Searching for a good real time strategy game

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#1 Posted by solsystem (8 posts) -

Hi,

I am searching for a good RTS game. Remember the days when I was a child, playing battle for middleearth for hours.

Maybe anyone knows a similary game?

I liked the concept where you have to controll different spots over the map to increase the economy. Also like heroes in strategy game. A multiplayer would be nice, but is not necessary.

Thanks in advance. :)

#2 Posted by Arthas045 (5047 posts) -

Dawn of War are great games and Starcraft 2 was great as well.

#3 Posted by PredatorRules (7048 posts) -

SC2 Heart of the Swarm

#4 Posted by superclocked (5812 posts) -
#5 Posted by Arach666 (23014 posts) -

Give Supreme Commander a go,it´s a great game and probably my favourite RTS of the last few years.

The original mind you,the sequel is ok but not anywhere near as good.

#6 Edited by solsystem (8 posts) -

I will take a closer look on the games. Thanks :)

#7 Posted by Marfoo (5993 posts) -

@Arach666 said:

Give Supreme Commander a go,it´s a great game and probably my favourite RTS of the last few years.

The original mind you,the sequel is ok but not anywhere near as good.

Yeah, go for Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance. Amazing game. Tons of units, huge maps and economy is everything.

#8 Posted by kraken2109 (12948 posts) -

Dawn of War

Red Alert 2 (3 is newer but i still prefer 2)

#9 Posted by carverfar (13 posts) -

Settlers 2 and World in Conflict are good as well

#10 Posted by zanelli (722 posts) -

I agree with all of the above. Also some more of the classics, if you're not bothered about graphics. Like Age of Empires 2, Total Annihilation, Command & Conquer 1 - 3. I'm really surprised that no one has recommended Company of Hero's yet. I'd like to see about doing a Supreme Commander games night with the players network, if anyone would be interested in that?

#11 Posted by osan0 (12531 posts) -

just a heads up on dawn of war. dawn of war 1 and 2 play very differently. both great games but, going by the OP, Dawn of war 1 and its expansions would be more suited.

just in case you see them both and think "sure i may as well go for DOW 2".

#12 Posted by voljin1987 (675 posts) -

warcraft 3 forzen throne is still the pinnacle of RTS for me

#13 Edited by solsystem (8 posts) -

Wow so many posts. I didnt found the time to look at this games yet.

But I want to thank you all :)

#14 Edited by groowagon (2739 posts) -

Supreme Commander. i like big maps and i can not lie.

#15 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

warcraft 3 forzen throne is still the pinnacle of RTS for me

True it was very good.

#16 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6176 posts) -

Look into rise of nations an old rts but still alot of fun.

#17 Posted by DanishSnow (67 posts) -

Command and Conquer: Generals

#18 Posted by gamefreak215jd (49 posts) -

Command&Conquer: 3.

Dawn Of War(the first one).

Red Alert2 and the Yuri's Revenge Expansion pack.

Age Of Mythology.

Age of Empires 2.

Starcraft 2

Warcraft 3.

Rise of Nations.

Battle Realms.

Then there are the others like Civ4 and Total War series.

#19 Posted by HavocV3 (7934 posts) -

Dawn of War

Red Alert 2 (3 is newer but i still prefer 2)

Just more proof that newer isn't always better.

RA3 is a horrible game.

#20 Edited by MaddenBowler10 (8807 posts) -

Company of Heroes. I haven't played the 2nd one yet and I haven't heard good things about it.