Missed RTS?

Been going through my RTS collection and finding it quite extensive – if I may say so myself:

Age of Empires II
Age of Mythology
Battlezone II
Command and Conquer (ALL)
Conquest: Frontier Wars
Emperor: Battle for Dune
Evil Genius
Ground Control
Homeworld (ALL)
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom
MechCommander Gold
MechCommander 2
Myth (ALL)
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
Pikmin II
Populous: The Beginning
Rise of Nations+Expansion
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
Star Wars: Empire at War
Total Annihilation+Expansions
Total War (ALL)
Warcraft (ALL)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Warzone 2100

Now I’m simply wondering if I missed any good RTSs. Ones I could play until Company of Heroes, Medieval II, and most importantly Supreme Commander lay claim to my soul.

What, no Dungeon Keeper?

No Kohan or Warlords Battlecry 2/3?

Dark Reign
Dungeon Keeper

Games that I liked that are not on your list:

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World
Age of Empires 1 and 3
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War

Games other people liked not on your list:

Celtic Kings
Cossacks and its successors

Games that are probably too old for you to play, but too great to miss.



Don’t see Earth 2150/60 on there. I enjoyed 2150 a fair bit.

I see some hybrids in there (Total war games) but have you ever considered some straight up turn based ?

MOO (1 and 2)
Shattered Union
Europa Universalis
Combat missions
Close Combat

EU isn’t turn based. It’s real time.



Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds (+Expansion)

Its Ages of Empires, star Wars style…

I recently bought Stronghold: Crusader (Released in 2002) and I have been loving it ever since, also you can get it dirt cheap now :)

Hegemonia might also be worth a look.

What’s wrong with number 2?

Wow played all of those but completely missed Kohan?

I’ll also second Warlords, Empires: DotMW, Earth2150, and Cossacks.

Hegemonia was crap. There’s no reason to build any ship models but the biggest ones you can, the weapon trees are all functionally identical, and every ship always blows up the exact same way.

Enemy Nations?
The Total War series?
The original Populus?
The Syndicate series?


Let’s see, you missed Tribal Rage.
And, holy crap Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 isn’t on your list either.
I don’t see M.A.X. or M.A.X.2 on your list.
Antaeus Rising is suspiciously absent as well.

Above posts were in fact sarcasm.
On a slightly more serious note, if you can find it, Original War is an interesting take on RTS.

I’ll add KKND 1n2 and Urban Assault.


I really enjoyed Original War too.
I also really wanted to like Wartorn -it had a bit of potential.

Perimeter. Neat game from Russia. Has some problems, but also has some interesting new ideas. Some nice music. No Starforce.

Edit: Ever play TA Kingdoms? Not as good as TA itself, but still worth a look. Notable for having a completely mobile side whose only buildings are campfires. Its documentary approach to cutscenes is downright surreal in a fantasy context.

I liked Act of War. C&C clone that does it better.