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Command and Conquer Gold

Command and Conquer - the RTS super classic now a free download!

Savage - Battle for Newerth

An action-packed Real Time Strategy Shooter game!

Warzone 2100

Build and Customize Your Vehicles to Seize Territory in a Post-Apocalyptic World!

Bos Wars

Build a Military Machine and Take Out an Evil Dictator in This Free Classic Real Time Strategy Game!

Kingdom of Camelot: Battle for the North

Only You Can Save the Kingdom from the Barbaric Picts


Control Your Army Wisely and Crush Your Enemies Underfoot!

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Test Your Strategic and Tactical Might in this Action-Packed Sci-Fi Strategy Game!


Build and conquer in this free real time strategy adventure!

Age of Empires

Gather Supplies, Research New Tools, and Wage War!

Army Men RTS

Strategically Build and Manage an Army of Green Plastic Soldiers in their Critical War against the Tan Army!


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Score Game

Gather supplies, research new tools, and wage war!


Wage epic battles in the next chapter of human history!


Command squads of green soldiers and vehicles!


Battle Camp   Mobile

Hatch, raise and train monsters in this unique MMORPG game!


Overthrow the evil dictatorship in this intense RTS title.


Clash of Clans   Mobile

Build a defensive fortress and raid other players!


Clash of Kings   Mobile

Build a powerful army with a diverse range of soldiers.


The RTS classic now a free download!


A simple and fun strategy game with rapid gameplay


Experience all 3 epic titles in this exciting RTS series!


Venture back to the glory days of ancient Egypt!


Play as 1 of 3 warlords destined to reunite China.


Build up your space army and take over the galaxy!


Build and conquer in this free real time strategy adventure!

Score Game

The mission: save your planet. Objective: destroy the enemy.


Only you can save the kingdom from the barbaric picts


Build an enduring kingdom and legacy!


Modern War   Mobile

Test your tactical might in this thrilling strategy game!


Command military units in the era of the Roman Empire.


Become a Roman general and lead your armies on conquests!


An action-packed Real Time Strategy Shooter game!


Control your army wisely and crush your enemies underfoot!


Test your strategic and tactical might!


End the Infinite War by totally annihilating your enemies.


Bring down the evil King Kalap and bring peace to the land!


Lead your tribe to glory and prosperity!


Play 16 races and build mighty hero units!


Customize your own vehicles in this deep RTS!

Learn About Real Time Strategy Games

What are Real Time Strategy Games?

Combine the strategic forces of chess, the “this unit beats that” element of rock-scissors-paper, and the challenges of learning to use specific and limited resources to build a military force with your enemy playing while you do and you’ve got a real time strategy game.

History of Real Time Strategy Games

The classic board game of Risk is one of the inspirations for modern real-time strategy games. In Risk, each player was given soldiers to spread out on a world map. Players decided where to reinforce their troops and when to battle a neighbor.  But imagine a game of Risk where everyone is moving at once and you are denied the ability to take as much time as you want to plan and execute your turn.

Westwood’s 1992 release of Dune II marked the beginning of the RTS genre as we know it today.  The company soon released Command & Conquer which added a multiplayer component allowing human players to compete against each other.  Blizzard Entertainment released its Warcraft fantasy RTS game in 1994 and later the incredibly popular sci-fi RTS StarCraft in 1998.  Other popular RTS games over the years include Age of Empires (1997), Homeworld (1999), Company of Heroes (2006) and Sins of a Solar Empire (2008).

Game Play

The games generally start with the player receiving a few units or a building. The object, at the beginning of the game, is to learn how to use these limited resources to build new units or buildings and what those new units or buildings are capable of doing to advance the player’s position. To be successful the player must build an army and use the army to defend themselves and eliminate enemies. Most RTS games focus on accumulating resources through harvesting, mining, gathering, etc. and building up a society and military machine to conquer more parts of a map and finally destroy your enemies completely.

Real time strategy games are challenging due to the various strategic factors that involve successfully managing natural and financial resources, military planning, and battle execution.

Difference between Real Time Strategy and Turn Based Games

The unique element of RTS games is the continuous progression of the game play. Unlike turn-based games where each player takes his or her turn and all players take a turn before the first player can take another action; RTS games progress continuously and players will be taking action simultaneously.  Actions can be undertaken by any player at any time just like in “real life” without waiting for other players to make a move.

Who will enjoy Real Time Strategy Games?

Those who want a deeper game experience besides just shooting enemies, those who enjoy multi-dimensional strategy, and don’t mind the pressure of real time will enjoy this genre.  The real time component adds more excitement and action to the genre than turn based games.  Multiplayer competition is a huge draw for those who get tired of playing the same computer AI and enjoy competing against others.