Hi, my name is Fahad and this is my list of games similar to Command & Conquer. Let’s start with
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Top 15 Best Rts Games Like Command & Conquer In 2021. Uniquely looking aliens have invaded the Earth and they are raping and pillaging everything they see. Ok, I don’t know about the raping part, I might made that up, but who cares, our planet is in danger, and a little bit of propaganda always helps.
Here you can play standard story mode, create your own scenarios or you can declare war to your friend or sister. You will also encounter Dual-layered game play featuring intense tactical battles and strategic global mode where you manage resources, consolidate territories, and beat some aliens. Yeah, take that you alien scum.
Planetary Annihilation: Titans
Titans is the huge stand-alone expansion of the Planetary Annihilation game, which includes the base game and adds tons of new features. You can play the game alone and rule your puny planet or dive into a multiplayer battles and sacrifice your self-esteem to much better players.
Reviews on Steam are very positive, so I think you can give it a try without many thoughts given. But better wait for a sale, because then it costs about 6 euros – literally the price of a six pack of beer in my hometown.
Towards the end of the 21st century, the effects of climate change have devastated the world and a military force called “The Collective” has spread across the globe.
Actually I don’t know if you can think of something more generic and more cliche than this. Game has mixed reviews on Steam, meaning that it has some flaws, like weak AI of some units or balance problems.
That is unacceptable – only balance problems I can approve is when you drink too much vodka. But not here. Cool thing about Forged Battalion is that you can modify your own units – put weapons or armor you like on your vehicles, make them unique and send them to battle.
I do not recommend buying this game for the full price, wait for a good deal. Top 15 Best Rts Games Like Command & Conquer In 2021.
This is one of the most original looking RTS games. Here you can participate in a war where lots of different blobs, shlorbs, glarbls and shlapes fight with each other. Control wise it resembles the Command and Conquer model really closely so you will feel right at home here.
Interesting thing is the decision to modify fog of war concept – instead of fog of war your units and buildings have light sources to see landscape and enemy units around them.
Game features 4 factions fighting over a resource called “the green ice”. Game doesn’t seem very deep and it’s quite
slow, so it can be infuriating for a real RTS fan,
but if you want a game where you can chill and relax – this is the game for you. And it’s cheap. You can buy it for like 4 Euros even without a sale. Top 15 Best Rts Games Like Command & Conquer In 2021.
Home world: Deserts of Kharak
A ground based RTS prequel to the classic Home world games. Deserts of Kharak has nice graphics, great special effects and good gameplay in general. But do not expect miracles. Campaign is only 13 missions long, and it’s quite easy – you can beat it in a day.
However, good story, fantastic desert setting and beautiful music makes this game one of the most interesting choices for you. Although don’t buy this game if you’re interested in multiplayer. Nobody plays it, it’s quite dead. Just like your hopes. And dreams.
Star craft 2:
You know, when I make a list and have to include some super well known game in it, like GTA V, Skyrim or Gnarblblorb Wars for example it is hard to not sound like an idiot. What can I tell you that you might not know?
So, Starcraft 2 – just play it if you somehow avoided it. It is probably the best RTS there is and it is free. You don’t need to even buy it – multiplayer is free and the first amazing terran single-player campaign is also free.
Imagine if Gnarblblorb Wars was free, right? You would play it non stop. Day after day. Sadly nobody has created this amazing game… so far.
Supreme Commander 1 & amp: 2
With lengthy and diverse campaigns, a skirmish mode, and online community, Supreme Commander is truly what this genre of RTS is all about. Also it has good mod support so it extends the lifetime of this game like vaccines extend your lifespan or like vodka extends your evening with friends.
Overall, if you played, let’s say, Total Annihilation, the Supreme Commander will feel familiar, it has the same vibes. Both Commander games are old, so they will probably run on the worst potato you have.
Not even a potato PC, just a simple potato should be able to run first Supreme Commander. So it’s a real treat for people who can’t afford a high end computer, but still want to play the best games. And the Supreme Commander is all that.
Arakis awaits you – a sand planet with famous giant underground sand worms who can easily eat the biggest units you got. This force major element is absolutely amazing and will keep you on your toes while fighting on dunes.
Game is based on the book named Dune written by Frank Herbert. I read it when I was about 9 years old, and back then I was thinking that this book is amazing, very spiritual and deep – in other words it was a perfect book for a nine year old. Top 15 Best Rts Games Like Command & Conquer In 2021.
So you can easily give it to your younger kids, they will probably like it too. And the game itself you can get for free – just google Open RA and thank me later.
Remastered version easily runs on modern PC’s and you can even play multiplayer – lobbies are full of players.
I would say that this is a must play for any strategy game lover. Although it was released in 1997, it still looks and plays surprisingly good. As I mentioned in my earlier videos, sprite pixel graphics are time proof. There is something about Total Annihilation that just makes combat satisfying.
Units are easy to control, they respond to your commands without any delay, there are also nice explosions and great music and most important thing – it has an active online community, so you can probably find someone to play it with you. Isn’t that an RTS miracle?
If Command and Conquer spent the night with Mine craft – 9 months later 8-Bit Armies would be born. This is a fast-paced RTS – very colorful strategy-arcade game that is easy to learn for players of all skill levels.
Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of tanks and planes and ultimately crush your opponents! And if you feel that this 8 bit setting is appealing to you, keep in mind that you can also find two more games – 8 Bit Hordes, that are made with the fans of Warcraft in mind and 8 Bit Invaders that can be appealing to
Star craft fans.
This is one of the worst names in RTS history. Of course, something like Brown Poo would be a bit worse, but hey if you have to compare your game’s name with Brown Poo for it to sound better, you already have problems.
Of course Grey Goo’s name doesn’t just pop out like this, one of the factions in the game is named Goo. Other two are Humans and Beta. As you can see they are really not good with naming stuff.
Though the game was obviously inspired by Command & Conquer and Star craft, it is way slower, and for fast paced combat lovers it could be a bit painful to play.
Developers even say that the game bases itself around "macro decisions over micro management". That’s not what you want to hear if you are a fan of C&C, but it really deserves some of your time if you manage to snatch it on a sale.
Halo Wars Definitive Edition:
Game includes improved graphics, new achievements and all the DLC from the original game. Experience the campaign or compete in online multiplayer battles with armies of powerful Halo forces at your command.
And also keep an eye on Halo Wars 2 – as people say this is the sequel that no-one really asked for, just like your little brother, but it is a surprisingly solid traditional base-building RTS.
Although due to its lack of depth and content, it probably won’t win the hearts of many C&C or Star craft 2 veterans, but at the same time it presents a great entry point for new comers to the genre.
You know, it’s like pizza, it may be cold and from yesterday but it is still more delicious than freshly boiled broccoli. Actually, maybe that is a bad comparison, because even freshly boiled shoes are probably more tasty than this tasteless vegetable abomination.
Act of Aggression:
Here you will find three distinct factions each armed with the greatest modern and prototype military weaponry. Head into some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones, build bases for mass production,
establish resource supply lines and wage war until a total destruction of your puny enemies. Also here you will find a single player campaign with a nice story, and fights throughout the world in kinda realistic environments.
Unfortunately it has a lot of bugs, for example pressing Alt Tab will crash the game, I do not recommend to buy it for the full price, but it plays and feels a lot like C&C Generals, so if you manage to snatch it on a sale, give it a try.
War hammer 40,000: Dawn of War Series
Prepare yourself for the grim, dark future of the 41st millennium, where alien races battle mankind for galactic domination in a universe of unending war. Here you can personalize your armies with a unit customization tool that gives you the ability to choose your armies insignias, banners, squad colors and names.
Quite cool features if you’re nitpicky and if you’re not – totally useless stuff. First two Dawn of War games are loved more than the third which allegedly has an uninspiring campaign,
dead multiplayer and also that tiny fact that the game was abandoned after release. No patches or content updates at all. That’s it, the list is over, but I also want to mention two games with a bit different
combat approach: Company of Heroes: 1 – 2
great RTS games, with a slower combat pace than C&C, but really worth your attention because of amazing campaigns. Both are great RTS games, you have my recommendations.
And also recently released Iron Harvest – almost a clone of Company of Heroes it has great graphics but it is super slow: units have massive delays between issued command and actual actions,
so it is good game for a slower people, for those who were never any good at actual APM driven RTS or for new comers to RTS genre. Well, it’s up to you.