22 Games Like Stronghold

Games Like Stronghold Our assembled list of games like Stronghold has other historical real time strategy games that focus on expanding through warfare.

Stronghold started in 2001 and now has many games under its franchise including a number of spin off games that have almost been as successful as the core games. These spin off games include the popular Stronghold Crusader and Stronghold Kingdoms that stay true the core series but shift the focus of gameplay slightly.

All the games though stick to focusing on providing something realistic in a historical setting (medieval). The franchise definitely encourages you to wage warfare rather than engage in diplomacy with your enemies.

While you’re economy does play an important role you’ll find little room and time to negotiate with your enemies, something that has made the series a popular choice for many gamers who prefer the direct approach when it comes to real time strategy.

The games like Stronghold here all feature similar historical settings that let you engage in medieval warfare. Similar to the Stronghold formula they have a focus on fighting other players as opposed to creating a relationship with them, making these titles ideal for those that prefer to make war rather than peace.



Games Like Stronghold

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Stormfall: Age of War

Story driven and browser based strategy game don’t usually go hand in hand but Stormfall: Age of War changes all that by introducing a strong storyline supported by voice acting to enhance your whole experience. Set in a mystical land of Darkshrine you’ll find yourself in a chaotic game world, ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(52 votes)
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Throne: Kingdom at War

Throne: Kingdom at War has you playing as the Lord of a mighty kingdom as you take control of a strategy game with all the usual mechanics thrown in, giving you plenty of opportunity to grow your kingdom. Available in your web browser and mobile (iOS/Android) Throne: Kingdom at War continues th... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(23 votes)
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Empire

Empire (Empire: Four Kingdoms for iOS and Android) throws you right into the heart of battle as your build the ultimate fortress, grow a powerful army, capture enemy outposts and create a thriving economy. The game packs all the features that most gamers would be used to in this genre with plen... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(82 votes)
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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
7.8
(28 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
8.7
(46 votes)
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Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is a stand alone expansion to the original Supreme Commander title, this standalone approach was used in order to alter gameplay features, add additional units and improve performance over the original release. Set in the same futuristic setting where humans h... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(8 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
9.4
(33 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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Supreme Commander

Supreme Commander is a real time strategy title that was been born out of the success of Total Annihilation, an exceedingly popular 1997 strategy game. Centred around mechanical units known as Armoured Command Units (ACU) it’s a futuristic war like adventure. In this future setting humani... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(5 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
(55 votes)
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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds takes the Star Wars franchise into the RTS game genre. The game uses the same engine as Age of Empires (1 and 2) so it has a very AoE style feel to its gameplay. It was released in 2001 with an expansion (Clone Campaigns) being released a year later, adding two... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(21 votes)
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Empire Earth II

Empire Earth II builds on the popular original and delivers a strong real time strategy experience with plenty of new additions. Development was handled by Mad Doc Software who created the expansion pack for the original Empire Earth game. In Empire Earth II players can complete one of three av... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(16 votes)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II is set in the LOTR universe and offers a real time strategy experience for Windows and the Xbox 360. The game lets players explore both a good and evil campaign letting you experience the game world from both sides. The game is very similar ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(33 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
9.2
(15 votes)
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Impossible Creatures

Impossible Creatures lets you create your own army of strange creatures and then test them out in a real time strategy environment. The game is definitely one of the more unique experiences out there and was developed by Relic Entertainment for a 2002 release. The games plot follows the story o... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(24 votes)
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Empire Earth

Empire Earth (EE) offers a great RTS experience and is the first game in the franchise. The game was developed by Stainless Steel Studios for a late 2011 release with an expansion pack (Art of Conquest) released in 2002 (purchase the Empire Earth Gold Edition to get the original and the expansi... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(22 votes)
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Supreme Commander 2

Supreme Commander 2 is the second game in the Supreme Commander series of real time strategy games. The game takes place in a futuristic setting and is available on Windows, Mac and Xbox 360. The game takes you through three different campaigns as you command the United Earth Federation, the Il... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(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
8.9
(17 votes)
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Nords: Heroes of the North

Nords: Heroes of the North is Plarium’s next MMORTS adventure, taking the best parts of their other popular titles, tweaking the formula and adding a different setting the Nords is challenging, visually pleasing and fun. Nords: Heroes of the North takes place in the land of Shingard, a land tha... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(16 votes)
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Warfare Incorporated

Warfare Incorporated is an older real time strategy game that originally released in 2003 and saw new life in 2008 when it was ported over to iOS devices. Offering both single player and multiplayer gameplay this title is still a great offering in the mobile strategy space. Taking place in the ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(11 votes)
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The Settlers Online

The Settlers Online is a free browser based strategy game with gameplay that falls somewhere between Age of Empires and the online strategy genre. The game manages to somehow stay true to the roots of other Settlers games while moving into a freemium browser game which is definitely no easy tas... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(89 votes)