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Strategy games

Postby Cyan. » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:11 pm

Can someone recommend a good strategy game? I am intrested whether red alert 3 is worth a try.
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:19 pm

Darwinia.
Defcon.
Multiwinia.

Red Alert 3 is enjoyable. I installed it last night, and it lives up to the usual Red Alert piss take of itself.
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Postby Mas Tnega » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:08 pm

Does Startopia count? God game with combat aspects?
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Postby Xocrates » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:27 pm

Mas Tnega wrote:Does Startopia count?


That was a good games, although a bit vague regarding what did what.

Also, mandatory suggestion (outside Rkiver's, that is): Starcraft
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Postby rus|Mike » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:55 pm

Play Hearts of Iron 2 (with add-on). There's nothing better strategies can suggest. Until Hearts of Iron 3 is here :roll:
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Postby Feud » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:58 pm

Chess, or perhaps Chutes and Ladders.
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Postby TomCat39 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:36 pm

Backgammon.... oh wait, that has chance to it.... some don't like the element of chance mixed with skill. :p
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Postby Phelanpt » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:56 pm

In that case, I suggest Go (aka Baduk or Wei-Qi). :P

If you're talking about computer games, how about Julian Gollop's games?
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Postby xyzyxx » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:08 pm

EndWar (for the xbox 360) will be released next week. It looks interesting.
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Postby RabidZombie » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:50 pm

It'd be nice if End War had a better tutorial in the demo. :S

Also, the game doesn't like the word two. The only voice recognition I had a single difficulty with.
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Postby Pinky » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:13 pm

Try The Battle for Wesnoth.

Turn based, hex grid strategy. It's free, too.
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Postby Cooper42 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:28 pm

Feud wrote:Chess, or perhaps Chutes and Ladders.
Ok, that's taking all that health and safety bullshit too far. What happened to the snakes?...

As for strategy games, I'd second startopia (Although, if startopia is allowed, I'd suggest trying to get the original Dungeon Keeper running - not a 'strategy game' in essence, but very, very good.)

Otherwise, there's the most obvious: Civilization. I prefer the second, myself, but the most recent is good and has extra pretty.

Battle of Wesnoth is good too, and the pixel art is pretty fantastic.

But, yes, Chess is very good.
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Postby Feud » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:12 pm

Cooper42 wrote:
Feud wrote:Chess, or perhaps Chutes and Ladders.
Ok, that's taking all that health and safety bullshit too far. What happened to the snakes?...


I'd never heard of Snakes and Ladders, so I looked it up:

Wikipedia wrote:The game was sold as Snakes and ladders in England before Milton Bradley introduced the basic concept in the United States as Chutes and ladders, an "improved new version of ... England's famous indoor sport."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakes_and_ladders

Since this introduction was in 1943, I had no idea that it had any other name.
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Postby martin » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:27 pm

Empire Earth I, it's an old game so it'll be nice and cheap to buy and it's still great fun :D
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Postby osdeath » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:40 pm

Dawn of war perhaps, or perhaps Age of mythology?

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