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  • Starcraft (series)

  • Starcraft is a strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. Based in the distant future, you must gather resources and expand your forces to lead them to victory. The newly formed Terran Dominion faces the arrival of two hostile alien races: the savage Zerg, and the enigmatic Protoss."The only allies are enemies. The only choice is war."

    tags: real-time-strategy science-fiction strategy-game
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • Warzone 2100

  • Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, originally developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive on the Sony PlayStation console, now developed by the Warzone 2100 Project. Compared to other real-time strategy games, it has a greater focus on artillery, radar, and counter-battery technologies, more frequent in-game cinematic updates as game play progresses, a massive research tree, as well as a vehicle design system.

    tags: Portable real-time-strategy war-game
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • Command & Conquer (Series)

  • In the year 2062, humanity found itself on the brink of extinction. Tiberium, the mysterious, alien crystalline structure that infested Earth for decades and caused years of relentless conflict between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of Nod, was close to rendering the planet uninhabitable. In the midst of this crisis, Kane, Nod’s prophetic leader, emerged from seclusion to deliver GDI the message that he had developed a system that could control Tiberium and harness its power. But he could not build this “Tiberium Control Network” without GDI’s cooperation. Thus, the two opposing factions—GDI and Nod—found themselves in a desperate and unlikely alliance to stop Tiberium from extinguishing mankind. »

    tags: WINE real-time-strategy
    platform: Windows Linux
  • Company of Heroes (Series)

  • Company of Heroes is a 2006 real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ for the Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems. It was the first title to make use of the Games for Windows label.

    tags: historical-game multiplayer real-time-strategy strategy-game war-game
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Steam
  • Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War (series)

  • The games are set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, a dystopian vision of the future. Humanity has forged a galaxy-spanning empire, The Imperium, with the Immortal Emperor as humanity's leader and a living god. The Imperium is in a state of constant war with the Orks, Eldar, Dark Eldar, Tyranids,Tau,Necrons and the human servants of Chaos as well as it's direct forces (demons), desperately fighting to preserve the human race from extinction.

    tags: WINE games multiplayer planet-conquest real-time-strategy
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Earth (Series)

  • Earth 2140, 2150 and 2160 are 2-D real-time strategy computer games created in 1997, 1999 and 2000 by Polish-based Reality Pump Studios and published by TopWare Interactive (later acquired by Zuxxez Entertainment). Due to lack of publicity and marketing, the game was virtually unknown in the United States as well as Western Europe.

    tags: WINE economic-simulation-game multiplayer real-time-strategy science-fiction
    platform: Windows Linux
  • Dune Legacy

  • Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. The original game was the basis for the hugely successful Command and Conquer series, and the gameplay has been replicated an extended to a wide variety of storylines and series. Lead one of three interplanetary houses, Atreides, Harkonnen or Ordos, in an attempt to harvest the largest amount of spice from the sand dunes. Exchange your spice stockpiles for credits through refinement and build an army capable of thwarting attempts of the other houses to stop your harvesting! »

    tags: builder dos-games endless-gameplay games games-for-boys
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Bos Wars

  • Bos Wars (formerly known as Battle of Survival) is a futuristic real time strategy game (RTS). It is possible to play against human opponents over LAN, internet, or against the computer.

    tags: futuristic real-time-strategy
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • IL-2 Sturmovik (Series)

  • IL-2 Sturmovik is a series of World War II combat flight simulator video games originally created by the Russian video game developer Maddox Games under the brand name 1C:Maddox Games, following its association with 1C Company. After the 2011 release of one of the titles in the series, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, Maddox Games definitely left 1C Company. As of December 2012, 1C's new developer is the brand name 1C Game Studios, formed after association with video game developer 777 Studios, mostly known for developing and releasing in 2009 the Rise of Flight simulator. The first game resulting of this collaboration, and latest title in the IL-2 Sturmovik series, is IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, released on November 19, 2013. Along with its sequels, IL-2 Sturmovik is considered one of the leading World War II flight simulators. »

    tags: WINE flying-game real-time-strategy strategy-game war-game
    platform: Windows Linux