Starcraft is regarded as one of the best real time strategy games of all time and it managed to popularize the genre worldwide. It is set in a futuristic world where humanity is at war with other alien species. The base building and resource management mechanics are simple yet in-depth, making it highly accessible to new players coming into the genre. With that said, here is the list of video games similar to Starcraft that are our recommendations. You can play these games like Starcraft on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
6. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (2018)
It is extremely hard to find a teenager in modern times who is not familiar with the ‘Age of Empires’ series, a massively popular real time strategy game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Studios back in the year 1997. It found massive popularity due to its addictive gameplay format and historical accuracy. It was one of the most popular titles of its time, having sold over 2 million copies at the end of its 4th year. It also managed to spawn an expansion pack called ‘The Rise of Rome’ that added a lot of new single player content. The main aim of the game is to build a base from scratch by gathering resources and researching tech. You are able to train villagers from your Town Centre, the main hub of your settlement. These villagers then help out with basic tasks such as construction of buildings and gathering resources.
You also have troop production buildings that produce military units like archers and pikemen. You need to assemble your army while building up your base since enemies can attack at all times. As you progress through the game, you gain access to stronger units and buildings. You get the drift! It’s pretty much like any other real time strategy game out there.
However, the game has not aged well and the graphics look really dated. In addition, it gets real tricky to get it running on modern systems, so there’s that. However, Microsoft listened to the pleas of fans and remastered the whole game so that we can relive the experience all over again. I don’t even have the count of the number of hours I put into this game when I was young, so I personally was quite thrilled to be able to play the game again. It contains the expansion pack as well, so you needn’t worry about any external downloads. Also, it manages to stay surprisingly loyal to the original game. If you did not play this game when it first came out and you like playing stuff like ‘Starcraft’, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to relive the experience.
5. Sid Meier’s Civilization V (2010)