* I just noticed the sticky at the top of the strategy forum so I'm reposting this here*
I am looking to buy a couple of strategy games, and its been a long time since I've played one. I'm not very good at them so I don't know how much online play I'll be doing except with a friend or two. What I want most out of the picks are a nice single player game that will be fun. The games I have my eye on right now are:
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Gold Edition
Company of Heroes
Rome: Total War Gold Edition
Age of Empires 3
I'll be picking up 2 games so anyone who has experience, especially with the solo aspects of these games please help me decide. I'm pretty much sold on Dawn of War, because the game just seems incredible and is based on a great world. Any other suggestions would be great. Also regarding mods, are there mods that can be played in solo mode as well as online for these types of games?
Total war all the fucking way, it will end your life. You will be so in to the game if you loose the main campaign you will end up throwing your self on a claymore in discuss at your own failings as a ruler to your empire. Oh Medieval 2 Total War will be a much better choice if you have a system to cope with it. Currently playing through a game as the good old Scots, I am invading France and the Spanish boarders… that’s after I crushed the English empire and severing the kings head from his body but not before killing all his children…
Really though if you want a good game, and a good game that lasts just get total war and stick it on the hardest skill setting. It will take you months to complete on a normal campaign game if you are a casual gamer and once you complete the game you will get such a feeling of accomplishment that any man would not fault you if you ended up jizzing in your pants.
I would go for Warhammer 40k. While the AI is better in CoH I really like the style and feel of warhammer. Sort of like playing starcraft (isn't starcraft a ripoff of the warhammer universe? ) with better gameplay and in 3D.
Of course you couldn't go wrong with any of your choices.
AoE is a more traditional RTS when it comes to gameplay
COh and Warhammer are RTS titles with a unique resource system (really improves on traditional RTS resource gathering) where CoH is WW2 and Warhammer is starcraft like.
Rome is a mixture of TBS and RTS (the baattles are RTS fighting only building and everything else is TBS)