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Action RTS

Category Tier-2 Genre

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

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
97% 107 votes
89% 1,854 votes
88% 2,289 votes
91% 245 votes
88% 273 votes
81% 12,925 votes
96% 23 votes
79% 983 votes
75% 340 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Action 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 Action RTS, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Strategy 79%
  2. Action 60%
  3. RTS 59%
  4. 3D 49%
  5. Singleplayer 41%
  6. Real Time Tactics 36%
  7. Top-Down 32%
  8. Casual 28%
  9. Tactical 28%
  10. Tower Defense 28%
  11. Indie 23%
  12. Base Building 23%
  13. Fantasy 23%
  14. 2D 22%
  15. War 21%
  16. Sci-fi 21%
  17. Combat 21%
  18. Colorful 21%
  19. Early Access 20%
  20. Simulation 20%
  21. PvP 20%
  22. RPG 19%
  23. Adventure 19%
  24. Building 17%
  25. Action-Adventure 17%
  26. PvE 17%
  27. Multiplayer 16%
  28. Third Person 16%
  29. Management 15%
  30. Wargame 15%

The Action RTS tag is used to describe a specific genre of real-time strategy games that prioritize fast-paced action and intense combat scenarios. Action RTS games typically combine the strategic elements of traditional RTS games with a greater emphasis on immediate decision-making, fast reflexes, and real-time battles.

In an Action RTS game, players control units, manage resources, and build bases like in a traditional RTS game. However, the gameplay is more focused on direct control and engagement in battles rather than meticulous base building or resource management.

Some key features of Action RTS games include:

  • Frenetic Combat Action RTS games feature explosive battles with multiple units engaging in real-time combat. The gameplay requires quick thinking, micromanagement of units, and the ability to make split-second decisions.
  • Hero Units These games often have hero or special units with unique abilities that can turn the tide of battle. These heroes add an extra layer of strategy as players must consider their positioning and skill usage to gain an advantage.
  • Minimum Base Building While base building is still present in Action RTS games, it is usually streamlined compared to traditional RTS titles. Players focus more on unit production, upgrades, and controlling key strategic points rather than constructing complex bases or managing numerous buildings.
  • Diverse Unit Types Actions RTS tend to offer a wide variety of unit types with different strengths, weaknesses or abilities that require careful selection for optimal strategies. This allows players to adapt their tactics based on the situation at hand.

Examples of popular Action RTS titles include:

  • StarCraft II The StarCraft II series by Blizzard Entertainment is a prime example of the Action RTS genre. It features fast-paced combat, hero units called "heroes," and intense battles between different factions in a futuristic sci-fi setting.
  • Warcraft III Another classic example developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Warcraft III , introduces hero units and provides a blend of strategy and action gameplay. It combines base building with heroes' unique abilities to create dynamic battle scenarios.
  • Dawn of War The Dawn of War series by Relic Entertainment mixes real-time strategy elements with intense combat in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The games feature diverse unit types, hero units known as "Champions," and large-scale battles that demand constant attention to tactics.
  • Ashes of Singularity: EscalationThe game challenges players with massive battles in a futuristic world where they must control armies spread across multiple planets while also managing resources and technology.

    Action RTS games provide an adrenaline-fueled experience for players who enjoy the strategic depth of RTS games but crave more immediate action and combat-oriented gameplay.

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