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The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam 

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Updated January 23, 2018 430 votes 71 voters 2.2k views 25 items

Real-time strategy is one of the defining genres of PC gaming. If you know the pains of patiently building up an army, leading them across an unknown plain to surprise your enemy, only to find out they have spent that time on defenses and they effortlessly destroy your army in an instant, then you are probably a RTS gamer. You can relive those feelings all over again with this list of the best RTS games on Steam, and we're letting you vote on which you think are the best PC real-time strategy games that are worth playing.

From fantasy real-time strategy games like Dungeons 3 to Sci-fi RTS games like Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, you should find at least one good Steam RTS game on this list that delivers what you're looking for. There are even classic RTS games on Steam like Age of Empires II HD, as well as brand new PC RTS games like They Are Billions.

We've found the best PC real-time strategy games on Steam, and put them all on one list so you don't have to go through the hassle of searching the Steam store. If there are any real-time strategy video games on Steam that we forgot, go ahead and add them to the list for others to discover.

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Age of Empires II HD is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Age of Empires II HD
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Total War: WARHAMMER II ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Total War: WARHAMMER II
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn o... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2004 (Relic Entertainment)
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Age of Mythology is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2002 (Ensemble Studios)
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Rise of Nations is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2003 (Big Huge Games)
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Sid Meier's Civilization... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
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Company of Heroes 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Company of Heroes 2
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Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2010 (Firaxis Games)
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They Are Billions is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
They Are Billions
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Total War: Shogun 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2011 (The Creative Assembly)
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Europa Universalis IV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
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Star Wars: Empire at War... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2006 (Petroglyph Games)
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Supreme Commander: Forge... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2007 (Gas Powered Games)
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Stellaris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Stellaris
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Command & Conquer: R... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2008 (DICE Los Angeles)
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Sins of a Solar Empire: ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
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Dungeons 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Dungeons 3
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SpellForce 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
SpellForce 3
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Hearts of Iron IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Hearts of Iron IV
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Ultimate General: Civil ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Ultimate General: Civil War
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Total War: Rome II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 2013 (The Creative Assembly)
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Wargame: Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Wargame: Red Dragon
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Men of War: Assault Squa... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Men of War: Assault Squad 2
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Homeworld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Released: 1999 (Relic Entertainment)
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Shadow Tactics: Blades o... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun