15 Best RTS Games to Play Now

August 2020
 

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What are the best 15 RTS Games ?


 

1. Dota 2

 

Dota 2 System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.8 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 2600/3600, NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600 GT
  • DirectX: 9
 
 

2. Total War: WARHAMMER II

 

Total War: WARHAMMER IISystem Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 5 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 5770, Intel HD4000
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.20 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770, AMD Radeon R9 290X
 
 

3. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

 

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64×2 5600+
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 30 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420, ATI Radeon HD 6850, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 30 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 650, AMD HD 5850
  • DirectX: 11
 
 

4.Hearts of Iron IV

 

Hearts of Iron IV System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 460, AMD HD 5770
  • DirectX: 9
  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits), 8
  • CPU: Intel i3 2100 3.1 Ghz, AMD Phenom II X4 850 3.3 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 560TI, AMD HD 6850
  • DirectX: 9
 
 

5. Age of Empires II (2013)

 

Age of Empires II (2013) System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • CPU: Intel 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • DirectX: 9
 
 

6. Company of Heroes 2

 

Company of Heroes 2 System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo 2 Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 30 GB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 2900XT, GeForce 8800 GT
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel i5 Quad Core 3 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 35 GB
  • GPU: Radeon HD 5850, GeForce GTX 470
 
 

7. Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

 

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel 7-8550U 1.80GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i5-6600, AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 970, AMD R9 Fury X
  • DirectX: 11
 
 

8. Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

 

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4ghz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 2.4ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 32 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420, ATI Radeon HD 5570
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 8.1 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4690K, AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 32 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, ATI Radeon HD 7850
  • DirectX: 11
 
 

9. Total War: ROME II – Emperor Edition

 

Total War: ROME II – Emperor Edition System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core 2 GHz / Single Core 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 35 GB
  • DirectX: 9
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 35 GB
  • DirectX: 11
 
 

10. Age of Empires III: Complete Collection

 

Age of Empires III: Complete Collection System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB
  • GPU: ATI Radeon X1300, NVIDIA GeForce 6800
  • DirectX: 9.0c
 
 

11.Age of Mythology: Extended Edition

 

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • CPU: 1.6 Ghz
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • HDD: 3 GB
  • GPU: Direct X 10+ Capable GPU
  • DirectX: 10
  • OS: Windows 764 bit
  • CPU: 2.6 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 5 GB
  • GPU: Direct X 11+
  • DirectX: 11
 
 

12. They Are Billions

 

They Are Billions System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel 2 cores 2Ghz, AMD 2 cores 2Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 4 GB
  • GPU: Intel Intel HD3000
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel 4 cores 3Ghz, AMD 4 cores 3Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 4 GB
  • GPU: Radeon 7950, Nvidia GTX 670
  • DirectX: 9.0c
 
 

13.Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition

 

Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition System Requirements

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
  • CPU: Celeron 1.5GHz Pentium 4®(1500MHz) or equivalent AMD processor
  • RAM: 512MB
  • HDD: 11GB of uncompressed free hard disk space
  • DirectX: 9.0c
 
 

14. Company of Heroes

 

Company of Heroes System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon XP
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • HDD: 9 GB
  • DirectX: 9
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista
  • CPU: Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800

 

15. Northgard

 

Northgard System Requirements

  • OS: Vista
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • HDD: 400 MB
  • GPU: Nvidia 450 GTS, AMD Radeon HD 5750
  • DirectX: 10
  • OS: 7
  • CPU: Intel Quad core i5 3.1 Ghz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 400 MB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7800
  • DirectX: 10
 

What is an RTS Game ?

A real-time strategy (RTS) is a video game where players simultaneously play out their turns without intervals or pauses in play.

In many RTS games, such as in StarCraft II, players can build structures, create units, and control individual and multiple units while gathering and managing resources, and battling against AI or other players.

RTS games are known to be demanding, and because of that, there are mechanics implemented for ease of use. For instance, the ability to hotkey a particular unit or structure and the ability to click and drag to take control of a group of units.

Victory in RTS games is commonly achieved in one of two ways, either through destroying every unit and structure the enemy has on the map, or by attrition, forcing the player to concede due to lack of resources.

As mentioned, real-time strategy games often require the player to gather resources while maintaining their army and structures; this is known as micromanagement and macro-management.

It may be due to their complexity that RTS games are generally found on the PC, rather than on the console platforms. Unlike turn-based strategies, RTS games require so much key pressing, map movement, and control that a mouse and keyboard is the best way to play them.

An advantage of their complexity is the rise of RTS eSports in recent years. Due to RTS games requiring such a high-skill level to compete at tournament level, games like StarCraft, Company of Heroes, and Age of Empires have seen a growth in viewership and popularity due to their highly-competitive nature.

RTS games are not for everyone, but games such as Command and Conquer and Dune will always be mentioned when discussing great games of the past because of their competitive and addictive gameplay.

 

This is where Tags come in.

Why Are We Doing a Top 15 RTS Games List?

In the world of RTS Games, fantastic games can be found at incredible prices but you can also be at a greater risk of being left disappointed.

Not all games reach their potential and get a release, unfortunately many games are left abandoned by their developers or are even released in a poor state and are yet still available to purchase on Steam.

Steam is in the business of selling games and sometimes that can mean a drop in quality in order to get more titles onto the Steam Store and available for purchase.

At Allkeyshop, we believe in quality over quantity and because of that we use every bit of data that Steam offers and we use that to provide the most detailed analysis of a game’s ranking.

How Do We Get Our Rankings?

Our rankings will take all available pieces of data into account, in particular we focus on the real ratings, real opinions and recommendations of those that play the game.

As a part of our ranking, we ensure that only those that own the game, have it currently available in their library and are logged into their account can vote for their favourite games. This, along with our other data, ensures we have the most accurate ranking system possible.

We only show the top 15 games so that you are not overwhelmed with hundreds of games and swamped in too much data. We plan on refreshing our top 15 each week, but we may change this plan if we find it has a real demand from you, our users.

Allkeyshop is a price comparator site with the intention of giving players the best price possible for the best games available. We remain fully impartial on prices and sellers, displaying both online sites and platforms such Steam, Origin and Epic, and we remain completely impartial on the rating of those games that we highlight in our rankings.

Our rankings are based on our users with no influence from us and we will remain impartial on the ratings and the rankings of all games.


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