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Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance would be my first suggestion. It’s not the easiest game to learn but it’s also not the hardest. There are not many people that play it online. It has epic size maps and unit balance is great. Artillery actually has artillery like range.

Supreme Commander 2 is basically a dumbed down version of SC1. Much easier to get into, although everything is easier to build and getting dangerously close to going the way Red Alert 3 went.

C&C Tiberian Wars. It was a fun game.

Starcraft 2 seems like everyone else’s choice so give it a look at as well. I honestly didn’t like it one bit. It went the way of Red Alert 3 IMO.
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Sins of a Solar Empire is also quite good if you like 4X space games (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate).
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Medieval 2/rome total war?

AoE I/II?
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C&C Red Alert 2. :> If you want something newer, everyone seems to absolutely love SC II
My absolute favorite RTS. Shame they haven't released it in digital form via Steam or Origin cause I'd repurchase in a heartbeat.

Trying to get into Shogun 2 now but the learning curve to me is quite steep.
post #15 of 28
Starcraft II, Older Command and Conquer games, RUSE (for the lulz and I like it <3), SpellForce (My fav ), Warhammer.. err... There's loads more.. But I can't think of any
 
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post #16 of 28
Command & Conquer: Generals is probably the last C&C I would surest for an RTS...

Starcraft 2 and Supreme Commander 2 would be the ones I would suggest.
post #17 of 28
Starcraft 2 is a great game, but the learning curve can be pretty rough. Since it's such a competitive game with so many players, you're going to feel compelled to improve at the game, and it is not easy to do. If you're content to just play without needing to be the best, it's still a good game.
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post #18 of 28
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Was thinking about getting Minecraft.. After they wouldn't accept my card for reason im now cosidering getting something different, something along the lines of C&C. Looking for a RTS, easy enough to get into, good community so i don't have to wait hours to get into a game.

Any suggestions?

Forgot to mention, obviously my Rig needs to be able to run it.

-Ben
dude starcraft is the best GAME imo there ever was

you get to play/play with friends casually or compete

you dont have to grind gear or status so a break for a month come back and you are still the same

it actually takes skill



the last parts prob the only prob with starcraft because if you WANT to be good not everyone CAN be good and so it can be frustrating at times but if you are one of the MANY MANY ppl that enjoy it then you will find hours of fun no matter what skill level you are


also its not an RTS per say but its turn based and it is strategy. not a fan of the other RTS out there, they kind of cant touch starcraft and i find no real point getting into them with sc2 in front of me
heroes of might and magic is amazing check that out they came out with a new one recently (in beta atm) and they are really really fun
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you dont have to grind gear or status so a break for a month come back and you are still the same
I think you're confusing genres there.

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also its not an RTS per say but its turn based and it is strategy.
Starcraft II is an RTS.
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post #20 of 28
Starcraft II.. only good RTS to come out lately..

As for the learning curve, it's easy to learn, and hard to master.
Matchmaking will make sure you are in the right category (bronze, gold, platinum, etc...) so you're not put against harder opponents; when you get better, you will be moved up in ranking.

And when you get bored of the regular game, there's the dozens of custom maps (more like mods) for you to play. They range from RTS mods, to RPGs to mind games like Mafia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_%28party_game%29
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