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Spellforce 2

The first Spellforce was a masterful combination of RPG and strategy. In 2006, the sequel Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars, was released. This sequel stuck to the original formula, while changing some of the base mechanics.

The Avatar and his companions

I really enjoy the visuals of this game, so there are plenty of screenshots in this article, be warned!

The game had an expansion released in 2007, Spellforce 2: Dragon Storm. The expansion continued the story of Shadow Wars, as well as …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


Space Hulk

In 1989, Games Workshop released the Space Hulk board game.

First Edition board game

The game is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and takes place on old derelict spacecraft and other space debris that has been fused together after drifting for centuries. These ancient vessels are referred to as space hulks. As a space hulk drifts through space, as well as the warp, they might come close to inhabited planetary systems. Usually a space hulk is infested with …

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Categories: Strategy, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40,000


Spellforce

I am a big fan of both the RPG and RTS genres. Spellforce is a game that combine the genres, and does it well.

Spellforce Order of Dawn title screen

The original game, Spellforce: The Order of Dawn, was released in 2003. It had two expansions, The Breath of Winter, and Shadow of the Phoenix, both released during 2004. These days you can usually obtain the game with both expansions as Spellforce Platinum.

We also have an article on Spellforce 2 …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


War for the Overworld

Back in the late 90's, we were blessed with a most unusual and awesome game. It was called Dungeon Keeper. It was a game where you were the evil mastermind that constructed dungeons filled with traps and evil creatures, and lured the goodly heroes to their doom. I have no idea how many hours I put into this game. Then came a sequel, Dungeon Keeper 2, with 3D graphics and a vastly refined gameplay. There …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


Banished

I've always enjoyed games where you simply manage a town or empire. These games will sometimes not have a clear goal except to just manage your town. Banished, released in February 2014, is one such game.

Banished title

Most games within this genre usually have some kind of goal to work towards, either in terms of reaching a level of population, income or size of your town. However, Banished offers no such goals. Instead, you start out …

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Categories: Strategy, Simulation


Dawn of War - Soulstorm

In 2008, we got the third and final expansion for Dawn of War, Soulstorm.

Soulstorm title image

Soulstorm was not developed by Relic, the developer of all previous installments for Dawn of War. Instead, it was developed by Iron Lore. The expansion adds another two factions, making it a total of 9 factions. However, you will need to own the original Dawn of War, as well as the other two expansions if you want to play all …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40,000


Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

Dark Crusade is the second expansion for Dawn of War, and this is where the series definitely took a turn for the better. Not that Dawn of War was not good before Dark Crusade, it's just so much better after Dark Crusade.

Dark Crusade title screen

Released in 2006, this expansion added two new factions, as well as a completely new campaign with a unique mechanic. Let's talk about the campaign first, because it really is what makes …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40,000


Master of Magic

Among the many games that I played growing up, I still play some of those games to this day. Master of Magic, originally released in 1994, is a timeless classic.

Master of Magic title screen

You take the role of a wizard, seeking to become the master of all magic. You start out as the ruler of a small village and must expand for your power to grow. You are not alone as other rival wizards are on the same …

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Categories: Turn Based, Strategy, Fantasy


Dawn of War - Winter Assault

In 2005 we got the first expansion for Dawn of War, the expansion is Winter Assault and it added a new faction as well as multiple campaigns. There were also changes made to the existing factions, some changes seemed a bit odd in that they limit some choices regarding weapon upgrades to your units.

Winter Assault title screen

The new faction is the Imperial Guard consisting of weak infantry, but powerful vehicles. They also have multiple commander units …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40,000


Dawn of War

Dawn of War title from the intro video

Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop miniature wargame, something young me dabbled in for several years. The one thing that kind of stopped me was the fact that you need to paint the miniatures yourself, and I have absolutely no artistic skill at all. I did try to pain some Blood Angels Terminators, and they turned out really terrible. Thankfully, Relic released an RTS adaptation of Warhammer 40,000 in 2004, Dawn of War! For me, this …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40,000


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