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Any good similar games to age of empires?

#1AusgillPosted 7/20/2012 6:42:31 PM
I like the idea of swords and bows over guns but have had a hard time finding similar games. Any to suggest?

Army ones are ok also. Just don't like the idea of a group of swordsman going against guns. Seems stupid.
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#2EpicKingdom_Posted 7/20/2012 6:44:45 PM
All I heard was swords & bows so Shogun II is the game for you.
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#3lostlibrarianPosted 7/20/2012 6:53:40 PM
Shogun 2 actually does feature swords vs guns, but it's (mostly) historically legit
#4Ausgill(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2012 6:56:44 PM
I don't mean this to sound racist, but is that game only have Asian races?
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#5EpicKingdom_Posted 7/20/2012 7:01:16 PM
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#6SnipeStarPosted 7/20/2012 7:13:19 PM
unless you can think of western shoguns that existed, then yes, its all asian races

and its a fantastic game, you'd be a fool to pass it up because of something so arbitrary
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#7ZukkusPosted 7/20/2012 7:21:50 PM
If you get the Fall of the Samuari expansion, you can eventually hire American, British, and French soldiers to fight in your army.

Just be warned that Shogun 2 has a totally different combat system that requires a lot of strategy and thinking, and has a large learning curve. The gun vs sword battles are actually pretty cool. Shogun 2 doesn't have guns and cannons until near the end of a game, but Fall of the Samurai has guns and steamships from the start.
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#8DaedalusExPosted 7/20/2012 7:39:59 PM
You might like Rise of Nations. It features all the ages, from the stone age to modern age with stealth bombers, but I believe you can set an age limit so just limit it to medieval or w/e.

Also check out ANNO 1404 if you think you'd like something more economy focused.