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jeff lam

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I don't play much PC games but am starting to get more into it now that I have more free time. I've played warcraft and warcraft 2. What is the best game like these? Age of empires? starcraft? etc...
 

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If you like the Warcraft2 style, then you'll love Starcraft! I can practically guarantee it! Go ahead and try Starcraft, and it's expansion pack Brood War, you can buy them both in the Starcraft Battle Chest, only $20! It comes with starcraft, the expansion pack, and the official strategy guides for both! I think this is one of the best deals you can find! Here's the link on EBgames.com:
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Red Alert 2, but Starcraft is still infinately playable
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Kohan: Immortal Sovereign is the BEST RTS game to come out in years. Great storyline, an amazing battle system, and the use of leaders in your armies adds a whole lot to the game. Yes, there is still building and resouce gathering but it's implemented very well and never bogs down the game. The game is pretty hard to find but I'm sure EBworld has it in stock.
 

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Anyone wanna match up and play Red Alert 2 online? I'm also into Starcraft too.
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I'm a big fan of Starcraft, get the box set. 20 dollars, can't go wrong with that.
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You nailed it in your original post. Warcraft 2 has always been the greatest strategy game ever, for me at least. Nothing else has grabbed me like that. It could be that it was the first 'real' computer game I bought and invested (way too much) time into, but you might be able to make the same argument for Myst. It was certainly my first strategy game, and nothing since has compared.
It's all downhill from here, Jeff :).
Seriously though, Age of Empires 2 is very good. I never got into Starcraft that much, but many, many people have, so go ahead and give it a shot.
On a slightly different note, the Myth series is also fantastic. Different style of game, but just as engaging. No resource management, just tactical combat with small (and sometimes not so small) numbers of units. Beautiful terrain, too.
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I'm up for some RA2. Been meaning to get back into playing it again, and this would be a good enough reason.
Red Alert 2 is the most "fun" RTS game I think. It's got great pace, great units and that little something the C&C games have always had that I can never put my finger on. I was hoping that Battle For Dune would be 3D RA2 in the Dune Universe, but unfortunatly it wasn't.
Starcraft was great, but playing against a really good player is just.... insane. I can't imagine starting out playing it now. It would get depressing.
I'd also recommend Dark Reign 2.... but nobody plays it, so it's not worth your time
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And though it's not an RTS, the Worms series is a blast and a half.
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Age of Mythology (next game in the Age of Empires Series) was voted best Real Time Strategy Game at E3 this year. It's not out yet, but is supposed to be before Christmas.
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I agree with those above:
Age of Empires 2
Myth 2: Soulblighter
Best RTS games ever made!
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More thumbs up for Age of Empires 2 and Starcraft, spent far too much time playing those 2 :)
 

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