5 of the Best Real-Time Strategy Games on PC
If you want a game where you have full control of your army, then real-time strategy (RTS) game is perfect for you. In this game, you get to fill in a Commander’s shoes in finding and managing your resources and building your empire. Teammate is also promoted in this game; you can create alliances with other playmates and think of strategies on how to defeat your opponents.
If you’re looking for the best real-time strategy games on PC, we have made your lives easier. You can find on the list below which RTS is best for you.
Command & Conquer
This RTS video game franchise that was first developed by Westwood Studios is perfect for beginners. This PC game series has both a single player and multiplayer mode which are pretty much highly addicting. You get to build new structures, collect resources or train new units to fight one another.
The gameplay is pretty much simple. You are required to construct your base and acquire resources. These acquired resources are used for funding of any ongoing productions of various types of forces. You need to have strong forces if you want to rule in assaulting and conquering the base of your opponents.
The Command & Conquer series have been a commercial success with over 30 million Command & Conquer games sold as of 2009.It’s also one of the highest ratings for a RTS PC game in existence. The series has acquired six world records in the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008.These records include “Biggest Selling RTS Series”, “Most Number of Platforms for an RTS”, and “Longest Running Actor in Video Game Role” for Joe Kucan, who has played the part of Kane, the villainous mastermind of the series, for 15 years. Click here for the best Command & Conquer game.
Age of Empires III
Since the franchise of Age of Empires series started, it holds the title of being an RTS game that gives players the most choices for factions. A player has 14 different empires to choose from in Age of Empires III.
If you have a thing for geography and history, then you will find Age of Empires III quite interesting and enjoyable. Unlike other RTS games, this one features real life countries with actual historical military units like samurais. The game begins where you have to start off with a civilization that has to go through the dark ages. You need to research for technologies and then eventually opening up trade routes. From there, you’ll build up a massive army to take over parts of Europe and Asia.
If you want a recipe of realism on your game, Age of Empires is the perfect dish. For every advancement to another age, a bonus system called “Politician System” is used. When you choose to advance to the next age, you will be presented with two or more “Politicians” accompanied with different bonus when you select them.
Age of Empires III won PC Gamer US’s “Best Real-Time Strategy Game 2005” award. The game was named fifth-best game of 2005 by GameSpy. An ‘honorable mention’ in the ‘Best Music’ category was also given to the game.
Supreme Commander is one of the best games in scale and zoom. Not only does it have an immersive gameplay aspect, it also has a full 180-degree aerial view. If you want to have a closer view or zoom out the entire map, you can just conveniently zoom in or zoom out. Others may find the game too unit heavy and intensive though.
Designed by Chris Taylor and developed by his company, Gas Powered Games, Supreme Commander is considered to be a spiritual successor to Taylor’s 1997 game Total Annihilation, alongside the Spring remake. The game focuses on using a giant bipedal mech called an Armored Command Unit (or ACU) to build a base. You would then need to reach higher technology tiers by upgrading your units. The primary goal is to conquer opponents. You can command one of these three factions: the Cybran Nation, the Aeon Illuminate or the United Earth Federation.
The game has received high praise from many reviewers and players worldwide.
Company of Heroes
World War II has always had a soft spot in our hearts. Most of us are big fans of war movies because it reminds us how strong our brotherhood and love for nation is.
Company of Heroes is a 2006 RTS video game that is set during World War II. Your goal in this game is to capture strategic resource sectors located around the map. You use these resources to produce new units, build base structures and defeat your opponents.
This game has received positive acclamation and won multiple awards for the best strategy game of the year. Because Company of Heroes was a great success, a sequel Company of Heroes 2 was released in 2013.As of January 2013, the whole Company of Heroes series has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide film adaptation starring Tom Sizemore was even produced.
Star Craft II
StarCraft II is arguably one of the most popular RTS game ever created. It is a sequel to the 1998 hit game StarCraft.
This military science fiction RTS video game was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It has its worldwide release in July 2010 for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The game revolves around three species: the Zerg, a super-species of assimilated life forms; the Terrans, human exiles from Earth; and he Protoss, a technologically advanced species with vast mental powers.
The plot of the game is set four years after the events of 1998’s StarCraft: Brood War. It features the adventure of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terrain Dominion. The game includes both new and returning characters and locations from the original game.
Starcraft will always keep you on the edge of your seat, as it needs more time-sensitive strategically made decisions with the constant feeling of urgency. This is an excellent choice for you if you’re up for a challenge and adrenaline-pumping game.
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