“‘Epic’ feels too inadequate a word to describe the massive space battles that pulse like lifeblood through the heart of Sins of a Solar Empire. Panning the camera around for an intimate view of the mayhem yields breathtaking scenes of destruction as huge fleets of lumbering star cruisers clash amidst thunderous barrages of laser fire and concussive missile bursts. It’s these highly strategic, explosive encounters that make all the planning that goes into expanding your galactic empire so worthwhile. Rather than overhauling what already works, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion continues to refine and expand the core formula established back in 2008, offering just enough new factions, ships, and extra content to entice us back into the fray with weapons systems at the ready.”
“It’s been many years since StarCraft first took players by storm, but the lengthy wait for the highly anticipated follow-up to the original is now over. As thousands of players flock to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and dive into this dark sci-fi real-time strategy game, parents will no doubt hear about it from their kids sooner or later. After spending many hours waging war against the Zerg, Terran, and Protoss forces, we’ve put together six important things parents should know before deciding whether to purchase the game for the household or their kids.”
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“Outlandish humor, intentionally cheesy live-acting, and an “anything goes” attitude are all fine trademarks of the Command & Conquer Red Alert series, separating it from other standard real-time strategy games by a thick, barbed-wire wall of silliness. What’s not to love about sending sonic laser-equipped dolphin attack squads, giant Japanese robot mechs, pig-tailed psionic schoolgirls, and armored Soviet war bears charging into battle? Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Commander’s Challenge distills the core gameplay into a standalone, challenge-based expansion that’s light on plot and heavy on the difficulty.”
“Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim initially looks like just about any other average fantasy real-time strategy game out there. You’ll find there are many familiar activities to engage in, like erecting important buildings, hiring units, upgrading abilities, expanding your kingdom, exploring foggy maps, and defeating swarms of foes. However, there’s a catch: you can’t directly control any of your units. This was a unique and challenging concept the original game received high marks for almost a decade ago. With a facelift and a few new features, the formula still feels new and exciting in this long-awaited sequel.”
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“Who’d have guessed that a cartoonish, side-scrolling real-time strategy game about meat-craving Vikings, chili pepper-obsessed Aztecs, and Imperial Chinese warriors with a toy fetish would be our favorite WiiWare game this year? Swords & Soldiers sets itself apart from the glut of mediocre downloadable games clogging Nintendo’s console by offering a fresh take on the RTS genre that keeps the action simple, intensely addictive, and outrageously funny. Simply put: Once you pick up the controller and fire up this gem, you won’t want to put it down.”