Recommend a Strategy Game, Space Scenario

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Capt. Morgan, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    OK, got my new MacBook Air with Lion, and of course lost a few old favorites (Galactica Anno Dominari, and Spaceward Ho).

    Any recommendations for strategy games? Prefer the space conquest variety, but I'll take a look at others too.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    If you're not against going into Windows via bootcamp Sins of a Solar Empire is a great space conquest game. Also AI War is available on both Mac and PC via Steam.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    starcraft 2
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    X3:Terran Conflict is more sandbox than strategy, but it's a suggestion. I can't vouch for the Mac version since I have it on Windows (Bootcamp).
  6. macrumors newbie


    Mar 21, 2011
    Homeworld 2, while being a few years old is absolutely fantastic. One of my all time favorite games.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    X3 is great but there is a lot to take in if you are not used to that type of game.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    I been playing MoO3 this way the past few days... I do like the game, but some of the defaults are bad.

    If you want to get into MoO3 (the Windows version with Wineskin, since the Mac version was PPC... but Wineskin runs it better than the native Mac version ever did) I'd suggest adding some mods.

    I use the mods from the link below.. using their program inside the same wrapper, and making a Custom EXE launcher to run it and it seems fine as well.

    SOme really good mods and bug fixes there.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    Yeah mods are a must, the original game is very much broken. MoO2 is much better on it's own.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
  11. macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    Galactic Civ 2 is a good and more recent game that's similar to the MoO series. You'll probably have to play it in bootcamp or a virtual machine. Current Mac models should be sufficient to run it in a VM, since it isn't particularly hardware intensive by today's standards.

    Sins of a Solar Empire is also a good game, though it is more like a very large scale RTS game. Battles look really good on it.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    its rated really well with Wine in their AppDB, so I'd assume it wouldn't take much work making a Wineskin port... much easier than using Bootcamp or a virtual machine.

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