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What's The Best RTS/Base Building/Tower Defence Game You Have Ever Played?

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  1. Jared
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    Firstly I'm bored so that's why I typed this list feel free to type up your own in response ;):D anyway I was just curious as to what you guys being fellow Dungeon Keeper enthusiasts found to be your most enjoyable experience's in RTS/Base Building/Tower Defense type of gaming that you have ever played?

    Best RTS / tower defense / base building, games I've played in descending order of awesomeness

    Dungeon Keeper 2

    Populous The Beginning

    Age of Empires 2 Age of Kings

    Men of war

    Age of Empires <--- First RTS game I ever played & the first one I was OCD with!:D From then on I knew I was destined to be a nerd:)

    Medieval 2 Total War

    Rome Total War

    War Hammer 40k Dawn of War: Dark Crusade

    Mount&Blade Warband <---- Yes I know it's classed as being more of an RPG but it has alot of RTS elements to:p

    Stronghold Crusader

    Stronghold

    Evil Genius

    Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts

    Company of Heroes

    Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun

    Command & Conquer Red Alert

    Black & White

    War Hammer 40k Dawn of War

    Starcraft

    War Hammer 40k Dawn of War: Soul Storm

    War Hammer 40k Dawn of War: Winter Assault

    Dungeon Keeper

    Black & White 2

    Homeworld 2

    Homeworld

    Star Wars Force Commander

    Empire Total War

    Command & Conquer

    Starcraft Brood war

    From here down I stopped having fun these games kinda sucked for different reasons ::

    Command & Conquer 3 <---- Pretty Graphics can't hide the fact this game sucks! I miss you Westwood Studios!:(

    War Craft 3 <--- Meh

    Red Alert 2 <--- WTF happened to the awesome Red Alert game!?

    Supreme Commander <----- Not my style

    Dawn of war 2 <----- They had something beautiful and the f*cked it up man!

    Stronghold 2 <---- Broken piece of dog sh*t!

    Spore <---- This was childish rubbish promised so much delivered so little :mad::confused: Right now it's currently my drink coaster :p

    Prison Tycoon <---- I can't believe someone actually spent the time and money making this piece of crap and then wasted 30 minutes of my life that I will never get back trying their piece of crap game! Currently at the bottom of a land fill site broken into a 1000 little piece', may this horror never be unearthed again.

    So how would you rank the best to worst RTS style games that you have played?
     
  2. Mothrayas
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    In descending order of awesomeness:

    Total Annihilation

    <-- large gap -->

    Dungeon Keeper

    Supreme Commander

    Age of Mythology

    Age of Empires 3

    The rest

    <-- another large gap -->

    Dungeon Keeper 2
     
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    For shame sir for shame! I can only assume that's sarcasm in your text:);)

    You dutchy's and your dry humor :rolleyes::p
     
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    Nope, it wasn't. DK2 sucked.
     
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    I just clump my favorite RTS in one bundle depending on the era/style I feel like. Amongst them however are:

    Age of Empires (1 or 2)
    Age of Mythology
    Company of Heroes (and expansions)
    Dungeon Keeper 2
    Empires: Dawn of the Modern World
    Rise of Nations (Great city and border mechanics)
    Star Wars: Empire at War (Fun space combat, though ground sucked.)
    Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
    Star Trek: Armada (SPACE!!)
    Stronghold: Legends (If only because its mechanics were more polished and considered than in 2)

    Tower Defense?

    The only one I really took a shine to was Defense Grid: The Awakening, evn with its odd lack of cursor.
     
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    Simburgur Managing Director Dev Team

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    DK2 had its merits! Don't hate :p

    Excluding DK, I've always been a huge C&C fan (RA2/YR sticks out, RA3 was pretty good too). Warcraft 3 was also amazing, as is Starcraft 2. Others include Age of Mythology, the Caesar/Pharaoh/Zeus series, Black & White 1/2, Evil Genius, Populous, Plants vs Zombies, and probably more I can't remember.

    I also adore Civ, but that's not exactly realtime.
     
  7. Kyle
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    I'm on moth's page really, wasn't a fan of DKII. My favorite RTS's

    Dunegon Keeper 1
    Age of empires 2
    Empire earth
    Command & Conquer: Generals (My favorite C&C game)
    Stronghold Crusader
    Knights & Merchants
    Populous
     
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    Just out of curiosity would you and the WFTO team ever consider trying to revive / remake the Populous games? I mean once your done making WFTO?

    I imagine if you played Populous before you can apreciate how awesome that game was and how there really isn't anything like it on the market.

    On a further note why the hell has the whole God game genre died out I mean once upon a time God games like Populous & Dungeon Keeper were huge now they have become some kind of a rare beast that is only seen as often as the Loch Ness Monster whats going on? do people not like God games anymore?

    I mean all we really get flooded with nowadays on the gaming market is dumbed down bullshit shooters and crap like Dragon age 2 dumbing down the RPG genre its disgusting I feel like were having to cater to every single retard and infant that can't figure basic elements of a games out so derp de derp lets make it super simple so even Forest Gump gets it, thats why the future of gaming is in europe and not the USA that's where gems like the Witcher come from they know how to do it old school and still make it fun for today's crowd.

    Personally I think the fact that gaming is becoming more and more mainstream is whats resulting in such a huge amount of ugly messy unimaginative rubbish flooding the store shelves just to appeal to my mom, sister every tom,dick and harry and that miserable little bastard in England that swears at me every time I kill him through his mic when playing Call of Duty Modern Warefare <----- f*cktards like that did not exist in gaming 10 years ago (well not to the extent they do nowadays anyway).

    There was a time when computer games were just for Nerds and societies outcasts now old people , punkass kids , punkass adults , my mom and my sister play games ....... its just not cool anymore :(:p

    Sorry for rant that'ss not directed at you just some stuff I had to let off my chest:D :oops:
     
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    Dungeon Keeper 1
    Red alert 1 and 2
    Starcraft 2
    Age of empires 2 and 3
    Dungeon Keeper 2

    Theme park and Simcity count? Because they were great!

    Also, what about turn-based strategy? Civilization 2,3 and 4 are awesome.
     
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    In no particular order...
    Dungeon Keeper 1
    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1

    Uh... wait, no that's it. Honestly, never had much favour with Strategy games. I find most of them to be boring clones of their brothers with a new lick of paint.
     
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    Ohh... forgot about those. Add Caesar III and Plants vs Zombies to my list.
     
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    Never understood the appeal of Plants vs Zombies.
     
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    It's fun? It has walnuts and dancing flowers? Who needs more jusification, lol?
     
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    Awesome -> Less so

    God Tier:
    - DK1 / DK2 (they where different, each awesome)
    - Startopia (I still replay this yearly)

    High Tier:
    - Evil Genius
    - Warcraft 3 Custom Map - Tree Tag (I think it counts?)
    - Any number of Warcraft 3 or Starcraft 2 tower defense custom maps

    Medium Tier:
    - Plants vs Zombies
    - Black & White 1/CR/2 (Fun with a VR glove...)
    - C&C 3
    - RA 2/YR

    Tolerable:
    -Stronghold 1/2

    Abominations:
    - Dungeons (Held appeal for... 2 levels)
    - Stronghold 3 (barely playable now)

    Currently in great debate over StarRuler... its buggy beyond all reason... but is an awesome indie game with continuous updates.
     
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    I have been meaning to pick up Stronghold 3, but I guess not? I heard that they had patched it, but i guess that didn't fix things.
     
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    Don't touch it its posion if you play that game your face will melt off Indiana Jones style dude...:eek:

    & is it just me or is Lionhead studios progressively making worse and worse games? Black&White 2 was really bad compared to Black&White 1 and what in the name of gaming gods did they do to Fable 3?! They really screwed the pooch on that one. :confused:
     
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    My favourites have all be mentioned so instead of posting them I'll post some I've enjoyed that haven't been mentioned (unless I missed it)...

    The Settlers: Rise of an Empire - Build a town basically, harvest resources and build shops to sell stuff to your workers, train soldiers.
    Homeworld 2 - Set in space, build facilities on your mothership to build other ships and attack the enemy's mothership.
    Earth 2160 - Pick between four factions (humans, robots, Aliens and LC (don't know what they are)) and build up a base to defeat the enemy base, quite a basic RTS.

    All old games, you could pick them up cheap now.

    I can't help but notice that you're part of the WFTO team, and to say DK2 sucked scares me a little. I loved both DKs and I would be hard pushed to choose between them.
     
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    I only dislike DK2 on a personal level, not a professional one. When WftO is involved, DK1 and DK2 are completely neutral to me.
     
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    You can dislike a game without being blinded to it's merits. It didn't do everything wrong, it introduced some necessary changes (mana and drop-stunning for example) but the game as a unit was kind of bad.
     
  20. Jared
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    Really? DK2 is what hooked me on the DK franchise hell I still play it today and I got it when is was first released back in 1999!

    What exactly did you guys find wrong with it?:confused:
     

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