Top Ten Best RTS Games

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61 Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II

Way underrated, a true strategy game, with amazing action and very intense multiplayer gameplay.

I was introduced to RTS game with AOE but it was with Dawn of War that I fell in love with RTS games. Give it a try, I'm sure you'll be addicted.

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62 Rise & Fall: Civilizations At War

For me, this is pretty much the best strategy game I ever played.
Not only that the troops are of a large variety and easy to handle, but the fact that you could SWITCH INTO THE HEROS SHOES is simply amazing.
Playing as a hero and commanding a whole army at the same time is the best thing that can happen to a strategy game.
It's depressing, that there will be no Rise and Fall 2. This game would have deserved to live on through a follow-up.

It's a good game, the naval combat system is the best from all Real time strategy games but is pretty old but I would like to see Rise and fall 2.

One of the most unquie RTS I have ever played, it has good smooth gameplay, visuals where decent and most of all it allowed you to take command of your hero unit and actually take part in the battle and help turn the tide of battle.

63 Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

This is the third best C&C game and the last one on this list, this game was extremely fun and addictive, compared to its horrible sequel ( C&C 4 ).

C&C3 is fun to play RTS with three factions each with unique units and abilities, visuals of this game are awesome.

64 Warzone 2100

One of the greatest games I've played since I was a kid. It was the first RTS I've played which featured three-dimensional camera control features.

It's defining characteristics was its customizability. You were able to create tanks through different parts using chassis, drive systems, and mounted objects. The greatest thing about the game was how most of its battles were just me throwing hundreds of missiles to the enemy. That was truly an impressive sight for me when I was a child.

65 Tzar: The Burden of the Crown

VERY underrated...your units actually level up (and this was way before Warcraft III)...East Asians, Arabs, and Medieval have Dragons, Ninjas, Knights, Jinns, it's amazing.

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66 Impossible Creatures

I love it you seem a genial Frankenstein

67 Black & White

Black and white 2 and 1 are two of the greatest games I have ever played. These two beat the majority of the games on this list and the public are in need of the beautiful graphics and innovative gameplay.

Good ol Black and White, First one was fun, creature isles was also great and had a great follow up of Black and White 2, The only down part is other then building in the game there wasn't much else to do as the ai eventually died out and the game was lacking in challenge.

68 Dungeon Keeper 2

Original, funny and addictive. Not like any other game on this list and by far a lot more fun then a lot on this list. I still play it to this day. Everyone should get a hold of it.

I was deciding between Total Annihilation, Tzar and Heroes of M&M until I saw this game where the decision became a no-brainer, even despite how great the others are.

The most outstanding rts.. Very unique.. N extra fun...

69 Populous: The Beginning

Old as hell, But you WILL NOT be disappointed no matter how high you hold your standards, this will meet them. Rain death on your enemies with meteors Volcanos and Tornados. Beautiful.

A very unique, now almost legendary game. Although it is an RTS, it's pretty simplistic at being one.

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70 Sudden Strike

Most awesome game of its time, not many people know about it but it was the best...

For me Sudden Strike I, II and I are by far much better than Company of Heroes

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71 The Settlers

It's not much more than a RTS game, but it's still a very good game that is easily enjoyable. It's not a game with heroes with abilities, or with any jaw-dropping graphics, but if you're looking for just another RTS game that can give some fun times, look no farther than The Settlers.

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73 Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

The game that helped sink BigHuge after the success fo Rise of Nations. It's a shame really, as in almost every way this is the better game. Highly original, madly inventive and lovely to look at, it remains an extremely contemporary gaming experience. It might be the last of the classic old school RTS. It's certainly one of the very best.

74 Hearts of Iron III

Is the best way to describe this game. Grand strategy at its finest. It might not be on the ground controlling individual soldiers. Instead you control a country, any country from 1936 to 1948. With a huge tech tree with thousands of possibilities. I led the country of Germany, instead of starting war with Russia I calmed them down and focused all my forces to the west. Keeping England, Canada and America at bay as I had my scientists working on Nuclear technology. I then crossed the English channel as my strategic bombers dropped nukes on key British cities sending them back to the stone age. The possibilities are endless and you are given a large amount of freedom. Playing as the island nation of Haiti, I led my Haitian people to conquer the Dominican republic and then onto Cuba. Whereupon I leaned towards the Axis forces and started attacking small countries in south America. What other game lets you do that. None I say (Other then previous Hearts of Iron games)

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Great game. I agree whole heartedly with the post below me. This is a fine grand strategy game, Uses the Europa Universalis engine. A fine WW2 era strategy sim.

75 Star Trek: Armada

Loved this game and the story line was awesome. Definitely a great RTS for fans of Star Trek or non fans alike. The multiplayer was fantastic. There was plenty of room for strategy with each faction regardless of play style. I wish they would have done as well with sta2. If only they would make another installment as good as the first!

Published in 2000 by Activision this rts was one of my all time favorites and in my opinion deserves a spot at the top, in its prime it had good graphics, exciting multiplayer matches, and a great community

76 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

In my opinion still the best, strange that its not among the top 10! Intense dynamic combat, very fast paced, with and a nearly infinite variety of tactics and strategies. It's indeed a bit like chess in real time, and very very exciting. But unfortunatly it doesn't have a huge fan base like SC, cause it many ways it is superior. A real shame that this Gem might die off cause of lack of new players.

77 Emperor: Battle for Dune

I first played this game on the PS1 and loved it, when I got my first computer I searched for this game and played it for ages, it latterly paved the way for me to really get into RTS games, The story line is great, the gameplay is also unique as well and I simply love it.

Released in 2001, Westwood's first 3D real-time strategy game.

The atmosphere is almost the same of the movie of David Lynch in early eighties, the cast and movies inside the atory are awesome and finally the game is one of the best of the Command and Conquer Westwood studios.

I first played this game in 2005. I just installed it on a Win 10 box and I am playing it again 10 years later. Great game that isn't well known and never got the recognition it deserved. To run it on Win 10 go here and follow the instructions. Enjoy!

78 Knights of Honor

If you wan to know the politics and history of medieval Europe, this game is for you.

79 Empires: Dawn of the Modern World

This game, was my number one RTS game in my youth. I loved that the player could zome in on the action like to the ground! Good memories.

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80 Original War

One of the best games I�'ve ever played, it has all, story, strategy, administration, many of the battles are unforgatable and the music is just amazing, this game exudes style.

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