Strategy Games

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I don't know why. I really like strategy games. I (currently) play Civ 5, Simcity, prison architect and game dev tycoon. I used to play zoo tycoon, rollercoaster tycoon, starcraft (one) and another game I can;t remember. Anyone want to discuss anything about strategy games? Does anyone play these games?

(Oh and the secret to success in game dev tycoon is mis-spelling game names)



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I've been looking to get into the Civilization games forever, but have just never picked them up. Which one would you say is the best one?

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Wait a moment Seth. If you want to play civ, wait about a month and get hyped over Civilization: Beyond Earth. Although it does go a little bit away from the traditional form of Civ, it does look fun. Seriously. Just wait. IT'LL BE GOOD!!!
If you want a more traditional civ, get the complete version of Civ 5 (its on steam). But wait for that as well because it'll become a lot cheaper after the next civ comes out.

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In other words do some good old research

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WOOWEE! Yeah, I'll hold off for the next Civ. Plus, I love anything that has to do with sci-fi.

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YEEUUP CAN'T WAIT TILL THE NEXT CIV GAME. EVEN THOUGH I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH CASH!!! DAYUMN

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There is an old Sid Meier's in space (Alpha Centauri). There also is Pandora: First contact that kinda look like this but I believe it is a bit inferior. I think i'll give a try to Beyond Earth though.

If you like turn by turn strategy game, you also have Endless Space (and all the other "Endless" games). If you're cheap and you love oldies, take a look at Master of Orion 2 (it's a french website, but i don't know where to find it elsewhere. I don't know if you can play in English but the "Version automatique" is just an automated installation. Pretty nice. However, the CD version probably has the english version. Plus the game was only partly translated if I recall correctly). These two are in space and are about being the master of the galaxy by one way or another, not conquering an alien planet.


I personally prefer real time strategy games - even though i'm not a good player -, like Total Annihilation/Supreme Commander (old game/recent equivalent. Epic battles.), Age of Empires saga (because i can play with some friends), Impossible Creatures (i love this one, even if i was never able to pass half of the campaign) and SpellForce (it's an awesome RTS/RPG mix. I played it more like an RPG but whatever it's an awesome game). I currently play these. I could add Warcraft II/III which are nice too.

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Open Source/Free: The Battle for Wesnoth. Turn-based strategy with 16 campaigns, and some Multiplayer as well. Quite challenging.

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I tried Battle for Wesnoth. I don't remember having finished the first level. :neutral_face:

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FINAL FANTASY TACTICS. My all time fav turn based-strategy. Sure the plot characters you get later were super OP (Orlandu I'm looking at you), but the game could be played so many ways with the jobs system. All ninjas? Sure. Solo Ramza calculator? Sure. Chocobo flock? Sure. It also had political intrigue, which wasn't used much in JRPGs at the time.
As far as RTS goes I'm a fan of Starcraft 2 for competitive and Warcraft 3 for super casual AI stomps. Does Roller Coaster Tycoon count as a strategy game? If so I frigging love it, played it a ton as a kid. Making coasters that people fall off of, letting people in and then trapping them in the park...hehe.

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