19 Games Like Supreme Commander

Games Like Supreme Commander This assembled list of games like Supreme Commander features other classic games in the real time strategy genre with a warfare focused experience.

With two core games in the franchise the gameplay and storylines of the games are well defined and in turn have captivated a dedicated following. The series focuses around giant mechanical units known as Armored Command Units (ACU), these serve as the heart of your strategy where all units, technological upgrades and structures will stem from.

Featuring three separate factions with their own unique strategies to employ and four levels of tech for structures and units to fall into the depth of the experience is the driving force of the franchise success. Combined with simple mechanics and a warfare focused campaign it offers military based real time strategy at its finest.

The games like Supreme Commander that you’ll find here on the editorially selected list offer a similar level of real time strategy experience for you to sink your teeth into. Focusing on the likes of warfare and multiple levels of technology to research these games will offer dozens of strategic based game hours.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 & Conquer game before everything will feel familiar and your whole experience will be filled with nostalgic moments. If it’s your first time in the neck of these woods then don’t get discouraged though as the ga...[Read Review]

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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 focusing on historically accurate American battles surrounding the battle of Normandy. While both play in a similar manner they have a number of differences that creates different optimal strategies. The g...[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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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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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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StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2 is one of the best real time strategy games available and takes place in the distant future. The game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The game world continues on from the first instalment in the series and features the same three races; the Terran, Zerg and Protoss. Starcraft 2 is split over three games, the core game (Wings of Liberty) features the Terran campaign while the two expansion packs (Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void) allow players to play the Zerg and Pr...[Read Review]

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Halo Wars

Real time strategy games are a rarity on consoles and the few that have made their way to console are generally less than satisfying. This definitely isn’t the case in Halo Wars though, a 2009 RTS game for the Xbox 360. Halo Wars takes place within the Halo universe and is set several decades before the very first Halo game. Players will take control of human forces as they attempt to fight off the Covenant in a real time strategy environment. Gameplay plays like a traditional real time strategy...[Read Review]

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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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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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Empire Earth II

Empire Earth II builds on the popular original and delivers a strong real time strategy experience with plenty of new additions to the epoch based experience that sees you control units from the stone age to the synthetic age. Empire Earth II development was handled by Mad Doc Software who created the expansion pack for the original Empire Earth game so players are in safe hands for this expansion of the series. In Empire Earth II players can complete one of three available campaigns which focus...[Read Review]

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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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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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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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Battle Worlds: Kronos

Battle Worlds: Kronos is an impressive turn based development that grew from a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Delivering a high quality experience with a huge amount of units, campaign gameplay and customisation opportunity it’s a shining star in a genre that doesn’t receive the same amount of love as yesteryear. The game throws players into a militaristic setting as you complete each level to learn more about the events currently taking place and uncovering the hidden plot. Every piece o...[Read Review]

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