7th Legion is an Warhammer 40k style RTS game, developed by Epic MegaGames and Vision Software, and released by Microprose in 1997. As most Vision Software games, the game features music by Blair Zuppicich.
Conquest of the Aegean is played out in real time. This puts the game, and the Airborne Assault series in general, at odds with virtually every other operational level wargame out there because operational level wargames are virtually all turn-based. Of course whilst I really enjoy turn-based wargames (of all varieties) they don't make for a completely realistic experience because in real life time is always progressing and events are frequently occurring that can change the nature of the battle. The Airborne Assault series has made a point of reflecting this and Conquest of the Aegean is no exception. As the name of the game suggests, Conquest of the Aegean primarily concentrates on the WWII battles for Greece and Crete. There are over 30 scenarios in all some of which are hypothetical, 'what if', scenarios but most are fact based.
America is a real-time strategy game allowing players to step back into time and test their survival skills among the rough and tumble inhabitants of The Wild West. The new Expansion Pack features new missions from each of the game's four different groups -- Native Americans, Settlers, Mexicans
Armageddon Empires is a 4x turn-based strategy video game for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It was released internationally for Microsoft Windows on July 16, 2007, and for Mac OS X on October 9, 2007.
Exigo pits three races--the Beast Horde, the Empire and the Fallen--against each other in a hardcore RTS brawl. The single-player game features 36 total missions (12 for each faction), and multiplayer matches feature games like Capture the Flag and King of the Hill.
Assault Heroes is an arcade-style, top-down shooter video game developed by Wanako Studios. The game has the player driving 4x4 vehicles, piloting speedboats, or proceeding on foot against enemy hordes. Players can play alone or co-operatively, including both online and offline 2-player co-operative modes.
This is the PC version of the Hasbro Boardgame Axis and Allies. It is a very basic strategic wargame with large parts of the world represented as single areas and units restricted to Infantry, Armour, Fighter planes, bombers, subs, air craft carriers, troop carriers and battle ships.
Battlecity is a unique game with extremely addictive game play. All players compete on the same giant battlefield in real-time using their tank and the weapons available. When you first login, you will have the choice to build your own city or join a city built by another player. The weapons you equip your tank with are produced by factories which the Mayor must build. Be sure to defend
The Gods have disappeared and the old sun has died, letting a vile twilight engulf the world of Nyn. In exchange for all treasures the mortals possessed, the evil giants agreed to forge a new sun and hurl it into the sky.
Battleships Forever is a freeware tactical Real Time Strategy game that put's you in command of a small fleet of warships in space. Combat and damage mechanics are extremely detailed. Everything is simulated in game if possible. There are no abitrary "to hit chance" values in Battleships Forever. The game also features many innovative mechanics that you've never seen before. For example, the Cronus Battleship sports a Flux Shield generator that allows you to draw a defensive force shield around your ships in any shape you want. Another example are the Deflector modules that are used extensively through the game. These modules make a single
Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 follows the successful historical strategy videogame Birth of America, AGEOD's American Civil War and Napoleon's Campaigns. It is the long-awaited well-expanded sequel of the acclaimed first game that made AGEOD. You can now fight all the big wars that made America between 1750 and 1815.
Eden. The perfect world. A lush, unspoiled paradise of small islands in a cobalt sea. Eight tribes live their lives here in harmony. They work the land, fish the sea, build homes and farm animals. They only want for one thing. A god.
Blitzkrieg II is a real-time tactics computer game based on the events of World War II, the game is an evolution of its predecessor Blitzkrieg. The game takes place in Africa, Russia, the Pacific and Europe, and features the different sides that fought there during the war.
One of the best RTS gems ever. Simple top down graphics and a simple interface, but real strategic depth. The close combat games are partly based on the wargame 'Advanced Squad Leader'. Moral is everything ...
Considered by many to be the best of Atomic Games' 'Close Combat' series, Close Combat 2 is a real time tactical squad-level wargame depicting the abortive Market Garden campaign in Holland during World War 2. In it, you take control of a number of platoons full of gung-ho Audie Murphy wannabes and reduce them to shellshocked, gibbering, basket cases, through a mixture of Atomic's detailed simulations of military hardware and combat psychology, combined with your own tactical ineptitude!
World War II Real Time Strategy focusing on authentic units and cinematic conflict. In Phase Two you will meet both new heroes as well as the ones from Phase One as the WWII battlefield shifts to Africa, the Mediterranean and the Balkan. A mission editor has been added to the gameplay.
COLOBOT combines both a real time game of strategy and an initiation to programming. You are at the head of a space expedition and you are assisted only by some robots. Your mission consists in successive attempts at the exploration and colonization of various planets. (more...)
Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (CMBB) is the revolutionary successor to the award winning game system pioneered in Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord. Bigger, bolder, larger in scope with layers of more detail, it is the epitome of the state of the art in combat simulations.
Combat Mission: Shock Force is poised to become the new gold standard for computer wargames and military simulations. With over three years of intensive ground-up development, Combat Mission: Shock Force is ready to succeed Battlefront's previous series of top rated, award winning WW2 tactical simulations; Combat Mission Beyond Overlord, Barbarossa to Berlin, and Afrika Korps.
An new edition of the critically acclaimed operational wargame - Command Ops. It is one of the few wargames that don't require the player to issue orders to every unit on map. Instead the game has a command structure and issuing an order to a large unit will result in the AI issuing orders to its subunits.
Commander – Europe at War is the first in a series of high level turn based strategy games. It is being jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and being released Slitherine Software. The first game spans WW2, allowing players to control the axis or allied forces through the entire war in the European Theatre. Can Germany’s rise be stopped or will the jackboots of the SS march through London.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is the sequel to Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines and Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty. The games were developed by Pyro Studios, and published by Eidos Interactive. The Mac OS X version of the game was released in 2005 by Feral Interactive along with Commandos 3: Destination Berlin as part of the Commandos Battle Pack.
The action is varied and it even provides you with background information about the Middle Ages. Meet historic heroes and legendary scoundrels. Cultures 2 provides different options for reaching your targets, whether you are a diplomat or a warrior. Tacticians and strategies will be delighted by the new military system. Weapons and armors are individually upgradeable; the use of bonus is even more effective. (From the website)
The world of Darwinia is a virtual theme park, running entirely inside a computer network and populated by a sentient evolving life form called the Darwinians. Unfortunately Darwinia has been overrun by a computer virus which has multiplied out of control. Your task is to destroy the Viral Infection and save the Darwinians from extinction.
"Die Sternenfahrer von Catan" is a spin-off from the popular "Settlers of Catan"-series. It revolves around trading in outer space involving different alien races and new resources to find on a variety of planets.
Unique strategy game, where you have to find and re-chain Fenris, the dog of Odin. You are supervising a small group of dwarfs from a new, unique side-view (instead of top-down), and have them to eat, dig, fight, sleep, make love, explore in order to progress. After a while the game looks like an ant-house.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy, like its predecessor, is a turn-based RPS game that pits four races - the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned and the Undead Hordes - against each other in a battle for control of the Sacred Lands.
Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars is an epic turn-based fantasy strategy game unlike any other fantasy strategy title that you've ever played. On the surface it may seem familiar; after all you're raising armies, conquering enemy lands, and wielding powerful spells. Scratch deeper though and you'll soon find that Dominions 2 introduces a depth that will satisfy even the most hardcore strategy gamer.
Dungeon Keeper takes real-time strategy into a fantasy setting. You command a dungeon and its hellish minions, and must take them to glory against the hated good guys. You must use your gold to build a fortress and weapons to attack.
Start a company, conquer the world. Entrepreneur is a real time multiplayer or single player strategy game in which you must build a global corporate empire while competing against ruthless opponents. Create new technologies, manufacture them faster than your oppponents, and try to make sure your marketing can fend off the nasty rumors your competitors may spread.
Europa Universalis invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. As the leader of a country you have to guide domestic and foreign policies. Engage in religious struggles, set up expeditions to claim the New World, lead your country to prosperity and victory. Send your Privateers to roam the seven seas, muster mercenaries to bolster your defences, and send missionaries to convert infidels to your State Religion. Interact with true historical events and persons to determine which path your nation will take in the game.
Everest is a simulation-strategic game that let you manage every aspect of a real Mount Everest expedition. Facing all the dangers of this famous and hostile mountain, like climb slick ice walls, evade avalanches, and try to survive to the terrible weather conditions. All this in a full 3D environment who tries to simulate every aspect of the mountain.
Farscape The Game is a third-person perspective, team-based (or squad-based) game. It's sort of a cross between an RPG and a strategy game. This game is based upon the Sci-Fi television series of the same name. The game's home page domain lapsed a long time ago, but you can still find a listing for the game on Amazon along with reviews and a brief description.
Fire Captain is one of the most intense real-time strategy games around. You command a professional crew of firefighters equipped with highly effective vehicles and equipment to bring the most extreme situations under control. Fire Captain delivers an incredible level of realism, enhanced by superb graphics, where the game fire and smoke propagation systems lend a terrific and thrilling urgency to the missions. Control dozens of units and vehicles ina relentless fight against the inferno for an unforgettable gaming experience!
Firefight is a World War II real time simulation game. It relies heavily on the use of artificial intelligence to create a realistic game, while having a user interface so simple and intuitive that you can learn to play in minutes
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is the sequel to the Full Spectrum Warrior - a real-time tactics videogame. It was developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. It was released on March 27, 2006 for the Xbox and PlayStation 2; and on April 4, 2006 for Windows. The game features improvements and additions in gameplay. [Wikipedia]
"The year is 2225. The reckless humans have formed a coalition to defend themselves from the rising power of the evil Drengin Empire. The galaxy is about to be set ablaze but there is something far worse out there than each other..." -- From game's website.
Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade is a 3D Real-time strategy game set in a distant future (similar to the Homeworld series). The game is being developed by Metamorf and published by DreamCatcher Interactive and has a planned release date of March 20, 2007. The game takes place in space, where players control ships and try to eliminate the opponent.
GSB is the new game from UK developer 'Positech Games'. It's a strategy / management / simulation game that does away with all the base building and delays and gets straight to the meat and potatoes of science-fiction games : The big space battles fought by huge spaceships with tons of laser beams and things going 'zap!', 'ka-boom!' and 'ka-pow!'. In GSB you put your ships together from modular components, arrange them into fleets, give your ships orders of engagement and then hope they emerge victorious from battle (or at least blow to bits in aesthetically pleasing ways).
Ground Control is a frenetically paced RTS played out in a visually stunning 3D world. During the course of the game, players will be challenged in an intense arena of battle- effectively managing tactical squads of foot soldiers, mobile units, air craft and support units as they vie for control of a distant planet. Unlike it's more famous RTS brothers like Command and Conquer and Starcraft, Ground Control involves no building or resource-gathering. Instead, troops and equipment are "dropped" into the battlefield via Dropships.
Old game with a very small following. You control a carrier and a number of different vehicles, trying to stop a group of evil old-school dictators from taking over the world in a utopian future where war has been abolished.
Forge the destiny of the world amid the turbulent times of the early 19th century. Lead one of the Great Empires in titanic conflicts, or achieve economic dominance backed by shrewd diplomats and resolute military. Choose to rule as absolute despot or constitutional monarch. Unleash Hussars, Lancers, Dragoons and Imperial Guards across more than 50 battle maps - from the green fields of England, to the icy wastes of Russia and sweeping deserts of Morocco - all in stunning, full 3D. Fight for naval dominance in breathtaking, real-time sea battles.
Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration is a 1999 strategy game by SSI and Frog City. Decent turn-based strategy taking place in the Age of Imperialism. You control a country and make your move to take over the New World, and maybe even the Old.
The year is 1937 and you are Rex Chance, renowned world adventurer and war correspondent. You have spent your life exploring the wilds of Africa, the ice shelves of Antarctica, and the sultry jungles of the Amazon. You've seen every beast on earth or so you thought. You've just received word from your long lost father, scientist Dr. Eric Chanikov, who disappeared many years before. Suddenly, he now begs to see you. So you fly to the Isla Variatas in the South Pacific where he works in the employ of wealthy industrialist Upton Julius. But what begins as an innocent reunion quickly turns sour as you come face-to-face with the Sigma Technology.
King of Dragon Pass is a computer game set in Glorantha (the world of the games HeroQuest, Hero Wars and RuneQuest). It blends interactive stories and resource management into an epic saga of conflict, magic, and community.
Do you remember Tom Clancy's "Hunt for Red October" and "Red Storm Rising"? He used Larry Bond's Harpoon Naval Warfare Simulator to 'test' his story(s). It was originally written for Naval Academies (if you are a 'friendly' government you can still buy a version to train your navy).
Machines is a 3D RTS for the PC. You control an army of machines with weapons such as plasma cannons, flame throwers, autocannons, and more. It also features a first-person mode where you can take control of one of your machines.
Fantasy meets Real Time Strategy in this often overlooked 1998 offering from Mythos Games, the creators of the legendary X-Com. As a wizard, you choose your arsenal of spell ingredients, before setting forth to the arena to do battle. Occupy places of power, to recharge your mana, summon up an army of mystical monsters, cast a plague on enemy creatures, cover the land in a green, gelatinous, gooey blob, or just zap your enemies with lightning bolts until they die. It's up to you...
Master Of Defense is a wonderful strategy game that lets you assume the role of a brave hero, who has been chosen to save the ancient kingdom from the hordes of monsters. The challenge of the game is to ward off relentless attacks of monsters and prevent them from capturing people in your castle.
Medieval Lords is like a medieval version of SimCity being like a city building game where the violence and battles take a back seat to village management like providing food, entertainment, religious amenities and transit to your peasants so you can collect taxes on them.
A real time strategy game, you build a base complete with facilities to increase your money and energy, as well as Marines and missiles to take on your opponent. Set in the future after a massive nuclear war.
Turn- and hexagon based World War Two strategy game, covering the European (including northern Africa) theatre. Supports single player, and multiplayer against one opponent via hotseat, play by e-mail (PBEM) or Internet. Contains historical commanders, research, navies, various unit types. Campaign or different scenarios available.
MoonBase Commander™ puts players in charge of their own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire on the moon. The key to winning is to find, exploit and use valuable energy pools to eliminate rival factions who are also on the same quest. Along the way players must choose the best way to accomplish their goals by using weapons, surveillance or shields to fortify their defenses. MoonBase Commander™ features multiple and unique opposing factions, bright graphics, a light storyline and various types of terrain that can be easily customized with the terrain editor. Bottom line: MoonBase Commander™ is an addictive, turn-based strategy game with a simpler feel that provides an exciting entrance into a proven genre.
This game is called Nexus - The Jupiter Incident and it is described as a "Tactical Fleet Simulater" on it's web page. It is a space strategy game similar to Homeworld and Homeworld 2. Full playable demos for both the single player and multiplayer portion of the game can be downloaded here.
"Northland is a stand-alone Adventure Strategy game. The exciting plots tells the story of the Viking God Loki who tried to take revenge on Godfather Odin for his banishment from Asgard to Earth. For that he abuses our four human heroes with his intrigues and traps."(From back of the box)
In this turn-based game, Earth is faced with total annihilation by an asteroid. Mankind decides to leave and colonize another solar system. You have to build and manage a colony, manage scarce resources, and research advanced technologies.
A game based off of proposed NASA colonizing missions. This addictive, yet complicated, real-time strategy offers rich story line (that is best played through while reading the Novella coupled with the mission) based in the far future where humanity has had to leave earth in order to survive.
The latest, and last, installment of the famed Panzer General series takes place on the Eastern Front in a series of battles from Poland to Moscow and back to Berlin. You play as either the Germans or the Soviets, and the game features a branching mission set based on the different thrusts and parries that took place during the war. Based on the same engine as Panzer General 3D Assault, Scorched Earth uses the newer 3D graphics engine and leader/promotion system.
Patrician II is a real-time trading simulation featuring elements of construction and the historical background of maritime trade in the North European area between London and Novgorod during the 1300's. As a citizen of a medieval town, the aim of the game is to rise from the status of a simple, insignificant trader to that of a big businessman and perhaps even become the head of the Hanseatic League
Perimeter is a ground breaking real-time strategy game which brings, a range of fresh ideas to the RTS genre. Use strategic Terraforming to acquire resources, project a impenetrable perimeter force shield to protect from attack and marshal your forces though manipulation of nano-technology.
Third game in the PCstrategygod games of the Populous series, developed by Bullfrog Productions in 1998. The game was the first in the series to use true 3D graphics. Unlike earlier games in the series, which cast the player in the role of a god influencing loyal followers, The Beginning took a radical departure from the earlier games and cast the player instead as a shaman, who directly leads her tribe against opponents. (Wikipedia)
ProjektW is a turn-based strategy game for world domination. You start out as one of five super nations, which has the ability to research new technologies, fight wars, and take land from other nations. Once a nation has no land, they are considered dead. Destroy all nations to bring peace to the world and win the game!
An action/strategy mix where you take control of a jeep, helicopter, tank or missile launching vehicle. From your base you attack the enemy (AI or second player) and try to take his flag or destroy him.
Silent Storm is a 3D turn-based tactical combat game. Set in 1943 during World War II, Silent Storm plays much like Jagged Alliance 2, with some very noticeable differences, such a true 3D world, completely destructible environments, and ragdoll physics.
The Sentinel sees all, from the highest point of the plane you are on. You, a robot, create a new robot shell and teleport into it, absorbing your previous shell and any rocks or trees around you to restore your energy supplies. You may only absorb an object which has a visible base.
Take control of any of twelve emerging Human civilizations or you may choose to play as one of seven Fryhtan races and experience a completely different type of gameplay. A style of play where fair dealing and mercy count for little. Seven Kingdoms II gives you heroes, 3D rolling terrain, a Random Campaign Generator, an incredible number of fighting units and weapons, more beautiful and detailed buildings than you will know what to do with, expanded espionage and research capabilities and numerous other new features.
Over 2000 years ago there was a city called Sparta. The city had only two purposes to train for war and to fight the wars she trained for. Over time Sparta became renowned for having the strongest, fastest, bravest and most deadly fighters in the known world. They were the Spartaites and were feared by all. With these warriors Sparta carved out an Empire for itself Lakedaimon. However, it was soon to find that its reign was not to be unopposed and other great cities were rising to the fore; Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Macedonia and not to forget the threat from the east the massive Persian Empire.
Spirits of Metropolis is a unique puzzle game by independent game developer Vertigo Games which intends to breath new life into the tired match-3 gem game. The game boasts over 120 levels, 10 game play modes, a level editor, and colour blind options.
Part of SSIs most famous General series. Hexfield round time strategy game, not as good as Panzer General but still a classic. 2 level gameplay, you have first to fight the fleet of your enemy and later you can invade their planets..
STAR TREK: LEGACY is an epic game of Starfleet combat spanning the entire Star Trek Universe, featuring all the ships from every episode, every film. Players become the Admiral of a task force of warships and must lead their fleet to victory in large-scale battles complete with stunning visuals and special effects.
Deadlocked in a desperate war, the Federation creates a covert team of specialists trained to eliminate problems Starfleet can't officially touch. Their identity is undocumented; their purpose is essential.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine(TM): Dominion Wars will allow gamers simultaneous control of up to six different ships from any of four different races - Federation, Klingon, Cardassian and Jem 'Hadar - in real time combat. Players will be able to recruit a range of different ships and captains through the use of a point system and engage in both single and multi-player battles.
Land or space, you cannot hide from the Empire's troops, but you can blow them into little pieces with a pulse rifle. This is a great strategy game with space and land battles that combine just the right balance of shoot-em ups, it's heaps of fun in a multiplayer setup as well. The expansion set "Forces of Corruption" introduces a third side for three way battles of massive destruction. The movie mode is great when you set the battles up.
A strategy game where you play as either the Rebellion or the Empire and try to take the galaxy from the other side. You get to command all sorts of ships from starwars such as star destroyers, mon calimari cruisers, and even death stars. You can conquer planets, ally with them, or destroy them.
Stars! is a turn-based 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) sci-fi strategy game, originally published in 1995 for 16-bit Windows. It supports both single-player games against an AI, and play-by-email style multi-player games. Despite its age, it is quite complex and sophisticated and maintains an active player base.
A turn-based strategy game set in 1997. You take control of the nation of your choice and attempt to reach goals you set for yourself. The game touts itself as being "based on official data taken from US military and CIA databases."
SuperPower 2 is the only global geopolitical simulation game which allows players to control entire countries. Players control countries in 3 major areas: political, economic and military, but this time, in a beautiful real-time 3D environment. Players build up their own countries and increase their influence in the broader world while competing against sophisticated A.I. Along the way, gamers make use of economic sanctions, political alliances, and military actions to wage their battles. SuperPower 2 offers the ability to fine-tune each country's performance, from creating or breaking treaties, to making tactical decisions in particular military conflicts.
Following up their award winning Take Command: Civil War Bull Run, MadMinute explores this pivotal battle of the Civil War in 1862. An exciting new feature of TC2M will be carryover in scenarios or connected battles. New carryover scenarios will start with the men that survived the previous day's battle. So your command decisions will not just affect today, they will affect tomorrow as well and maybe even the day after that. TC2M will also include 2 other crucial battles of the 2nd Manassas Campaign: Cedar Mountain and Chantilly.
An excellent turn-based strategy with RPG elements. You fight on a hex grid with customized (or pre-built) mechs. Your pilots gain experience and skills as you use them in combat. The program consists of three "modules":
"Two Worlds II Castle Defense" is a strategy and skill game in the Two Worlds Universe. The prequel to Part 2 of the Antaloor Saga tells of the thrilling duel between Gandohar and Rogdor in the winding corridors of Vahkmaars before the mighty Emperor struck the Orcs devastatingly. The player's task is to protect Gandohar in reversed roles from the Orcs by committing and organizing his warriors strategically. The first chapter is available as a free download!
Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun, also known as Victoria, is a real-time strategy game by Paradox Entertainment (now known as Paradox Interactive). It covers its namesake the Victorian period, specifically 1836-1920 and runs on a modified version of the Europa Universalis engine.
Virus, or Alter life 2, is a game oriented around using 'attractors' to control the movement of viruses inside a computer network in order to defeat enemy viruses and take over the computer network, the storyline is rather vague, however the gameplay is quite enjoyable.
Windows port of the xboard client. It operates the same, but has a better GUI and allows you to save settings. You can view or edit games (usually in Portable Game Notation or PGN format), play on an Internet Chess Server, or play against a computer opponent.
Z is... a real-time wargame in a totally free environment, unhampered by discrete turns or dull hex grids. A hair-raising race for territory and resources as you attempt to crush your opponent completely before he overpowers you.
A text-based survival tactical game about a zombie apocalypse. Manage a group of survivors and their actions, needs and relationships. The game writes a diary as you go along and you can later share it with others.