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Westdog01 Dec 7, 2016 @ 8:03am
Any free to play RTS games like age of empires on steam?
I have been looking forever, and I can't find one that is close enough to age of empires. I lost my age of empires disc and can't find it. I have looked everywhere. Does anybody know of any games on steam like age of empires?
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Smugass Braixen-Chan (Banned) Dec 7, 2016 @ 8:11am 
Free to Play and RTS is like drugs and alcohol.

Don't.
Westdog01 Dec 7, 2016 @ 8:46am 
Originally posted by Insanity Wolf-Chan:
Free to Play and RTS is like drugs and alcohol.

Don't.

yeah replies like this totally don't tick me off when I want a legit answer.
RTS and free2play don't go too well with each other. f2p games usually in team games, whereas strategies are 1v1, so in team games it's "even out" design flaw of f2p business model, both teams can have either leveled up or non-leveled players. In 1v1 it's unfair when one of players have +5 attack on their unit and they win every time just becuase they grinded more or even paid.

You'd rather pay for game and have balanced match where you rely on skill, than game where you lose because opponent paid or grinded more or you win because you grinded more.
Last edited by info_intern_start; Dec 7, 2016 @ 8:51am
alissthh Dec 7, 2016 @ 8:54am 
rise of nations is cool. oh free to play, idk rise of nations is old, maybe it free? oh idk if its on steam sorry
Smugass Braixen-Chan (Banned) Dec 7, 2016 @ 6:14pm 
Originally posted by Westdog01:
Originally posted by Insanity Wolf-Chan:
Free to Play and RTS is like drugs and alcohol.

Don't.

yeah replies like this totally don't tick me off when I want a legit answer.
:steamfacepalm: I did give you a "legit" answer. My answer was don't try F2P RTSs because they are all bad.

The reason they are all bad is because they are Pay to Win AF, and many of them are impossible unless you start playing just as they open up a new server because otherwise you'll always be screwed over by people who have been playing for many months longer than you and have a million times the resources.

You asked for good F2P RTSs. So don't get "ticked off" at me when I tell you that there aren't any.
hardbass_theso Dec 7, 2016 @ 6:22pm 
starcraft 2 no doubt one of the best rts games you there also it is free
hardbass_theso Dec 7, 2016 @ 6:22pm 
wait you said onvsteam nvm
angryjesus Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:38am 
I doubt you'll find anything similar for free on Steam. Anyway, here is a nice list of similar games if you'd be ready to spend some bucks https://www.gameslike.com/games-like-age-of-empires/
Smugass Braixen-Chan (Banned) Jul 25, 2017 @ 7:29am 
Originally posted by angryjesus:
I doubt you'll find anything similar for free on Steam. Anyway, here is a nice list of similar games if you'd be ready to spend some bucks https://www.gameslike.com/games-like-age-of-empires/
Not only is this thread almost 7 months old, but the only free to play games on that list that are free-to-play are Anno Online and The Settlers Online

Neither of those are Real Time Strategy Games, they're MMOs with city building.
Daxank Jul 25, 2017 @ 7:39am 
Well Atlas Reactor is a f2p rts but it's not like age of empire :VSnake:
Westdog01 Aug 15, 2017 @ 7:55am 
Just so you guys know I am fine now. I bought AOE 2 on steam.
Dominic Aug 15, 2017 @ 9:00am 
Originally posted by Westdog01:
Just so you guys know I am fine now. I bought AOE 2 on steam.
Well there is a game I can recommend if you want to hear about another RTS that is free.

Warzone 2100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEefCStNmAM
RRW359 Aug 15, 2017 @ 1:04pm 
I know this is an old discussion, but I refuse to live in a world where someone asks if there is a free RTS like Age of Empires and nobody mentions 0 AD. So there, I mentioned it. Here's the link:
https://play0ad.com
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