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Deep strategy games?

08-08-2012, 09:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
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Deep strategy games?

Recently I have found urge in me to play some hardcore strategy game on my device.
I have already tried Ascension and was not impressed. Also tried Civilization Revolution, it is ok mostly but laggy scroll kills me.
Would you recommend any other cool strategy games? Like master of orion or civilization?
08-09-2012, 01:26 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Australia
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Uniwar is a great strategy RTS game. It is the grandfather of Outwitters and Great Little War Game.

08-09-2012, 02:08 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
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I recommend with all my heart that you try Ravenmark!

Favorites: Ravenmark, Chaos Rings Series, The King of Fighters, Hero Mages, Total War: Battles, Kingdom Rush, Sefirah, The World Ends With You!
Waiting for:Ravenmark new campaign!
08-09-2012, 10:08 AM
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Starbase Orion is a bit better than Ascension (and closer to MOO, IMHO)
King of Dragon Pass looks like a gamebook, but has a lot more to it.
Red Conquest! is an RTS, but has a decent amount of complexity/depth (and is not your typical RTS)
Slay / Conquest! are more chesslike, but good "quick" strategy games.
And for some reason The Kings keeps sneaking back into my head - it's an oldie but a goodie.

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
08-09-2012, 10:45 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
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Warfare inc - Great free strategy with game of the year award! the best strategy game in appstore
08-10-2012, 04:15 PM
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That's what she said!
08-10-2012, 08:54 PM
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Outside of some previously stated above (Starbase Orion which I would strongly reccomend the most with Uniwar, Ravenmark, and Ascension). Some of my personal favs:

- Battle for Wesnoth is a classic with deep diverse strategy, a ton of units to play as that are upgradable, and a very generous amount of campaigns to keep you busy.

- Defender Chronicles II (see sig) endless strategy, solid rpg elements, beautiful artwork, a ton of character diversity, several modes of gameplay, and a great progression system implemented. This is one of my favorites and don't see myself parting with it until III releases.

- Neuroshima Hex is one of the best strategy board games iOS has to offer. I'd reccomend getting all IAP factions too as they'll add to the strategy and diversity. Once you get used to the gameplay mechanics, you'll find it a very good strategy game in general.

- Magic 2013, Ghost Stories, Elder Signs, Food Fight, Ticket to Ride, Summoner Wars, and Carcassonne are really good strategy board games (speaking for iPad).

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08-10-2012, 09:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
My favorite two strategy games on IOS are Battle of Wesnoth and Battle Academy (ipad only). They both have great gameplay, with depth, as well as lots of content.

Favorite mobile RTS: Autumn Dynasty, Amoebattle & Red Conquest
Great TBS/SRPGs: Wesnoth, Battle Academy, Kingturn, Pantheon Cycle, Dungeon Crawlers, SW&E, Viking Lords, Metal Brigade Tactics, Tactical Soldier, Ravenmark, Tactics Maiden and Banner Saga
08-11-2012, 06:50 AM
Originally Posted by Marcus70 View Post
My favorite two strategy games on IOS are Battle of Wesnoth and Battle Academy (ipad only). They both have great gameplay, with depth, as well as lots of content.
Is Battle Academy worth the 20 dollars? And Wesnoth even if its not getting anymore upgrades?
08-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 912
Besides the titles mentioned earlier..

Companions is not a 4x game... but it is still pretty good.


what about some ports of old 4x games like Ascendancy and Imperium Galactica 2

Last edited by violentv; 08-11-2012 at 07:20 AM.