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OpenRA is described as 'open-source reimplementation of Westwood’s Command and Conquer Red Alert game engine, updated to use the hardware acceleration of modern video cards using OpenGL' and is a RTS game in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to OpenRA for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Wine and Steam. The best alternative is Age of Empires. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Warzone 2100 or openage. Other OpenRA like games are Warcraft III, Widelands, Stronghold and Age of Mythology.

OpenRA alternatives are mainly RTS Games but may also be Historical Games or City Building Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenRA.
This page was last updated Jun 11, 2022
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    Age of Empires (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Xbox

    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. Starting with minimal resources, players are challenged to build their tribes into great civilizations.

    Represent entire series of Age of Empires games including Age of Empires (1997), Age of Empires II (1999), Age of Empires III (2005) and Age of Empires Online (2011).
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    Warcraft III

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Set a generation before the events of the original Warcraft began, Warcraft II is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. Cunning, sinister, and seemingly unstoppable, the demonic Burning Legion prepare to launch their long-awaited assault on the mortal world.

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    Because of it's different gameplay. More similar is Warcraft 1 and 2.

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    Warzone 2100

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, was originally developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. In 1999, it was released commercially for Microsoft Windows and Sony PlayStation. Pumpkin Studios ended their support for Warzone 2100 on January 5, 2000.

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    openage

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Free (as in freedom) open-source RTS Age of Empires engine. Written from scratch in C++, Python, Cython, Qt/QML, OpenGL/GLSL, Vulkan, ...

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    Widelands

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. The game was inspired by Settlers II™ (© Bluebyte) but has significantly more variety and depth to it. Still, it is easy to get started through playable tutorials.

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    Stronghold (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Stronghold Crusader is a RTS game from the series from Stronghold.

    Represent entire series of Stronghold games.
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    Age of Mythology

    • Windows
    • Steam

    Age of Mythology is based on building towns, gathering resources, creating armies, and ultimately destroying enemy units and buildings. In this way, players are able to defeat and conquer rival towns and civilizations.

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    Command and Conquer

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine
    • Steam

    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.

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    Because it's parental game series.

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    Empire Earth (Series)

    • Windows
    • Java Mobile

    Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001. It is the first game in the Empire Earth series: Empire Earth, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III.

    Represent entire series of Empire Earth games.

    Discontinued

    You can still buy this game on GOG.com

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    Dune Legacy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game.

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