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The Best Real-Time Strategy Games of All Time

Updated April 29, 2020 10.9k votes 1.7k voters 104.0k views56 items

This is a list of the best real-time strategy games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated real-time strategy games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest real-time strategy games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these real-time strategy games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging real-time strategy games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new real-time strategy games.

StarCraft and Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings are included on this list along with many more, including several WW2 real-time strategy games.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best real-time strategy games?" and "What is the greatest real-time strategy game of all time?"