[Top 15] Best Military Strategy Games That Are Fun!

Best Military RTS Games
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Not for everyone, but still great!

I’ll be honest…I’ve had to learn about these types of games, cause I’m a sucker for FPS and RPGs, but boy did I have a good time understanding them. As I said I’m not a huge fan, but RTS games are simply excellent in terms of development and originality. A good game is built with care and good approaches. That’s exactly why we’re going to talk about strategy games and make a top 15 and of course, give you some recommendations. 


15) Steel Division 2 (PC)

Steel Division 2 Gameplay

Dive into World War II and organize your troops to dominate the Eastern Front. This exciting game will keep strategists thinking and planning how to attain victory. Some of the most challenging RTS out there according to Metacritic's website. I’d suggest patience and time before trying it.


14) Iron Harvest (PS4, PS5, XBOX ONE, Project Scarlett, PC)

Iron Harvest Gameplay

In an alternate reality after the Great War, dieselpunk machines are the deadliest weapon out there. Your job? Fight inEurope and all of its territories. A well-built world with excellent soundtracks…

Some say it’s a great initiation for us newbies. I might just try it after reading that.


13) Wargame: Red Dragon (MacOS, PC)

Wargame: Red Dragon Gameplay

Western Forces engage in a bloody and epic confrontation against the communist bloc. With a focus on strategic thinking and smart moves, Wargame: Red Dragon is known to fans as more of the same, but much better. 


12) Northgard (PS4, macOS, Android, PC, XBOX ONE)

Northgard: Gameplay

We have just discovered a new continent…new lands to conquer, brothers. You’re the leader of a Viking clan with the goal of expanding your territory. With good graphics and a comfortable playstyle, it is loved by the community and of course, by the critics as well.


11) Foxhole (macOS, PC)

Foxhole Gameplay

Tactics and collaborative strategy will be necessary for you to stop an imminent online war. Foxhole is known thanks tothe importance of your decisions and battles throughout the war.


10) Age of Empires IV (PC)

Age of Empires IV Gameplay

Incorporating new mechanics to a familiar game with the goal of expanding your beautiful empire, you will enjoy this well-known game in 4K quality.  If you love RTS games, you will surely know this one and have already tried it. If you haven't tried it yet, my friend...I have nothing else to tell you but: do it right now. 


9) Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance (PC)

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance Gameplay

Said by a player: fans of this saga are going to get much more than they bargained for with this expansion. Continue the story of the Infinite War and immerse yourself in an impeccable single-player story.  This game is simply "more and better".


8) Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (PC)

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Gameplay

Improved artificial intelligence, more content, and a great saga that with this game only took a step in the right direction. It is faithful to its beginnings and seeks to improve... and it succeeds.


7) The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth 2 (PC, XBOX 360)

The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth 2 Gameplay

Not only because of the good and interesting mechanics but also because of the Middle-earth atmosphere and all the content that this world represents, this game ends up being one of the best creations. Face the AI, but be careful, because each time it is getting much stronger... almost like facing Sauron himself.


6) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 (PC, macOS)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 Gameplay

This game is set in the grim, war-torn world of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. A universe full of battles between aliens and fighting machines. Seems like a great game for new players and an amazing title for OG gamers.


5) Total Annihilation (PC, macOS) 

Total Annihilation Gameplay

War came to a peaceful galaxy. "It's different and solid," "it's what a five-star game should be." Sure, it's an opinion, but it comes from a fan, which says a lot about this excellent game. It's also different and manages to keep the player's attention throughout the game.


4) Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PC)

Command & Conquer: Red Alert Gameplay

Back to the cold war, back to battle, soldier. Although loved by many, other players have also shown their dissatisfaction with the iPhone version. That doesn't take away from how well done it is.


3) Hearts of Iron IV (PC, macOS, Mac OS Classic)

Hearts of Iron IV Gameplay

Relived or rewritten? History will take its course depending on your strategies and your approach to the battle. Defeat your enemies in WWII with intelligence, not force. Offering hours of pure fun, take control of ground, air, and naval forces.


2) Company of Heroes (Android, macOS, PC)

Company of Heroes Gameplay

Company of Heroes is set in World War II. The objective of the players is to capture strategic resource sectors which they use to build base structures, produce new units and defeat their enemies. Not only the single-player campaign but also the multiplayer mode is loved by gamers and critics.


1) Total War: ROME II (PC, Nintendo 64, macOS Classic)

Total War: ROME II Gameplay

Dominate your empire and control the economy, politics, and military. In this game you’ll have to learn to control all the intelligence to be a true and prepared ruler, cause you know…even the mightiest empires can be thrown down by betrayal. 

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