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No game can deliver quite the adrenaline rush that an MMORTS can.  Real time strategy games just have that faster-paced nature (and in some cases a smaller learning curve) that we have come to expect and love about strategy games. It's that ability to make sound decisions under the constant pressure of time and the enemy that keeps myself coming back to MMORTS games again and again.

I've created a top 10 list of the best free MMORTS and strategy games so you can give them all a try in one place and not have to worry about scouring the internet to find the best ones.  As I said, all these games are free to play and i've included a link under each description that will take you right to the game's login page.  Be sure to check back often as I may update it to portray the newest strategy games.

10. Pirates: Tides of Fortune

Pirates: Tides of Fortune, besides looking like a Pirates of the Caribbean rip off, is actually a very well-done game. In the game you are an aspiring pirate who wants to learn the ways of swindling and looting. Long story short, you learn to become a pirate and take over the seven seas.

9. OGame

Ogame is a legendary space MMORTS that brings your classic city-building / money-management style into the space-war theme. The game has been online forever now, and with millions of players around the world still playing, it's definitely one you'll want to check out. The game is designed to destroy your entire social life, by making you constantly wondering how your fleet is doing in-game!

8. Grepolis

You think you've heard it before. A game where I build up my castle and fight nearby enemies along with my guilded allies. Yep, you've heard it before. But Grepolis takes it a bit differently. You have to actually be skilled to be good at this game. It is not for the casual gamer who just wants to play for 30 minutes between dinner and bed. you will get hooked!

7. Total Domination

In Total Domination you will need to restore the planet as it lay in shambles around you. Civilization is nearly extinct and you will need to discover lost knowledge, research new technologies and gain access to the weaponry needed to protect your people and bring future wealth to the land.

6. Stronghold Kingdoms

Stronghold Kingdoms is a free to play medieval RTS city builder that allows you to build and design a town with the ability to withstand and dish out punishment to the thousands of players that surround you. The game is very popular on Steam, holding within the top 5 free to play games for many months now.

5. The Settlers Online

The Settlers Online may just take the cake as one of the best city-building games. This game really nails down everything you'd need to do when building up a city. You know it's good when it's build by world renowned developer Ubisoft. Don't let this game pass you by.

4. Wartune

Wartune combines some of the best elements that we come to expect from larger downloadable games and brings them right into your browser. There is great PvP, many dungeons and catacombs, player cities, campaigns and even farmings/crafting. Wartune is more than you can expect from a browser based game.

3. Ikariam

Ikariam is a free to play browser based MMORTS where players are challenged to lead people through the ancient world. Your goal is to build towns, trade with others, and conquer islands on your way to creating a mighty empire. The game is set in the era of classical Greece, and has pretty solid graphics along with decent gameplay mechanics.

2. Forge of Empires

Forge of Empires is a browser based MMORTS by developer InnoGames. InnoGames is known for their browser based MMOs, and Forge of Empires is one of their crown jewels. As a ruler of your own empire, your goals is to hellp your tribe survive through the early stages of human civilizations. Build, fight and become the strongest empire in the land!

1. League of Legends

League of Legends takes the whole enchilada here because it is truly one of the most strategic games in the market. This is the game that will consume your whole life as you try to become the best summoner in the world. Riot Games has truly created one for the ages. And if you haven't tried it yet, now is the best time to do it, before you get left behind.

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