19 Games Like Empire Earth

Games Like Empire Earth
This collection of games like Empire Earth features the very best from the strategy genre for fans looking for more strategic gameplay.

Empire Earth is one of the classic games in the genre and often compared closely to the Age of Empires franchise. With a level of depth that fans of strategy crave the first game quickly grew to millions of sales and encouraged the developer to push on with its take on the strategy genre.

If you’ve played a strategy game before you’ll be familiar with what the Empire Earth series requires you to do. Players collect resources, build various structures, create units and ultimately battle their foes for world domination. While this portion of the game is nothing unique Empire Earth stands out with its unique approach to progression.

This progression element of the series that has made the game such a success and separates it from other options is the eras of history that the game uses. Instead of focusing on a single era the game follows hundreds of thousands of years in human history which players can advance through in a single game to go from caveman to mechanical man.

The games like Empire Earth here focus on deep strategy experiences and games that also cover a large range of human history from early human civilization to modern era and beyond.

Games Like Empire Earth

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Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms aims to change up the classic MMORTS formula by focusing on wars between medieval castles all across ancient Europe.  With plenty of depth and strategy to explore it’s a good option for fans of the franchise and newcomers. In Stronghold Kingdoms you’ll have multiple elements... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(27 votes)
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Rise of Nations

Rise of Nations was released back in 2003 but is still considered to be one of the most popular and successful real time strategy games of all time. The game manages to offer vast strategic depth while also being very accessible to players, an achievement that not many RTS games have been able ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(44 votes)
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Age of Empires 3

Age of Empires (AoE) 3 falls under the real time strategy genre and was developed by Ensemble Studios for a 2005 release (2006 release on Mac). The game has two expansion packs available (The Warchiefs and The Asian Dynasties) that unlock additional campaign content and introduce 6 additional c... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(30 votes)
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Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is an RTS game published by Microsoft that is a spin-off of the original and highly popular Rise of Nations game. Unlike the original the game is set in a fantasy world that blends magic and technology together. Despite the change in setting the game still plays... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(28 votes)
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Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology (or AoM) is a real time strategy game based on the Age of Empires series (it is in fact a spin-off of the series). Age of Mythology was developed by Ensemble Studios and was released back in 2002, the game is highly rated by fans and critics making it one of the top rated real ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(54 votes)
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Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2 is the sequel to the original highly popular CoH game. The game was released in June 2013 and offers similar gameplay to the first game. The gameplay has received lots of praise as continuing the success of the series although there has been a large amount of backlash for ho... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(17 votes)
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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 continues the extremely popular real time strategy series with a 2008 game available on all major platforms. In a similar fashion to the previous Red Alert games you’ll get to experience an alternative reality with a different spin on World War II. Fans of pre... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(7 votes)
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The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom is part of the long running series of games that started back in 1993. The 7th game in the series stays true to the real time strategy gameplay but also adds a number of city building elements into the core Settlers gameplay. The game originally did poorly due... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(15 votes)
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Age of Empires II

Age of Empires II belongs to the hugely success AoE series of real time strategy games. Launching back in 1999 the game saw a HD release in 2013 with a few minor changes to gameplay, most notably an increased population cap (200 to 500). The game explores the Middle Ages with over a dozen playa... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(14 votes)
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Act of War: Direct Action

Act of War: Direct Action is a RTS that definitely pulls some inspiration from the likes of Command & Conquer with a modern day warfare setting that mixes in some futuristic elements. It’s got some unique mechanics that raise it above other options in the genre and make it an overall intere... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(14 votes)
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American Conquest

American Conquest is a real time strategy game set in history. The game will take players from the 15th to early 18th century as they fight on the American continent and for its colonisation. American Conquest was released in 2003 and has two additional expansion packs (Fight Back and Divided N... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(20 votes)
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The Settlers: Rise of an Empire

The Settlers: Rise of an Empire is a real time strategy game that features a 4X style of gameplay. The game was published by UbiSoft and released in September 2007. For gamers who are unfamiliar with the 4X strategy genre the fundamental game elements involve exploration, expansion, exploitatio... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(19 votes)
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Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes (CoH) is a WW2 real time strategy game released in 2006. The game was developed by Relic Entertainment and has plenty of historic battles for players to battle through. Company of Heroes lets players take control of both the allies and the axis with the single player campaign ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(22 votes)
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Cossacks: European Wars

Cossacks: European Wars is an RTS game developed for Windows and released in 2001. The game is very similar to Age of Empires and is well known for its large number of units which are available. The game also has a number of expansions available which are available in one collection, the Cossac... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(16 votes)
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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a science fiction real time strategy game released in 2007 by Electronic Arts. The game is set in 2047 and continues the story of the Global Defence Initiative, Brotherhood of Nod and the new alien faction of Scrin. If you’ve played a Command & Conq... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
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Stronghold

Stronghold is a real time strategy game developed by Firefly Studios that has a historical game setting. The game is very much focused on the military aspects of strategy games but still has some economic elements in its gameplay. The success of the game led to the creation of several sequels a... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(14 votes)
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Stronghold Crusader

Stronghold Crusader was the first sequel to the original Stronghold and also one of the most popular. The game shifts the game setting to the Middle East and adds plenty of new units for you to participate in the Crusades with. The game is simply packed full of single player campaign content wi... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(20 votes)
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The Settlers IV

The Settlers IV (sometimes referred to as The Settlers: Fourth Edition) is part of the popular Settlers game series and was released in 2001. The game was updated and re-released as The Settlers on iOS devices. This game review focuses on the original Windows release but the iOS game features t... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(12 votes)
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Anno Online

Anno Online belongs to the Anno series of video games. Unlike previous additions in the franchise though the game is free to play and is a browser based experience. The English version of the game went into a closed beta in April of 2013 with open beta starting just under a month later. Fans of... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(103 votes)