Best Action RTS Games on Steam

Steam currently has 490 Action RTS games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Action RTS game rankings were last updated on 5/28/2024.

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1. Thronefall

A minimalist game about building and defending your little kingdom.

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Thronefall holds the #1 spot for "best Action RTS game on Steam" with a Player Score of 94. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,258 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,851 positive reviews and 407 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Thronefall on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 8/2/2023
Developer GrizzlyGames
Publisher GrizzlyGames
Steam App Id 2239150

2. Door Kickers 2: Task Force North

Command military Special Ops Teams in gripping tactical combat against a Middle East-based terrorist network. Sequel to RockPaperShotgun's "Best Tactics Game of 2014".

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Door Kickers 2: Task Force North has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,691 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,399 positive reviews and 292 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Door Kickers 2: Task Force North on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 11/3/2020
Franchise KillHouse Games
Developer KillHouse Games
Publisher KillHouse Games
Steam App Id 1239080

3. Free to Play

Free to Play is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament.

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Free to Play has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,010 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,463 positive reviews and 547 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 3/19/2014
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 245550

4. The Battle of Polytopia

Welcome to the unique, turn-based strategy game set in the strange, flat world of the Square. Lead one of 16 distinct civilizations to victory by expanding your empire, researching technologies, and ultimately become ruler of the world! Play in single-player or multiplayer mode for up to 16 players.

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The Battle of Polytopia has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,354 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,089 positive reviews and 265 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 8/4/2020
Developer Midjiwan AB
Publisher Midjiwan AB
Steam App Id 874390

5. Leap up no Justu: Double

Leap up no jutsu: Double is the next version of the game Leap up no Jutsu. From now on, you must control two characters to avoid obstacles at the same time by clicking on the side where the character needs to jump.Enjoy!

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Leap up no Justu: Double has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 250 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 247 positive reviews and 3 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.69 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $0.69
Release Date 12/21/2023
Franchise Yin Games
Developers
Publisher Yin Games
Steam App Id 2482440

6. Kingdom Two Crowns

In Kingdom Two Crowns, players must work in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build their kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!

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Kingdom Two Crowns has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,689 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,545 positive reviews and 2,144 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 12/11/2018
Franchise 👑 Kingdom Series 👑
Developers
Publisher Raw Fury
Steam App Id 701160

7. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™

The year is 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning of the Third Tiberium War and the long-awaited return of the most groundbreaking Real-Time Strategy franchise of all time

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Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™ has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,479 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,757 positive reviews and 722 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/13/2009
Franchise Command & Conquer
Developer EA Los Angeles
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 24790

8. Attack on Toys

Relive Your Childhood Toys comes to life! Build your Army Toys, make battle scenario, watch the Toys battling each other, and customize your play with Attack on Toys Toy Box. Command your Army Toys to fight againts another toys strategically and keep them alive during battle!

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Attack on Toys has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 743 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 692 positive reviews and 51 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $6.99
Release Date 9/24/2021
Franchise N7T-GAMES
Developer N7T-GAMES
Publisher N7T-GAMES
Steam App Id 1269690

9. Banana Drama

Banana Drama is a free and independent RTS game. It offers a singleplayer and online multiplayer experience. Your monkey king is held captive by evil dinos - he needs help! Get free early access and be part of the banana crew. Please consider giving feedback on Discord!

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Banana Drama has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 277 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 263 positive reviews and 14 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 7/25/2022
Developers
Publisher artifact design GbR
Steam App Id 2000150

10. Dragon Princess is Hungry

Eva, the half-dragon, half-human princess. Pfel, the steward, who serves Eva. They visit a mysterious isolated island infested with monster girls, and Pfel collects food for Eva on the island. However, there is a secret hidden on the island.

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Dragon Princess is Hungry has achieved a Player Score of 86, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Action RTS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 194 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 185 positive reviews and 9 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Dragon Princess is Hungry on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/18/2023
Franchise OTAKU Plan
Developer TashiKani
Publishers
Steam App Id 2180550

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Leap up no Justu: Double on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Kingdom Two Crowns on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™ on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Attack on Toys on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Banana Drama on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 29). Dragon Princess is Hungry on Steam. Steam Store.

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