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

Thu May 17, 2018 2:00 pm

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/

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Thu May 17, 2018 3:17 pm

>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.

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

Fri May 18, 2018 1:15 am

Added a couple to my wishlist. Much appreciated.

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Fri May 18, 2018 8:00 am

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) :)

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

Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 am

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.

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Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:35 am

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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Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:21 am

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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