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Strategic Warfare games

Discussion in 'All About Tech' started by Dodheimsgard, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Dodheimsgard

    Dodheimsgard Member

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    Hey, It's been a while since I've bought any PC games, and was wondering if anyone could recommend any really good ones, I really enjoyed the Command & Conquer series, so something similar to that style would be preferable. Cheers.
     
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    BalanceofPower My god,it's full of stars

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    Age of Empires is pretty cool. I'm real hooked on Spellforce right now. It's not a "historical, military strategy" game, but it's one hell of an RTS game mixed with some RPG elements. I would recommend those two games.
     
  3. Dodheimsgard

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    Ah right, I've played Age of Empires, it's really good. Spellforce sounds really cool, what is the story behind it?
     
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    Nag Defender of Naglfar

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    Total Tech is a turn based Strategic Game.. if you've played Mech Assault or Mechwarrior you've played games based on the Battletech boardgame. We need good people on the server.. its free and you should come and check it out.


    I also say that Warhammer40k: Dawn of War/Winter Assault fucking RULE.. Iron warriors > EVERYONE
     
  6. Dodheimsgard

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    Well thanks everyone, been really helfpful. I found some other good Strategy games in the process, including World of Warcraft which is excellent. Also I'm planning on buying Age of Empires 3 which looks really good. Thanks again.
     
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    METAL RULEZZZ New Metal Member

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    Warcraft series
    Starcraft
    C & C series
    War of the Ring
    Battle for Middle Earth series
    AoE series......you can't go wrong with them
     
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    Any Age of Empires rules. They're making an Age of Empires III. It looks awesome, and I guess Warcraft is cool too.

    MetalT
     
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    You might like the Total war games, they arent quite the same as you just take an army and fight, but it is a good strategy game
     
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    Ah rite so you dont actually have to build a civilization? How big are the armies you fight with?
     
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    Well in the total war games the battles are set on point matches, you build your amry before the battle with those points (upgrades, units, ect). THere is also campaign mode where you try to conquore to world, you have cities and the such but all you do is set tax rates and what buildings to build and what units you recruit/retrain. This part is turn based, each turn is 6months in game. You move each seperate army you have traned around the map and engage other armies, this is where the RTS begins. Check out http://www.totalwar.com/ for a demo or two of the game and for more info.
     
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    Ah rite I see. Thanks alot man, Il check it out.
     
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    I really like Paradox Games. Like Victoria, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis--all sort of risk-type games based on a different time period from the crusades up to WWII. Of course the warfare component is essentially like risk and simplistic(More troops means victory). But the economic and diplomacy compenents are first rate, and very difficult.
     
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    Ilike the Command & Conquer series, Blitzkrieg, D-Day and Axis & Allies.
     
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    Cheapliquid Metal Maniac.

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    nope ur missing out on the best game that never gets boring.

    it might be hard to grasp at first.
    but it becomes addicting and then after playing for years u never get tired of it
    Starcraft and the expansion Brood War.

    3 races.
    terran
    protoss.
    zerg.

    all have strenghts and weakness and u can spend years figuring the perfect stratagey.
     
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    I see that Dawn of War hasn't been mentioned yet. It's based around the Warhammer 40K table-top game. You can play as Orks, Eldar, Space Marine and Chaos Space Marine. Recently an expansion was release called Winter Assault which adds some new units to the existing races as well as a new one: Imperial Guards. This is in my opinion the best RTS-game since StarCraft, immensly intense, balanced and good looking. So if you haven't checked it I easily recommend you do.

    Cheers
     
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    Strag. Games i recommend Rome: Total War
     

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