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  • 25% of voters (4)
    Supreme Commander 1 + expansions
  • 68% of voters (11)
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 1 + expansions
  • 25% of voters (4)
    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
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post #1 of 16
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My RTS progression has been:
Warcraft 1
C&C 1
Warcraft 2
Starcraft
Warcraft 3
Starcraft 2

In my ignorance I've missed tons of great titles. I have a very limited range of interest; I prefer futuristic or fantasy games with 3+ factions so Company of Heroes is ruled out immediately. I have DoW Retribution and Sins Rebellion, but the gameplay is just very slow, and with Retribution I miss base building. I play online mostly so great multiplayer is a top priority. Narrowed it down to three, please help! Thanks!

P.S. do these games still have an active multiplayer scene?
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Originally Posted by MKUL7R4 View Post

My RTS progression has been:
Warcraft 1
C&C 1
Warcraft 2
Starcraft
Warcraft 3
Starcraft 2
In my ignorance I've missed tons of great titles. I have a very limited range of interest; I prefer futuristic or fantasy games with 3+ factions so Company of Heroes is ruled out immediately. I have DoW Retribution and Sins Rebellion, but the gameplay is just very slow, and with Retribution I miss base building. I play online mostly so great multiplayer is a top priority. Narrowed it down to three, please help! Thanks!
P.S. do these games still have an active multiplayer scene?

Honestly, I actually have some older ones that I would recommend that aren't on that list (we're talking a lot older than those in the list:

Command and Conquer Generals, Command and Conquer Red Alert 2, Homeworld 2..the list goes on
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post #3 of 16
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Honestly, I actually have some older ones that I would recommend that aren't on that list (we're talking a lot older than those in the list:
Command and Conquer Generals, Command and Conquer Red Alert 2, Homeworld 2..the list goes on

Thanks the reply! I'm looking for "older games" but not quite that old. As classic as games like C&C 1, Red Alert 2, etc were, I can't seem to get back into them because the graphics and UI are so dated. Also they lack active multiplayer :/
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post #4 of 16
Red Alert 2 was one of my favorite game ever.

Edit: I would go with C&C for that reason.
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Thanks the reply! I'm looking for "older games" but not quite that old. As classic as games like C&C 1, Red Alert 2, etc were, I can't seem to get back into them because the graphics and UI are so dated. Also they lack active multiplayer :/

Ahh, understandable but I honeslty think you should at least consider them frown.gif
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DOW enjoyed Playing thru that series
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One of my Favorite games of all times is Empire Earth and the Expansion and just that not II or III. Rise of Nation, Age of Mythology, Age or Empires I, II. This is what PC gaming was all about.
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One of my Favorite games of all times is Empire Earth and the Expansion and just that not II or III. Rise of Nation, Age of Mythology, Age or Empires I, II. This is what PC gaming was all about.

Ah, i forgot about EE. i actually did play that a bit when it came out! if i recall i always used cheats to go straight to the futuristic units lol.
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post #9 of 16
Go check out Rise of Nations. Best RTS I've ever played.
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post #10 of 16
Pick up Starcraft 2 from Blizzard for $20 its a great game and it will keep you entertained for a long time.
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