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Thanoshld
Thanoshld aka Thanoshld
Oct 3 2012, 1:48pm Anchor

I was always a fan of Real-Time Strategy games, but I recently re-played Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots and if you remember it had a turn-based mode inbetween the campaigns and I really liked it this time, so I am asking if you have any good Turn-Based Strategy games on mind to suggest. I do not care if it's in an ancient, medieval, modern or fantasy universe or if it is old or new, just say the first decent TBS game that pops on your mind!

Thanks in advange,
Thanoshld

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Oct 3 2012, 1:56pm Anchor

Civilization games, definitely. Age of Wonders. Disciples.

Thanoshld
Thanoshld aka Thanoshld
Oct 4 2012, 3:43am Anchor

All three of them look very interesting! I'll find their demos somewhere so I can decide which one to buy. Thanks feillyne!

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Oct 4 2012, 3:57am Anchor

Also Heroes of Might and Magic III, particularly the third installment with its expansions. It features 9 unique factions.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Oct 4 2012, 6:38am Anchor

The Total War games (Medieval 2 was great) have a very strong turn based game element.

Thanoshld
Thanoshld aka Thanoshld
Oct 6 2012, 12:22pm Anchor

Thanks feillyne and ambershee, much appreciated! Well, I'll check'em all out and choose one for starters! Thanks again!

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Creator of the Half Life 1 mod Deflections.

Oct 15 2012, 7:58am Anchor

Have to say my favorite turn-based is Warlords , Warlords III Dark Lords Rising :)

Oct 15 2012, 8:08am Anchor

Alpha Centuari and X-COM: UFO Defense.

Oct 15 2012, 11:04am Anchor

Master of Orion 2
I can't help but to wonder why make threads when you can google.

lancer611
lancer611 Professional Software Developer
Oct 15 2012, 11:43am Anchor
somonels wrote:Master of Orion 2
I can't help but to wonder why make threads when you can google.

Googling for games returns a plethera of results, most of which are not worth the bytes they occupy, and searching through them can waste a good deal of time.  Asking a community of people you trust, however, is likely to give good results and narrow down the search incredibly.

On topic, I would also recommend any Civilization game, as well as Alpha Centauri.

Edited by: lancer611

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld aka Thanoshld
Oct 16 2012, 11:23am Anchor

I agree with lancer611, searching for a good game in a category that you don't actually know can really be a waste of time because there are literary hundred of "TOP 10 TBS" lists out there and most of them are totally different or even irrelevant.
So, since both feillyne and lancer611 are suggesting the Civilization series, I am going to try it out. Also, Master of Orion 2 and Alpha Centauri look very interesting! As for the Total War series, I always thought of it more of a RTS than a TBS, maybe I should install it again! Thanks ambershee!

Thanks everyone for your input! Much appreciated!

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Creator of the Half Life 1 mod Deflections.

Oct 16 2012, 11:43am Anchor

Axis and Allies board game

lancer611
lancer611 Professional Software Developer
Oct 16 2012, 11:50am Anchor

If we're mentioning board games, I could list off tons:

Settlers of Catan (plus Cities and Knights, and Seafarers expansions)
Carcassonne
Acquire
Ticket to Ride

to name the best few.

Edited by: lancer611

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Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.  --Brian Kernigan
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Oct 18 2012, 7:44am Anchor

Oh, recommending Alpha Centauri as well, it's Civilization in a sci-fi universe, in space. Or even better, you can buy Civilization IV and get Planetfall mod for Civilization IV, Planetfall is a total conversion completely modelled after Alpha Centauri: Moddb.com

Oct 18 2012, 7:55am Anchor

To be very honest i'm also a grizzled RTS gamer and most these TBS im personally not a fan of.
Advance wars 2: Black hole rising (The height of GBA games and amazing) :D so worth playing even emulated
Fire emblem is worth checking also GBA 
Medieval 2 and the Total war series have a TBS gameplay element in single player campagin. (very good RTS/TBS hybrid) 
Iron marauders I havnt personally tried but I heard its average.

Edited by: Fully-Metal

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