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turn based strategy game recs

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by visithwy61, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. visithwy61

    visithwy61 Chieftain

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    looking for a new turn based game to play. havent paid much attention to anything besides civ over the past few years, so im in the dark on where to turn for a fun, challenging game. any recommendations from the past several years, or games to look out for in the near future would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks all
     
  2. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Check out the Total War Series, goes great with mods! Mixes a tbs campaign map with RTS battles. (And thankfully not the Starcraft, Age of Empires kind of RTS).
     
  3. t0mme

    t0mme Great Red One

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    Empires of Steel might be interesting. It was released last week and it has the interesting premise that every player gives orders to their units and when everybody's done, all orders by everyone get executed at the same time. On the other hand, compared to Civ it feels a bit 'lite' and at $45 it is also completely overpriced.
     
  4. PeteAtoms

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  5. t0mme

    t0mme Great Red One

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    For these games, check out GOG.com:
    Lords of the Realm 1+2 and expansions: $5,99
    Lords of the Realm 3: $5,99
    Lords of Magic: $5,99

    You might also like the Paradox Interactive games (Europa Universalis, EU Rome, Hearts of Iron, Victoria, Crusader Kings). Not turn-based, but slow enough to feel like TBS.
     
  6. MrPopov

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    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    create. build. train. cavalry. train cavalry.... feels like some Paradox game interfaces.
     
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    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    I read that as "Dominoes" 3 and thought you were making a joke or something
     
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    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I'm currently playing XCOM for the first time ever and it is good.
     
  11. Till

    Till Adventurer

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    Dominions 3 is really fun, but unfortunately the computer opponents are mere stumbling blocks, not true contenders, and the gameplay is quite imbalanced. So quite like Civ in some ways, which i enjoy less than Dominions 3.
     
  12. leapyear29

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    if you like tactics games like Fire Emblem or Advance Wars, you'll probably enjoy the Disgaea series (I can vouch for Disgaea 2 especially as having good strategy and endless replayability) :).
     
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  14. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I might start a let's play XCOM thread where we can all chip in.

    Problem is that alt-tabbing crashes the game ;)
     
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    Jawz II Oh Dear

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