Superior Tactics RTS is a real time strategy game where your fleet of space ships and tanks does battle with increasingly difficulty waves of enemy fleets. As you defeat the enemy, you earn credits and research points which can be used to buy stronger, larger ships, increase your fleet size, buy better weapons and equipment, or to upgrade the capabilities of existing weapons and equipment. Superior Tactics RTS features real-time strategy combat with the option to pause at any time to carefully consider your strategy and tactics. You can give orders at your own pace when the game is paused. A large variety of weapons and equipment are available so you may choose your own strategy to win:
- homing missiles
- unguided bombs
- force field shields
- tractor and repulsor beams
- fighter-launching carriers
- repair beams
- floating space mines
In the research menu you can upgrade your equipment. For example, you can increase the range or damage of your lasers, or make your missiles more heavily armored to resist point defense lasers. Which upgrades you choose could greatly influence your effective strategy and tactics.
Another special feature is the 'Perk' system. Perks are one-time special upgrades that affect your whole fleet. For example, the auto repair perk causes all your ships to slowly repair damage over time. Another perk upgrades carrier-launched fighter weaponry, and yet another causes friendly reinforcements to arrive in each battle to help you fight.
Online multiplayer pits your fleet against the best fleets from real players around the world and includes a ladder-based ranking system.
The campaign mode presents a non-linear sector based mission grid for you to work your way through and unlock accesss to purchasing newer, large ships to make your fleet more powerful.
In Superior Tactics, it is up to you to choose the best strategy that will counter each enemy fleet you face.