Best Strategy/Sim Games on a Mac?

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    Shrek

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    Any opinions here on what are the best strategy and sim games out there for the Mac? Has anyone here played Fly! II for Mac? How is it? How about games in general for the Mac? Please, no overly violent, sexual, or gory game suggestions. :)
     
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    Shrek

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    Having problems with my session. Just testing this to see if it works. ;)
     
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    jadam

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    nova is sooo sweet and its not gory :) all the Escape Velocity Games kick ass.

    Warcraft III isnt gory hi
     
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    Woah! What was the reason to go to the future to update the site? Couldn't you have done it last Christmas? (Which, by the way, is Christmas '01, which you must have meant....)


    :)


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    WC3 is my favorite of the Blizzard strategy games so far. Majesty is a nice game to play when you don't care much for thinking (the random scenario generation gives it a lot of single-player replay value too). Can't wait for HOMM4.
     
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    Fly! II was terrible! Alright the gameplay was ok, but the graphics could have been a little better and the framerates suffer even on the some of the best systems! Anyway EV: Nova is a GREAT game, but it's shareware and you have to pay $30 to register it...I played that game for a long time...until it told me to register...:rolleyes: Another game that sounds cool is Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds. It's really good...It's based on the Age of Empires 2 engine (Age of Empires 2 is also a good game to get). I'll be getting SW: GB soon. And last, I would say Black & White is a pretty fun game...good graphics, you get to control giant animals, etc.;) I would get all of the games I listed here, but don't get Fly! II!!!
     
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    topicolo

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    there's always the old classic, starcraft. U can never get enough of that:)
     
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    kiwi_the_iwik

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    If you're a flight-sim buff (like me...) check out the "AMAZING" X-Plane, from Laminar Research - www.x-plane.com - which is by far the best FS for the Mac. It's got real-world weather downloadable from the net, stacks of planes (also available online from www.x-plane.org), real air traffic control, and global scenery, all intricately mapped by NASA satellites.

    F/A-18 Hornet Korea Gold is a good one, too - but it'd be great if GraphSim decided to port it to OSX, and boost up the graphics level to OpenGL for Hornet 3.0 (maybe even implement more Theaters instead of just 2 and a training ground, hmmm?)
     
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    Yes X-Plane is an amazing game! One of the best designed games ever! Lamainar Research stuff is always good.
    F/A-18 Hornet is a classic fight sim. I have the origional and I still play it from time to time! That game rocks! Korea is even better! The graphics need to be updated though...
     
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    voyagerd

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    Master Of Orion II and Total Annihilation are two good strategy games. X-plane and F/A-18 Korea are also very good.
     
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    Nothing beats SimCity 2000!

    Rock on
     
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    P-Worm

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    If we are talking about sim games like sim city or the sort, then my vote would go hands down to Afterlife by Lucasarts. Not many people have heard of it, but it is downright hilarious and has lots of ways to customize your very own afterlife. If you haven't heard of it, search for it and check it out!
     
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    starcraft broodwar is by far the best - alot better than any other strategy game out there including warcraft 3.
     
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    topicolo

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    Amen to dat!
     
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    I gotta admit...Combat Missions: Beyond Overlord, by Big Time Software is a GREAT strategy game. I can't get enough of it. World War II at its finest.
     
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    Shrek

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    Thanks for all the help, people. ;)
     

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