Real Time Strategy.

Lords of the Realm III

Lords of the Realm III
3

A management’s management game. Although Lords of the Realm III might invite comparison to the Total War series of games, perhaps it’s worth noting who was there first. When the original Shogun was but a twinkle in developer Creative Assembly’s eye, Lords of the Realm was already doing the hybrid of turn-based strategy and real […]

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Extreme Tactics

Extreme Tactics
2.5

Extreme Tactics is another Command & Conquer clone. The gameplay and sci-fi theme are all similar to other real-time strategy (RTS) games of the same pedigree. Unfortunately, it does not have enough significant differences to set it apart from its more successful brethren. In some ways, it is not up to the levels set by […]

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Dark Planet: Battle for Natrolis

Dark Planet: Battle for Natrolis
3.5

Dark Planet is a pretty good RTS game which can best be described as a mix between WarCraft III and StarCraft. If you’ve played either, you have a good idea what to expect overall, which is not to say that the game isn’t worth your time. Quite the opposite, in fact. The balancing between the […]

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Space Rangers 2: Dominators

Space Rangers 2: Dominators
4.5

Taking the Privateer mold to the next level. Space Rangers 2 is the kind of obscure gem that can fly under the radar. It was the case with the first game, but the more successful sequel received some due recognition. And for good reason too, since this is a superb game. At face value, it’s […]

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War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds
2.5

War of the Worlds is based on the original H. G. Wells book about an alien invasion that devastates the Earth. The game itself is a mix of action-strategy and an over-arching campaign map where you have a larger picture of the invasion. The campaign map covers Britain and follows the progress of the human […]

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Warrior Kings: Battles

Warrior Kings: Battles
3

WKB is cursed by a medieval interface. Warrior Kings: Battles has a very quirky feudalistic setting, or a medieval fantasy dominated by never-ending strife among pagan gods, undead legions, and Judeo-Christian sorcerers. It also includes the requisite archers, mounted knights, catapults, and now fire boats. (Note: naval units are only available in multiplayer) You choose […]

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I Of The Enemy

I Of The Enemy
3

I Of The Enemy, a real-time strategy throwback with a team-based component and 2D overhead graphics, follows a pretty formulaic sci-fi storyline. The alien Unath have been fighting a violent battle against other races, and it’s only an alliance between the three less powerful sides – Lokob, Rag’Ha and Y’dray – that the two opposing […]

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Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods

Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods
3.5

Whilst the original Black and White was rough around the edges and in need of some polishing, the sequel really did feel like it was a finished product. Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods carries on the good work and throws a few extras into the mix. Battle of the Gods allows you […]

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Saga: Rage of the Vikings

Saga: Rage of the Vikings
3

Set in the days when men wore skirts, grew lengthy beards and were judged by the size of their horns (on their helmets), SAGA: Rage Of The Vikings is a moderately entertaining if somewhat uninspired real-time strategy game that should appeal to fans of Age Of Empires, Warcraft II and Civilization. Graphically it’s not up […]

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Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps

Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps
3.5

This real-time strategy game is based on the North African battles of World War II. The action begins in March 1941, with Axis forces headed by the legendary Erwin Rommel almost pushing the British to Egypt, followed by the calculated British counterattack that resulted in a massive German retreat and the eventual capture of hundreds […]

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