Strategy Games for PC
Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:25 AM
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:01 PM
You could go get him a few of the classics for the price of the new fluff.
Some Warcraft, Starcraft, Command and Conquer, etc. They also have a ton of independent strategy games on Steam.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:05 PM
Quick Hit Football.
Medieval Total War 2.
I can go on and on and on... don't stop believing.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:07 PM
If you wanna be a real cools dads, get a Warcraft III battlechest, a Starcraft Battlechest, Command and Conquer 2: Red Alert PLUS a hot new strategy game like the ones suggested earlier.
But really, you need to find out if he wants RTS or TB.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:09 PM
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:14 PM
Good luck finding a copy though, and the game definitely isn't for everyone. Its a fantasy turn based strategy where it doesn't matter how much army you has, if your king dies, you lose.
Nice fantasy elements, rpg elements, and solid turn based format.
Not something I would recommend to anyone though.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:39 PM
After looking up the difference between Turn by Turn and Real Time, I think he was referring to turn by turn but I will need to check. The PC he will be putting it on is a 4 year old Gateway and has a ton of stuff on it so I am hoping performance is not an issue. I would think turn by turn might be better suited for the PC no?
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:46 PM
You'll definitely want to go with older games, and stay away from Civilization IV if your pc is that old. Nothing would suck worse for you or him than getting a shiny new game that won't run properly.
That Age of Wonders game is turn based, but its fantasy, and that turns a lot of strat fans off. I'll dig around and see what kind of TB games I can suggest.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:47 PM
turn based is harder to find unfortunately. Almost every pc strat is real time.
you'll definitely want to go with older games, and stay away from civilization iv if your pc is that old. Nothing would suck worse for you or him than getting a shiny new game that won't run properly.
that age of wonders game is turn based, but its fantasy, and that turns a lot of strat fans off. I'll dig around and see what kind of tb games i can suggest.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:49 PM
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:56 PM
Just talked to a guy at work that is into these things an he recommended Warcraft III but the version that includes Frozen Throne.
For turn based I suggest GALACTIC CIVILIZATIONS 2!
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:58 PM
It probably wouldn't hurt to mix and match RTS and TB a bit either. I dunno if you'd want to go with Warcraft or Starcraft tho. He's gonna get his ass kicked by koreans all day long on either one, if he wants to play online.