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Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by irishgrizzly, Jan 21, 2008.
I'm new to PC gaming and would like to be recommended some quality titles to play under bootcamp.
This really depends on a few things, so I'll give you a few
if you like Turned based strategy games, then give Space Empires IV or V a try, they're both available on steam, and have demos. (4 even runs under Parallels )
If you're more interested in RTS, then I'd say the usual, Starcraft, Warcraft II or possibly Supreme Commander, if your computer can handle it.
However the game i like the most is not mention above. Bad luck.
Instead of telling him that the game you like isn't up there... why not tell him the game instead?
For example I chose Civ4... but, for example I m not above telling him that Age of Empires III (and expansions) are worth a look...
and if I had a second vote... I've heard company of heroes is a great game that i haven't played.
Warcraft III - best game ever
Heroes of Might and Magic!
You can find a demo here!
After it ANY real-time strategy game feels bad
Age of empires III plus asian dynasties/warchiefs works well on my macbook, supreme commander will be to heavy after about 40 mins of playing unless you are running a macbook pro /high spec imac with lots of ram
Warcraft 3 is the best game ever made. Play it on Battle.net and youll realize why WoW sucks.
World in Conflict!
http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/worldinconflict?q=world in conflict
Download the demo here:
I would think some MMO's would count as part stategy - check out FFXI Online
it has a bit of a steep learning curve which turns off some novices but the party dynamic is unbeatable.
from the ones you've listed civ 3 is my fav - haven't tried some of the others like homeworld or total war.
I highly recommend "Medieval 2: Total War".
There's also a Total War special pack with "Shogun", "Medieval"(1) & "Rome" now available at a bargain price. In fact, some people rate "Rome" as even better than "Medieval 2", but I think both are quite excellent. IMO, you're very unlikely to regret getting these games.
SW Galactic Battlegrounds & Clone Wars
And the olds MacOS 9 The Incredible Machine, The Even More Incredible Machine : contraptions.
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civilization III, LUX
HoMM 3 and HoMM 5
Forget Medieval and go with Rome, way more fun IMHO.
My biased opinion: Civilization IV. I play it all the time, and I love it.
Bootcamp gaming you say?
Well all (or most, at least) of the nubs above have failed to read the question properly, as although Starcraft et al are, admittledly awesome, they all run on Mac OS anyway.
And now I've just realised that my suggestion of Age Of Empires 3 also runs on Mac... Ah well, I tried.
Battle for Middle Earth II is good for the shiny graphics and suchlike. Never tried Total War or Medieval series, so I can't comment there.
EDIT: Download some demos, it's the best way to get a feel for what you like.
Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Buy a DS lite, buy Advance Wars Days of Ruin
Forget those PC titles!
Actually, you might want to try Warcraft 3, too. It's a classic.
Company of Heroes, company of heroes opposing front.
try these, and you ll be so addicted..
starcraft. best rts of all time, you can buy the original game + expansion for $20, and it'll run on osx. there's no reason to miss out on this game.
Company of Heroes, StarCraft, WarCraft III, Civilization IV, LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth I and II.
Pick up any of these games and you'll enjoy them thoroughly.