RTS games comparison

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

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

    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---------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
    > > ????????????????
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  3. 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---------------------???----------?????????????????--------------------?
    >>
    >>>????????????????
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.wargames (More info?)

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

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

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

    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...
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