13 Games Like Warcraft 3

Games Like Warcraft 3 Our collection of games like Warcraft 3 features other fantasy real time strategy games with strong stories, multiple races and heroes.

Warcraft 3 is one of the few fantasy games in the genre and just like Blizzard’s other popular strategy series (StarCraft) the game is extremely popular even a decade after its original release. With four detailed races available and their own story campaigns to follow the single player experience is one of the best.

These campaigns are just oozing with story as the game has one of the most integrated storylines in a real time strategy game still to this day. Part of this story element and a key mechanic of the game are the hero units that players can customise by choosing skills and equipping them with items they find during their adventures.

This emphasis on player choice extends even further with many extra side quests available in each scenario for players that want an extra challenge.

This games like Warcraft 3 list has some of the other great fantasy real time strategy games with a focus on options that provide a good amount of flexibility, choice and story to the player. While fantasy titles have been the focus some science fiction and medieval games have been included where they provide strong stories.
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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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9.4 User Avg (34 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 playable civilizations from that era that each come with their own unique technologies and strengths which creates a huge number of strategies for players to use in the competitive environment which has helped ...[Read Review]

PC
9.2 User Avg (16 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]

PC
8.8 User Avg (48 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 to the previous games in the series (and most other RTS experiences) with players constructing their base from humble beginnings, gathering a number of resources, researching technology, building defensive...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (33 votes)
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Littlewargame

Ever wished you could play a good real time strategy game in your browser with minimal fuss? That’s exactly what Littlewargame aims to achieve with its simple (but very enjoyable) browser based RTS. Littlewargame is all about getting you into a game quickly, allowing players to play with a guest account and literally be playing a single player game in only a few seconds. Games can support up to 4 players with a huge range of maps designed for 1v1, 2v2 and free for all engagements. This large map...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (32 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 (55 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]

PC
8.6 User Avg (20 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 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]

PC
8.5 User Avg (23 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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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]

MacPC
8.2 User Avg (23 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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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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Warlords Battlecry II

Warlords Battlecry II is a RTS experience that combines role playing elements into its core gameplay. It’s a mix that has been done several times before but Warlords Battlecry II perfects the balance with a long campaign and an insane amount of depth. The game is set in Etheria, a dark world of fantasy that is home to a dozen races. Each of these races has their own history, units, structures and available hero units so there is good replay opportunity and strong multiplayer potential as you mix...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (2 votes)