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Strategy game where I don't need to attack?

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Orange Battery    250

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?

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Bertch    72

I think your looking for a tower defense game.

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episode    568

SC2 is definitely NOT like that.

 

You probably want something along the lines of Defense Grid. 

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Marshall    15,353

I think you'd enjoy Roads of Rome

 

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

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+Andre S.    1,891

SimCity... pretty much that.

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Som    356

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

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madd-hatter    332
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.

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Luc2k    734

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.

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1WayJonny    26

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!

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Orange Battery    250

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

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Cute James    337

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.

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GotBored    518

Clash of Clans for iOS maybe?

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Ilys    68

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/game/the_settlers_2_gold_edition

http://www.gog.com/game/the_settlers_2_10th_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.

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n_K    1,640

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

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n_K    1,640

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

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mr_han_solo    4

You could play Civilization 5 without ever going on the offensive. You can win through diplomacy or culture. You can also decide how often you want to play defense by turning aggressive AI on or off.

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Orange Battery    250

Thanks everyone

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Torolol    926

Reversi? abolutely non-violent strategy game

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Nashy    1,291

Tropico is a really fun game.  I cheat in these sorts of games, because I simply love city builders!

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ichi    351

I was trying 0.a.d just yesterday, and while I guess the point of the game is that you should eventually attack you can also play defensive.

 

The game is free and it's nicely done (especially for a free game) although not 100% finished yet (alpha status actually, but very playable).

Also I thought that the game pace would be slower but in the couple of times I played I got rushed and crushed  :/ maybe I was too close to the other civilization and I should have selected a bigger map or something.

 

Worth trying anyway, being free and all.

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