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Whats the best turn based strategy game ever?

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

Extra points if its a old and unique one that I could feasibly recreate.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:42 PM

Chess.


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:06 PM

Battle for Wesnoth
http://www.wesnoth.org/


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

Not sure if it qualifies, but I always liked the first Dune game, not sure which one I liked best the first or the second (first modern[smile] RTS).

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

I love Magic: The Gathering - I'm sure you can recreate card games somewhat based on that with your computer pretty easily (one of the benefits being there is no spatial location you have to keep track).

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:38 PM

Jagged Alliance 2 is a favorite of mine.

But yes, Chess or Go are the win.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:11 PM

If you haven't played JA2 in awhile, you should check out the Bear's Pit Forum. Somehow the players got the source code and have been modding it. The latest JA2 is a very different (and better, in my opinion) game from the original.

JA2 is more of a squad tactics game than a strategy game.

For grand strategy games, you've got old 4X favorites like master of orion.

For more traditional TBS games you could look at the HOMM series, or Disciples. I also very much enjoyed Master of Magic when I was younger. Actually, its still a great, intricate game even now. I bought a strategy guide for MOM that contained a great deal of its formulas and charts for each faction and spell. The sheer number of strategies available to overcome those cheating impossible AIs was impressive.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:22 PM

Risk, Monopoly, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, a few more from the distant (although right next door) land of table-top gaming - a very good source to draw inspiration from.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:06 PM

Would XCOM count? Chess is also very good. And all Total War games are excellent turn based strategy with real-time tactics.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:09 PM

Valkyria Chronicles (also named Battlefield Valkyria or Valkyrie Of The Battlefield: Gallian Chronicles)

most amazing turn based game ive seen so far. somewhat simalar to jagged alliance but on a whole different level.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:20 PM

Go and Civilization 3.

The only problem with Computer Go is that it can't be bruteforced as can chess be. But AI is getting better and better. Personally, as a fan of monte carlo based ray tracing, I would go with the monte carlo simulation.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:25 PM

Advance Wars

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:42 PM

1. Chess (Oldest Strategy Game known to man; invented the overall genre)
2. Risk (Inspired many games from the Wargame and Complex Turn-Based genre)
3. Checkers (Fun to play with family and a game you can practise for ages and still lose to people in the park)
4. Civilisation - The computer game (Revolutionised the whole Strategy genre with accessible and complex gameplay, which promoted its lifespan with the hardcore and regular gamers alike)
5. W40K: Chaos Gate (Got me into turn-based stategy in the "space-world" sense)

Pretty much nothing else after that.

[Edited by - Dex Jackson on April 23, 2009 7:42:50 AM]

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:44 PM

Conquest of the new world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_the_New_World

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:45 PM

Master of Orion II

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:08 AM

Quote:
Original post by Dex Jackson
1. Chess (Oldest Strategy Game known to man; invented the overall genre)


ENNNH! Go beat it by 2 millennium, and is a vastly superior game.

All of the games suggested are good candidates though.



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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:22 AM

I've always liked Heroes of Might and Magic.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:34 AM

Isn't there a sticky post to answer this question...

Anyway, for me it is Civilization or maybe Alpha Centauri. You may also considering checking out Armageddon Empires as it introduces quite a few neat mechanics whilst being relatively low tech (it's an indie title than ended up being well recognised (I think PC gamer gave it like 95%).

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

Quote:
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Master of Orion II

What he said.

Seriously, any game without a Black Hole Generator feels like a letdown.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:45 PM

I loved the Fantasy/Panzer General series games except the 3d one. Played Civ alot, Master of magic and Master Orion series, if you like civilization type games.

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