real-time strategy

Games Reviews

'Totally Accurate Battle Simulator' Captures the Goofy Mayhem of Mass Violence

Nobody knows anything and nobody is in control.
Dante Douglas
5.14.19
e3

EA Remembered ‘Command and Conquer’ Long Enough to Ruin it

'Command and Conquer: Rivals' is a free-to-play mobile RTS that seems to destroy everything good about a beloved franchise.
Jason Koebler
6.11.18
They Are Billions

'They Are Billions' Isn't About Zombies, It's About Wishful Thinking

Misplaced relief and overconfidence are going to kill us all.
Rob Zacny
1.20.18
Tooth and Tail

‘Tooth and Tail’ Is a Cute Strategy Game at War with Its Own Genre

There's a fine line between streamlining a complicated game genre and gutting it.
Bruno Dias
9.14.17
Age of Empires

Microsoft Reveals 'Age of Empires IV' and Relic Is Making It

Remastered 'Age of Empires: Definitive Edition' also due this fall
Rob Zacny
8.21.17
Kingdoms and Castles

'Kingdoms and Castles' Is the Best Game About Playing Fort

All the murderous grandeur or the medieval stronghold with none of the dreary management.
Rob Zacny
8.2.17
Dawn of War

Reinventing the RTS in 'Dawn of War III'

In the grim darkness of the real-time strategy genre, Relic finds hope for the future in the shape of a MOBA.
Ian Williams
4.20.17
starcraft

'StarCraft: Remastered' Doesn't Fix The Broken Perfection of 'Brood War'

Bad pathfinding, a ridiculous engine, user-unfriendly controls, all preserved to update the greatest competitive RTS in history.
Rob Zacny
3.27.17
Gaming

'League of Legends' Couldn't Exist Without 'Dune II'

Westwood Studios is gone, but its work is more important than ever.
Emanuel Maiberg
12.5.15
Gaming

A New 'Halo' Strategy Game Is the Biggest Surprise from Gamescom So Far

Microsoft's making 'Halo Wars 2', another 'Halo' real-time strategy game.
Emanuel Maiberg
8.4.15