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real-time strategy.

  • ORB: Off-World Resource Base

    Saturday, March 9, 2019

    ORB: Off-World Resource Base 3

    A less interesting remake of Homeworld. If you’ve enjoyed space sim/strategy games like Homeworld, then you have a vague idea as to what to expect with ORB: Off-World Resource Base. It’s not completely like Homeworld, but a mix of it and more mainstream C&C. The opposing sides are the Malus and Alyssians, two alien races […]

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  • Lords of the Realm III

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    Lords of the Realm III 3

    A management’s management game. Although Lords of the Realm III might invite comparison to the Total War series of games, perhaps it’s worth noting who was there first. When the original Shogun was but a twinkle in developer Creative Assembly’s eye, Lords of the Realm was already doing the hybrid of turn-based strategy and real […]

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  • Extreme Tactics

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Extreme Tactics 2.5

    Extreme Tactics is another Command & Conquer clone. The gameplay and sci-fi theme are all similar to other real-time strategy (RTS) games of the same pedigree. Unfortunately, it does not have enough significant differences to set it apart from its more successful brethren. In some ways, it is not up to the levels set by […]

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  • Dark Planet: Battle for Natrolis

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Dark Planet: Battle for Natrolis 3.5

    Dark Planet is a pretty good RTS game which can best be described as a mix between WarCraft III and StarCraft. If you’ve played either, you have a good idea what to expect overall, which is not to say that the game isn’t worth your time. Quite the opposite, in fact. The balancing between the […]

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  • Cossacks II: Battle for Europe

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Cossacks II: Battle for Europe 3.5

    Gorgeous and regal, but still incomplete. Cossacks II covers a period of history which you don’t usually see represented in gaming, and it’s done so with a ludicrous amount of visual detail, right down to individual french farms and harvested fields. The subject matter is 18th and 19th century warfare – the days of grand […]

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  • Space Rangers 2: Dominators

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Space Rangers 2: Dominators 4.5

    Taking the Privateer mold to the next level. Space Rangers 2 is the kind of obscure gem that can fly under the radar. It was the case with the first game, but the more successful sequel received some due recognition. And for good reason too, since this is a superb game. At face value, it’s […]

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  • Warrior Kings: Battles

    Sunday, February 10, 2019

    Warrior Kings: Battles 3

    WKB is cursed by a medieval interface. Warrior Kings: Battles has a very quirky feudalistic setting, or a medieval fantasy dominated by never-ending strife among pagan gods, undead legions, and Judeo-Christian sorcerers. It also includes the requisite archers, mounted knights, catapults, and now fire boats. (Note: naval units are only available in multiplayer) You choose […]

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  • I Of The Enemy

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    I Of The Enemy 3

    I Of The Enemy, a real-time strategy throwback with a team-based component and 2D overhead graphics, follows a pretty formulaic sci-fi storyline. The alien Unath have been fighting a violent battle against other races, and it’s only an alliance between the three less powerful sides – Lokob, Rag’Ha and Y’dray – that the two opposing […]

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  • Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods 3.5

    Whilst the original Black and White was rough around the edges and in need of some polishing, the sequel really did feel like it was a finished product. Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods carries on the good work and throws a few extras into the mix. Battle of the Gods allows you […]

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  • Saga: Rage of the Vikings

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    Saga: Rage of the Vikings 3

    Set in the days when men wore skirts, grew lengthy beards and were judged by the size of their horns (on their helmets), SAGA: Rage Of The Vikings is a moderately entertaining if somewhat uninspired real-time strategy game that should appeal to fans of Age Of Empires, Warcraft II and Civilization. Graphically it’s not up […]

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