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The Strategy Gamer's Guide to... The Best 4X Games

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:00 pm
by admin
We’ve taken you on quite a journey so far, haven’t we? Now that we’ve covered staples like the best turn-based and RTS strategy games, it’s time to get really niche.

http://www.strategygamer.com/articles/b ... egy-games/

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:17 pm
by kherux
>Last but certainly not least, if you???re looking for a hardcore 4X strategy game experience, look no further than Code Force???s Distant Worlds.

It's actually first in the list.

Re: <t>The Strategy Gamer's Guide to... The Best 4X Games</t>

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:15 am
by jeffy777
Added a couple to my wishlist. Much appreciated.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:00 am
by Halvance
space - Distant Worlds
fantasy - Age of wonders 3, (a gem with great TB combat, music and nice touch with the storyline...)
btw. tomorrow Triumph is going to make announcement of new game
https://twitter.com/hashtag/PDXCON2018?src=hash (#excited, #beenwaitingtoologn) :)

Re: <t>The Strategy Gamer's Guide to... The Best 4X Games</t>

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 am
by jeffy777
Which of these 4X games has the best AI? Been playing Endless Space 2 and love the feel of it in general, but the AI seems quite awful for the most part, which is disappointing. Gonna try Galactic Civilization 3 next. I’ve heard great things about GC2’s AI so I’m hoping the same is true for GC3?

I enjoyed Age of Wonders 3, but it felt a bit shallow in the 4X aspect outside of the combat. Granted I only played the first couple story missions so maybe it ramped up.

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:35 am
by Coffeeboss
This list sucks. The only truly decent games on here are Distant Worlds and Endless Space 2 (dog crap compared to DW).

Civilization VI - hahahahaha, right. Series hit its height with IV and flamed out at V. VI is for casuals and the tablet crowd now.

Stelaris - Paradox made a decent effort at a ???grand strategy in space??? game, but like most of their games, they release the main game and charge people to beta test it whilst improving the game over a period spanning *years* and DLC hell. Stellaris has the recognition of still looking to be the boring ass game it is when P is finally done with it. I???ll admit it is pretty, though.

Galactic Civilization III - broken, buggy, spergier, crap(-pier) AI than II, the only improvement is the institution of hex mapping. In all seriousness, they could???ve done a 1-for-1 port of 2 with hexes and it would???ve been better

Master of Orion - GTFO here.

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:21 am
by EICJoe
This list sucks. The only truly decent games on here are Distant Worlds and Endless Space 2 (dog crap compared to DW).

Civilization VI - hahahahaha, right. Series hit its height with IV and flamed out at V. VI is for casuals and the tablet crowd now.

Stelaris - Paradox made a decent effort at a ???grand strategy in space??? game, but like most of their games, they release the main game and charge people to beta test it whilst improving the game over a period spanning *years* and DLC hell. Stellaris has the recognition of still looking to be the boring ass game it is when P is finally done with it. I???ll admit it is pretty, though.

Galactic Civilization III - broken, buggy, spergier, crap(-pier) AI than II, the only improvement is the institution of hex mapping. In all seriousness, they could???ve done a 1-for-1 port of 2 with hexes and it would???ve been better

Master of Orion - GTFO here.
Do you have any suggestions for games we can add to the list or replace other games with?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:06 pm
by EICJoe
This list has been updated - Eador and Masters of Orion have been rotated out for recent releases Gladius & Aggressors, which score well with our team.

We've also swapped Civ 6 out for Civ V.

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:57 pm
by Chris 'o war
Gladius and Age of wonders in space..

In all fairness i should give age of wonders an earnest try... The same goes with those guys from iceberg... the first space i liked a lot but legends and space 2? what happenend there?

Currently enjoying the first 40 hours in Polaris Sector.. a game that won me over because of its adult approach on building research and combat!

Another contender for me would be warlock master of the arcane!

Like the list you guys created... It would be a good handout to anyone starting or experienced uninformed vets alike

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:56 pm
by mvm900
This list sucks. The only truly decent games on here are Distant Worlds and Endless Space 2 (dog crap compared to DW).

Civilization VI - hahahahaha, right. Series hit its height with IV and flamed out at V. VI is for casuals and the tablet crowd now.

Stelaris - Paradox made a decent effort at a ???grand strategy in space??? game, but like most of their games, they release the main game and charge people to beta test it whilst improving the game over a period spanning *years* and DLC hell. Stellaris has the recognition of still looking to be the boring ass game it is when P is finally done with it. I???ll admit it is pretty, though.

Galactic Civilization III - broken, buggy, spergier, crap(-pier) AI than II, the only improvement is the institution of hex mapping. In all seriousness, they could???ve done a 1-for-1 port of 2 with hexes and it would???ve been better

Master of Orion - GTFO here.
Do you have any suggestions for games we can add to the list or replace other games with?
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