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Whats the best turn based strategy game ever?

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evolutional    1393
The first Turn based strategy computer game I ever played was Conflict: Middle East - I could never win, but maybe that was the point...! From there, I played things like "Cosmic Conquest" which lead on to "Stars!" and Master of Orion, etc. I loved all those games.

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DpakoH    1204
hi, what do you mean by saying "recreate". if it means to make a remake of an old game, then i recommend you "Master of Magic", best ever TBS in my opinion.
on the other hand, if you want to play TBS game in Windows XP then my call is "Master of Orion II".

all the best,
y.

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It depends whether you are referring to video games or board games; I'll assume you mean the former.
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Battle for Wesnoth
http://www.wesnoth.org/

This one is one of the best I've played. However, it's not in need of any recreating; it plays fine on Windows Vista, since it's still being updated by the team.

If you want to recreate something awesome, then recreate Warlords 3: Darklords Rising. [smile]

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Firestryke31    350
Age of Wonders. The art for that game was amazing, and the gameplay was pretty fun. AoW2 wasn't as good art-wise (it went with a 3D rendering feel instead of the almost-hand-painted feel) but the gameplay was also pretty fun and I still wish my disk hadn't broken. :{

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Edge Damodred    169
For computer games I'd still have to go with Alpha Centauri. While it's Civ on another world, I really enjoyed how they brought each of the factions to life through the personalities of their leaders and that they were ideology based instead of nation based. As for a board game, Settlers of Catan has to be the most vicious, non-violent game I've ever played. I've also gotten an appreciation of poker lately, though it truly is a game that has to be played in person with others and not over a computer.

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domhnall4h    183
I can think of a couple of TBS games that are rooted in fantasy designs, and yet are so different that you really can't compare them.

King's Bounty - The original New World Computing gem, predates Heroes of Might and Magic by a few years (1990 IIRC). Troop, treasure, and artifact locations are randomized, as is the villain locations which gives it considerable replay value. I used to beat it once a week, back in the 386/486 days. It's still fun today. It was effectively remade for the PS2 as HOMM: Quest for the Dragonbone Staff.

Age of Wonders: More tactical than HOMM/KB, this was another excellent, yet very different game. You had 12 races to choose from, each with their own units and strengths.

Civilization: The original empire builder; you should know this one.

Steel Panthers: World at War: A World War II freeware TBS. Basically, it is a battalion-level tactical game, with a breadth of units unmatched by nearly any other game. While the AI isn't all that great, it can still put up a fight and can be quite challenging. Especially if you use historical or bizzare formations (Panzer II light tanks and cavalry FTW!)

Master of Magic and Master of Orion are two more well liked TBS games, but I regret to say I haven't played them.

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vchile    122
Age of Wonders is a good game, I always preferred it to the Civilization games. There are things that really bug me about it though.

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Telastyn    3777
Age of Wonders was okay, but certain bits were unbalanced. And the whole 'no random map generation' bit. It's only the most vital feature of any 4x game...

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Pluvious    119
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Age of Wonders was okay, but certain bits were unbalanced. And the whole 'no random map generation' bit. It's only the most vital feature of any 4x game...


I know Age of Wonders Shadow Magic did have a random map generator though.


My favorite genre by far. Recently (several months ago) I sold off all my Age of Wonders games, Homm series, Fantasy General, plus a bunch of old TBS playstation 2 games like Brigandine and Ogre Tactics. I needed the money!

I made a good $1000 but now I miss them all (sentimental value) and Im going to start buying them back! :)

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Telastyn    3777
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Age of Wonders was okay, but certain bits were unbalanced. And the whole 'no random map generation' bit. It's only the most vital feature of any 4x game...


I know Age of Wonders Shadow Magic did have a random map generator though.


Ah, sweet. Wish I knew that when the game was modern.

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therookie    100
Wargames2.0 is a Wargame that you can control every aspect of a country from tax,production,building, ETC.you can also join an alliance or fight solo.I have played a lot of turn based strategy games and i like this the best




wargames2



[Edited by - therookie on May 17, 2009 5:06:57 AM]

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domhnall4h    183
I had Vandal Hearts II. Can't find it now to save my life though, and had forgotten the name of it. One of the frustrating things about it though was that the game did not target the creatures. It targeted locations. So if you had one guy attack something, and it moved to attack him, they'd each go to the square that their respective targets had started the round in, rather than follow each other. I quit because of this; I spent 30 minuets chasing one boss around in a circle before giving up. My other characters had been knocked out.

If you do that one, please make sure that the game knows to target UNITS, not locations on the grid!

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nuvem    326
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Tafl predates Chess by over 1000 years, but isn't nearly as popular. Other forms predate it, too.


Shameless plug :)


Keep on plugging! Any chance you could add networked multiplayer?

(sorry for the OT, but it's quite fun :)

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