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Best rts games on steam

1.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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  • Howard Peters

    by Howard Peters

    Age of Empires II reinvigorates the classic game I know and love. Playing it on my widescreen monitor in full HD, diving right into the nostalgia and  More

  • Benjamin Thomas

    by Benjamin Thomas

    For a medieval game this is pretty rad it can make you seat on the edge of your seat with the suspense of whether your preparation is enough to ein or More

  • Keith Jordan

    by Keith Jordan

    Age of Empires 2 was one of the best real time strategy games I have ever played when I was growing up. This wonderfully engaging strategy epic has be More

  • Christine Hoffman

    by Christine Hoffman

    Now this game is great. I have played this before and loved it. It's a very well-known and popular game throughout the community. The fact it's been u More

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    by Pablo Seefoo null

    An absolute classic. My favourite by far in the Age of Empires series. Age of Empires I was great, but the second instalment really consolidated the s More

2.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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  • Cheryl Cook

    by Cheryl Cook

    IMO this is one of the best RTS games on Steam due to its unique feel to it. Maybe its just me but MOST fo the RTS games I see are about swords and sh More

  • Scott Day

    by Scott Day

    This game still features one of the best World War 2 strategical tactics in real time. It simply makes you feel like a real general and lets you play  More

  • Andy Wang

    by Andy Wang

    Company of heroes is a masterful example of how Detail and polish on even the smallest of elements can marry Gameplay and theme to create something th More

  • Jeremy Stone

    by Jeremy Stone

    Great game, steam always showing great ability to help his players

  • Barbara Ellis

    by Barbara Ellis

    Oh my goodness this game is awesome. I wanted a RTS game, and this hit the jackpot. This is a great war game with amazing graphics and realistic gamep More

3.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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  • Sean Elliott

    by Sean Elliott

    This would be a good RTS game on Steam for someone that wants a game with both single and multi-player options. It also has a Metacritic score of 80,  More

  • Carlos Padilla

    by Carlos Padilla

    The sequel gave justice to the first one and I think that if they continue to franchise this game it will only get better. Maybe soon it'll be on VR a More

  • by Barbara Stanley

    This is a really great strategy game for anyone interested in WWII games or RTS games in general. It is a very well made game that is challenging and  More

  • by Jason Simmons

    Company of Heroes is a solid RTS, easily gotten on Steam. Anyone that likes RTS games and likes history and war games should go try this out- you wont More

4.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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  • William Deng

    by William Deng

    u can never go wrong with total war games. as a huge fan of the ways of the bushido shogun 2 totally got me hooked to the game from steam. it isnt a n More

  • Frank Jones

    by Frank Jones

    RTS or real-time strategy is a sub-genre of strategy video game which does not progress incrementally in turns. According to its Steam page, "Total Wa More

  • Joseph Montgomery

    by Joseph Montgomery

    One of the best war game I've seen and it can make you feel like a Samurai on the battle frields leading an army of honro-bound people into their glor More

  • Grace Hopkins

    by Grace Hopkins

    This solution seems to be very good for the problem at hand. This game is one of the highest rated RTS game on steam.

  • Diane Murray

    by Diane Murray

    This game has a little bit RTS aspect built into it. It also has turn based strategy as well. So if you are looking for a bit of variety in your game  More

  • Janice Greene

    by Janice Greene

    Shogun 2 is one of the funnest games when I like to feel like I'm back in Japan! It's got all the gore and war that you could want!

5.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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  • Gabriel Mercado

    by Gabriel Mercado

    Any Square Enix game for me autogets a 5 start perfect rating for me. This game totally set the bar for me when it comes to RTS games. even the ground More

  • by Mariana Barajas

    If you are looking for a great game in the real time strategy category I recommend supreme commander. This game is a little complicated but once you u More

  • Julia Mata

    by Julia Mata

    This is a really great advance strategic game which brings in new items on the gaming board. It features a great environment and chance to play with t More

  • Jason Cooper

    by Jason Cooper

    this is a fun looking strategy game on steam. can't wait to play it

  • Rishika Bose

    by Rishika Bose

    Supreme Commander is another fun strategy game on Steam. It is Sci-Fi action where you can go around building and confronting other people.

6.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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  • Jerry Mendoza

    by Jerry Mendoza

    Age of Empires is the king of RTS games. They defined the genre with AoE II and continued to do so with AoE III. It has some of the same feels as the  More

  • James Murray

    by James Murray

    This is a sequel to one of the best medieval games ever made. It provides a realistic over view of what war would look like had we been in it as well  More

  • Jose Cunningham

    by Jose Cunningham

    Perhaps one of the most popular RTS titles of its genre, Age of Empires III offers an RTS game like no other. It takes place near the open seas with m More

7.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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  • Rose Harper

    by Rose Harper

    Huge fan of real time strat games here, but not a good player unfortunately. Good thing for me that it lets you spectate matches so i learned a lot. N More

  •  Carlos Alberto Bautista

    by Carlos Alberto Bautista

    Putting down dozens of troops to storm over a Homeworld is one of my greatest joys in life. The scale of the fights in this game is insane. Orbital sl More

  • Kathy Gomez

    by Kathy Gomez

    This provided a starwars like strategy game and made me feel what it would be like if star wars became a RTS type of game.

  • by Olivia Hudson

    This game does seem like a good fit for what I'm looking for. It's on steam and I think does fit the style of game I want so good solution.

  • Jacob Perry

    by Jacob Perry

    This takes RTS to a different level. You aren't merely building a castle or a city this time; you can go for solar systems. There also appear to be a  More

8.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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  • Christopher Fowler

    by Christopher Fowler

    For an RTS game, this one has a bit of a different feel. If you are familiar with other games, it may seem odd at first, and difficult to deal with, b More

  • Sai Chavan

    by Sai Chavan

    This is like Star trek it brough back my memories of space encounters as well as the ever growing dream of space travel and interaction!!! NERD MODE H More

  • Teresa Reynolds

    by Teresa Reynolds

    Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is a real time strategy game on Steam. You control armies in combat and travel through several maps trying to bea More

  • by Lisa Peterson

    I really love real time strategy games. This is probably one of my favorites. It is one if the coolest games in this genre I have seen. I think everyo More

9.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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  • by Anna Woods

    Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 fills the requirements for a more futuristic RTS. Personally, I'm not very interested in futuristic games, but the ga More

  • Albert Hart

    by Albert Hart

    This is a classic game that will never fade. Ive been playing this since HS and I would love to comment that nothing could really shake my love for th More

  • Wayne Robinson

    by Wayne Robinson

    If you are looking for a good strategy game to play with your friends you can't go wrong with this classic. Experience the series that practically inv More

  • Leo Huang

    by Leo Huang

    Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 is another game from the C&C series. It is extremely well received and a popular (yet older) RTS title that many More

10.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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  • Ashley Fields

    by Ashley Fields

    Stronghold Crusader HD is a more heavily positive reviewed RTS. The game takes place in medieval ages, and I can chose which side to be on! Whether I  More

  • Elizabeth Nichols

    by Elizabeth Nichols

    The Stronghold Crusader game itself is solid, but the version on Steam? A mess from when I've used it. Flickering with no fixes despite many reporting More

  • by Emma Torres

    Stonghold Crusade is an excellent solution. It is highly regarded and on the steam platform. Excellent solution.

  • Jerry Martinez

    by Jerry Martinez

    Movie sequels often disappoint me. Same for games. But I must say this one defies that expectation. The Steam ratings for this "update" are outstandin More

11.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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  • by Beverly Perkins

    If you like history and you like gaming, this is the game for you. The graphics are surprisingly good, and the turn-based strategy style is similar to More

  • Christopher Mason

    by Christopher Mason

    This makes me feel like im caesar or Henry it makes you filled with such power and very strategic approach like you have the best army in the whole wo More

  • Jesse Butler

    by Jesse Butler

    This is by far my favorite RTS game on Steam. The turn based and real time tactics are incredible and I highly recommend.

  • Emily Hansen

    by Emily Hansen

    I've been playing the Total War games since I was a kid, and this is bar far my favorite version. If you like this, I also recommend Shogun: Total War More

12.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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  • Albert Scott

    by Albert Scott

    Total War: Warhammer is the best game in the Total War series yet. It's definitely my favorite in terms of setting and replayability. If you're at all More

  • Raymond Franklin

    by Raymond Franklin

    This is a decent look fantasy game, but I was hoping for something more science fiction based. The graphics look pretty intensive. My computer is a po More

  • by Craig Jackson

    The graphics are amazing on this game. It takes a little to get used to the format and the controls but I find this game to be fun. I would give it an More

13.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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  • Raymond Hawkins

    by Raymond Hawkins

    The release date of this game, 2015, is considered to be very early in the gaming. I have not played this game before but it looks decent enough. Real More

  • by Christine Cunningham

    Really enjoyed this game, plenty of single player missions so you dont have to co-op if you dont ant to. Graphics and story-line and very well thought More

  • Victoria Delgado

    by Victoria Delgado

    Awesome space strategy game in real time on Steam/ PC get ready to play. Great graphics and audio too

14.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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  • Wayne Wallace

    by Wayne Wallace

    Empire: Total War is another real time strategy game offered on the Steam platform. The war strategy game has great graphics and gameplay with single  More

  • Sandra Watson

    by Sandra Watson

    Usually I'm not 1 for war and violence, but Empire: Total War gives me real-time strategy against my opponent when gaming. I like the sense of power I More

  • Catherine Hicks

    by Catherine Hicks

    This is a great game. Graphics are good and play is interesting.

15.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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  • Heather Ramos

    by Heather Ramos

    If you're looking for a stellar RTS look no further! Warhammer 40k Dawn of War II is the RTS to end the search for all RTS. I'm not kidding, this is t More

  • by Doris Nichols

    Dawn of War is a great classic game that just keeps getting better. It has been a staple in our video game reliables for years. It's a game that you c More

  • by Mary Wallace

    I believe this game is a perfect solution. It has absolutely amazing graphics and a fantastic story line. Very happy to see this game address this pro More

16.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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  • by Reyna Márquez

    Is Real Time Strategy your thing? Need a new game? Then head on over to your Steam account and give Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition a try! Create More

  • Adam Boyd

    by Adam Boyd

    I'm not sure if the solution is a good one for the topic. The solution is a turn-based strategy game, but it doesn't state anywhere that it is a real  More

  • Madison Harper

    by Madison Harper

    This game has a bit of both real time strategy and turn based strategy. I think it has just enough to satisfy any person wanting to play rts games. Th More

17.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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  • Rishika Dasgupta

    by Rishika Dasgupta

    Very well designed game and excellent all around if you like realistic experiences in your games, and war, of course. It's also a WW2 game, so if you' More

  • by Jesse Tucker

    This is a fun game. I love strategy games like this and so do my friends.

  • Kyle Wagner

    by Kyle Wagner

    The realistic gun game is something I have been waiting for. Between the sniping capabilities, the armored vehicles, and multiplayer gameplay, one cou More

18.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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  • Dorothy Gibson

    by Dorothy Gibson

    I love playing games on Steam and was looking for a new RTS game. I found Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Wow, what a great game! It takes place in More

  • Betty Alexander

    by Betty Alexander

    I tried Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion because I wanted to find a new RTS game to play. It's a high quality RT4X game with a lot of history and sto More

  • Donna Harrison

    by Donna Harrison

    Good graphics, it is a good game over all although the graphics are a bit dated, they are squared.

19.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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  • Ethan Fernandez

    by Ethan Fernandez

    In order to find RTS games on Steam, I would recommend looking at Hearts of Iron IV. Hearts of Iron IV is available on a wide variety of operating sys More

  • Christian Allen

    by Christian Allen

    I had a ton of fun playing Hearts of Iron IV. It felt like I was in the middle of World War II.

  • Jose Fuller

    by Jose Fuller

    I thought I would enjoy this game as I like RTS and the WWII setting seemed promising, but I wouldn't say this game is worth it. I tend to play single More

20.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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  • Frances Webb

    by Frances Webb

    Being a gamer I have played my fair share of PC games. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is a solid game. I love being able to customize my ships including p More

  • Ruth Carter

    by Ruth Carter

    This solution was very appropriate. I'm guessing that the problem was more of a request for what good games there Re on Steam. The link brought me to  More

  • by Eugene Hunter

    In order to find RTS games on Steam, I would look into Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada has over 2,000 reviews that are mostly p More

  • Sara Rose

    by Sara Rose

    Being a gamer I have played my fair share of PC games. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is a solid game. I love being able to customize my ships including p More

21.Anno 2070

Paid: $19.99

Anno 2070 is a strategy and simulation building game developed by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft. It features a world in a new setting, a utopia-like with calamities from the ocean affecting the cities near the ocean.

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  • Kathryn Lynch

    by Kathryn Lynch

    Although this game is built of off a popular game, this version has really terrible reviews. There were a lot of people who mentioned that the game do More

  • Samantha Washington

    by Samantha Washington

    Might be a good game but lots of issues getting it to play correctly ruins the fun. Could very well be a great game if they can get through the softwa More

  • by Jason Brooks

    This is a great RTS game. I have really enjoyed playing it and hope more people will get on board!!

22.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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  • Craig Wallace

    by Craig Wallace

    Europa Universalis III is a strategy game that lets players choose the historical time period in which they play. You can choose to start in any year  More

  • Craig Daniels

    by Craig Daniels

    I found the RTS game Europa Universalis III and it allowed me to choose a nation and implement a strategy. I was able to choose from many different na More

  • Johnny Ward

    by Johnny Ward

    Great game that is a lot of fun. I have sunk hours into it and only want to play more.

23.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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  • Joyce Jimenez

    by Joyce Jimenez

    I was looking for games on steam. I found based on ratings Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. It has been a blast playing this game, i love it.

  • Benjamin Adams

    by Benjamin Adams

    This is one of the best RTS games. I was able to add it to my Steam library with ease. Lots of fun.

  • Yolanda Olivares

    by Yolanda Olivares

    If you're looking for war and explosion, this game is a good one. I like the futuristic approach to it.

  • by Cheryl Fernandez

    I did not like this game. The instructions were hard to follow and the graphics weren't great.

24.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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  • by Nathan Owens

    While searching for the best RTS games on Steam, I got a game called, "Grey Goo". When I started playing the game the first thing I noticed was that t More

  • Craig Cooper

    by Craig Cooper

    Grey Goo is a game which should fascinate and engage you to the very end. For strategy lovers, this game fits all the bills. For those who love good g More

  • Robert Powell

    by Robert Powell

    A real time strategy game which takes place on Ecosystem 9. In single player format, the player can choose to be a human, a beta or a goo. The player  More

  • Dylan Ryan

    by Dylan Ryan

    Grey Goo is a fantastic RTS game available on Steam, about fighting aliens, in both single player and multiplayer modes. Its deep storyline is sure to More

25.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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  • Juan Sullivan

    by Juan Sullivan

    The link for this game is solid and currently a "Mostly Positive" rating on Steam. The game seems like a good fit for a best of game and a good expans More

  • by Alice Nelson

    Total War: ATTILA is beautiful. I was completely immersed in the game play and loved the story line.

  • Lisa Rivera

    by Lisa Rivera

    This is a decent RTS type game but I don't really like it. The setting isn't exactly to my taste.

26.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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  • Frances Ryan

    by Frances Ryan

    Northgard is a great strategy game based on Norse mythology. If you like Vikings and this type of concept I highly recommend this game to anyone who l More

  • Joe Morris

    by Joe Morris

    I think I would like this game. That being said, based on the very positive reviews, I would say that this is an excellent suggestion.

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    by Antony Melvin null

    Great graphics & subtly different when every person counts, your people can starve to death & when you have an army of 10 you are special!

  • by Tammy Tran

    Northgardis a fun mythology strategy game. You can play on Steam and enjoy hours of entertainment.

27.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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  • Pablo Rodríguez

    by Pablo Rodríguez

    There are hundreds of RTS games on the market but only one Europa Universalis IV. A huge world building and world managing game, Europa Universalis IV More

  • Paul Ray

    by Paul Ray

    A great game with a robust offering of content, you cannot really go wrong when it comes to Europa games, they are universally held to a high standard More

  • Bryan Cole

    by Bryan Cole

    Love this game so far, you can do so much more than you could in previous version. I find the time flying really fast when playing this. I am surprise More

28.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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  • Christine Ryan

    by Christine Ryan

    Age of Mythology: Extended Edition is a RTS game on Steam. It had such high reviews that I went in thinking I was about to experience ultimate greatne More

  • Crystal Williamson

    by Crystal Williamson

    I wanted RTS games on Steam. I found Age of Mythology: Extended Edition. It has been a very engrossing game and I recommend it.

29.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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  • Robert Stone

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    This game is hard, but in a good way. I felt like I was constantly being knocked on my ass while playing it but the sheer amount of difficulty I overc More

  • Donna Contreras

    by Donna Contreras

    This is an awesome game. Great graphics and the storyline is really well done.

  • Roger Dunn

    by Roger Dunn

    AI War: Fleet Command is another great real time strategy game offered on the Steam platform. Play by yourself or multiplayer. Both the graphics and g More

30.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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  • Sara Flores

    by Sara Flores

    Rise of Nations is a realistic real time strategy game that will always keep you interested and focused. the graphics are very realistic and you can f More

  • Margaret Little

    by Margaret Little

    I like the diversity of the different types of cities on this game. This game also seems to have a good base of players, so I can always find someone  More

  • Celia Suárez

    by Celia Suárez

    If you love RTS games then you're gonna love Rise of nations. The extended edition available on steam spans all histories and is a pleasure to play. T More

31.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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  • Ashley Peterson

    by Ashley Peterson

    This game was particularly enjoyable for me, someone who enjoys strategizing and military history. I found it to be quite historically accurate and it More

  • Kathy Kelly

    by Kathy Kelly

    Commandos is a real time strategy game with open ended missions. It's set in World War II and is known for its excellent gameplay.

  • Shirley Jordan

    by Shirley Jordan

    Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a fun real time strategy game when you have almost endless missions. The game is difficult but that is what makes it fu More

32.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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  • Benito Estrada

    by Benito Estrada

    Hearts of Iron III is by Paradox Interactive that takes place during World War 2. This is a great RTS game that many players including myself have enj More

  • by William Alexander

    Hearts of Iron is a fantastic real time strategy game. It's set in WWII, which makes it incredibly interesting. The UI has a lot to offer.

  • Kathy Lee

    by Kathy Lee

    My friend and I got really into RTS games and was looking on Steam for a perfect one. While, I wanted something that was site in WW2, my friend wanted More

33.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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  • Barbara Little

    by Barbara Little

    Stellaris is like Europa Universalis in space not because they are exactly alike but because the both draw you into the story. When I put away my empi More

  • Raquel de los Santos

    by Raquel de los Santos

    I bought Stellaris two weeks ago when I was on vacation, and needed something to do. Stellaris has provided me with an insanely good RTS experience on More

  • Betty Hansen

    by Betty Hansen

    This is an incredibly fun game! It can be a little complex at first while you're figuring out the exploration and menus and such, but once you get the More

  • Sandra Ramirez

    by Sandra Ramirez

    Stellaris is a strategy game based in outer space. This game has cutting edge graphics that makes it seem the game feel very realistic. Exploring the  More

34.Rymdkapsel

Paid: $7.99
In this minimalist real-time strategy game you will be in charge of a space station and its minions. Plan your expansion wisely and manage all your resources to explore the universe and all the planets it contains. 

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  • James Medina

    by James Medina

    If you are a fan of space games and you like to use your mind to create complex strategies, then I HIGHLY recommend rymdkapsel!! This game provides my More

  • by Bobby Simpson

    I love playing RTS games of all sorts. Rymdkapsel has a weird name but it's another great RTS that I have enjoyed immensely. You take control of a spa More

35.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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  • Edward Cooper

    by Edward Cooper

    I was looking for a good RTS game on Steam, and unfortunately Halo:Spartan Assault wasn't it. At first glance, it looks like an RTS, with it's top dow More

  • Arthur Johnson

    by Arthur Johnson

    Halo: Spartan Assault is a pretty nifty rts game if you're a fan of halo but want more this game is for you

  • Frances Long

    by Frances Long

    I love me some RTS games, but I have no idea why this one is listed as such. Hello devs, it's a shooter? Top down shooter in fact. Who listed this as  More

36.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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  • Alfonso Lugo

    by Alfonso Lugo

    Steam is the gold standard for PC gaming, and with more and more gamers looking for that perfect RTS game, providers need to be able to offer such games, in secure and reliable environments. DOTA 2 is one of the most fun games I have ever played and  More

37.Call to Arms

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Call to Arms is a real-time tactic and strategy video game by German developer company Digitalmindsoft released on April 27, 2018, which is said to be the successor to the Men of War series.

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  • MR. PHILLIPS

    by MR. PHILLIPS

    GREAT GAME SURPRISE ITS NOT ON THIS LIST . SORRY BOUT THE CAPS HAVE BEEN PLAYING THIS GAME FOR MONTHS TIME FOR A NEW KEYBOARD LOL

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Real-Time Strategy games, or RTS games, are games that 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. The term was coined by game producer Brett Sperry in the 1990s when he used it to describe and promote the game Dune II.

DID YOU KNOW?

Westwood Studios' Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty opened the door for the modern real-time strategy games after it was released by Virgin Games in December 1992 and became a critical success. It is a game based on the 1984 movie Dune,  which was in turn based on Frank Herbert's futuristic science fiction book of the same name. It is a game where players must choose one of the three houses in the game and use that house to dominate the game map by beating the other two houses. Upon its release, it was lauded for its superior sound and graphics, along with its easy-to-use controls and gameplay. It was awarded the Game of the Month of September by Amiga User International in 1993 and was rated 92% out of 100% by game reviewer Electronic Games before receiving the Strategy Game of the Year award of 1993 by Computer Gaming World. Because of its success in the market, it was followed by numerous RTS games, some of which enjoyed financial success too, like Electronic Arts' Total Annihilation, StarCraft and Westwood's own series, the Command and Conquer series.    

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