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Anonymous
April 13, 2004 8:49:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.wargames (More info?)

Hi there,
Please help me in building a comparison table for famous
RTS games so that we can rate and choose our favourite RTS

RTS-GAME---------------units--------ages(#)-------------------------------in
tresting-feature
Age-of-Empires------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------c
ustom-campaigns
Age-of-Kings--------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------?
??
Age-of-Mythology---------???----------????????????????-------------------sol
diers-can-build-buildings
Age-of-Wonders----------???----------?????????????????--------------------??
???????????????
Age-of-Wonders-II -------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
????????????????
Caesar-III-----------------???----------?????????????????-------------------
-?????????????????
Cossacks------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------
?????????????????
Dungeon-Siege------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
????????????????
Emperor:RoTMK --------???----------?????????????????--------------------????
?????????????

Empires-DoTMW--------???----------?????????????????--------------------?????
????????????
Empire-Earth-------------1600---------dark-to-cyber-age(11)-------------wond
er-are-useful,Hospitals,Miralces,too-much-resources,town-centers,castles
Pharaoh------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
????????????????
Rise-of-Nations----------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
????????????????
Stronghold---------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
????????????????
SWGB-------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------???
??????????????
Zeus---------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
????????????????

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April 14, 2004 5:07:43 AM

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What happened to the wonderful Shogun Totalwar and Medieval Total War? Two
of the best PC games in the history of mankind?!!?!?

www.totalwar.org
www.totalwar.com

Unbeatable.

"Umar" <umar@scientist.com> wrote in message
news:c5gk52$1d93o$1@ID-59869.news.uni-berlin.de...
> Hi there,
> Please help me in building a comparison table for
famous
> RTS games so that we can rate and choose our favourite RTS
>
>
RTS-GAME---------------units--------ages(#)-------------------------------in
> tresting-feature
>
Age-of-Empires------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------c
> ustom-campaigns
>
Age-of-Kings--------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------?
> ??
>
Age-of-Mythology---------???----------????????????????-------------------sol
> diers-can-build-buildings
>
Age-of-Wonders----------???----------?????????????????--------------------??
> ???????????????
>
Age-of-Wonders-II -------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> ????????????????
>
Caesar-III-----------------???----------?????????????????-------------------
> -?????????????????
>
Cossacks------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------
> ?????????????????
>
Dungeon-Siege------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> ????????????????
>
Emperor:RoTMK --------???----------?????????????????--------------------????
> ?????????????
>
>
Empires-DoTMW--------???----------?????????????????--------------------?????
> ????????????
>
Empire-Earth-------------1600---------dark-to-cyber-age(11)-------------wond
> er-are-useful,Hospitals,Miralces,too-much-resources,town-centers,castles
>
Pharaoh------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> ????????????????
>
Rise-of-Nations----------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> ????????????????
>
Stronghold---------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> ????????????????
>
SWGB-------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------???
> ??????????????
>
Zeus---------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> ????????????????
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 14, 2004 5:07:44 AM

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I don't consider them as RTS games. There is a turn based strategic layer where all the
building goes on. Heck, I think the strategic layer is a great TBS game all on its own
(use autoplay on the tactical battles).

Also where's Kohan? And Starcraft and Total Anhiliation?

Bob W.

"Woohoo" <news@nofixedabode.syol.com> wrote in message
news:3h%ec.16469$4N3.12670@newsfe1-win...
> What happened to the wonderful Shogun Totalwar and Medieval Total War? Two
> of the best PC games in the history of mankind?!!?!?
>
> www.totalwar.org
> www.totalwar.com
>
> Unbeatable.
>
> "Umar" <umar@scientist.com> wrote in message
> news:c5gk52$1d93o$1@ID-59869.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > Hi there,
> > Please help me in building a comparison table for
> famous
> > RTS games so that we can rate and choose our favourite RTS
> >
> >
> RTS-GAME---------------units--------ages(#)-------------------------------in
> > tresting-feature
> >
> Age-of-Empires------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------c
> > ustom-campaigns
> >
> Age-of-Kings--------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------?
> > ??
> >
> Age-of-Mythology---------???----------????????????????-------------------sol
> > diers-can-build-buildings
> >
> Age-of-Wonders----------???----------?????????????????--------------------??
> > ???????????????
> >
> Age-of-Wonders-II -------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> > ????????????????
> >
> Caesar-III-----------------???----------?????????????????-------------------
> > -?????????????????
> >
> Cossacks------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------
> > ?????????????????
> >
> Dungeon-Siege------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> > ????????????????
> >
> Emperor:RoTMK --------???----------?????????????????--------------------????
> > ?????????????
> >
> >
> Empires-DoTMW--------???----------?????????????????--------------------?????
> > ????????????
> >
> Empire-Earth-------------1600---------dark-to-cyber-age(11)-------------wond
> > er-are-useful,Hospitals,Miralces,too-much-resources,town-centers,castles
> >
> Pharaoh------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> > ????????????????
> >
> Rise-of-Nations----------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> > ????????????????
> >
> Stronghold---------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> > ????????????????
> >
> SWGB-------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------???
> > ??????????????
> >
> Zeus---------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
> > ????????????????
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
April 14, 2004 5:16:53 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.wargames (More info?)

Also missing:

Warcraft 2 & 3
Mech Commander & MC 2
The expansion packs for Cossacks
Dune 2000
Dune Emporer
Command and Conquer - The whole series
Pharoah
1503 AD
Simcity 4
Railroad Tycoon 1-3
Majesty
Praetorians
Total Annihalation
TA: Kingdoms

These also fit the RTS genre as stated in the original post.

Kharsis


Bob W. wrote:
> I don't consider them as RTS games. There is a turn based strategic layer where all the
> building goes on. Heck, I think the strategic layer is a great TBS game all on its own
> (use autoplay on the tactical battles).
>
> Also where's Kohan? And Starcraft and Total Anhiliation?
>
> Bob W.
>
> "Woohoo" <news@nofixedabode.syol.com> wrote in message
> news:3h%ec.16469$4N3.12670@newsfe1-win...
>
>>What happened to the wonderful Shogun Totalwar and Medieval Total War? Two
>>of the best PC games in the history of mankind?!!?!?
>>
>>www.totalwar.org
>>www.totalwar.com
>>
>>Unbeatable.
>>
>>"Umar" <umar@scientist.com> wrote in message
>>news:c5gk52$1d93o$1@ID-59869.news.uni-berlin.de...
>>
>>>Hi there,
>>> Please help me in building a comparison table for
>>
>>famous
>>
>>>RTS games so that we can rate and choose our favourite RTS
>>>
>>>
>>
>>RTS-GAME---------------units--------ages(#)-------------------------------in
>>
>>>tresting-feature
>>>
>>
>>Age-of-Empires------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------c
>>
>>>ustom-campaigns
>>>
>>
>>Age-of-Kings--------------200---------dark-to-post-imperial(4)-------------?
>>
>>>??
>>>
>>
>>Age-of-Mythology---------???----------????????????????-------------------sol
>>
>>>diers-can-build-buildings
>>>
>>
>>Age-of-Wonders----------???----------?????????????????--------------------??
>>
>>>???????????????
>>>
>>
>>Age-of-Wonders-II -------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
>>
>>>????????????????
>>>
>>
>>Caesar-III-----------------???----------?????????????????-------------------
>>
>>>-?????????????????
>>>
>>
>>Cossacks------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------
>>
>>>?????????????????
>>>
>>
>>Dungeon-Siege------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
>>
>>>????????????????
>>>
>>
>>Emperor:RoTMK --------???----------?????????????????--------------------????
>>
>>>?????????????
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Empires-DoTMW--------???----------?????????????????--------------------?????
>>
>>>????????????
>>>
>>
>>Empire-Earth-------------1600---------dark-to-cyber-age(11)-------------wond
>>
>>>er-are-useful,Hospitals,Miralces,too-much-resources,town-centers,castles
>>>
>>
>>Pharaoh------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
>>
>>>????????????????
>>>
>>
>>Rise-of-Nations----------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
>>
>>>????????????????
>>>
>>
>>Stronghold---------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
>>
>>>????????????????
>>>
>>
>>SWGB-------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------???
>>
>>>??????????????
>>>
>>
>>Zeus---------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
>>
>>>????????????????
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
April 14, 2004 5:16:54 PM

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Well if we include all genre in this post that will divert from the
original topic. I am 100% sure the above list is collected from
following website
http://aoe.heavengames.com/

As far as I think the coverage at heavengames can be combined to some
specific type. Like civilians and armys through ancient time to
robotics. And I think all the mentioned games in first post have much
more in common that certainly is not in others.
Anonymous
April 14, 2004 11:17:53 PM

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Greetings...

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:49:04 +0500, "Umar" <umar@scientist.com> wrote:

>Hi there,
> Please help me in building a comparison table for famous
>RTS games so that we can rate and choose our favourite RTS


-ICK

RTS is neither!!!

RTS should be renamed ALCDG [Arcade Lowest Common Denominator Gaming]
Or T&B [Twitch and Bitch]...

Sure they're fun! But they are NOT wargames!!!

So long as you are corrupting the english language You might as well call Castle
Wolfenstein a wargame... Or Quake for that matter!


ll
Kanda'

<>SPAM-KILLER<>- If you really want to contact me, then -
kandaje<at>bresnan<dot>net

You figure it out...
Anonymous
April 15, 2004 12:44:01 AM

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mufam wrote:
> Well if we include all genre in this post that will divert from the
> original topic. I am 100% sure the above list is collected from
> following website
> http://aoe.heavengames.com/
>
> As far as I think the coverage at heavengames can be combined to some
> specific type. Like civilians and armys through ancient time to
> robotics. And I think all the mentioned games in first post have much
> more in common that certainly is not in others.


Yet surely if Caeser 3 and Zeus are included then Pharoah needs to be
included. Since the OP just said RTS games then it was a very ambiguos
post which missed out a large number of RTS games.

BTW - I don't really consider the city building games as RTS, I see them
as sims along the lines of sim city.

Kharsis
Anonymous
April 15, 2004 2:31:50 PM

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Thanks
Well........well...........well. where the discussion turning to
? None tried to discussed the differences and similarities in the given list
of (somewhat) similar games.

There are certain similarities in AOE, AOK, AOM, EE as far as I know, and I
hope the others also have something in common.

Regards,
Umar

"Kanda' Jalen Eirsie" <kandaje@NOYB.net> wrote in message
news:vm1r709dek8oo1jf4aogthodvbm224b9jh@4ax.com...
> Greetings...
>
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:49:04 +0500, "Umar" <umar@scientist.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi there,
> > Please help me in building a comparison table for
famous
> >RTS games so that we can rate and choose our favourite RTS
>
>
> -ICK
>
> RTS is neither!!!
>
> RTS should be renamed ALCDG [Arcade Lowest Common Denominator Gaming]
> Or T&B [Twitch and Bitch]...
>
> Sure they're fun! But they are NOT wargames!!!
>
> So long as you are corrupting the english language You might as well
call Castle
> Wolfenstein a wargame... Or Quake for that matter!
>
>
> ll
> Kanda'
>
> <>SPAM-KILLER<>- If you really want to contact me, then -
> kandaje<at>bresnan<dot>net
>
> You figure it out...
!