Tired of waiting for your turn? Try the greatest real-time strategy games instead
A loving redux that brings both the original C&C and Red Alert to modern PCs, with impressive results. With 4K support, this collection breathes fresh life into an all-time RTS great.
An RTS that focuses on economics over warfare. In Offworld Trading Company, it's all about overtaking the market, not nuking your foes into oblivion.
A smaller scale take on the genre that still serves up plenty of challenges. In a cute, claustrophic twist, you're tasked with defending tiny procedurally generated islands from attacking ships.
An RTS that provides all the buck wild, frantic action you'd expect from Halo's intense brand of battles. Even if you're not a Master Chief fan, this polished strategy game is well worth your time.
Few strategy games have endured quite as well as Company of Heroes 2. This WWII-set RTS combines an intense single-player campaign with truly nerve-wracking multiplayer action.
An unmissable version of one of the greatest RTS games ever made. While the ultra crisp 4K textures are welcome, it's the sheer silliness of the game's units that makes AoE so appealing.
Considering much of this incredible RTS went free-to-play back in 2017, there's no excuse not to give Starcraft 2 a try. Its gritty aesthetic and well-rounded characters have aged superbly.
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