The best Turn based strategy?

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#1 Posted by deKnegt90 (127 posts) -

In my personal opinion jagged alliance 2 is my favourite turn based game to date.
I modded the game to an extent and after 10 years im still hooked on the game.

What is everyone elses favourite TBS game?

#2 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

The Heroes of Might and Magic series, especially IV and V. After that, Civilization IV, King's Bounty and Etherlords 2 and 1.

#3 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

oh my! I thought I was the only person who even knew what turned based was.

Silent Storm is great but its buggy.

I would love to see more turned based tactical games

#4 Posted by vertex68 (206 posts) -

I like XCOM, Silent Storm, Temple of Elemental Evil and Age of Wonders.

I'm interested in playing the Jagged Alliance games and King's Bounty.

Wish they would make some new TBS games.... everything is FPS/RTS/etc. Would love to see a new turn-based RPG along the lines of ToEE or how about a true sequel or remake of XCOM? (turn based of course ;p).

#5 Posted by kozzy1234 (35144 posts) -

The Heroes of Might and Magic series and Kings Bounty!

Kings Bounty came out last year and it is VERY VERY VERY underrated

#6 Posted by deKnegt90 (127 posts) -

jagged alliance 2 gold is a must have.

you can get it very cheap from amazon or other sites.
and if you get sick of the original you can always download the 1.13 fanmade patch.

#7 Posted by kozzy1234 (35144 posts) -

jagged alliance 2 gold is a must have.

you can get it very cheap from amazon or other sites.
and if you get sick of the original you can always download the 1.13 fanmade patch.

deKnegt90

yeah JA2 is a great game, i just got the game again from gog.com the other month. Good to play it again after all these years of not playing it.

#8 Posted by lucky326 (3799 posts) -
Rome Total War and Civilization 4 are both good TBS games.
#9 Posted by UpInFlames (13279 posts) -

Heroes of Might and Magic III is my favorite turn-based strategy and one of the best games I ever played. Notable mentions would be Disciples II, Civilization IV, Etherlords II, Gladius and King's Bounty: The Legend.

#10 Posted by DucksBrains (1148 posts) -

Galactic Civs II + Dark Avatar + Twilight of the Arnor

#11 Posted by HenriH-42 (2113 posts) -

UFO: Enemy Unknown (aka X-Com 1) is the best.

#12 Posted by _tr (63 posts) -
Panzer General, Fantasy General and Imperialism II :)
#13 Posted by Cenerune (588 posts) -

I don't know, there is so many of them i enjoy.

For the combat system, i would go with temple of elemental evil. Age of wonders 2 was overall awesome, so was Galactic civ 2 Twilight of Arnor.

Lately however i've been playing an open source game called Ufo: Alien Invasion which is kinda similar to X-Com. Its pretty deep, has good gameplay and last long enough to entertain you for a week. I wanted to vouch this game up for any turn based fans earlier this week but rather than create a new thread, i'll link in here, it's free and about 370 mb to download. If anyone is interested, check it out over http://ufoai.sourceforge.net/

#14 Posted by eclarkdog (1307 posts) -

Silent Storm Gold.....and it's not buggy at all!!!

OP, if you like Jagged Alliance, you should definiteley play Silent Storm. JA3 is built off an upgraded Silent Storm engine.

#15 Posted by The_Corinthian (41 posts) -

I have a pretty decent top 10, I think...

10. Imperialim I & 2

9. Fragile Allegiance

8. Rise of Nations

7. Call To Power

6. Heroes of Might and Magic IV

5. Total War

4. Age of Empires II & III

3. Masters of Orion

2. Imperium Galactica II

1. Civ IV Complete

#16 Posted by chicack (132 posts) -

I have a pretty decent top 10, I think...

10. Imperialim I & 2

9. Fragile Allegiance

8. Rise of Nations

7. Call To Power

6. Heroes of Might and Magic IV

5. Total War

4. Age of Empires II & III

3. Masters of Orion

2. Imperium Galactica II

1. Civ IV Complete

The_Corinthian
i think he ask for the turn based strategy... RIse of Nations, Age of EMpires is not a turn based strategy... but for the best turn based strategy is Heroes series, and Civ IV... ^^
#17 Posted by jimmyjammer69 (12195 posts) -
Civilization 3 for me. I felt tlike Civ 4 was simplified a bit, but I can't put my finger on the exact differences.
#18 Posted by mr_mozilla (2381 posts) -
Civ series and GalCiv2 are my favs. Also like HOMM and JA2.
#19 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

how dare you all forget the turn based loving of lords of the realm 3

#20 Posted by xmlq7 (1 posts) -
Civ IV
#21 Posted by Jekken6 (2642 posts) -

I think the original 2 fallout games shoud count, since they are mostly turn based

#22 Posted by Shadowhawk000 (3453 posts) -
The Total war games.. :)
#23 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -

Civ IV.

#24 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

Civilization IV is my favorite

#25 Posted by pvtdonut54 (8554 posts) -

Civilization 4 is always a good time.

#26 Posted by AFBrat77 (24029 posts) -

Heroes of Might and Magic III.......DEFINITELY!

#27 Posted by bogaty (4750 posts) -

(I'll stick with more recent games with the exception of my number one pic because it's so awesome. X-COM, Civ II, and the like were stellar games, but a bit long in the tooth.)

1) Jagged Alliance 2

2) Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord, Barbarossa to Berlin, and Afrika Korps.

3) Space Empires IV

4) Disciples II

5) War in the Pacific (but only for multiplayer. The AI cheats)

6) AGEOD's Birth of America II or Napoleon's Campaigns or American Civil War (depends on which subject interests you most)

7) Silent Storm

8) 7.62mm High Calibre

9) Crown of Glory

10) Temple of Elemental Evil (with the community patch)

#28 Posted by naval (11109 posts) -

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 would be my all time favorite TBS game and Heroes Series would be my all time favorite series.

Overall :

1. HoMM

2. MoM

3.JA

4.XCoM

5.MoO

6. Alpha Centauri

7. Gal Civ 2

8. Disciples

9. Silent Storm

10. Etherlords/Close Combat

Others : Elven Legacy, Civilization, ToEE etc

#29 Posted by F1_2004 (8009 posts) -
I was just about to say how could such a thread go on for so long without mention of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, but naval pulled through! Anyways that game is a masterpiece, you can find it on any all-time top review scores list.
#30 Posted by omenodebander (1399 posts) -

no love for disciples 2?