What is the best RTS game

15 of the Best RTS Games to Get Started in Right Now

August 2020

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Which are the 15 best RTS games?


1. Dota 2

Join millions of gamers in the most played game on Steam. With regular updates, constant development of gameplay, features and heroes, Dota 2 offers endless games and things to discover. There are an infinite number of possibilities as each hero can fill multiple roles. There is an incredible variety of heroes, skills and powerful items - all of which are available for free. Join in the party and learn how to compete against bots, demonstrate heroes and dive into skill-based matchmaking.


2. Total War: WARHAMMER II

The Warhammer world comes to life in a breathtaking campaign of exploration, expansion and conquest as you control thousands of troops and monsters in epic real-time strategy battles. Build your empire through statecraft, diplomacy, and exploration. Upgrade your legendary lords and heroes and equip them with mythical weapons and armor. Play as one of eight legendary lords and one of the four races and offer a unique play style, campaign mechanics, armies, monsters and army skills. Conquer the world alone or together as you make your way through your enemies with cunning or brute force.


3. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Play one of the most popular strategy games of all time, now completely redesigned with three new campaigns and four new civilizations. Choose between the original AI, the updated HD Edition AI, or the newer AI developed for the Definitive Edition. The game includes all of the original campaigns and expansions, and features over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history as you begin your quest to rule the world. Once you've dominated the campaigns, you can choose one of the 35 civilizations on offer online and challenge other players in massive PvP battles.


4. Hearts of Iron IV

Take command of any nation in World War II and lead that nation to victory in the most committed conflict in history. Experience an all-out strategic war and win over land, air and sea. Use diplomacy, trade for resources or fight your way to victory in snow, mud and storm. In the game's authentic real-time war simulation, you can take advantage of the tanks, planes, ships and guns of the time. You can shape the world in the wonderfully realistic single player campaign or compete online in competitive or cooperative multiplayer mode in cross-platform 32-player action.


5. Age of Empires II (2013)

Age of Empire II returns in glorious HD quality with new trading cards, improved AI and multiplayer mode. Fall in love again with the classic experience, original campaigns, expansions and civilizations. Forge a new story and fight online for supremacy over Steam.


6. Company of Heroes 2

Jump into World War II with the sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all time and enjoy the new TrueSight system that offers better graphic quality and accuracy of combat. Develop your commander skills, hone your tactics, strategize and fight your way through dynamic battles with weather changes and environmental degradation.



Take part in an epic conflict in ancient China and experience the immersive, turn-based campaign that the series is famous for in this latest real-time combat title. Fight through lush subtropics, arid deserts, and snow-capped mountains. Explore ancient China like never before and forge a new empire as one of twelve legendary warlords. See these warlords come to life with their unique personalities, motivations, likes and dislikes and how they build deep relationships. Form powerful allies or enemies, recruit heroic characters, defeat your enemies with your military, politics, technology and economy. Commit treason, betrayal, and glorious conquests as you write your legend.