: $14.99

Europa Universalis III is a grand strategy computer game by Paradox Developmental Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. Players can choose from 313 nations to play, and the game has significant differences from Europa Universalis II.

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  • Philip Jacobs

    by Philip Jacobs

    Europa Universalis III is huge in scope, being able to play *tons* of different countries and through a large period of time. A must play for anyone r More

  • by Marco Antonio Bernal

    What a great RTS game!! I just found where all of my extra time will be going for some time to come...without a doubt!!

  • Larry Fuller

    by Larry Fuller

    Europa Universalis III is a perfect RTS game to kill time on my PC. I can wage and rewage Napoleonic era battles using my strategy.

34.Rise of Nations

Paid: $19.99
Rise of Nations is a strategy video game developed by Big Huge Games and SkyBox Labs. It features single-player and multi-player game modes. This video game has taken concepts from other turn-based strategy games. 

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  • Jeffrey Jackson

    by Jeffrey Jackson

    Rise of Nations has been around for a while, and the new integration with Twitch is an absolute genius move. That being said, it's not really for me.  More

  • Harry Chapman

    by Harry Chapman

    Rise of Nations is an incredible experience. This extended experience offers even more adventure and strategic play. I wholeheartedly enjoyed this.

  • Joe George

    by Joe George

    Gotta say that spanning all of history gives you a lot to work with in this outstandingly rated game. Some real nice tweeks with Twitch streaming and  More

35.World in Conflict

Paid: $9.99
World in Conflict is the action strategy game where players defend their country, their hometown, and their families in the face of Soviet-led World War III, delivering an epic struggle of courage and retribution. You are a field commander leading the era's most powerful military machines in the heroic effort to turn back the invasion…one city and suburb at a time.

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  • Anthony Morales

    by Anthony Morales

    I had fun playing World in Conflict! Have you ever wondered what it would be like if two super powers collided? That's this game. Fast-paced action, l More

  • by Bobby Alexander

    Real time strategy games aren't hard to come by right now, with the market being saturated with all types of content. However, "World in Conflict" is  More

  • by Gregory Reynolds

    I've loved RTS games ever since I played Starcraft as a kid. I also like new settings, and World in Conflict is an RTS with a different setting and st More

36.League of Legends

Free download

League of Legends is a real-time strategy multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Riot Games and was first released on October 27, 2009.

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  • Barbara Smith

    by Barbara Smith

    As a gamer this game is a bit slow. The graphics are not outstanding for my taste. With all of the games out there i would probably choose something e More

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    by Umut KAYI null

    its not rts its moba

  • Margaret Hansen

    by Margaret Hansen

    This game is alot of fun. I have played this before and really enjoyed it.

37.Men of War: Assault Squad 2

Paid: $29.99

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a real-time tactics/strategy game set in World War II. The game features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions. It was developed by Digitalmindsoft and published by 1C Company.

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  • Joseph May

    by Joseph May

    In order to find RTS games for PC, I would check out Men of War: Assault Squad 2. The strategy game has an awesome setting, taking place in World War  More

  • Edward Tran

    by Edward Tran

    Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a wonderful RTS which reminds me of StarCraft 2. A really great game i would recommend to anyone interested in World Wa More

  • Carol Olson

    by Carol Olson

    It is pretty average. In general entertaining for the style of play.

38.Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Paid: $19.99
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is a fast-paced and action-oriented real-time strategy (RTS) game based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It has a sequel named Dawn of War III which was released in April 2017.

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  • Teresa Reid

    by Teresa Reid

    I love video games and found an RTS game I really like for the PC. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II was recommended to me by my boyfriend since he lov More

  • Andrea Kelley

    by Andrea Kelley

    Warhammer is a fantastic RTS game option that runs on Windows. The game is not too expensive, and provides entertainment of epic proportions for the o More

  • Ann Howard

    by Ann Howard

    You will love this game. It is action packed and RTS. You will fight battles as you go through your chosen levels

39.Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Paid: $29.99

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is a real-time strategy video game, which is an adaptation of the miniature wargame Battlefleet Gothic. An upcoming sequel titled Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is scheduled for release in 2019. 

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  • Andy Gu

    by Andy Gu

    RTS games have always been my favorite, but they aren't super popular anymore. I came by Battlefleet on steam, and even though I just began playing it More

  • James Stevens

    by James Stevens

    This was the funnest game I've ever played. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is so entertaining, that I recommend it to anybody.

  • Benito Quiroz

    by Benito Quiroz

    This is a good game for this type of category. It has some add ons and is reasonably priced. Also being hosted on steam is a plus.

40.Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Paid: $39.99
Sins of a Solar Empire is a science fiction RTS computer game that takes place in the distant future, where players have to conquer star systems using the military, economic and diplomatic means. It was published by Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment.

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  • Richard Gonzalez

    by Richard Gonzalez

    I like how you get to track your progress in this game, and that any small decision you make will impact the outcome of the game. Such cool RTS pc game indeed!

41.AI War: Fleet Command

Paid: $9.99
AI War: Fleet Command is a strategy game developed by Arcen Games LLC where players can go up to against two AI enemies. The game is a blend of the traditional tower defense games and the traditional RTS genre.

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  • Gregory Simpson

    by Gregory Simpson

    This game is currently on Steam and holds a rating of very positive. The game seems fun to play, but has been out for several years and has less than  More

  • Heather Perry

    by Heather Perry

    This is one of the most fun real time strategy games I've ever played. Cannot recommend it enough.

  • Henry Ortega

    by Henry Ortega

    Play with up to 8 friends for even more excitement. Should be action packed and hours of fun.

42.Command & Conquer: Red Alert

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy video game and is the second game of the Command & Conquer title. It takes place in the alternate early history of Command & Conquer when Allied Forces battle the aggressive Soviet Union.

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    43.Halo: Spartan Assault

    Paid: $2.99

    Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down shooter game developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games. It features 30 action levels and weekly challenge and commands many of your favorite Halo weapons, vehicles, and armor abilities. 

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    • Thomas Cox

      by Thomas Cox

      I suffer from the occasional seizure so certain video games turn me into a drooling mess, mostly FPS type games. Halo: Spartan Assault is different, i More

    • Wayne Davidson

      by Wayne Davidson

      Halo: Spartan Assault is a game for fans of halo who are tired of the shooty bang bang and want to put on their thinking caps

    • Sharon Hudson

      by Sharon Hudson

      It is a decent rendition of this game series, but very pared down, basic: Simple maps, simple enemies, simple weapons, etc. If you have a game console More

    • Cheryl Woods

      by Cheryl Woods

      Don't get me wrong, I love Halo, and I love a good rts. And I'm glad I can play this on PC. But this is just not enough the right play style for me. T More

    44.Grey Goo

    Paid: $29.99

    Grey Goo is an RTS game published by Grey Box Software and developed by Petroglyph. The game combines classic strategy mechanics and a balanced combat system with an emphasis on large-scale decision-making.

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    • Patrick Alvarado

      by Patrick Alvarado

      Grey Goo is a real time strategy game available on Steam for PC. The player controls a large scale setting called Ecosystem 9 which he must guide to s More

    • Joyce Willis

      by Joyce Willis

      Awesome strategy and combat game with great graphics for the PC. Its all in real time and active.

    45.They Are Billions

    Paid: $24.99

    They Are Billions is a zombie strategic survival game developed and published by Numantian Games. Your mision is build and protect colonies and survive against the zombie horde's attacks.

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    • Adam Mason

      by Adam Mason

      For a zombie game this one's indeed tactical. RTS games rarely impresses me yet this game is an exception!

    46.Zero K

    Free download

    Zero K is a free open-source real-time strategy video game developed and published by Zero-K Team, which originally based on Total Annihilation. It has different player mode from single player, multiplayer to online Co-op. 

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      47.Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour

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      Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour is the expansion pack for the 2003 video game Command & Conquer: Generals. It adds and a new mode of play called Generals' Challenge, along with a lot more changes and new features.

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        48.Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge

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        Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge is a real-time strategy game and is an expansion pack to Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. It was released in North America on October 10, 2001 and is centered on an ex-Soviet figure named Yuri who has established a secret army of his own.

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          49.Battlestations: Midway

          Paid: $6.99

          Battlestations: Midway is a real-time tactics video game developed by Eidos Hungary in 2007. This action game was part of Battlestations series and published by Eidos Interactive, Feral Interactive, and Square Enix Co, Ltd. 

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          • Janet Stone

            by Janet Stone

            In my opinion Battlestations Midway is the best RTS game out right now and if it's not ranked number one then it should be. This game combines action with strategy and defeat. It's basically a game where you find the most strategic move to take down  More

          50.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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          The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King based on the epic final chapter of the highly-acclaimed The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Developed using the same digital assets as the films, The Return of the King re-creates in stunning detail the final events of the War of the Ring.

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          • Crystal Myers

            by Crystal Myers

            I must agree the graphics of this game are quite amazing! LOTR's my childhood fave classic movie of all time and I still do. Now htat with this game I'm relieving this timeless classic!

          51.The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth

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          The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth puts you in command of a real-time, open world. Control the legendary heroes, massive armies, and epic campaigns of Middle-earth in over 25 missions based on all three films of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

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          • Theresa Perry

            by Theresa Perry

            More LOTR games like this please! This one's just too awesome! Best RTS PC game for my own computer

          52.OTTTD

          Paid: $3.99

          Lock, load and let the gibs fly in OTTTD, a Tower Defence/RTS game with RPG elements that pits you against some of the weirdest creatures in the multiverse. 

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          • Chirag Malhotra

            by Chirag Malhotra

            This has grpahics thats easy to navigate and to understand. So I like playing this on my PC

          53.Valkyria Chronicles 4

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          Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactic-based RPG game by Sega. It is a game which serves as a parallel and alternate to the original Valkyria Chronicles and follows a different set of characters. It will be released worldwide in Fall 2018.

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          • Christian Wallace

            by Christian Wallace

            I found this game listed among the list of the best pc RTS game so I tried playing this game and got hooked to it.

          54.Valkyria Chronicles

          Paid: $19.99 Check price

          Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game in which the player uses a unique turn-based battle system called Blitz (Battle of Live Tactical Zones). The game is set in Europa, a fictional region loosely based on Europe.

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            55.Halo Wars 2

            Paid: $59.99
            Halo Wars 2 comes with the best real-time strategy set in the universe of Halo, the franchise game of Xbox One. You can rule the forces of the Spartans or of the Warthogs in a large battlefield to test your forces against your enemy.


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            • Sean Gomez

              by Sean Gomez

              I ABSOLUTELY LOVE PLAYING THIS GAME WITH MY FRIENDS! SO TACTICAL AND ENJOYABLE!

            56.Crusader Kings 2

            Paid: $39.99

            Crusader Kings II is a strategy game set in the Middle Ages where players control a medieval dynasty. The game is a dynasty simulator that with some DLCs sets you in the Middle Age from 782 to 1456.

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            • Jaime Vázquez

              by Jaime Vázquez

              I really like games where I get to build my own empire and dynasties such as Crusader Kings 2. I like how this game is kinda consistent with history.

            57.Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

            Paid: $39.99 Check price
            Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. The player will have to face battle against conspiracy and rebellion, and recruit specialists, spies and assassins.

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            • Willie Brewer

              by Willie Brewer

              Cool game to play with a friend who advises me on what I can do!

            58.Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

            Paid: $35 Check price

            Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is the sequel to Red Alert. In it, players are in charge of the United States or the Soviet Union, and either way you have to achieve total world domination. It has an over-the-top army and building design, as well as mind-blowing characters and levels.

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            • Billy Black

              by Billy Black

              This is an interesting concept for a game. I usually place as USSR, because I like being the villain haha. It has a big choice for characters and levels, lots of hours of gameplay. Really enjoyable.

            59.Command & Conquer: Generals

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            Command & Conquer: Generals is a real-time strategy video game and is part of the Command & Conquer series. It was released for t Windows and Mac OS in 2003 and 2004. The game utilizes SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine).

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              60.Total War: Arena

              Free download

              Total War: Arena is a multiplayer real-time tactics game which you can play online for free. Take part in epic battles, work with allies to master the battlefield and rewrite the history of the greatest commanders of the ancient world.

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              • Ralph Powell

                by Ralph Powell

                Only few RTS games which can really hook me into playing and this one's one of it. Can't get enough how this manages to get me mindblown everyytime I attempt a move.

              61.VEGA Conflict

              with in-app purchases
              VEGA Conflict is a free-to-play space MMO video game wherein players must stake their claim, command their fleets, and conquer the void. Through this, players can come together to take back the galaxy from the VEGA Federation.

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              • Christina Rodriguez

                by Christina Rodriguez

                I must say what a cool conquering RTS game to start the weekend with friends!

              WHAT'S THE MEANING?

              Real-Time Strategy, also known as RTS, is a sub-genre of video games that heavily depends on calculated decision-making. Players of real-time strategy games are require to think and act quickly. In RTS, time is of the essence. Moreover, it require players to simultaneously gather resources and then manage them to build units and buildings to secure areas of the game map and/or destroy their opponents' base.

              DID YOU KNOW?

              Did you know that playing StarCraft actually makes you smarter? Yes, you read that right. Considered to be one of the best RTS games for PC, StarCraft is a good avenue to enhance your cognitive flexibility. This claim is supported by the study conducted by researchers at Queen Mary University and University College London. The study reveals that real-time strategy games have greatly improved the ability of the students to think on the fly as opposed to turn-based strategy games. Parents are generally bothered by the fact that you, their children, are getting addicted to these games. So the next time you get scolded by them, tell them that they are just more than video games. PC RTS games train you to self-analyze. This aspect teaches you to treasure all your turns and make more tactical moves to utilize your turn because every turn is unique. What's even cooler is that real-time strategy games improve your decision-making skills. Just like every turn, every game is a new experience for learning new techniques. So to all the newbies, do not ever hesitate to ask for some advice from the pro players. You can even visit some gaming news websites to gain more insights. With all the benefits of RTS games, always bear in mind to enjoy everything in moderation.

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