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List Rules Vote up the best video games in the real-time tactics genre.

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

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen and Rome: Total War are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "What are the best real-time tactics games?" and "What is the greatest real-time tactics game of all time?"
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Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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42 9
World in Conflict: Soviet Assa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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43 12
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Total War: Shogun 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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42 13
Empire: Total War is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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39 12
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Medieval II: Total War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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39 14
Commandos: Beyond the Call of ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Myth: The Fallen Lords is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Myth: The Fallen Lords

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World in Conflict is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Napoleon: Total War is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Rome: Total War: Barbarian Inv... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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23 12
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horne... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Sid Meier's Gettysburg! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Cannon Fodder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Stalingrad Mar 01 2005

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17 10
Tom Clancy's EndWar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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21 14
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Ham... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusad... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Close Combat: Cross of Iron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Rome: Total War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Men of War is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Battlestations: Midway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Blitzkrieg 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Blitzkrieg 2 Oct 02 2005

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Ground Control is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Ground Control Jun 01 2000

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Bladestorm: The Hundred Years'... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Under Siege Jun 01 2011

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Desperados: Wanted Dead or Ali... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Jose Reartes added Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive 2001

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Close Combat: Modern Tactics is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Close Combat: Modern Tactics Nov 14 2007

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UFO: Aftermath is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
UFO: Aftermath Jan 01 2003

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15 12
Rome: Total War: Alexander is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Valkyrie of the Battlefield: G... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Star Trek: Away Team is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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18 16
Rome: Total Realism is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Rome: Total Realism Jan 01 2005

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15 13
Harpoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Harpoon Jan 01 1989

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13 11
Darwinia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Darwinia 2005

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12 10
Syndicate: American Revolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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12 10
Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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Battlestations: Pacific is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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10 8
Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Syndicate 1993

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Blitzkrieg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Blitzkrieg Jun 04 2003

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15 14
Napoleon Senki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Napoleon Senki Mar 18 1988

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Herzog is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Herzog 1988

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Star Wars: Force Commander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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11 10
Generation of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Generation of Chaos Feb 01 2006

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Star Trek: Tactical Assault is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time

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9 8
Dragon Force is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time
Dragon Force Jan 01 1996

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Imperivm: Great Battles of Rom... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Real-time Tactics Games of All Time