The real–time strategy (RTS) game has evolved so much from its early years. Pioneers like Warcraft, Red Alert, and Age of Empires blazed a trail for the genre which saw the release of titles like to modern classics like Company of Heroes and StarCraft II.
If you’re looking for games where you can command vast armies and manage resources, here are five RTS games for you to try on the best gaming laptops from Sager Notebook:
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Warhammer 40k fans and newcomers to the franchise will not be disappointed in this bloody installment of the grim dark future of the 40th Millennium. The forces of the Orks, Chaos, Eldar, and the Imperium of Man square off in space combat. Various customizations are available to personalize your might battlefleet.
Total War: Warhammer
Warhammer fantasy isn’t far behind with its own release. It is the first Total War title to feature a fictional world, and what a setting it is. The player can choose between the forces of the Empire, Greenskins, Vampire Counts, or the Dwarfs. Diplomacy, city-building, and unit training are all crucial aspects of the game for you to wage war. And of course, the tactical battles are awesome. Warhammer and Total War are a good mix.
The battlefields of 17th and 18th Century Europe are the setting for the third installment of Cossacks. It’s a remake of the game released in 2001. With 70 unit types and 12 warring nations to choose from, you play in five historical campaigns. The game has five of these campaigns you can try. Multiplayer can support up to seven players, which makes an online game a grand experience.
Offworld Trading Company
Now this one is different. Unlike the other entries here, Offworld Trading Company has no combat in it. But why is it on this list? Instead of the combat, this game offers players the chance to dig for the vast resources of Mars. Now, the player needs to use those resources to manipulate a real-time market and develop new research to drive competitors out of business.
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
The original Homeworld gave us a taste of space colonization and combat. Space travelers who lost their home planet traverse a wide galaxy and battle enemies in distant asteroid fields in search of a new world to call home. 17 years later, the prequel starts at the Deserts of Kharak. Set in the dying desert world of Kharak, you must find a balance in managing scarce resources in order to produce fleets and technological resources. Various combat styles abound to suit the different environments in the game.