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

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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 Skybox Labs , Hidden Path Entertainment , Ensemble Studios
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11 6
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 Creative Assembly
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11 8
Sid Meier's Civilization VI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Sid Meier's Civilization VI Firaxis
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8 5
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Relic Entertainment
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7 4
Age of Mythology is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Ensemble Studios
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8 6
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
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7 5
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Firaxis Games
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5 3
Total War: Shogun 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
The Creative Assembly
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9 8
Star Wars: Empire at War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Petroglyph Games
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6 5
They Are Billions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
They Are Billions Numantian Games
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6 6
Stellaris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Stellaris Paradox Development Studio
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4 4
Europa Universalis IV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
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6 7
Dungeons 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Dungeons 3 Realmforge Studios
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6 7
Company of Heroes 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Company of Heroes 2 Relic Entertainment
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5 6
Rise of Nations is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Big Huge Games
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4 5
Supreme Commander: Forged Alli... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
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5 7
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebell... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
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5 8
Hearts of Iron IV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Hearts of Iron IV Paradox Development Studio
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4 7
Total War: Rome II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
The Creative Assembly
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3 6
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Digitalmindsoft
21
3 6
Ultimate General: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Ultimate General: Civil War Game-Labs
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2 5
SpellForce 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
SpellForce 3 Grimlore Games , THQ Nordic
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2 5
Homeworld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Relic Entertainment
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3 8
Wargame: Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Wargame: Red Dragon Eugen Systems
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1 6
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 20+ Best PC Real-Time Strategy Games on Steam
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Mimimi Productions