Real Time Strategy.

Golem

Golem
3.5

Golem is a real time strategy game that can be played by a single player against computer components or with 2-3 human players taking turns at the same computer. The participants build facilities to harvest resources and then use the resources to build means by which to wage war on the other factions in the […]

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Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising

Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising
4

Blending good strategy and action. In the year 2032 a group of disgruntled power mongers intent on regaining control form a chain of Pacific islands and launch an assault on humanity. The world’s only hope rests with the “adaptive cruiser” Antaeus, a super aircraft carrier in drastic need of repair and refurbishment. This plot may […]

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Universe at War: Earth Assault

Universe at War: Earth Assault
4

When you’re weaned on C&C. Founded by former Westwood employees, Petroglyph Games has done a lot to revitalize the C&C mold with Universe of War. It opens with an action-packed, summer blockbuster inspired bang – flying saucers and aliens are everywhere, devastating Earth. Specifically they’ve invaded and destroyed Washington DC, and you start the game […]

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Skullcaps

Skullcaps
3.5

Based on the game Baldies, Skullcaps is a very different breed of game. It’s sort of a cross between Lemmings and Dungeon Keeper. It takes many aspects of a RTS styled game to create a unique playing environment. You have some control over your skullies, but they mostly wander around on their own until you […]

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Black & White 2

Black & White 2
4.5

How many games let you fling crap at people’s houses? Black & White wowed many people with its whimsical take on the old ‘god game’ genre. Unfortunately, after a month of gameplay, its flaws became apparent and most of the novelty of the title faded. Needless to say, Black & White sold well, and a […]

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Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods
2

The original Populous – the quintessential ‘God’ game – placed the player in command of war-mongering tribes. Populous 2 ups the ante by placing the time period into Ancient Greece, and also by increasing the number of worlds you can conquer. As in the first game, the player looks down on an isometric landscape, home […]

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Micro Commandos

Micro Commandos
3

Back in the late 1990s, Monte Cristo took a break from making tycoon games to provide an entry in another overworked genre — the Army Men concept of small and funny creatures waging war in the real world. This time around, a squad of aliens is in search of the ultimate weapon with which to […]

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Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy

Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy
3

Starship Troopers was always misunderstood. First there was the book, which was a political philosophy wrapped in a narrative, then the movie (which was more about the gritty action than any politics), and then finally the game. Believe it or not, Starship Troopers the game had a more tumultuous creation process than even the movie. […]

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Empire of the Ants

Empire of the Ants
2.5

Here’s a real-time strategy game set in an insect world straight out of a National Geographic nature show. Based loosely on the book of the same name (no, I haven’t read it either), Empire of the Ants puts you in control of a massive ant colony, striving to survive amid all of nature’s various threats […]

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Supreme Commander

Supreme Commander
4.5

Oh, how marvelous and numerous real-time strategy games have become. It seems like it was yesterday that we were weaned on Command & Conquer, spending endless nights marshaling around tiny pixelated soldiers. Later on we’ve had another contender for the RTS crown – Total Annihilation, which introduced a vast array of units, terrain height, and […]

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