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Best mac rts games?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jae Hokes, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Hey guys, I love playing Starcraft 2 on my 2011 27" iMac, but im really looking for other games that are as good as Starcraft 2, also is World of Warcraft as good as SC2 (I know they are different types of games) but if anyone has any other suggestions feel free to post them here, Also what is Diablo?
  2. macrumors member

    Since you really seem to be interested in Blizzard's games may I suggest Warcraft 3 with expansion. Not as beautiful visually but still a very good game with IMHO a much better story to it.
  3. macrumors regular

    But warcraft theres no "winning" right? Its just continuous
  4. macrumors 65816

    noo.... your thinking of World of Warcraft.

    Warcraft 1 2, and 3 are RTS games. WoW was made based off the same story and setting as a MMORPG.
  5. macrumors 6502

    You're think of World of Warcraft. Before WoW there were 3 versions of warcraft, which WoW is roughly based off of.

    Warcraft 3 is very good, but it doesn't install on Lion. You'll either have to install it on Snow Leopard or earlier OS, update it so that it's compatible with Lion, and then transfer it to your iMac, or wait for an update that may or may not ever come.

    If you don't have Lion then disregard the last paragraph and give it a try. I definitely recommend trying the DotA maps. Very fun with a group of people.

    There's also the Age of Empires series. I prefer AoE II, which doesn't run on Lion, to AoE III. But, both are good games.
  6. macrumors regular

    Age of empire 3 runs perfectly on Lion apart from the rare crash now and then. I play it a lot and asbolutley love it.
  7. macrumors 68030

    The Command & Conquer series is another one that's supposed to be good. I believe there are Mac versions of that.
  8. macrumors regular

    True. Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 is a great RTS, one of the best. Faster paced than SC2 but lots of fun. Warcraft 3 is a sub-par RTS in my opinion, but a lot of people like it.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sorry I'm new to gaming. What does RTS mean?
  10. macrumors 65816

    Real Time Strategy
  11. macrumors newbie

  12. macrumors 601


    I prefer that series better than Warcraft. I like controlling tanks, rocket soldiers, and jet fighters rather than lizard things.
  13. macrumors regular

    But wich command and conquer? Red alert looks stupid
  14. macrumors 601


    Red Alert is an alternate reality. C&C Generals is more normal.
  15. macrumors regular

    Command and Conquer 3 (not Red Alert) is a realistic-ish good choice from the C&C series and is available on mac.
  16. macrumors regular

    But the graphics probably suck right
  17. macrumors regular

    Suck? The game came out in 2007, so it can run well on most macs while looking good.
  18. macrumors 601


    Starcraft. Won't run on Lion though T_T
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Another cracking title in the genre is Rome: Total War, with strong rumours of Empire maybe coming soon.

    There are a number of others not mentioned, but as the previous poster said, for those getting new Macs, OS X Lion sadly killed them off. Some examples for Macs without Lion: Starcraft, AoE 2, Rise of Nations, Age of Mythology, to name a few.
  20. macrumors G5


    It Good To See

    That games are starting to appear in the Mac App store now, but they are still few and far between.

    I know, Bootcamp, but it's not for me......In the opinion of you all do you think we will see true games like the FEAR series, appear for our macs?

    There is so much more available for iPad, that I tend to use it as a gaming platform.....Come on devs. If you can do it with an iPad, you can do it for a mac:)
  21. macrumors Core


    I can't imagine how awful the Empire: TW experience would be on anything but a Mac Pro. I can just see all of the "WILL EMPIRE TW RUN ON MY MACBOOK AIR????" threads... shudder.
  22. macrumors G5



    But if you want a gaming laptop, you are going to pay out £££££ and it's still a compromise. I made the mistake a few years back of paying (nope no joke) £3000.00 for an asusrock so called gaming laptop.....I won't use the words i would use in company to describe the overall experience but suffice it to say it was bad....VERY bad.

    But an iMac of my spec, and less SHOULD be a developers playing field now.

    I guess they think we are all work and no play?
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Maybe "awful" only if you think anything less than max settings is an unacceptable compromise. But on recent iMacs or high-end MBPs, you should be able to play it on at least high settings at very decent FPS. Seriously. (No pro-Mac bias intended here as I actually prefer gaming on PCs).

    On this YouTube video a guy is playing it in Boot Camp on a 2 year old 2.66 GHz MBP at medium settings. On a more recent Mac, it'll run much better:

    Empire: Total War on 2.66 GHz MBP
  24. macrumors G5


    Fair Comment

    But I'm sure if you can use 512 on an iPad, and produce stunning results, then its a short step to porting to mac.

    They just delivered my 3rd Air.....I may be some time.
  25. macrumors G5


    It seems Okay.....
    but thats first and last reflections

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