strategy games - macbook pro

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    i have a macbook pro. i am looking for strategy games that work on it because i travel a lot for work.

    when i'm home, it's not a problem because i have windows PC.

    looking for games like command and conquer, real war ect. something that i can just kinda play in my hotel room w/o obliterating my hard drive or killing my macbook.

    thanks

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    jamin00

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  4. macrumors member

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    Hi.

    StarCraft II - works even on my MacBook Air
    WarCraft III - Needs to be installed and fully patched on a Mac running 10.4-10.6 and then copied over to Lion (alternatively via wine)
     
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    cluthz

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    Most of the Command and Conqueror games are available for mac.
    Heroes of Might and Magic V, Kings Bounty and the Civilization games are also available.
     
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    oklaonion

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    StarCraft 2 and Civilization IV. Both infinitely playable and a great value.
     
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    Check out Europa Universalis III. Fun game and deep.
     
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    Starcraft II.
     
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    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Or just installed using the digital download on Blizzards website, which is much easier than messing with Wine.

    I'll recommend Warcraft III, Starcraft I + 2 and Civilization IV.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    I'm playing Sins of Solar Empire. Can't tell you how it is online, I'm too much of a wuss to try it. Enjoyable game though and certainly the AI gives you a good run for your money.

    It's a 4X space game in the style of Galactic Civs or Master of Orion, but in realtime.
     
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    - Rome Total War (specifically w/ certain mods, like Europa Barbarorum)

    - Civ IV

    - Starcraft II

    Those are my pics, probably in that order.

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    P.S. You didn't specify what model MBP you have, can you do that?
     
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    cocohuang

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    I have played Warflow,and I think it is one good strategy game
     
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    Stotka

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    I would recommend starcraft 1 but it doesnt work on Lion :(
     
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    Smartie

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    Why do you all guys keep recommending Civ IV when Civ V is out since a year and runs on Macs. I think Civ V is a better game than Civ IV at least for the casual gamer but also for us who has been around since Civ I.
     
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    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    For the casual gamer prehaps, but for anyone who likes a more deep game, and better, Civ IV is definitely the way to go. Most old school Civ players prefers IV by a large margin.
     
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    Smartie

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    I would say it is a balance between the two camps, but that is just opinion and not facts. I for one prefer V because it took away some annoying features of IV, and the battles are better and more interesting in V. Anyhow, good for the OP and others to know that V exist, now (s)he can make a more educated choice. :)
     
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    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    If you go to a place like CivFanatics, the majority prefers Civ IV.
     
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    laetusviator

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    If you don't mind turn-based strategy, take a look at Unity of Command. Hex-based WW2 game kind of like the old panzer general games.
     

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