Today we give you eight amazing Real Time Strategy games that will help you realize just how slow you are. These games take some serious talent to master, it’s not easy so keep practicing.
Sins of a Solar Empire is a sci-fi RTS that allows you to explore planets and different solar systems. The game’s engine allows it to handle very large differences in size, scale, and distance, which is perfect for a sci-fi sandbox game.
In Age of Empires III you are given the chance to develop your society through multiple time periods. This is very much like Civ except there aren’t those pesky turns to wait through.
World in Conflict takes you back to the halcyon days of 1989, except in this world the Soviet Union didn’t fall. In this world the commies decided to fight rather than give up, so they attacked Europe and the United States.
No discussion about real-time strategy is complete without Starcraft II. This game is the crown jewel of the genre, it’s so huge Blizzard pretty much owns South Korea. This modern classic gives you everything you loved about the original Starcraft then gives you so much more. If you’re human, and like nice things, then this is the RTS for you.
If you’ve ever wanted more armor than you could ever need then Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is the game for you. This video game is based on the beloved Warhammer 40,000 universe, which is normally populated with tabletop miniatures. The beautiful thing is that this is going to cost you so much less than getting into the miniature game.
Empire: Total War takes you back to the 1700s and places you in charge of an empire. You have the ability to create colonies, so it’s basically a United Kingdom simulator. Create an empire and, for the love of god, don’t let the sun go down on it.
Medieval II: Total War takes you back to the middle ages and has you in the middle of gigantic battles between thousands of troops. This game will have you travelling the globe looking for battle, hopefully you win.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos lets you explore a fantastical land, you must explore to discover what exactly is out there. This game was such a success that it spawned the massively popular World of Warcraft.