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what are some simple single-player strategy game for PC?

#1zxztomPosted 11/3/2013 7:07:26 PM
i've never played a RTS game before, want to start with something simple, i have a rig with i5 2500k CPU and a GTX 650Ti
#2zxztom(Topic Creator)Posted 11/3/2013 7:14:21 PM(edited)
after goolging a bit i realized, there's a difference between a RTS and a turn-based strategy game, so please don't limit your reccommandation to just RTS's
#3ShubPosted 11/3/2013 7:19:18 PM
Really most of them are pretty simple at their core, but it's like chess: simple to learn, hard to master.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Warcraft 3
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Civilization V
Starcraft 2
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#4daftpunk_mk5Posted 11/3/2013 7:43:12 PM
Command and Conquer. They're as simple as you can get, since it's focused entirely on combat and there's only one resource, so you don't have to worry about micromanaging an economy or diplomacy or any of those distractions, and it's a ton of fun.

As for which one, they're all great, apart from number 4. Generals and the Zero Hour expansion (necessary) are fantastic. So is Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge (3 is alright, but doesn't have the same charm). Command and Conquer 3 is also a very good game. It's well balanced, big budget, and has a ton of content.

I'm also very fond of Total Annihilation (older game) and Supreme Commander (newer game from the same team). Those two are very different from any other RTSes in terms of their mechanics.

I wouldn't recommend Civilizations. It's very complicated and games can take forever.
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#5PepsiWithCokePosted 11/3/2013 8:10:42 PM
Rise Of Nations
Age Of Empires II
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#6EpicKingdom_Posted 11/3/2013 8:16:58 PM
Buy yourself C&C: The Ultimiate Collection or The First Decade if you want to avoid Origin I guess.. but then you'll have to get C&C3/KW Ra3 & C&C4 separately.

Pretty much as simple as you can get.
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#7-GhosT-Posted 11/3/2013 8:30:02 PM
^ Heroes 3!
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#8DerPancakePosted 11/3/2013 8:31:04 PM
Starcraft 2 is a very simple RTS.
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#9SenkoyPosted 11/3/2013 8:33:24 PM
Dawn of War is very fun and simple. Pretty easy too. It's a really good starter RTS.
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#10lost_withinPosted 11/3/2013 8:42:35 PM
Shub posted...
Really most of them are pretty simple at their core, but it's like chess: simple to learn, hard to master.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Warcraft 3
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Civilization V
Starcraft 2



Just FYI Civ 5 is a TBS not a RTS...
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