A few good space rts games

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by zeno16, Apr 29, 2010.

Apr 29, 2010

A few good space rts games by zeno16 at 3:53 PM (3,492 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. zeno16
    OP

    Newcomer zeno16 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Country:
    Sweden
    Hi guys.

    I'm having a bored day so, do any of you guys know any good space rts games, like homeworld 2, O.R.B in that fashion.
     


  2. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    Er, the master of orion series?
     
  3. Originality

    Member Originality Chibi-neko

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,147
    Location:
    London, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Like Homeworld eh?

    I loved Imperium Galactica 2 when I got it years ago. Too bad the sequel, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, didn't keep its rts element. I've also tried a few others like Haegamonia, Sins of a Solar Empire, Sword of the Stars, Orion 5 and others that I've forgotten the name of.
     
  4. zeno16
    OP

    Newcomer zeno16 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Country:
    Sweden
    I've heard some great thigns about Imperium Galactica, been trying to get my hands on but, yeeah the store had sins of a solar empire trinity so i got that, installing it now.
     
  5. thiefraccoon

    Member thiefraccoon GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    101
    Country:
    United States
    i'm anxiously waiting on starcraft 2... [​IMG]
     
  6. SkyintheSea

    Member SkyintheSea GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    199
    Location:
    America
    Country:
    United States
    StarCraft 2 not like homeworld or where you control ships, but it's location is in different planets. Space like creatures, suited up marines, etc... it will be awesome when it's released.
     
  7. thiefraccoon

    Member thiefraccoon GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    101
    Country:
    United States
    i played the first one for 10 years [​IMG]
     
  8. zeno16
    OP

    Newcomer zeno16 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Country:
    Sweden
    I'm already playing starcraft 2(beta) but yeah i'm waiting for it's release [​IMG]
     
  9. UltraMagnus

    Member UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,967
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    hmm:
    Nexus: the Jupiter Incident (more real time tactics, but, that is fun too)
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Sword of the stars (turn based strategy, real time tactics)

    nothing has really lived up to homeworld 2 though.
     
  10. Originality

    Member Originality Chibi-neko

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,147
    Location:
    London, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Imperium Galactica 2... I got it from BlockBuster many years ago for £5. Best £5 spent ever! Too bad the original company's gone now, and so too is the licence I believe (having it switched from company to company until Nexus: Jupter Incident got finished), making it abandonware. Search the usual places for downloads.
     
  11. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    The copyright has not expired on it, the only reason it's "abandonware" is because there's nobody around that's willing to sue, if they did they'd have a pretty cut and dry case since the copyright is still in effect.
     
  12. zeno16
    OP

    Newcomer zeno16 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Country:
    Sweden
    Yea, well seems a friend of mine didn't want his copy anymore including the expansion discs i think, Kra'hen, Shinari and the Solarian discs? Only played them once a few years back. So he gave 'em to me. Installing, hope it's the game it think it is. [​IMG]
     
  13. Sir-Fritz

    Member Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,336
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    Total Annihilation is sort of in space.
     
  14. Originality

    Member Originality Chibi-neko

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,147
    Location:
    London, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Those are the 3 campaign discs. Each one holds a single player campaign for each of those 3 races. The fourth disc is for general play, including skirmish mode. I THINK you can use any of the discs for LAN play, but I'm not sure about that since I prefer just cracking it so I don't need to use the disks in the first place (it's legal if you own the game ;p)
     
  15. zeno16
    OP

    Newcomer zeno16 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Country:
    Sweden
    Hehe Yeah i tried it out, and i don't got a effing clue what to do, heck i don't even know how to start research, help says the start button *don't see any* and i can't find a tutorial either.

    EDIT: Oh my god, didn't see it in the main menu xD
     
  16. Originality

    Member Originality Chibi-neko

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,147
    Location:
    London, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The tutorials are all ingame xD
     
  17. zeno16
    OP

    Newcomer zeno16 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Country:
    Sweden
    It's still a very complex game, takes a while before you get to fights xD

    Hopefully it will keep me occupied till i find another space game, like homeworld(as if)
     
  18. Originality

    Member Originality Chibi-neko

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,147
    Location:
    London, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hmm... it really was a complicated game after all... so much micromanagement! Although you can just let half of it go automatically... but when you get into the mid-game, that's when the fun begins! With the huge fleets, border skirmishes, espionage, and more advanced research... it's a really big game, but perfect for keeping you pre-occupied for hours on end.

    Sword of the stars is designed to be a lot shorter, since they hope people can get through their games in an afternoon or so. It's turn based too, unlike IG2 which is real time (unless you tamper with the time controls).
     
  19. zeno16
    OP

    Newcomer zeno16 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Country:
    Sweden
    I noticed the pause feature is your best friend when you're a beginner, with the help section and not being stressed, though i don't like that to select which building to build you use the right mouse button, took me a while to figure that one out but i'm loving it so far.
     
  20. tk_saturn

    Member tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3,327
    Country:
    United Kingdom

Share This Page