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#1 Orange Battery

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 19:44

Hi

 

Im looking for something realtime similar to Age of Empires, something that allows me to build and defend my creations against attack but without the need to attack other bases in order to progress.

 

Is there anything like that?  I was going to look at Starcraft 2, apparently Age of Empires 3 is mostly about attacking and killing every enemy unlike the previous version.

 

Any ideas?




#2 Bertch

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 19:54

I think your looking for a tower defense game.



#3 episode

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 19:56

SC2 is definitely NOT like that.

 

You probably want something along the lines of Defense Grid. 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 20:00

I think you'd enjoy Roads of Rome

 

I couldn't stop playing until I beat it. :)



#5 Andre S.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 20:00

SimCity... pretty much that.



#6 Som

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 20:05

Anno series is pretty good, I could spend hours on ANNO 1404 just building a city



#7 madd-hatter

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 20:12

something realtime similar to Age of Empires, something that allows me to build and defend my creations against attack but without the need to attack other bases in order to progress.

 

AoE 2 HD on Steam has many different types of gamemodes, some focusing on defensive play.



#8 Luc2k

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 20:19

Stronghold has good chunks of the game where you build your castle and try to stop the enemy waves. Not all missions are defence though.



#9 1WayJonny

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 20:34

DUDE!

 

Tropico 3 and Tropic 4 are amazing, have awesome sounds tracks and a great campaign.

 

 

Both are on Steam, also check out Anno 2070 but you need to try Tropico!



#10 OP Orange Battery

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:40

Thanks everyone, I will have a look at all of these over the weekend.

#11 Cute James

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:45

Years ago I used to enjoy 'The Settlers' on the Amiga.  There was an attack element, but it seemed secondary to building your kingdom.

 

I loved that game, and I'm sure there are modern PC versions available.



#12 GotBored

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:01

Clash of Clans for iOS maybe?



#13 Ilys

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:03

Years ago I used to enjoy 'The Settlers' on the Amiga.  There was an attack element, but it seemed secondary to building your kingdom.

 

I loved that game, and I'm sure there are modern PC versions available.

You can get The Settlers 2 Gold and the 10th anniversary 3D remake from GOG.com

 

http://www.gog.com/g..._2_gold_edition

http://www.gog.com/g...0th_anniversary

 

Both The Settlers 1 and 2 emphasise more on the building and defending of your nation rather than building an offensive army. The Settlers 3 and 4 moved more towards building more powerful armies for attacking other nations.



#14 n_K

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:06

Stronghold: crusader comes to mind (NOT stronghold 2!).



#15 n_K

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 15:08

And how could I have forgotton! Caesar 3, brilliant game that fits the description perfectly.





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