If you set up a new steam account for him and install the games then he can play them offline.
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A lot of the games being recommended are more tactical games - Valkyria Chronicles, XCOM etc. (Both of which are awesome :) ).
If you want strategy then go for Civ V, Total War or maybe Crusader Kings or Europa Universalis? For a beginner I would definitely go for Civ V but the Total War series isn't as intimidating as some people think. They just have a strategic layer and a tactical layer.It can be hard to keep track of what's going on in the strategic layer especially with your agents, but there is an ordered list that you can bring up and work your way through to ensure that they all get moved each turn. Your best bet might be to play the short campaign as opposed to the grand campaign as you might finish that in 30 hours or so instead of 100+ !
A lot of people recommend Shogun 2 but I find it to be very boring and would recommend Medieval 2 or Rome 1 over it. They both have much more interesting strategic maps and better long term goals (crusades and mongol invasions in Medieval, Roman Civil War in Rome). Shogun is just beat the other guys on the little island :(
But c'mon, give the zombie thing a rest.
Everyone should give the zombie thing a rest. It's done.
The zombie thing isn't done. If it was done then they wouldn't be selling zombie games hand over fist. You might be tired of them but that is a different thing.
Do you remember this fucking game? It was pulled from Steam for being a broken mess and for the fact that the developer straight up lied in the features list. And then the cunt lied about lying? It has sold 2.8 million copies. What the unholy fuck.
@bollard: Check if the content is till listed in steam as being installed. If not, then you should have no problem. if it is try removing and see what happens.
In the case of other progs, try and uninstall them through the control panel and see what happens.
Sorry I can't be more specific but you need to play around with it a bit and see what happens. I hope you get it sorted dude.