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Recommend me an RTS

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Hey guys,

Since there are a lot of these type of threads and some people are getting annoyed at some not searching for them, I've just created this one sticky for everyone to recommend an RTS to newer players or those that want to just go for a new one.

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Get Dawn of War and the expansion winter assault, id say they are the best rts' out there, and there are more expansions, more races to come (winter assault was the first expansion to add an entire new race)
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1st off... ty ximm for taking action on the stupid number of these threads.. ok..

If you have a good computer.. and are noob to RTS you should go for 1 of the following:

Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War + its expansions.

This game is really great futuristic RTS with lower micro than some games but still good rock paper scissors elements about the units meaning the masive huge fucking units can still be beaten with good tactics. Really good game and highly recommended if you like Warhammer 40k, futuristic games and a not bad balance. The game is well maintained and has is 2nd expansion planned to be released within the next few years. Unfortunatly without the expansion the game wont really teach you how to play any races except space marines. Still this game is a must have for people who are not ready for the hardcore games such as starcraft.

Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour.

This game though suffered badly from a lack of patching and general support at the start has recovered slightly since it got rid of some of the major bugs. If you like realistic Modern day style warfare this is without a doubt for you. Three very well balanced teams and a good online community makes this game a MUST for any c&c fans and anyone who likes current time style RTS. The good graphics compliment the game well and though it doesnt include as much as some other games micro is often needed amoungst the better players. The single player campaigns and the challange mode on Zero Hour teach you how to play the game well so its good for noobs not used to RTS.

Civilisation 4.

If you consider yourself a smart bastard.. this is certianally for you. See what the world would of turned out like if you were in charge, take control of your own country, declare wars, alliacnes, trades, peace anything. Blackmail your rivals or play peacefully and try for the space race. This game is great for strategists and anyone who liked the previous Civilisation series should definatly give this a look. That said.. this game is not too noob friendly, although you can do thinks like automate your workers so you dont have to look after them and put goveners incharge of citys this game is not the easiest game to pick up. None the less this game is great, with good graphics and a slower gameply pace.
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Supreme Commander.

This game is not out yet, but looks amazing and is possibly the most anticipated RTS of all time along with the likes of Starcraft 2 and Red alert 3. Very futuristic and the game is on a scale never seen before where small units cant be carried by medium units, medium carried by large, large by extra large and xtra large by enormous. The scale of the maps in this game is huge. I cannot comment on the gameplay too much since i have not seen footage of gameplay or spoken to anyone who has played it yet. But any fans of Chris Taylor's Total Annihalation should be camping outside their nearist games store for this. Very highly recommended and i suspect it will also be quite noob friendly.

I actually am getting worried that there may be a power cut now since there have been 3 here today because of the wind so im going to post this before i lose it.. ill write a list of other games good for people with less good computers aswell.

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Yeah, get Generals + Zero Hour.

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I still love playing StarCraft, the game actually fits all my demands when it comes to RTS, pretty old but pretty good. It's just sad that now I don't find a lot of good games anymore out there, mostly f'n idiots that plays fast map or special maps, which are kinda boring.
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^^ Amen ^^

I hate the fast maps icon_sad.gif
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Nahhh....its gotta be a classic.....DUNE 2 FTW....oh yes, my first rts
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Star Wars: Galactic Battleground lol (yes, the age of empires-rip) bring on the flaming... shooow me the flames icon_biggrin.gif i'm heat-resistant neway

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age of empires 2 the conquerors very fun rts, even tho its a classic icon_razz.gif I've played for 4yrs online now after 2 yrs of mmo I still come play its so much fun. (hehe b sure to play at max resolution, thats how all pro's play icon_razz.gif)

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come on Age of Empires 2 isnt old enough to be a classic....maybe 1 but not 2

and i played Galactic Battlegrounds, hey, it was fun at the time (i was like 12)
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well its not a game but i do recommend this mod for zero hour.
http://www.cncreneclips.com/shockwavemod/website/

works almost perfectly and it has the old school cnc feel to it.








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QUOTE (-King- @ Mar 30 2006, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nahhh....its gotta be a classic.....DUNE 2 FTW....oh yes, my first rts

No shit. Mine too. I mean, I totally sucked at it, and I never completed it (I got to the one-to-last level with the Atreides though), but it did start my interest for RTS games.
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How about Homeworld 2?

Its a few years old yes (2003), but Generals is too.

Pro's:
- RTS in space
- Good single player storyline
- 3D movement of ships, so you can attack from any direction
- Nice graphics
- Nice controls (nobody whine that its hard, you should use the tutorial f00!)

Con's:
- Steep learning curve
- Very, very few players online


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id go for a new one that not many people have played demos of. that way you would be starting of a n00b just like everyone else.
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QUOTE (prophet of the pimps @ Apr 2 2006, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
well its not a game but i do recommend this mod for zero hour.
http://www.cncreneclips.com/shockwavemod/website/

works almost perfectly and it has the old school cnc feel to it.


oh man the new shockwave mod is so cool! i love the hot air ballons for GLA

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i would reccomend either Starcraft Broodwar or WArcraft 3 The Frozen Throne. These are my favourite rts' altough Dawn of War, Command and Conquer Generals and Age of Empires2 Conquerors Expansion are also top choices.
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