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    Default Any recommendations on some RTS games for a two person LAN?

    I'd like to play some fun RTS game on a LAN with my friend.

    I have tried Starcraft 2 so far, but we both prefer the more medieval setting or at least less sci-fi-laser stuff.

    Any recommendations?

    I don't really care about the campaign or internet multiplayer experience, just LAN.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Ezar; 01-20-2011 at 12:35.

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    AoE II.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusghuul View Post
    AoE II.
    Wow, I remember playing that game ages ago!

    It was great sure, but haven't there been some more recent developments in this genre?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezar View Post
    Wow, I remember playing that game ages ago!

    It was great sure, but haven't there been some more recent developments in this genre?

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    Yes, but not for the good. AoE II is still one of the best around, alternatively Warcraft II.
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    Any Total War game other than Empire or Napoleon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Chaz88 View Post
    Any Total War game other than Empire or Napoleon.
    What's up with those two? Apparently they are the most recent. Medieval II: Total War is my best bet then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Chaz88 View Post
    Any Total War game other than Empire or Napoleon.
    Though, as long as the AI isn't involved, I'd think it'd be quite okay?

    Oh, Civilisation III-V are worth a shot if you are in that way inclined.
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    AoE 3 is quite fun too, actually, I was surprised


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    springrts with BA mod if you want lazors n stuff. The best RTS engine there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peertje View Post
    AoE 3 is quite fun too, actually, I was surprised
    Screenshots look good, if the gameplay is fun with a LAN I might have to try it!

    Thanks.

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    The best two RTS series are easily Age of Empires and Total War.

    If you prefer medieval, Age of Empires 2 is top notch. I even enjoy Age of Mythology quite a bit, but that one has a bit more magic and creatures (but I'm a sucker for the classical age Greece and Egypt).

    For Total War, my favorites are Rome and Medieval 2. I've had many fun matches against my friend in Rome. Far better than Starcraft.

    Even AoE3 is a really great game once you get used to how different it is from the other Age games, but it is set in the gunpowder age.
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    My recommendation is Age of Empires II: The Conquerors - LAN play is ideal for this game, and frankly, nothing has bested it, including the sequel. I'm no fan of the Total War series.
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    I would go for Age of Empires II above III, simply because its easier to have big army. But on the other side you can roll the Dutch in III and just pump gold :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezar View Post
    I'd like to play some fun RTS game on a LAN with my friend.

    I have tried Starcraft 2 so far, but we both prefer the more medieval setting or at least less sci-fi-laser stuff.

    Any recommendations?

    I don't really care about the campaign or internet multiplayer experience, just LAN.

    Thanks!
    The Settlers II or IV were amazing over lan. It contains fighting, but is rather based on winning by fast expanding/securing resources/heavy pre planning/efficient village layout construction for efficient resource gathering.

    Stoners love this RTS because in spite of being real-time, it s no clickfest, yet is very challenging in terms of picking the right strategy.
    Best played 1v1 or 2v2.

    Only worth in LAN as there is no real global international community for internet play.
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