Your opinion: the best Empire Building game?

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#1 Posted by Serkkumainen (25 posts) -

Hi dudes!

 

Recommend me empire building strategy games. For long time I had been playing games such as Age of Empires, Empire Earth, Battle for Middle-Earth etc etc etc - but for now I wan´t just built a nice Empire. Of course there CAN be troops and the army side in the game, but a possibility to choose just building an empire.

 

For a couple of days I have been playing Caesar III - which is very good.

 

What´s your opinion? What´s the best empire building game? Why?

 

Thanks a lot :)

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#2 Posted by Vfanek (7719 posts) -
GalCiv II : Dead Lords + Dark Avatar expansion.
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#3 Posted by Alejandro1992 (153 posts) -
Ok if you want to focus on city building you could go for: Caesar IV and there was a game for rome cant remember the name really cool
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#4 Posted by YourOldFriend (4196 posts) -

I can't remember the name of the game, but there was an Ancient Egypt based game that came out with solid city-building a few years back, I think it was called....Nile?

Edit: Children of the Nile

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#5 Posted by Trilvester (1857 posts) -
I would get Medieval: Total War. You can build a huge empire by conquering other countries with your armies that you control yourself. Its AWESOME!
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#6 Posted by GulliverJr (552 posts) -
Yeah, Ancient Cities: Children of the Nile descends from the Caesar and Pharaoh series of PC games. I think Medieval: Total War may be too army-based, if you are looking for a city builder. You could always go back to SimCity? Also, the Stonghold series has modes where they allow you to concentrate on your castle and your economy, rather than military encounters.
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#7 Posted by Kolossi (786 posts) -

 

Pharaoh and Master of Olympus: Zeus are good city building games, although both have warfare to some extent and are slightly outdated in graphic standards.

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#8 Posted by Jd1680a (5958 posts) -
Civilization games have been a highlight in games revolve around empire building.
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#9 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -
Anno 1701 (I think it's called 1701 A.D. in English territories)
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#10 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5847 posts) -
Midieval 2 Total War.
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#11 Posted by jayheld90 (25 posts) -
command and conquer 3 tiberium wars/red alert 3
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#12 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
Pharaoh.
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#13 Posted by IMaBIOHAZARD (1464 posts) -
civilization 4 and the expansions. AMAZING game. One of the best strategy titles ever made. A little slow paced, but the empire building is absolutely addicting/super fun and VERY in depth.
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#14 Posted by simardbrad (2355 posts) -

I can't remember the name of the game, but there was an Ancient Egypt based game that came out with solid city-building a few years back, I think it was called....Nile?

Edit: Children of the Nile

YourOldFriend

It was called Pharaoh and the greek spin off was called Zeus. Also there is Caesar. Caesar is the most popular one because Pharaoh and Zeus do not have sequels but Caesar does.

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#15 Posted by ADG_ (1654 posts) -
Best empire building game? Without doubt Civilization IV + Beyond the Sword expansion
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#16 Posted by aliblabla2007 (16756 posts) -
Any TW game.
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#17 Posted by Serkkumainen (25 posts) -

Great answers from all of you guys!

 

Total War series games are too much war based - but I will remember them... after my empire building phase :twisted:

 

civilization 4 and the expansions. AMAZING game. One of the best strategy titles ever made. A little slow paced, but the empire building is absolutely addicting/super fun and VERY in depth.IMaBIOHAZARD
I will look for this. I think it´s on "take three, pay for two" campaign sale in my local GameStop :D

But what about the prequels in the serie? Which the best one? (I´m thinking about the third one...)

 

 

Pharaoh and Master of Olympus: Zeus are good city building games, although both have warfare to some extent and are slightly outdated in graphic standards.

Kolossi

 

 

Graphichs doesn´t mean anything. If the game is good, it´s good without super hyper ultra blaster graphics. That´s 110 % true and that´s why I´m not bothered when playing games such as Age of Empires (I & II), Empire Earth, Caesar III, Starcraft etc etc...

 

Master of Olympus looks interesting - I will check it out if I can find it.

 

 

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#18 Posted by aragorn_kad (31 posts) -
Caeser III, Zeus and Pharaoh are the best empire building games I've played. Caeser IV and Glory of Roman Empire are good. but some stuff are kinda unusual. Like you dont need roads to every structure u build.. Zeus is the best of all.
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#19 Posted by zomglolcats (4335 posts) -
civilization 4 and the expansions. AMAZING game. One of the best strategy titles ever made. A little slow paced, but the empire building is absolutely addicting/super fun and VERY in depth.IMaBIOHAZARD
I second that one.
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#20 Posted by F1_2004 (8009 posts) -
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri beats the Civilization series, tbh. I just started playing it a few months back, and it surpasses all other TBS games in complexity, depth, interesting subject matter, voice acting, those lovely quotes with each research topic, characters, etc.
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#21 Posted by Arm_Commander (49 posts) -

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri beats the Civilization series, tbh. I just started playing it a few months back, and it surpasses all other TBS games in complexity, depth, interesting subject matter, voice acting, those lovely quotes with each research topic, characters, etc.F1_2004

Right on! Alpha Centauri was way better than Civs. It's ashame that the expansion never went far.

Another great empire building game would be Sins of a Solar Empire.

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#22 Posted by arijit_2404 (1558 posts) -

Civilization IV

Total War series.

:D

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#23 Posted by DucksBrains (1146 posts) -
The best empire building game is the one i've been fantasizing about in my head for years, pity it's probably still too far ahead of its time to be developed in any practical sense.
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#24 Posted by arijit_2404 (1558 posts) -
The best empire building game is the one i've been fantasizing about in my head for years, pity it's probably still too far ahead of its time to be developed in any practical sense.DucksBrains
:D
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#25 Posted by jimmyjammer69 (12239 posts) -
Civ 4 or Caesar 3.
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#26 Posted by Frantz22 (257 posts) -
Good topic. It definitely gave me a lot of ideas for games to try. Thanks!
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#27 Posted by steelydoctorwu (25 posts) -
I thought Emperor-Rise of the Middle Kingdom was a pretty good game also.
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#28 Posted by lobsterbushcrab (356 posts) -

civ games, total war games, glory of the roman empire was ok.

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#29 Posted by foxhound_fox (96792 posts) -
Age of Empires II. To this day I have yet to have as much fun playing a RTS.
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#30 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39411 posts) -

GalCiv II : Dead Lords + Dark Avatar expansion.Vfanek

This.

Sins of a Solar Empire is pretty good if you want something a bit faster paced.

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#31 Posted by bangell99 (10567 posts) -
Medieval 2 Total War.
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#32 Posted by Artosa (5063 posts) -
hears of iron 2? and Medieval2 is great
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#33 Posted by solartiger (235 posts) -

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Meier%27s_Alpha_Centauri

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#34 Posted by arijit_2404 (1558 posts) -
Good topic. It definitely gave me a lot of ideas for games to try. Thanks!Frantz22
Yeah, for me too! I've not played few games mentioned here. thanks guys!