Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice is a great example of what an expansion should be as it gives fans more of what was good about the original game even if they might wish it was a little longer.
War Mongrels is a fun real-time tactics game set in an interesting setting which is let down by a number of bugs.
Age of Darkness: Final Stand may not be the most original game in the genre at this point, but it is already a really enjoyable game that is on the right path to becoming a standout in the genre.
Frozenheim is a little light on content and has some bugs at this point, but the game has some intriguing ideas and a solid foundation for a fun Nordic themed RTS.
Stronghold: Warlords is an interesting and fun take on the traditional RTS genre even though it is considerably more fun defending than attacking.
SpellForce 3: Fallen God is basically everything you could ask for from an expansion by adding the troll faction and expanding on what has made the franchise so enjoyable.
A preview of the 2020 indie RTS video game DwarfHeim developed by Pineleaf Studio and published by Merge Games.
Ray’s The Dead is an interesting take on the “Pikmin” mechanic creating an engaging zombie game that pays homage to 1980s pop culture.
Circle Empires Rivals: Forces of Nature adds some new interesting twists to the gameplay while still maintaining what was enjoyable about the original game.
Spirit Oath may be in early access at the moment, but it has all the makings of a great game as it takes two wildly different mechanics and combines them into a really satisfying gameplay experience.