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    What is a good RTS similar to Warcraft 3, Starcraft 2 and Age of Empires?

    I loved all three of the games in the title and I am curious if there are others out there. And no, I don't mean Total War games, I like RTS' with storyline and ones where you have to build structures, train units and gather resources.

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    And don't say I haven't searched, because I have. Don't assume things like most others do.

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    Age of Mythology, Total Annihilation, every Command and Conquer RTS game until Tiberium Twilight, WH40k: Dawn of War, Rise of Nations, Rise of Legends, Homeworld (prob best story of any RTS), Dark Reign, Dune, Empire Earth, Black and White 1/2. So many to choose from but most are old school as base building RTS games in the style of Dune are pretty much dead besides StarCraft.

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    Age of Mythology is alot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kejinx View Post
    Age of Mythology, Total Annihilation, every Command and Conquer RTS game until Tiberium Twilight, WH40k: Dawn of War, Rise of Nations, Rise of Legends, Homeworld (prob best story of any RTS), Dark Reign, Dune, Empire Earth, Black and White 1/2. So many to choose from but most are old school as base building RTS games in the style of Dune are pretty much dead besides StarCraft.
    Holy shit that's a lot of games. O_o I did not expect that many. Thanks a lot! That'll last a few years haha.

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    The RTS games with base building seems to be a very dying breed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einherjarn View Post
    The RTS games with base building seems to be a very dying breed
    what other kind of rts could there be?

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    Age of Mythology was very good back then... basically like AoE. i for one really enjoyed it, however i didnt really enjoy the expansion to it.

    If you try it/play it... then i wouldnt recommend the expansion, but thats just my opinion.

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    Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth 2 is a great RTS. It's smaller than WC3, as the max amount of players/teams is 8, but there's far more strategy and hero units involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    what other kind of rts could there be?
    Company of Heroes seems more about creating units and unit control than base building
    If there's one thing World of Warcraft players hate more than people who don't play, it's people that do play but not as much as them.

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    Try out Xcom. I like it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    what other kind of rts could there be?
    well there are other strategy games, not sure if you can call them an RTS, such as the Total War series

    probably my favorite games as an RTS (or real time tactics if you want to be specific) are the Myth series of games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    what other kind of rts could there be?
    Dawn of War series. They're quite good, but the game doesn't feel responsive and the UI is awful. Also, the community is fairly small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vallin View Post
    Try out Xcom. I like it a lot.
    Xcom is fun, but it's very far from an RTS. RTS means real-time strategy- Xcom is a turned based game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldryth View Post
    Xcom is fun, but it's very far from an RTS. RTS means real-time strategy- Xcom is a turned based game.
    I know its not an RTS, but its still fun haha. To me, its like a blend of the two worlds. Got a nice science tech path you can take along with turn based strategy...just beware of the grenade aiming...
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    I would suggest the Warhammer 40K Dawn of War Series. DoW2 games are squad-based, so they may not be what you are looking for. The original Company of Heroes is also very good.

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    red alert is the best!

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    Don't think anyone has mentioned Supreme Commander, which I like quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einherjarn View Post
    The RTS games with base building seems to be a very dying breed
    Indeed however we can always hope Planetary Annhiliation brings the genre back to its feet http://planetaryannihilation.com/ it looks amazing.


    OT: I can recommend Dungeon Keeper 1&2 aswell they arent traditional RTS games but its close also if you liked them you can try A Game of Dwarves even tought its still quite buggy its a fun game.

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    hijacking the thread..

    Am I the only one who liked "Constructor" series? (Street Wars being the following of the series) I think it is considered a RTS


    I am still praying for a following up game of those series...

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    Last edited by Edge-; 2013-01-08 at 06:34 AM.

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    the age of mythology campaign is awesome.
    so is the warhammer dawn of war campaign.
    believe there was a followup aswell to the warhammer game.

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