Top Ten Best RTS Games

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41 Planetary Annihilation

Isn't even out yet, and it's already my favorite game.
If it delivers on even half of it's promises, it will be the best RTS ever.

Having followed it on Kickstarter, and read all I can come across on the subject, I can say that I have the deepest faith in these industry veterans to deliver a pure-breed strategy game of truly epic proportions.

I loved their previous work, and this time they are entirely unhindered by any publisher telling them what to do. Creativity unleashed, and a true passion for Real-Time Strategy. How could it possibly go wrong?

Well, it could turn out to take 23 years to develop, but other than that?

Looks Great. The fact that they promise the use of asteroids as bombs is epic. Planetary Annihilation will be epic. Hope the hype won't kill this game. Maybe it will get in top ten someday.

Tired of have corners in your RTS game map. Now in this game there are no corners and no ends in the map. the whole planet is your map. Even more, the whole solar system is your map.

It is one of the kind

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42 Empire: Total War

This is one of the most historically accurate and engaging games on this list. Games like starcraft and supreme commander are nothing more than glorified click-fests with no real strategy.

43 Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

The more you play FA the more things you will discover are possible. For instance I was watching a game replay and realized things I could have done. Also, just simple experimenting with game-play is enjoyable. Would love to see more games like FA.

This is and always will be one of my favorite games of all time next to Home-world, The massive scale of things and the fact that offense isn't always best like in almost every game you play out there.

I tried so many games, but this is so good! Try mods like experimental wars and you will love it!

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44 Warlords Battlecry III

I got hooked on the first warlords, the last warlords that was made didn't seem like a true RTS! The last warlords was turn based.

Love all the races you can pick and the heros are really original, one of my favorite games of all time

One of the best RTS Games ever. Amazing game, amazing strategies - best to play in LAN multiplayer.

I remember playing WBC2 when I was younger. Lately I found this game and I'm never leaving it again.

The variety of hero and class choosing is insane! You're doomed to find something you like here.

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45 Imperium Galactica 2
46 Stronghold Legends
47 Warcraft
48 Battle Realms

Never got much light on the big stage but a very underrated and under appreciated game. One of the more unique RTS games of all time.

Easy play mode with 3 civilizations; I love the wolfs; and the training system for samurai to; easy, fun and unique RTS game. Love LF horses to :P

I have played a many RTS games and Battle Realms and it's expansion Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf has no other (competitor) in my opinion.. it's just different and it's just good.. much like supcom and the others/rest it has it's own pros and cons. Love Battle Realms any time of the day.

Awesome game, awesome engine, awesome characters, awesome graphics for that year, original, fun!

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49 R.U.S.E.

Fun WWII RTS game that is for both consoles and for PC. It allows the player to control and upgrade units throughout the years of the war and command units from all side of the battlefield.

RUSE uses some of the best techniques of a real war which are not found in other war games. I've enjoyed the strategies, techniques of RUSE much.

50 Pikmin

Considered by many to be a new breed of RTS. A great game nonetheless! Control up to 100 little creatures on an unknown planet to take down the monsters that inhabit it.

A unique Nintendo game that is about slavery, death and STEVE! Captain Olimar is also an official Nintendo mascot along with Mario, DK, Luigi, Link, Samus and Fox Mccloud.

It's a RTS game like no other. Awesome controls and gameplay. Despite being a strategy game for consoles, it's up there in my list together with the best PC RTS games.

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51 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Worst list ever! This game must be in top 10. This is the best simple RTS I ever play, one resources and no worker to build make this game are easy to play but not easy to stop playing

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52 Dune 2000

Released in 1998, Westwood's remake of Dune II.

While this was technically an RTS... It is an abomination of the father of the RTS genre.

Great "remake" of Dune 2 with modern graphics and playability. Feels totally different and is brother to the long running C&C games

53 Star Wars Empire at War

While it does have a few balance issues, it is an incredibly fun game and got me into the genre of RTS.

For Star Wars fans, this game is a wonder

Persnally, I think this game is underrated and doesn't get all the respect it deserves...

54 Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

My favorite game of 2013! That year was full of awesome video games but this one was the best.

This game should be much higher!

55 Saga: Rage of the Vikings
56 American Conquest
57 Supreme Commander 2

I decided it needed at least a couple of votes. It was not as unique as its older brother, but I still enjoyed it. THe game is able to run on a wider range of computer software, making it more accessible to the casual gamer.

58 Ancient Wars: Sparta
59 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga

It's a faithful, in places even lazy copy of Age of Empires 2. But that's not a bad thing. This game takes the best and improves on it. There are some extra ways to royally screw up compared to AOEII. If you're attacked by air forces while not having anti-air units, good luck. If you're using air forces and the other guy does have decent anti-air defenses, even worse. This means an effective play style is (even) less based on sticking with your plans and more on intelligence gathering and adapting your play style to the opposition. And between extra fast scouts, several other fast units, airplanes and invisible jedi there are plenty of options for checking what the other guy is doing, each of which of course has their own countermeasures. This game really feels like they took an AOE game and took it up a notch. More options, more power. And the graphics and voice acting can be a positive thing as well, in places.

Very fun game I use to love playing it. They need to make a updated version. A lot of teams to chose from and all unique.
Although starcraft was just the most amazing 1. - critcakes

My favorite star wars rts and very easy to get in to. If your good at Aoe this game is for you. Great visuals and fantastic designs for some of the most recognizable and some of the more obscure creatures and characters from star wars. My only complaint are the fake sounding voice actors :S

Very good Age of empires 2 clone improved a few thing as well as star wars themed

60 Europa Universalis III

EU 3 has no graphics but it deserves to be at top 5. One of the coolest RTS I've ever played.

The game is huge and complex.
If you really like strategy this is the game to try.
You can play it for a lot of hours.

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