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The Most Popular Real-Time Strategy Video Games Right Now

Updated January 7, 2020 445 votes 46 voters24 items

Gamer strategists everywhere, we're ranking the most popular real-time strategy games in 2020. These are mostly new real-time strategy games that people are playing, but that doesn't mean popular classics can't pop up on the list either. These current real-time strategy games are ranked by your votes, so be sure to vote up all the strategy games that you've enjoyed.

For players who enjoy starting from the ground up before engaging in a massive campaign of warfare, you might want to check out Frostpunk. The game is a city-building survival real-time strategy game that challenges players with limited resources and consistent threats. And if you're looking for something different, check out Clash Royale. The game combines multiple gameplay elements, including collectible card games, tower defense, and it also features a multiplayer online battle arena.

Vote up the best real-time strategy games everyone should be playing in 2020, and be sure to check back later as new real-time strategy titles are added to this list.

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    Frostpunk
    35
    8

    Developer11 bit studios

    Genres (Video game)City-building, Survival

  • 2
    Empires Apart
    21
    5

    Empires Apart

    2018
  • 3
    Clash Royale

    Genres (Video game)Real-time strategy

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  • 4
    Forged Battalion
    19
    8

    Forged Battalion

    2018
  • 5
    Into the Breach

    DeveloperSubset Games

  • 6
    Total War: Arena
    21
    13

    Total War: Arena

    2018
  • 7
    Ancestors Legacy
    16
    12

    Ancestors Legacy

    2018
  • 8
    Wargroove
    16
    12

    Wargroove

    2019
  • 9
    BattleTech
    10
    5
  • 10
    Total War: Warhammer II

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  • 11
    Frozen Synapse 2
    13
    12

    Frozen Synapse 2

    2018
  • 12
    Abandon Ship
    10
    9

    Abandon Ship

    2018
  • 13
    Total War: Rome II

    DeveloperThe Creative Assembly

    Genres (Video game)Real-time tactics, Turn-based strategy, Real-time strategy

  • 14
    Hearts of Iron IV
    8
    6

    Hearts of Iron IV

    2016

    DeveloperParadox Development Studio

  • 15
    Fire Emblem Heroes
    9
    9

    Fire Emblem Heroes

    2017
  • 16
    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
    8
    8

    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

    2016
  • 17
    Age of Empires II HD
    4
    2

    Age of Empires II HD

    2015
  • 18
    Phantom Doctrine
    8
    9

    Phantom Doctrine

    2018
  • 19
    Europa Universalis IV

    DeveloperParadox Development Studio

  • 20
    Stellaris
    4
    5

    DeveloperParadox Development Studio

    Genres (Video game)RTS, 4X, grand strategy

  • 21
    Dota 2
    5
    10

    Dota 2

    2013

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Genres (Video game)Multiplayer online battle arena, Action game, Real-time strategy

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  • 22
    Company of Heroes 2
    2
    6

    Company of Heroes 2

    2013

    Developer Relic Entertainment

  • 23
    They Are Billions
    2
    10

    They Are Billions

    2017

    DeveloperNumantian Games

  • 24
    Dawn of Man
    0
    9

    Dawn of Man

    2019

    DeveloperMadruga Works