Recommend me a strategy game

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by irishgrizzly, Jan 21, 2008.

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Games you like – Multiple Choice

  1. Civilization II

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. Civilization III

    8 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. Civilization IV

    22 vote(s)
    36.7%
  4. Company of Heroes

    8 vote(s)
    13.3%
  5. Homeworld

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. Homeworld II

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  8. Black & White

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. Medieval: Total War

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Medieval II: Total War

    10 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I'm new to PC gaming and would like to be recommended some quality titles to play under bootcamp.
     
  2. lacota macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  3. JoanaGamer macrumors newbie

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    However the game i like the most is not mention above. Bad luck.
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    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...

    Also:
    Supreme Commander


    and if I had a second vote... I've heard company of heroes is a great game that i haven't played.
     
  5. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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  7. eXan macrumors 601

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    Starcraft.

    After it ANY real-time strategy game feels bad
     
  8. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    #9
    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
     
  9. joemama2413 macrumors member

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    Warcraft 3 is the best game ever made. Play it on Battle.net and youll realize why WoW sucks.
     
  10. -Noodles macrumors regular

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    I would think some MMO's would count as part stategy - check out FFXI Online

    http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy..._1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1201309663&sr=8-1

    it has a bit of a steep learning curve which turns off some novices but the party dynamic is unbeatable. :D

    from the ones you've listed civ 3 is my fav - haven't tried some of the others like homeworld or total war.
     
  11. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  12. McGiord, Jan 27, 2008
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    #14
    Star Wars

    SW Galactic Battlegrounds & Clone Wars

    And the olds MacOS 9 The Incredible Machine, The Even More Incredible Machine : contraptions.
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  13. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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  15. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Forget Medieval and go with Rome, way more fun IMHO.
     
  16. ghall macrumors 68040

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    My biased opinion: Civilization IV. I play it all the time, and I love it.
     
  17. CJM macrumors 65816

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    #19
    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.
     
  18. Luis macrumors 65816

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  19. zap2 macrumors 604

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    #21
    Buy a DS lite, buy Advance Wars Days of Ruin


    Forget those PC titles!
     
  20. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Actually, you might want to try Warcraft 3, too. It's a classic.
     
  21. whoopies macrumors newbie

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    #23
    Company of Heroes, company of heroes opposing front.
    try these, and you ll be so addicted..
     
  22. FullCollapse macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  23. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    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. :D
     

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