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The Best RTS Games

22 Mar 2019 4
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2019 is going to be a great year for strategy games - check out what our current favourite RTS titles are to get you in the mood.

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Martynas reviews the revised edition of Stronghold 2 and can't quite forgive the fact that it's not Stronghold Crusaders 2...

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Whether you're using a Steam Controller or the ever-dependable plug-in 360 controller, there are plenty of excellent strategy games that work really well with a gamepad. Here's some of our favourites...

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We've rounded up the best strategy gaming discounts that are running during Steam's Winter Sales event!

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As we near the release of Three Kingdoms, refresh yourselves with a different take on what the 'best' Total War game is...

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There's a new gameplay video out for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, which looks like it's much bigger and badder than its predecessor.

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Can Crusader Kings 2's latest expansion breath new life into the ageing medieval gran-strategy epic? Read on find out...

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Catch up on all the strategy gaming news you may have missed. Apparently, we missed a lot of it too.

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Star Wars: Rebellion was released on PC 20 years ago today. It brought you a vision of Star Wars in an era of 'Total War', and there's never really been anything like it since.

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Petroglyph have returned, and their latest title harks back to a better time for real-time strategy games...

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Our first Itch.io of the year is a little bit delayed due to some embargoes we needed to meet, but it's no less packed with interesting new strategy games to discover. Enjoy!

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They are billions, but Charles is but one. Check out our preview of the hit post-apocalyptic strategy game!

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The first Friday Filter of 2018 has mostly casual titles, but they are good ones!

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Josh previews this beautiful strategy game, now on Early Access.

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Josh comes back with 2018's first collection of free strategy games! Come in and tell him how much you love his effort!

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The last FF of the year brings you three quality titles to tide over the holiday season in style!

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We've got a whole host of new strategy titles on our plate at the moment. Marcello brings you a pre-look at the first one to enter the fray. A promising start, but still plenty of work to do!

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Our final Itch.io round-up of the year, since we'll be on Christmas break when the slot next comes around. Let's see what Josh has found for us today...

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It's been a decent couple of weeks for strategy games, check out what we've found!

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Josh is here with the fourth instalment in his series looking at the hidden strategy gems of indie platform itch.io. Let's see what he's got for us this week...

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We don't want to start using the term 'scraping the barrel' but... was a bit of a lean couple of weeks in strategy gaming, apparently.

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Craig is excited by the prospect of what Total War Sagas brings to the table, and put together this list of top other historical destinations the company could consider...

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Sean's been thinking about narrative in strategy games, and where it fits in terms of what we as armchair generals enjoy.

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Josh returns with the third part in our on-going series looking at the Itch.io platforms and the strategy gems it contains. Three more indie creations for your consideration...

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We didn't review this experimental sci-fi 4X when it first came out, so we decided to play catch up now that it's got its first expansion...

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Martynas spent some time with this vikings-themed RTS, and here's what he thought of it.

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Marcello was struck by the variety of interesting strategy titles released on Steam over the past couple weeks. Check out what we've picked for you!

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We check in with this action-packed and deep RTS to see how it's come on since launch...

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Joe's been testing out an upcoming real-time strategy game with a massively-multiplayer twist that brought back some old memories...

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Charles has had this on his mind for a while, and now wants to talk it over with you guys: there's something wrong with the RTS genre...

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We're back with another trifecta of indie strategy titles from Itch.io, an up-and-coming platform for new developers to get their games discovered...

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Despite our best intentions, sometimes life has a way of prying our cold, carpel-tunnel infused fingers away from our computers. Luckily, we've got a handy guide to gaming whilst away from home...

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Review: Skyworld

01 Nov 2017 0
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Josh continues to be our "virtual strategy guy" as he reviews this RTS from Vertigo Games. Find out what he thought...

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Marcello gets all meta on us as he writes about a game about writing about travelling. Part of our Sweden Game Conference 2017 coverage.

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As Halloween draws near, we've got the best of the best of Steam's recent strategy releases to see you through till dawn.

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Marcello attended the Sweden Game Conference recently, and is here to share with us some of the things he saw. First up, a preview...

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We look back on Stardock's 2016 RTS that, despite some teething issues, was actually quietly brilliant...

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Four great games have risen to the top of the pile over the past couple of weeks. Check out what new and interesting strategy, sim & management games are waiting for your consideration...

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One of the last articles from our Wargamer archive, last year Alex reviewed the new Homeworld entry, and was utterly blown away...

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Op-Ed: The fifth X

11 Oct 2017 0
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Joe's been binging on space 4x strategy games recently, and is here to muse about the need for an evolution within the genre.

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Ian reviews Mushroom Wars two, a freemium-style mobile game that's just had a premium release on Steam...

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We track down Tomasz Gop, Producer for Ancestors Legacy, and ask him about his promising new RTS...

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One of the games listed this week is pretending to be something it's not...

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Charles heads back to Normandy to test out Steel Division's first premium DLC. Will you be joining the Second Wave?

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Indirect control isn't something you see often in strategy games, but when it does show up it's usually fairly interesting.

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We look at Early Access games in many stages of development. Some are more advanced than others. Sadly for this transport sim, it is perhaps a bit TOO early...

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Marcello's opened his trench-coat and is ready to sell you on the strategy game worth paying attention to this week. It's not weird, honest...

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There is one title in here which is not sci-fi, but it's definitely something you won't expect.

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We interview developer Alexander Jack, who's turned to Kickstarter to help fund this intriguing blend of RTS & City Builder set in ancient times...

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If you have a potato PC or are twiddling your thumbs waiting for a new video card to arrive, here are some of the best yet graphically undemanding strategy games around.

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Evil is the new Awesome in this interesting strategy/management game about being the Best Evil CEO you can possibly be...

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Review: Cosmic Trip

21 Aug 2017 0
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Through some random act of cosmic trolling, Josh is now at the cutting edge of VR strategy games. Read his review of VRTS Cosmic Trip...

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Our bi-weekly column looking at recent additions to Steam's 'Strategy' category returns... and it's mainly full of management games. Close enough, I guess?

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Sudden Strike 4 has a lot to accomplish - bringing back a ten-year old franchise, catering to a console audience as well as trying to revitalise a genre that's changed a lot since it was last on the scene. Perhaps this was a bridge too far...

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Matt Reviewed the latest entry in the Total War series for us back in 2016. It's only gotten better since then...

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Part strategy game, part MMO/social experiment... Josh trials the Early Access of this unique RTS that demands team-work...

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We bring you the top new steam strategy releases, freshly filtered so you don't have to worry about the junk...

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Few have managed to get the essentials of naval strategy right, but Anno 1404 makes it look easy...

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Joe unleashes his inner ninja in this enjoyable and challenging stealth-strategy game, which has just made the jump onto PS4…

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Craig reviews this curious blend of shop simulation and RTS dungeon crawling. Gotta pay off that student debt somehow, I guess...

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Review: Aven Colony

25 Jul 2017 0
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Marcello had high hopes for Aven Colony when he took an early look at the game, but it may be a while yet before this one reaches its potential...

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Bringing Strategy Back: We sift through the newest releases in Steams 'strategy' filter so you don't have to.

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As we wait for Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock, we reminisce about two previous gems within space-strategy games...

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Spaceships wage battle across the stars in this Warhammer 40K game inspired by the original table-top line...

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We managed to get onto the beta for Sudden Strike 4, a franchise that hasn't been seen in these parts since 2007. Is it a return to form?

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Review: Home Wars

12 Jul 2017 0
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It doesn't look like it, but Ian delves into this surprisingly detailed strategy game and comes out the other way mildly unscathed to tell us all about it.

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Marcello interviews the founder of the studio behind Aven Colony about the city-builder's design and roadmap for the future.

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Marcello has been visiting Aven Prime to see what it's like to try and survive in this extremely hostile world. We haven't heard from him in a while, so I hope he's ok...

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Charles uses his expert knowledge of Steel Division's unit system to help you achieve victory in Normandy.

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Relic’s first major rebalancing patch for Dawn of War III is out. How has it impacted multiplayer strategies?

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Review: Bounty Train

25 May 2017 0
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Bounty Train is the latest strategy title to emerge from Early Access. Josh hops on board to see if it can handle the cruel, harsh light of 1.0..

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This is the master section for all things Steel Division. Discover all of the latest news and information, as well as guides, analysis and further reading.

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Alex reviews this unconventional top-down squad tactics game. It doesn't make a great first impression, but has its own rewards for those who persevere...

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Marcello reviews the recently released Dawn of Andromeda. Feels like this one should have stayed in Early Access

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This is the master section for all things Dawn of War III. Discover all of the latest news and information, as well as guides, analysis and further reading.

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