Glossary

Achron

Achron

Release date: 2011

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Hazardous Software, Inc.

Achron is a real-time strategy computer game. It is considered to be the first "meta-time strategy game" (Real-time strategy with time travel), notable for being the first game with free-form multiplayer time travel and its themes of concepts like the grandfather paradox. Achron was released on August 29, 2011.

AV-8B Harrier Assault

AV-8B Harrier Assault

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Domark

AV-8B Harrier Assault is a combat flight simulator/realtime strategy game developed by Simis and first published by Domark in 1992.

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault

Release date: 2015

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PS Vita

Publishers:

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault (絶対迎撃ウォーズ, Zettai Geigeki Wars: Metropolis Defenders) is a 2015 real-time tactics video game developed and published by Acquire in Japan, with a western release by Aksys Games (North America) and PQube (Europe) coming the following year.

Army Men: RTS

Army Men: RTS

Release date: 2002

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, GameCube

Publishers:

Army Men: RTS is a real-time strategy video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by The 3DO Company for PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows and GameCube. In this game, Sarge, his heroes and the Green Army are hungry to put an end to their nemesis once and for all, the tyrannical Tan army, battling them in 15 campaigns missions, 8 special operation missions and 8 great battles in The 3DO Company's farewell to this series. The Greenies hit dirt paths, linoleum floors and carpets and weave…

Age of Empires

Age of Empires

Release date: 1997

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Age of Empires (AoE) is a history-based real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft, and the first game in the Age of Empires series. The game uses the Genie Engine, a 2D sprite-based game engine. The game allows the user to act as the leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through four ages (the Stone, Tool, Bronze, and Iron Ages), gaining access to new and improved units with each advance. Originally touted as Civilization meets Warcraft, s…

Anno: Create A New World

Anno: Create A New World

Release date: 2009

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno: Create a New World, also known as Dawn of Discovery in North America, is a real-time strategy and city-building game for Nintendo DS and Wii. It was developed by Keen Games and is published by Ubisoft. It is a spinoff of the Anno series.

Ancestors Legacy

Ancestors Legacy

Release date: 2018

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox One

Publishers: 1C Company

Ancestors Legacy is a real-time strategy video game developed by Polish studio Destructive Creations and published by 1C Company. It was released on Microsoft Windows on May 22, 2018, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 13, 2019, and Nintendo Switch on June 11, 2020.

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs

Release date: 2006

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios, MacSoft

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs is the first expansion pack for the real-time strategy game Age of Empires III. It was released on October 17, 2006 in the United States. The expansion pack was bundled with the full game of Age of Empires III, called Age of Empires III Gold Edition on October 23, 2007. The Mac version was ported over, developed and published by Destineer's MacSoft. The full game for Mac was released on June 12, 2007 in the United States. It was followed by a second expansion p…

Army Men: Toys in Space

Army Men: Toys in Space

Release date: 1999

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: The 3DO Company

Army Men: Toys in Space is a real-time tactics video game developed and published by The 3DO Company exclusively for Microsoft Windows. It is the only game in the series to feature Tina Tomorrow and the Space Aliens.

Armored Core: Verdict Day

Armored Core: Verdict Day

Release date: 2013

Genres: Action, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers:

Armored Core: Verdict Day is a mech action game developed by FromSoftware for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the 15th installment in the Armored Core series, and was released worldwide in September 2013.

Anno 2070

Anno 2070

Release date: 2011

Genres: Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno 2070 is a city-building and economic simulation game, with real-time strategy elements. It is the 5th game of the Anno series. It was released on 17 November 2011, and was co-developed by the German studios Related Designs and Blue Byte, and published by Ubisoft. Anno 2070 required Uplay to operate as an always online DRM System, later removed for receiving severe criticism from players.

Anno 1800

Anno 1800

Release date: 2019

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno 1800 is a city-building real-time strategy video game, developed by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft, and launched on April 16, 2019 in North America. It is the seventh game in the Anno series, and returns to the use of a historical setting following the last two titles, Anno 2070 and Anno 2205, taking place during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. Following the previous installment, the game returns to the series' traditional city-building and ocean combat mechanics, but int…

Age of Booty

Age of Booty

Release date: 2008

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Publishers: Capcom

Age of Booty is a real-time strategy video game developed by Certain Affinity and published by Capcom for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows. Set in the swashbuckling era, the game puts the players in the control of a pirate ship with the goal of looting and capturing towns for a pirate faction, while defeating the enemy ships on the way.

Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology

Release date: 2002

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Age of Mythology (AoM) is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on October 30, 2002 in North America and a week later in Europe.A spin-off from the Age of Empires series, Age of Mythology takes some of its inspiration from mythology and legends of the Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse, rather than from actual historical events. Many gameplay elements are similar to the Age of Empires series. Its campaign follows an Atlan…

Alien Nations

Alien Nations

Release date: 1999

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: JoWooD Productions

Alien Nations (German: Die Völker) is a PC game created by JoWooD Productions for Windows-based computers published in 1999 and re-released on GOG.com in 2009. A sequel, The Nations, was published in 2001. Alien Nations was a commercial hit in the German market, and ultimately sold close to 1 million units worldwide.

Anno 2205

Anno 2205

Release date: 2015

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno 2205 is a city-building and economic simulation game, with real-time strategy elements, developed by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft. Anno 2205 is the sixth game of the Anno series, and was released worldwide on 3 November 2015. As with Anno 2070, the game is set in the future, with players having the opportunity to set up colonies on the Moon.

America

America

Release date: 2000

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Data Becker

America is a real-time strategy game developed by Related Designs and published by Data Becker, released in December 2000 and January 2001 to mixed reviews. Set in a post-civil war America, the game plays similarly to Age of Empires. The player may choose to control a group of either settlers, Native Americans, Mexicans or outlaws of that time.

Ancient Wars: Sparta

Ancient Wars: Sparta

Release date: 2007

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Playlogic

Ancient Wars: Sparta (Russian: Войны древности: Спарта) is a 2007 real-time strategy video game for Microsoft Windows, developed by World Forge, published by Playlogic, and distributed by Eidos. The game features three separate campaigns set in different ancient cultures; the Spartans, the Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Persians. It received mixed reviews, with critics finding the gameplay unoriginal, and the overall game as bringing nothing new to the genre. Originally intended as the first …

Anno 1503

Anno 1503

Release date: 2002

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Sunflowers Interactive, EA Games

Anno 1503: The New World (released as 1503 A.D.: The New World in North America) is a 2002 construction and management simulation developed by Max Design and published by Sunflowers Interactive. It's part of the Anno series, and is the direct sequel to Anno 1602, the most commercially successful German game ever by 2002. Anno 1503 revolves around building and maintaining a 16th-century colony in the New World. Like its predecessor, the game was a commercial hit in the German market, and became …

Anno 1404

Anno 1404

Release date: 2009

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno 1404, known as Dawn of Discovery in North America, is a city-building and economic simulation game with real-time strategy elements, part of the Anno series. Released in 2009, it was developed by Related Designs, produced by Blue Byte, and published by Ubisoft. Anno 1404 is the sequel to Anno 1701 and is followed by the futuristic sequel Anno 2070. Though the game centers on a series of fictional events, the overall concept of the storyline is based upon real life aspects of medieval and re…