#1 Posted by _Nuno_ (183 posts) -

Hey. I'm kinda tired of Company of Heroes, and I don't really like the Dawn of War franchise. Also I've burned out on the total war games, and for some reason cannot run Age of Empires Online on my computer (might be related to the GFWL ports but I don't like opening up ports). I don't really care for turn based strategy so Hearts of Iron and Civ are out of the question. If you have a strategy game you really like that isn't one of these, please let me know would you? Preferably one that's available on Steam. I know it's a tall order with all of these conditions but feel free to recommend away.

#2 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

Well since you didn't state you play it or to not include it, try out Starcraft II. You can play the Starter Pack for free from Battle.net and really try it out before shelling out the money. I will say that I am an extremely addicted SC2 PVP player, but the depth of the mods and custom games that you can play with others is astounding.

The only other RTS I really think is worth mentioning is C&C RA2, I loved that game even though not everyone in the world did.

#3 Posted by _Nuno_ (183 posts) -

@csoup: Yeah, I loved RA2 aswell, and SC2 just slipped my mind actually but I'll go and check it out. Thanks =)

#4 Posted by jelekeloy (456 posts) -
@csoup said:

Well since you didn't state you play it or to not include it, try out Starcraft II. You can play the Starter Pack for free from Battle.net and really try it out before shelling out the money. I will say that I am an extremely addicted SC2 PVP player, but the depth of the mods and custom games that you can play with others is astounding.

The only other RTS I really think is worth mentioning is C&C RA2, I loved that game even though not everyone in the world did.

Starcraft 2.
#5 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

@_Nuno_ said:

@csoup: Yeah, I loved RA2 aswell, and SC2 just slipped my mind actually but I'll go and check it out. Thanks =)

Let me know if you enjoy it as I get on at least once a day if I can and we can get some games together. I am always looking for people to play with, especially from the GB community. Add me (csoup) on Battle.net :)

#6 Posted by Bakumatsu (362 posts) -

Well you have both Rise of Nations and Rise of Legends. They're not on steam and I know they look kinda dated but I think they're still fun to play. Also Starcraft II if you're into it.

#7 Posted by big_jon (5743 posts) -

CnC 3

#8 Posted by JoeyRavn (4995 posts) -

Anno 1404 (aka Dawn of Discovery)? It's more geared towards economic development, but it's a great game.

#9 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

Other than the obvious SC2, World in Conflict maybe?

I remember that being kinda fun, actually, I think I might install it again now.

#10 Posted by _Nuno_ (183 posts) -

@csoup: I can't seem to find where the Strater Pack stuff is. I've created an account and It asked me if I wanted a free WOW trial, but no SC2 trial... I'll try to add you though.

#11 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

@_Nuno_ said:

@csoup: I can't seem to find where the Strater Pack stuff is. I've created an account and It asked me if I wanted a free WOW trial, but no SC2 trial... I'll try to add you though.

Odd, I have a box in my queue that says "Starcraft II: Starter Edition," wonder why you don't have it? O.o

#12 Posted by _Nuno_ (183 posts) -

@csoup: Found it! Downloading now.

#13 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5841 posts) -

Battlezone.

#14 Posted by L1GHTN1N (482 posts) -

I know you posted you didn't care much for turn base strategy games, but Frozen Synapse is fantastic. There's a quick look on the site or a demo on Steam if you are interested at all.
 
If you want something a little less traditional, Stronghold and Majesty 2 both looked unique and fun, GiantBomb has quick looks of both of them. I've heard good things about both of them from various friends as well, but I haven't actually played them myself. Sins of a Solar Empire also sounded great from what I've seen of it and heard from my brother, also remember it getting a lot of praise from critics when it came out but again I haven't actually played it. Stronghold and Majesty 2 are on Steam, I don't think Sins of a Solar Empire is though. They all have demos out there, you can find them through a simple Google search.
 
I'll also echo Starcraft II, I've played that at least once a week since it's release and still love it. Also which Dawn of War game did you try? Dawn of War 1 and 2 are fairly different games; 1 is much more like Company of Heroes, while 2 is a little odd in that there is no base building or workers, focusing more on offensive battles than economy. 

#15 Posted by beckley205 (310 posts) -

LotR BFME 2 on the Xbox if you have one Empire Earth if you want a Real Time civ building game

#16 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Spellforce 2. Join the 10s of people who've played this game.

#17 Posted by CallofSpartansofWar1337 (95 posts) -

halo wars is pretty good and probablky cheap if u look for it in store! i like it alot buut i also rrly like halo lol

#18 Posted by _Nuno_ (183 posts) -

@L1GHTN1N: My beef with the dawn of war franchise is because of the weird things the demos did to my computer. It overheated constantly!

I tried Sins of a SE and liked it for awhile, but it made for really long games and I was looking for something that's snappier. Stronghold I've played in the past. I'll look up Frozen Sinapse.

@beckley205: Played both but was constantly annoyed at the slow movement of the units in BFME and as for EE, it's an ok game but i like rise of nations more.

#19 Posted by _Nuno_ (183 posts) -

@csoup: Hey, I'm trying to add you but it's asking me for a character code or bnet mail adress.

#20 Edited by TheWyotee93 (187 posts) -

Have you played Civ 5? I never liked turn based strategy until Civ IV and V. Maybe give it a try? 
 
I think there's a demo on steam so you can see if you like it.

#21 Posted by ShockD (2410 posts) -

StarCraft 2 is the correct answer.