real-time strategy.

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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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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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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