Best Free/F2P Single-Player RTS Games

List of free-to-play or free single-player RTS (real-time strategy) games for PC (Windows, Mac or Linux), Console (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, or Switch) or Mobile (Android or iOS), including MMO, online / offline, browser or desktop, ordered from best to worst by user rating. This lists also includes multiplayer RTS games that have a separate and significant solo campaign or mode.

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to the original StarCraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed sci-fi real-time strategy game. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is both a challenging single-player game and a fast-paced, eSports multiplayer game, and it also taps […]

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Twisted Insurrection is a free retro RTS (real time strategy) game for PC (Windows), and a critically acclaimed standalone modification based on the Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™ game and engine. It features a complete redesign of the original game, […]

Windows
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War Selection is a free-to-play (and win), pseudo-historical strategy game that focuses on base, economic and military development culminating in huge military clashes. Players can build their empire from the Stone Age to Modernity in a War RTS game that reimagines […]

Windows
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0 A.D. is a free real-time strategy game under continuous development by Wildfire Games (currently in alpha). Originally a mod concept for Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, 0 A.D. has become an ambitious and very promising project, now […]

WindowsMacLinux
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Crusader Kings II is a free-to-play strategy game for Windows, Max and Linux PCs by Paradox Interactive. The game is set in the Dark Ages and features both single-player and multiplayer modes. Crusader Kings II became free-to-play on October 17, 2019 […]

WindowsMacLinux
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Lambda Wars Beta is a free single-player and multiplayer real-time strategy MOD game for PC. Lambda Wars Beta is set in the Half-Life 2 universe and was made as a Source Engine modification for Alien Swarm over a period of 15 […]

Windows
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Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play single-player survival strategy game for PC, Mobile (iOS & Android) and Console (PS4, Xbox One & Switch) based on the poplar Fallout franchise Bethesda. Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from […]

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MegaGlest is a free, open source cross-platform 3D real-time strategy (RTS) game with both single-player and multiplayer game modes, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egypt, Indians, Norsemen, Persian or Romans. The game is […]

WindowsMacLinux
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State of Survival is a free-to-play* zombie-themed steampunk survival RTS (real-time strategy) game for PC (Windows client, or BlueStacks for Windows and Mac enhancements**) and Mobile (Android/iOS). The game has both a single-player campaign and PVP / PVE multiplayer game modes […]

WindowsMacIphone & IpadAndroid
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Unknown Horizons is a free, open source 2D real-time strategy (RTS) game or city/colony building simulation for PC (Windows & Linux). Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase […]

WindowsLinux
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Minion Masters is a free-to-play 1 vs 1 and 2 vs 2 multiplayer online Minion Battler by Beta Dwarf, mixing gameplay elements drawn from MOBA, RTS and Card games. Collect an army of Mighty Minions & Sparkling Spells, then go head […]

Windows
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Istrolid is a free-to-play multiplayer and singleplayer RTS game set in space. In Istrolid you design your own unique spaceships from a large number of parts to fit your strategy and play style. With no set units or factions you are […]

WindowsMacLinux
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Airmech Strike is a free-to-play Action Multiplayer RTS game that can be played online competitively or cooperatively. Earn Kudos and Experience in battle and unlock a wide collection of AirMechs, Pilots, Units and Items to customize your army to suit […]

Windows
83

The Walking Dead: NML is a free-to-play single-player mobile RPG with tactical turn-based combat, based on the popular The Walking Dead franchise. Players are to compose their team wisely. They may “bring Michonne and dominate in close-quarter combat or send Rick […]

Iphone & IpadAndroid
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Dwarfs – F2P is an addictive, fast paced arcade-like game, with plenty of difficulty levels and game modes to play, in the tradition of great games such as “Lemmings” and “Dwarf Fortress”. As the new overseer for your underground Dwarf base, […]

WindowsMac
83

Empires Apart is a free-to-play Real Time Strategy game set in medieval times, featuring uniquely designed factions, customization options, singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay. If you are a fan of RTS games, you will relive memories of classic games of the past […]

Windows
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Transformers: Earth Wars is Free to play real-time strategy game based on the Transformers franchise. Side with the Autobots or Decepticons and assemble the ultimate team of Transformers using Combiners, Triple Changers and Beast Wars characters. Construct the Space Bridge to […]

Iphone & IpadAndroid
81

RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos is a free-to-play multiplayer online Strategy & Tower defense game for mobile devices, by Section Studios. RIVAL: Crimson x Chaos is a modernized take on the Tower Rush genre popularized by Supercell’s, Clash Royale. In RIVAL: Crimson […]

Iphone & IpadAndroid
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BOID is a Class Based RTS about a Bio Organic Infestation Drone which crashlands on a planet, enabling its primitive life forms to mutate and develop special abilities. These life forms now have to fight for dominance. It’s a game about […]

Windows
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Bang! Howdy is an online free-to-play real-time and turn-based hybrid strategy game. The setting mixes elements from a variety of related genres, such as steampunk or Native American myth. Several of the players’ available units are entirely mechanical, including artillery and […]

WindowsLinux
80

Guns Up! is a free-to-play multiplayer side-scrolling RTS & Tower Defense game for PC, PS4 and Mobile devices that pits players against each other in a battle to destroy enemy bases to increase their own army’s strength. Guns Up! lets you […]

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