Real-time strategy video games are among the most active thinking-intensive genres you can find in the whole medium. Constant planning and adjustment is required for success, and the dynamics binding you to your current strategy may completely change with little to no warning. This genre has cultivated a devout following that is willing to lose itself in its intricacies and machinations.
0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare.
Age of Empires is an epic real-time strategy game spanning 10,000 years, in which players are the guiding spirit in the evolution of small stone age tribes.
Command the exiled Terrans, the relentless Zerg, and the abiding Protoss, in the world's most longstanding RTS. (Released in 1997.).
Set a generation before the events of the original Warcraft began, Warcraft II is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment.
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. The game is a sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA), .
Join "The Project" to restore humanity's synaptic-link technology after nuclear war has devastated Earth, rendering it a Warzone 2100.
What if Albert Einstein changed history? What if the Andromeda Strain were a miracle mineral? What if whomever controlled the spice controlled the universe?.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a science fiction strategy game where you play in the distant future as Jim Raynor, a marshal-turned-rebel on a vigilante crusade to bring down...
Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode.
Spore is a multi-genre single-player god game developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright.
Command & Conquer (C&C) is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game franchise, first developed by Westwood Studios. The first game was one of the earliest of the RTS genre.
Heroes of the Storm is a F2P multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and OS X.
Tower Duel is a Multiplayer Tower Defense Game for iOS and Android. Compete with your custom built Deck in ranked online matches. Place Towers to create a maze, while sending Attack-waves to overcome your opponents Defense.
Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold.
MegaGlest is an open source 3D-real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egyptians, Indians, Norsemen Persian or...
Unvanquished is a free, open-source first-person shooter combining real-time strategy elements with a futuristic, sci-fi setting. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Total war is a turn based/ RTS strategy game, you play in different historical battles.
Total War: Attila and Medieval II: Total War is also avariable for Linux.
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2 Beta, released in December 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. The project has been forked by Unvanquished
Tremulous is a free, open source game that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races, aliens and humans.
Crown of the Gods is an empire-building MMO real-time strategy game made by Gaming Addict Studios that is not, and never will be, pay to win.
You can still buy this game on GOG.com
Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001.
Do you want epic battles? Do you want breathtakingly gigantic scenes of glorious destruction and heart-pounding action?
ANNO is a city-building and economic simulation video game series, with real-time strategy elements.The series includes:
Globulation 2 is an innovative Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units.
CaesarIA is an open source remake of Caesar III game released by Impressions Games in 1998, it aims to expand the possibilities of the classical city-building simulators and to...