what is the best PC RTS in everyones opinion?

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#1 heiachman
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if everyone had to choose their fav PC RTS what would it be?

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#2 JackBurton
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Homeworld

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Total Annihilation.
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#4 Nagru
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Total Annihilation.w4rrior17

Same here. Great game, especially with Core Contingency.

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#5 guildclaws
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Starcraft II
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#6 adv_tr00per
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CoH

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#7 skrat_01
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Homeworld

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As far as innovation and quality goes, aye aye.
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#8 deactivated-5d0e4d67d0988
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Red Alert

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#9 Sharpie125
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Company of Heroes, I would think.

Yeah, I spend a lot of time yelling at the monitor during a regular game against human opponents, but the game itself is so engrossing. Starcraft ranks pretty high up there, but after playing COH, I would have to side with the slower paced and arguably more tactical COH. Starcraft is fun, I've always been a huge fan, but it's kind of like a game of galactic checkers. It's fast, and you play off your opponents slip ups (who screwed up their build order, who couldn't start mining fast enough, etc).

COH I find is more about feeling out your opponents, circling each other while maintaining map control. Even in an annihilation game, where the objective is the same as Starcraft's melee, it's more about taking territory away from your opponents and always putting them on the defensive, rather than throwing waves of dudes at your enemies and hoping you have the right balance and quicker fingers and once a battle is over, everyone goes right back to mining.

Also, I don't like how marines can take out tanks in SC, after playing COH. If there are infantry, you get machine guns. If there's armour, you get AT. If there's air support, you get AA. While that all sounds rock-paper-scissory, micromanagement plays a huge part as well. Kiting tanks, infantry sneaking behind armour to get a killing shot...

Starcraft doesn't need this stuff, but if you ask my opinion, COH is a much more rewarding game on a smaller scale. For me, a victory isn't complete until the score screen in SC, but in COH, the sense of accomplishment comes when just your ragtag band of five soldiers and rocket battery hold off a superior invading force, manage to knock out a couple of tanks, and then you see the retreating symbols over their heads.

I'm finished.

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#10 ralph2190
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StarCraft II. Other RTSs don't even come close to delivering the epic single player experience that SC2 did. :)

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#11 DirtyDozen520
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OOH I just looked up a video review of COH and it looks great ^^

I may have to get that!

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#12 deactivated-5fae21e61a964
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I honestly can't say Starcraft 2 delivered, so it's not at the top of the list.

I'm for either Homeworld or CoH.

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#13 with_teeth26
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CoH

I'm guessing if i had the time and patience to learn the mechanics of Homeworld properly it might be my favorite, i got about half way through the campaign and failed so incredibly that i feel discouraged from trying again. damn garden of kadesh.

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Total Annihilation.w4rrior17
Factual fact has been stated.
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#15 rzepak
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Red Alert or Age of Empires 2 probobly.

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#16 Skullsoldi3r
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WC3 with Rome Total War in close second.
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#17 dan_plus_o
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HMM...

What RTS came out recently.... StarCraft2

What Game am I currently playing.... StarCraft2

What game do I think is the best RTS... StarCraft2!!!!

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#18 Elann2008
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I haven't played much of the classic RTS games. And some games that some or most people like, does not sit well with me. Personally, I've really enjoyed the Dawn of War series, especially Dawn of War 2. For now, I'll go with that seeing as how I haven't played Starcraft 2 yet. I love the first Starcraft so I can almost see SC2 being my new favorite RTS in the weeks to come.

Edit: I'd also like to mention that I had this obsession for Warcraft 3. Excellent RTS.

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#19 edinsftw
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So sick of this thread....its been asked about 4 times in the last week

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#20 Postal_Guy
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Red Alert 2 or C&C: Tiberium Sun

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#21 Fandangle
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For me Red Alert 2

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#22 heiachman
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Red Alert 2 all the way!!

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Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne

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#24 DJ_Headshot
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World in Conflict for the awesome single player campaign and Starcraft BW for its multiplayer now sc2 is a great multiplayer experience and the vanilla multiplayer is better then BW but the custom games are lacking as of right now which is one of the things i enjoyed so much about the original starcraft. Now ask this question in a year's time when people have gotten around to really learning the editor and higher quality custom games get released in excess then sc2 all the way. I also haven't completed the sc2 campaign yet so can't comment on that but I've heard alot of good things about it.

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The first Red Alert, StarCraft and WarCraft 3.

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#27 k_ozz
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Company of Heroes, I would think.

Yeah, I spend a lot of time yelling at the monitor during a regular game against human opponents, but the game itself is so engrossing. Starcraft ranks pretty high up there, but after playing COH, I would have to side with the slower paced and arguably more tactical COH. Starcraft is fun, I've always been a huge fan, but it's kind of like a game of galactic checkers. It's fast, and you play off your opponents slip ups (who screwed up their build order, who couldn't start mining fast enough, etc).

COH I find is more about feeling out your opponents, circling each other while maintaining map control. Even in an annihilation game, where the objective is the same as Starcraft's melee, it's more about taking territory away from your opponents and always putting them on the defensive, rather than throwing waves of dudes at your enemies and hoping you have the right balance and quicker fingers and once a battle is over, everyone goes right back to mining.

Also, I don't like how marines can take out tanks in SC, after playing COH. If there are infantry, you get machine guns. If there's armour, you get AT. If there's air support, you get AA. While that all sounds rock-paper-scissory, micromanagement plays a huge part as well. Kiting tanks, infantry sneaking behind armour to get a killing shot...

Starcraft doesn't need this stuff, but if you ask my opinion, COH is a much more rewarding game on a smaller scale. For me, a victory isn't complete until the score screen in SC, but in COH, the sense of accomplishment comes when just your ragtag band of five soldiers and rocket battery hold off a superior invading force, manage to knock out a couple of tanks, and then you see the retreating symbols over their heads.

I'm finished.

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This.... And ya very well put Sir :)

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Until recently it was Supreme commander, now it's Starcraft 2.
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Tie between Warcraft 3 and C&C Generals: Zero Hour

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Red Alert 2 or COH.

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CoH and SCII. Any of the two but SCII requires macro and micro while CoH is more micro and tactical.
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#32 malebog123
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So sick of this thread....its been asked about 4 times in the last week

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yep. This is ridiculous

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#33 9mmSpliff
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Warcraft 3, StarCraft 2, Company of Heroes, CC3 Generals, Sins of Solar, Red Alert 2, Homeworld
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Homeworld.

Best game ever made.

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#35 KHAndAnime
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Starcraft 2 for me. It really delivered for me in ways that CoH, DoW2, WiC, etc. failed to deliver. Rome: Total War was a great RTS game too.
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AoE 2, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, Red Alert 2 and Tropico 3
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Rise of Nations

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#38 malikmmm
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age of empires 2 for me.
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Men of War

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#40 CaptainAhab13
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Probably StarCraft 2.

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Battle Realms

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Stalin vs. Martians. Unique concept, colorful graphics, simple to play... 10/10
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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars IMO