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Favourite Strategy Game

Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:11 pm

I always liked playing startegy games,but I prefer the simple ones
My favourites:

Stonkers-speccy
Conflict Middle East Simulator-amiga
Theatre Europe/Conflict Europe-c64,amiga
NATO Commander-c64

All easily accessible games,without the need to read large manuals
or study complicated maps
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:43 pm

Amiga - Millenium 2.2 and Deuteros stole a lot of hours of my life...
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:49 pm

I don't play many games in the genre anymore. I too preferred the simple ones.

Does Pirates! count as strategy? :lol:
I think my favourite was probably North vs. South on the ST.

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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:04 pm

Forgot Sim City on the amiga. Man your life just dissapears in front of that!
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Post by Mayhem » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:06 pm

Laser Squad.
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Post by Sabreman » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:28 pm

Laser Squad by a long chalk (and I guess it's stablemates, Rebelstar, Lords of Chaos and the like). Enough depth to offer a big challenge and plenty of messing about, but not the brain-frying micromanagement the genre seems to have descended into wholesale.

I also put a lot of hours into Millennium 2.2 on the Amiga. Missed out on Deuteros though, unfortunately.

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Post by Guybrush » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:14 pm

Either Championship Manager 2 on the PC or Sim City on the SNES methinks.

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Post by AFRAID_OF_SUNRISE » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:42 pm

OH C`MON IT`S GOT TO BE VIKING RAIDERS ON THE SPECCY !!!
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Post by Hungry Horace » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:10 am

SPECCY: Magician Lord and Theatre Europe

AMIGA: Dune 2, Storm Master, Transarctica

SNES: Sim City

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Post by revgiblet » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:15 am

AFRAID_OF_SUNRISE wrote:OH C`MON IT`S GOT TO BE VIKING RAIDERS ON THE SPECCY !!!
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That was the first proper strategy title I played and I fell in love. That and 'The Wild Bunch' were the only reasons I was jealous of my friend's Spectrum.

Conflict Europe (I had the ST version) was great. I also like/d the following...

Rebelstar Raiders, Lords of Chaos, Civilisation I, II and Call to Power, Defender of the Crown, Dungeon Keeper, Pharaoh, Shadow Watch, Panzer General, Dynasty Tactics 1 & 2.

There are probably loads more but this is all I can think of at the moment. I'm a big fan of the strategy genre.
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:45 am

I enjoyed Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Fire Emblem and Advance Wars on the GBA SP. Simple to learn, but deep turn based games, all three.

Can't believe I forgot about those.

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Post by necronom » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:08 am

Breach II on the Amiga is my favourite of all time. It was good enough on it's own, but they added a level creator which made it 20 times better and kept me playing it for years.

Laser Squad on the Amiga was similar to Breach II, except it didn't have the editor, so I didn't play it as much.

UFO: Enemy Unknown on the Amiga was another excellent game. Probably my second favourite after Breach II. Similar to Laser Squad, but with amazing graphics (in isometric), and much much bigger.

Millennium 2.2 on the Amiga was another favourite, and I played through it again about a year ago and still really liked it.

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Post by mechamonkey » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:06 am

Chaos
Shadowfire
Advance Wars 1
(and the very much not retro Warcraft3 )
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Post by koopa42 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:21 am

Championship manager - DEFFO

would mercenary count? I know its a shooter but also kinda strategy

all the C&C games, my fave being red alert

and the original warcraft, none of the new crap or even the sequal, just loved the first one, it was more about thinking then making a giant dragon that could eat everyone :roll:

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Post by Sureshot » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:54 am

I agree with Laser Squad too. Surprised nobody has said Syndicate yet as that could definitely be classed as strategy :)

As far as RTS go, and although they aren't so retro, the AOE series, Rise of Nations and Railroad Tycoon 2 were my faves. Also like the DoTA 'mod' for WC3.

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