13 Amazing Games like Age of Empires (AoE) in 2019

The Age of Empires, or AoE, as is commonly called is one of the most popular and longest-running RTS (Real Time Strategy) game today. It is still played by millions of gamers all across the world. Similarly, there is an extensive worldwide community of gamers who prefer RTS games over other genres.

Real Time Strategy (RTS) games are turn-based games. These are similar to playing chess, where you strategize before making your move and then wait for your opponent to make their conter-move before it is your turn to play again. RTS games usually involve creating home bases (headquarters, buildings, cities, etc) and collecting resources that help to upgrade your level of development.

Amazing Games like Age of Empires
Amazing Games like Age of Empires

RTS games involve playing against the AI or multiple other opponents in real-time and normally require playing on online gaming platforms. Simply put, RTS games involve exploring new areas on the map, exploiting resources that you lay claim to, and even exterminating the opposing teams using the relevant offensive weapons. RTS gaming requires immense planning and predicting your opponent’s moves to succeed at completing the missions efficiently.

Amazing Games like Age of Empires (AoE) in 2019

These are the top 13 amazing games like Age of Empires (AoE) in 2019 for gamers to enjoy their best RTS experience:

Supreme Commander

Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander

Take charge of your ACU (Armored Command Unit) an impressive bipedal mech-suit and begin building your base. Choose one of three factions – United Earth Federation, Cybran Nation or Aeon Illuminate – and begin conquering hostile territories with well-planned battled through your upgraded ACU and the base at your command.

Supreme Commander features on the top of the list of the best RTS games for 2019.

Can be played on: Windows & Xbox 360

Developed by: Gas Powered Games

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy

Stellaris

Stellaris
Stellaris

The game is entirely set in deep space in the year 2200 so you have an array of extremely advanced technological upgrades. Command an entire species under your wing as they begin their journey to the stars with FTL (faster-than-light) technology.

Stellaris is an expansive 4X genre game which involves exploring, expanding, exploiting and exterminating your opponents through real-life strategizing.

Can be played on: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux & OS X

Developed by: Paradox Interactive

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: 4X, Grand Strategy

Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War III

Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War III
Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War III

Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War III is the latest in the famous Warhammer 40000 gaming universe. This ultimate military sci-fi war game involves fighting for the control of the legendary “Spear of Khaine”.

Choose your position – as a space marine and part of the Blood Ravens team, or as part of the Eldar clan of Farseer Macha, or even bond with the hordes of Ork under the command of Warboss Gorgutz.

Can be played on: Windows, Linux & Mac OS

Developed by: Relic Entertainment

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS)

XCOM 2

XCOM 2
XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is another excellent strategy-based game for online gamers in 2019.

XCOM 2 takes place 20 years after the events of its prequel. The alien hordes have won and become dictators. You are part of the small military resistance force out to set the world free from their totalitarian regime.

Can be played on: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

Developed by: Firaxis Games

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Endless Legends

Endless Legends
Endless Legends

Endless Legends, the impressive production by Amplitude Studios, still features on our top 13 RTS game list for 2019 despite its release in 2014.

Endless Legend involves choosing one out of eleven alien races and then conquering the planet of Auriga either through diplomacy or war. You have plenty of choices to upgrade technology, explore isolated lands and build great cities.

Can be played on: Windows & Mac OS X

Developed by: Aplitude Studios

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Turn-Based 4X Strategy Game

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth

The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle Earth
The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle Earth

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth comes from the globally popular EA Los Angeles.

As the name suggests, The Battle for Middle Earth involves battles between the Free People (the horse-lords of Rohan and the weapon forgers of Gondor) and the Forces of Darkness (which is made of the Uruk-hai and other Orcs of Isengard and Mordor). You can choose to fight for one of these fours factions and lead your army to win the battle for middle earth.

Can be played on: Windows

Developed by: EA Los Angeles

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Empire Earth III

Empire Earth III
Empire Earth III

Empire Earth III is the most recent from the Empire Earth gaming universe of Mad Doc Software game developing company.

Empire Earth involves you to found and build civilizations and empires across the various regions of the earth, right from the ancient to the middle age and the modern era. You can choose Middle Easter, Far Eastern or Western factions and use their unique technological inventions to build the strongest empire on earth.

Can be played on: Windows

Developed by: Mad Doc Software

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Empire: Total War

Empire Total War
Empire Total War

Empire: Total War is another amazing RTS game from the popular gaming development company, Creative Assembly.

Empire: Total War is set in the 18th century and involves immense strategizing on numerous fronts. Players need to use military, diplomatic, espionage and economic strategies to achieve world dominion before other factions beat you to it. The real-time naval battles are incredibly realistic and make this game even more exciting than its prequels.

Can be played on: Windows, Linux & Mac OS X

Developed by: Creative Assembly

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Turn-Based Strategy/Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Starcraft II Wings of Liberty
Starcraft II Wings of Liberty

Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty is a sci-fi RTS game developed by the legendary gaming studios of Blizzard Entertainment.

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty involves playing as Jim Raynor from the Terrans from Earth in a space-bound fight against the Protoss who are technologically advanced with telepathic powers and the Zergs who are assimilated from different life-forms to become a super-species. The game ranks high on lists, thanks to impressive features, interesting gameplay and excellent upgrades.

Can be played on: Windows & Mac OS

Developed by: Blizzard Entertainment

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Warcraft III Reign of Chaos
Warcraft III Reign of Chaos

Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos is another excellent production from the famous Blizzard Entertainment gaming studios.

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is the first 3D game in the series till date. This sequel of Warcraft games involve fighting against the usurped paladin Arthas Menethil and his army of the Undead as part of either the Human Alliance, as part of or Night Elves or as part of the Orcish Hordes to protect the World Tree and prevent the destruction of the world of Azeroth.

Can be played on: Windows, Mac OS X & Classic Mac OS X

Developed by: Blizzard Entertainment

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real-Time Strategy (RTS)

Stronghold Crusader – 2

Stronghold Crusader - 2
Stronghold Crusader – 2

Stronghold Crusader II is another excellent RTS game, this time from Firefly Studios.

Stronghold Crusader II is the sequel to the original game but features impressive new features this time. Apart from the advanced 3D graphics engine, the game also includes new Slave Driver character, stronger and harder-to-kill AI opponents and interactive on-screen events, such as the Locust Swarm. The all-new Co-Op feature allows players to band together with another player to conquer a single castle.

Can be played on: Windows

Developed by: Firefly Studios

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes is another excellent production from the popular gaming house of Relic Entertainment.

Company of Heroes takes place during World War II. Players can choose one of two factions to play as. The aim of the game is to use strategies and conquer resource-filled regions that are marked on the map. Upgrade structures and forces with the help of resources and become the strongest to defeat the opposing army.

Can be played on: Windows & Mac OS

Developed by: Relic Entertainment

Playing Modes: Single Player/Co-Op/Multiplayer

Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS)

Offworld Trading Company

Offworld Trading Company
Offworld Trading Company

Offworld Trading Company is another interesting RTS game and is produced by the Mohawk Games gaming developers.

Offworld Trading Company is a sci-fi strategy-based game that is set of planet Mars. The game allows players to extract 11 types of resources to build and strengthen their HQ and prevent hostile takeovers. Players can use economic warfare and sabotage to stay ahead of the cut-throat competition on the planet.

Can be played on: Windows & Mac OS X

Developed by: Mohawk Games

Playing Modes: Single Player/Multiplayer

Genre: Real-Time Strategy (RTS)

Conclusion

These are the top 13 amazing games like Age of Empires (AoE) to play in 2019. Immerse yourself in the wonderful fictional worlds and universes to gain control and dominance over your opponents with incredible upgrades and features.

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