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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with RTS, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
95% 85,643 votes
94% 9,640 votes
92% 1,694 votes
93% 852 votes
94% 395 votes
94% 470 votes
90% 3,687 votes
93% 621 votes
93% 458 votes
97% 116 votes
94% 237 votes
100% 51 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with RTS is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as RTS, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Strategy 94%
  2. Singleplayer 47%
  3. Real Time Tactics 39%
  4. Simulation 37%
  5. Indie 32%
  6. Action 32%
  7. Tactical 30%
  8. 3D 29%
  9. War 26%
  10. 2D 25%
  11. Base Building 24%
  12. Multiplayer 24%
  13. Casual 24%
  14. Top-Down 22%
  15. Wargame 21%
  16. Building 20%
  17. Management 20%
  18. Military 19%
  19. Sci-fi 19%
  20. Tower Defense 19%
  21. Historical 18%
  22. RPG 17%
  23. Early Access 17%
  24. Fantasy 17%
  25. Resource Management 16%
  26. PvP 15%

The RTS tag stands for Real-Time Strategy, which is a genre of video games that involves strategic decision-making and real-time gameplay. In RTS games, players control armies, factions, or civilizations and must actively manage resources, build structures, train units, and make tactical decisions in real time.

The key features of RTS games include:

  • Real-time Gameplay Unlike turn-based strategy games where players take turns to make their moves, RTS games unfold in real time. This means that the game continues to progress regardless of whether the player is actively making decisions or not. The pace is dynamic and often requires quick thinking and multitasking.
  • Resource Management Resource management is a crucial aspect of RTS games. Players must gather resources, such as minerals or energy, to construct buildings and produce units. Efficiently managing these resources allows for the growth and advancement of your faction.
  • Base Building Players typically start with a small base or settlement from which they can expand by constructing additional buildings. These structures serve various purposes like producing units, researching new technologies, or upgrading existing ones.
  • Tactical Combat While resource management and base building are vital components of RTS games; ultimately they revolve around commanding armies into battle against enemy factions. Strategic positioning of troops on the battlefield; effective use of unit abilities; flanking maneuvers are all part of creating successful encounters with opposing forces.

Examples of popular RTS titles include:

  • StarCraft II Developed by Blizzard Entertainment; it's one of the most influential titles in Real-Time Strategy genre. Players can control one of three unique factions and engage in intense battles in a futuristic setting.
  • Age of Empires II Developed by Ensemble Studios; it's a historical RTS that allows players to build and manage civilizations ranging from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance period. Gathering resources, constructing architectural wonders, and leading armies are key aspects of gameplay.
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 A classic RTS game developed by Westwood Studios, known for its alternate history setting during World War II. Players choose between two rival factions, each with unique units and strategies.

In summary, real-time strategy games offer a dynamic and engaging experience where players must manage resources, construct bases, train units, and make tactical decisions on the fly to outmaneuver opponents and achieve victory. The genre requires a combination of strategic thinking, quick reflexes, multitasking abilities, and adaptability to changing circumstances.

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