17 Games Like Empire Earth

Games Like Empire Earth This collection of games like Empire Earth features the best from the strategy genre for fans looking for fresh strategic challenges that explore eras of human history.

Empire Earth is one of the classic games in the strategy genre and often compared closely to the similarly themed Age of Empires franchise. With a successful first game the franchise expanded into multiple games that featured similar mechanics and a recurring theme of real world settings from both past and future.

Like other strategy games the Empire Earth series challenges players to collect resources, build various structures, create units and ultimately battle their foes for world domination. The progression element of the series has also been a staple mechanic and explores multiple eras of history that span 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.
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Age of Empires III

Marking the third game in the highly successful Age of Empires (AoE) franchise Age of Empires III continues the strategic routes of the series while making several interesting gameplay mechanic designs that provide light RPG elements. While Age of Empires III has not seen the longevity of it’s popular younger brother (Age of Empires II) in the multiplayer scene the title has still been rated positively by the community. In terms of single player campaign Age of Empires III focuses in on th...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (37 votes)
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Cossacks: European Wars

Cossacks: European Wars is a real time strategy (RTS) game developed for Windows and released in 2001 that explores the European 17th and 18th eras and draws inspiration from the popular strategy titles of the day. With over a dozen nations that bring their own uniqueness the strategy elements of this first game in the Cossacks franchise offers a wealth of tactical options. Expanded with several expansion packs all of these were made available in on collection marketed as the Cossacks Anthology....[Read Review]

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8.9 User Avg (17 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 which offers a mythology based spin off to the otherwise historical RTS franchise. Exploring the legendary myths of some of the greatest civilisations of time such as the Greeks, Norse and Egyptians players will experience similarly robust campaign structures that draw from the legends of this civilisations rather than factual events across more than 30 game scenarios. Further content is available through t...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (57 votes)
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Rise of Nations

Released in 2003 Rise of Nations is one of the most popular and successful real time strategy games of all time with its diverse range of civilisations and solid foundation of RTS mechanics. Being both accessible to newcomers to the genre while offering vast strategic depth Rise of Nations achieved that rare feat that few games have been able to replicate since. This success also led to an expansion pack (Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots) and spin-off game (Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends)...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (49 votes)
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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a science fiction real time strategy game published in 2007 by Electronic Arts and joins the broad number of games within the C&C franchise with a number of changes to the core formula. For this adventure players will explore a futuristic 2047 with a story that continues to explore the Global Defence Initiative (GDI), Brotherhood of Nod and a new alien faction known as the Scrin. Designed to serve as a sequel to the 1999 Tiberian Sun title it’s...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (6 votes)
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Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes (CoH) is a WW2 real time strategy game released in 2006 and brought to mobile devices in 2020. Serving as the first in the series of strategy games players have a number of historic battles to conquer with realistic locations, units and familiar storylines. For the campaign component of Company of Heroes players will be joining the ranks of the US army Able Company in the later stages of the war in 1944. There is still ample combat to see the United States achieve victory thoug...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (23 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 and spin off game titles some of which were successful while others were unfortunately complete failures. The original game is still one of the most popular and well rated in the series despite its age. Str...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (14 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 and is arguably the most well known and widely praised from the franchise that continues to be relevant today. Originally launched in 1999 the game saw a revival with a 2013 HD remake and a 2019 definitive edition with a number of expansion packs along the way building on the game content and modernising the graphics. With single player campaigns primarily set around the Middle Ages players have dozens of play...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (19 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 previous Red Alert games will quickly jump right into the setting but it’s also fairly friendly to players without any experience with this series. The game pits the same three factions against each other (So...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (11 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 the exact same gameplay, storyline and mechanics although the control scheme is simplified and focused around touch controls. Settlers IV features four different races each with their own style of gameplay ...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (12 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, exploitation and extermination. The game takes place in a Medieval Europe and has players battling against the evil Red Prince in a lengthy campaign (16 missions) as he attempts to control the entire game world. Play...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (21 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 how the historical aspects and Russia’s involvement in the war have been presented. The game doesn’t focus on the allies like the original game and instead takes the setting towards the eastern front and has...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (18 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 with players participating in the first, second and third Crusades. This means there are over 50 missions to tackle which feature a number of unique and challenging objectives. These missions offer great pac...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (20 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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7.6 User Avg (29 votes)
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American Conquest

American Conquest is a real time strategy game set within the history of America and gives players the opportunity to play a strategic role in the 15th to 19th century timeframe. In the base game and two stand alone expansion packs players will take part in and influence the first centuries of the American continents. Originally released in 2003 the two additional expansion packs (Fight Back and Divided Nation) were released in 2003 and 2006 respectively and boost the variation of nations and un...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (20 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 a focus on managing your castle the title has castle simulation elements while offering plenty of depth and strategy to explore for newcomers or fans of the Stronghold franchise. Available for Windows Stronghold Kingdoms is also available on iOS and Android which share the same game world. Like other games in the genre Stronghold Kingdoms features an array...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (32 votes)