18 Games Like Company of Heroes

Games Like Company of Heroes Our assortment of games like Company of Heroes (CoH) features other military real time strategy games where you’ll lead troops and vehicles into battle.

Set during World War II Company of Heroes allows players to command their own military units. Requiring players to carefully manage their supply lines of manpower, munitions and fuel while taking control of key map locations the game successfully captures the style of warfare that was utilised in World War II.

In addition to careful resource management Company of Heroes encouraged players to strategically upgrade their squads and consider the most effective use of vehicles and buildings in order to be successful in each mission.

With the range of combat units and special abilities that these squads unlock with upgrades the strategic military depth of Company of Heroes made it a fan favourite for strategy gamers, in particular those that prefer a modern era title over the historical, space or fantasy settings.

The games like Company of Heroes on this page have a similar military focus to CoH with plenty of strategy decisions for players to make. In these games you’ll guide troops across land, sea and even air as you manage resources and try to outsmart your opponents. While this list is predominately Windows based experiences a small number of console (PlayStation and Xbox) titles are also included.
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World in Conflict

World in Conflict is a tactical strategy game that puts you in control of the Soviet Union in a military focused experience which focuses on controlling large mixes of vehicles alongside traditional infantry platoons. The game was launched in 2007 with an ex weapons which were combined together in a Complete Edition release. Set in an alternate timeline branching from 1989 where the Soviet Union decides to pursue a military course to stay as one of the world’s dominating super powers. This adven...[Read Review]

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9.1 User Avg (18 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 to replicate since. Rise of Nations was developed by Big Huge Games with an expansion pack (Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots) and spin-off game (Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends) also being developed ...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (48 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 new factions and campaigns. The original game lets you take control of several factions including the Rebels, the Empire, the Gungans, the Wookies, the Trade Federation and the Royal Nabbo. Every faction ...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (23 votes)
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R.U.S.E.

R.U.S.E. is a multi-platform real time strategy game set deep within World War II as Germany finds itself invaded on all sides by the forces of the Allies. Opting to be a strategy game focused on countering and intelligence it’s different to other RTS titles you may have played previously. In the single player offering the game explores a single story arc which follows the United States Army officer Joseph Sheridan as he moves around various locations and is promoted for his efforts. This ...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (6 votes)
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Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War

Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War combines deep military strategy with a science fiction setting from the popular universe of Warhammer. Based on the tabletop games it has obvious appeal to fans of the Warhammer 40k physical tabletop war game but it is still an attractive real time strategy experience for newcomers to the franchise thanks to the robust mechanics and impressive campaign underneath the sci-fi skin. After the success of the original base game three expansion packs were released to expand ...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (20 votes)
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Circle Empires Rivals

Circle Empires Rivals has you battling your way across randomly generated circle maps as you chase down ultimate conquest in the 6 available game modes. Beneath it’s deceptively simple graphic design you’ll find a treasure trove of strategy, laughs and challenge waiting to be unlocked while encompassing the easy to learn lifetime to master mantra of a good strategy title and tracking your stats every step of the way. Available as either a single player, co-operative or competitive st...[Read Review]

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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 expansion). Gameplay in Empire Earth is very similar to that of the popular Age of Empires series, featureing a historical based setting (although eventually takes players to a near futuristic setting). Don’t sim...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (22 votes)
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Warfare Incorporated

Warfare Incorporated is an older real time strategy game that originally released in 2003 for a range of operating software including Palm OS. With the advent of mobile devices the game was eventually ported over to iOS and Android devices to carry over the legacy of the game while also releasing as an open sourced version called Hostile Takeover (available on GitHub). Warfare Incorporated is set far into the future where the world has been reduced to two super corporations fighting for control ...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (11 votes)
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Shattered Union

Shattered Union is a turn based game available for Windows and Xbox. The games focus is on the combat side of things and offers plenty of combat strategy for players to explore. In Shattered Union players will be battling across the United States in modern times. After a tied vote and disputed election the United States begins to crumble. This event leads David Jefferson Adams to become President of the United States under some false pretences which eventually leads to a nuclear attack in Washin...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (13 votes)
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Star Wars: Empire at War

Star Wars: Empire at War puts you straight into the centre of galactic war in real time strategy fashion. Depicting the struggle of the Rebels and the Empire the game is loosely set between the events of Episode III and Episode IV in the Star Wars plot line. Players have two campaigns to choose from; the Rebels campaign that takes them across the galaxy to stop the Empire’s advance and stop their new super weapon. Meanwhile in the Empire focused campaign players will work closely with Darth Vade...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (18 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 available campaigns which focus on America, Korea and Germany. Of course you’ll also have access to the skirmish game mode where you can set as many game options as you want before taking on an AI opponent (...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (17 votes)
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Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Tom Clancy’s EndWar achieves what few games before it have managed, offer a quality RTS experience on a console. Achieving this through voice commands EndWar is a unique and fun strategy title. Released on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 the game is all about the real time commands that you issue to your team. While the game is also available on Nintendo DS and PSP these platforms feature turn based tactics gameplay instead. For a Tom Clancy title the game is weaker on story than other...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (9 votes)
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Act of War: Direct Action

Act of War: Direct Action is a real time strategy (RTS) that definitely pulls some inspiration from the likes of Command & Conquer with a modern day warfare setting that mixes in some futuristic elements. Featuring some unique mechanics to the genre raise the experience above others in the genre which continues in the expansion pack Act of War: High Treason (available together with the base game as Act of War: Gold Edition). Set during an economic crisis in the near future Act of War explore...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (15 votes)
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Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

Serving as a spin off title to the popular Rise of Nations title, Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is a real time strategy game that attempts to blend the worlds of fantasy magic and technology together into one. Despite the change in setting the game stays closely to the original Rise of Nations experience although does shed some of the deeper 4X and turn based elements which purists of the original may hold dear. The game is not just a trimmed down version though and instead uses this space fo...[Read Review]

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Supreme Commander 2

Supreme Commander 2 is the second game in the Supreme Commander series of real time strategy games that explore modern and futuristic warfare with a focus on vehicle combat. The game takes place in a futuristic setting and is available on Windows, Mac and Xbox 360 with backward compatibility available for Xbox One. Supreme Commander 2 takes you through three different campaigns as you command the United Earth Federation, the Illuminate and the Cybran in battle. Each of these campaigns has their ...[Read Review]

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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 Nation) that boosts the available unit count and nations even further for those that want more variety. The game is your standard real time strategy experience and is very similar to Cossacks: European Wars...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (20 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 humanity has also reached a point of space travel which makes it possible to jump across the galaxy quickly through an invention known as the quantum gateway. With the ability to travel the stars the United Eart...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (9 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 have achieved space travel through the use of quantum tunnels, capable of sending ships from one side of the galaxy to the other near instantaneously. This has in turn led to many human colonies across the ...[Read Review]

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