Mobile platforms are hugely popular and these days there is a huge demand for entertainment that can be enjoyed on the go. There are great games designed to make the best out of the convenience and technology of smartphones and tablets. However, the advantages that a good gaming PC or laptop offer when it comes to gaming can’t be ignored. Gamers who want to get outstanding graphics, advanced options and powerful performance will love the amazing experience that the games in this list can offer. Here are some of the best Real-Time Strategy titles available for PC.
World in Conflict
Massive Entertainment developed this remarkable RTS game that reimagines the events that lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. In the game, the Soviet Union’ forces attempt to stay in power by means of war and the player’s mission is to stop their advancement. There is a wide selection of roles to choose from, including Infantry, Armor, Air and Support. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows.
Blizzard created a stunning world of fantasy where you can put your strategic skills to the test while you control different races including Orcs, Night Elves, Undead and Humans. The single-player mode is outstanding and the multiplayer option lets you pitch your powers against other players online. Warcraft III is one of the most successful computer games of all time and it can be enjoyed by Windows and Mac users.
Command & Conquer: Generals
If you are looking for a realistic warfare experience, EA games has a title that will capture you thanks to its interesting plot and unique interface. In the game, China and the United States stand as the most powerful nations on earth and they have to face the threats a global terrorist organization. You can get access to a diversity of combat weapons to play on your own, or choose the multi-player option to show your skills to online opponents. It is compatible with Windows and Mac.
Published by Sierra Entertainment, Empire Earth allows you to enjoy an epic adventure that takes you through some of the crucial moments in History. The game is very similar to Age of Empires, a popular title that also gives the player the chance to explore different empires and eras. Empire Earth is available for Windows.
Age of Empires II
Ensemble Studios doesn’t not exist anymore, but it left a powerful legacy through some of the best and most popular RTS titles in the history of gaming. The second instalment of Age of Empires known as The Age of Kings is compatible with Windows and Mac and it offers great quality in both graphics and gaming features. Set in the Middle Ages, Age of Kings lets you choose between 13 civilizations including Goths, Britons, Chinese, Celts, Saracens and Vikings.
Age of Mythology
The creators of Age of Empires put their creativity and skills to work in another remarkable game that focuses on the fascinating world of Mythology. Age of Mythology is a game that lets you take part on epic battles where gods, legendary creatures and brave characters from the Greek, Egyptian and Norse mythologies unleash their powers to try to take over the world. Available for Windows and Mac platforms, Age of Mythology is another acclaimed RTS game that shouldn’t be missed.
Empire: Total War
This turn-based and real time strategy game published by Sega is set in the 18th century. and it allows players to take part in recreations of several historical battles, including naval combats. You can choose between different powers of that time in history such as Prussia, the Ottoman Empire, France, Great Britain and Sweden. Empire: Total War is one of the most thrilling RTS experiences. OS X, Windows and Linux users can enjoy this game.
Rome: Total War
Developed by the team behind Empire: Total War and released in 2004, Rome: Total War (often known as RTW) is a legend in the world of gaming. It continues impressing gamers with its real-time tactical battles, set within turn-based strategic campaigns across Europe. You can control one of three Roman families and unlock other factions as the game progresses. Entertaining and fascinating, Rome: Total War is a must-have for anyone who enjoys RTS games. Compatible with Windows and OS X.
Rise of Nations
In 2003, Microsoft Game Studios published Rise of Nations. The game gained attention thanks to the involvement of Bryan Reynolds, who was behind popular titles like Civilization II. With a perfect combination of amazing soundtrack and exciting gameplay, Rise of Nations offers hours of entertainment throughout thousands of years in History. It’s available for Windows and OS X.
Blizzard Entertainment has developed some of the best games available. StarCraft is an award-winning RTS game (for Windows, Nintendo 64 and Mac) that has inspired many games of the same type. Once you discover StarCraft, you will spend hours playing it and following the story of three species that fight for power in the Koprulu sector, a distant area of our galaxy.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Just like the original version of StarCraft, Wings of Liberty has become a classic. You can play as one of the species that fight for dominance: Zerg, Terran or Protoss. Embark on your own adventure with the single-player campaign option, or enjoy a multi-player online experience. It is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
Sins of a Solar Empire
Since its release in 2008, Sins of a Solar Empire (developed by IronClad Games) has been impressing gamers and critics with a fantastic gameplay and complex story. In this Windows RTS game, players are in charge of a futuristic empire that aims to take control over space civilizations, using a combination of military, economic and diplomatic methods.
Company of heroes
Set in World War II, Company of Heroes is a best selling game from Relic Entertainment. It’s success is due to an effective combination of realistic graphics and action-packed gaming experience. You can play Company of Heroes alone (with an enjoyable single-player campaign) or with up to 8 friends online. Available for Mac Windows, as well as OS X.