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Shadow Company: Left for Dead

Shadow Company: Left for Dead
3.5

Shadow Company: Left for Dead lets you play the part of a mercenary, the gameplay being a cross between Commandos and Myth. The mercenaries are the standard array of stereotypes with their own skills and personas. They have several skills which you must consider, including Handguns, Stealth, and Demolitions, which can be increased or decreased […]

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Gadget Tycoon

Gadget Tycoon
3

Gadget Tycoon is a business simulator / tycoon game where you lead and develop a corporation responsible for creating futuristic devices. Over time, you’ll hire and fire employees representing 11 professions, including lawyer, sales manager, and production supervisor. All employees (you can have a maximum of 17) are rated for morale, efficiency, level of qualification, […]

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Pirate Hunter

Pirate Hunter
4

Ascaron Entertainment of Port Royale fame presents this strategy game inspired in large parts by Sid Meier’s Pirates. The game is set in the 16th and 17th century Caribbeans, during the peak of sea-faring piracy. You begin with a small crew and a single small yet nimble vessel, and gain power and prestige through trade, […]

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Codename: Panzers – Phase Two

Codename: Panzers – Phase Two
4

Phasing out the old. Sort of. Codename Panzers was a well-executed, content-rich strategy title that got somewhat overrun in the tank-rush of major releases at the time. Its successor, Phase Two, presents different Anglo-American/German fronts in WWII as experienced by a cast of new characters, and promises to round out the package with even more […]

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Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege

Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege
2.5

From Desert Rats to D-Day, Cristo has done its fair share of real-time strategy games based on World War II, and here is yet another lesser known cookie-cutter game from the same developer – Moscow to Berlin, naturally centering on the Russo-German campaign. Throughout the game you will be bounced from one side to the […]

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Dark Colony: The Council Wars

Dark Colony: The Council Wars
2

Earth is hungry, cold, and cramped; its peoples need food, energy, and new frontiers. The Pleidans (called the Grays by Earthlings, and familiar to anyone hanging around Roswell 50 years ago), a race which apparently specializes in genetic manipulation, have troubles of their own; genetic experimentation gone awry apparently decimated their culture, and they’re struggling […]

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Big Biz Tycoon

Big Biz Tycoon
3

It’s not your typical business sim! No, Big Biz Tycoon is a business sim with a heart. Instead of manipulating abstract financials and faceless departments, you’re facing the workforce — hiring each individual, overseeing career paths, and maintaining a pleasant work environment by shifting cosmetic variables. Happy employees plus smart money-management wins the game. Too […]

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Chaos League

Chaos League
3

Chaos League is an odd mix of strategy and football set in a fantasy universe. The objective is simple – you need to get the ball in your opponent’s endzone. The method, however, will involve using your team members to inflict quite a bit of pain and suffering on the opposition. It’s blood football on […]

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The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring
4

Warcrafting a quality strategy game. While Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring does little to revolutionize the real-time strategy genre, it does serve Tolkien’s Middle-Earth admirably while letting you control the actions of the majority of its most storied denizens. Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Saruman, Gollum — they’re all here at your […]

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Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf

Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf
3

The official Battle Realms expansion pack, Winter of the Wolf, is a bit on the skimpy side, weighing in at 11 brief missions, eight additional expansion units, and four new Zen Masters. Set seven years prior to the events in Battle Realms, Winter of the Wolf casts you as Grayback of the Wolf Clan, a […]

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