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Battle for Wesnoth

 

Category: Fantasy Turn-based Strategy

Homepage: Wesnoth

License: GPL.

Latest Version: 1.0

Screenshots: Wesnoth.org,

Platform: GNU/Linux # Windows # MacOSX # BeOS # Solaris # FreeBSD # OpenBSD # NetBSD.

Hardware Requirement: -

Additional System Requirements: SDL_image 1.2 # SDL_mixer 1.2 # SDL_net 1.2.

Singleplayer: Yes

Multiplayer: Yes

Demo: no (freeware)

Description: The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.

Build your army, selecting, from one mission to the next one, your most experienced fighters. Fighters you did recruit among a great number of units, offering various strategic strengths and weaknesses on different terrains and against different opponents.

 

Fight to gain back the throne of Wesnoth, of which you are the legitimate heir. Or use your dreaded power on undead to achieve domination on those foul mortals, or get a revenge for your glorious orcish tribe against these puny human armies who dared stealing your land... stories are waiting to be told. Or maybe you want to challenge your friends or strangers on multiplayer epic fantasy battles. (Taken from wesnoth.org)

Notes: -

Reviews: PCBurn, Tea Leaves.

Related websites: Wesnoth WIKI, Wesnoth Forum, Wesnoth Merchandize

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Creatures: Docking Station

 

Category: Strategy/Simulation/Puzzle

Homepage: Gameware Development

License: Free.

Latest Version: -

Screenshots: Screenshots.

Platform: Linux # Windows.

Hardware Requirement: x86 or 100% compatible processor (Pentium, AMD) - must be at least Pentium 2 or equivalent x86 # 32Mb RAM (Docked with Creatures 3 will require 64Mb) # 100Mb hard drive space (but only a 20Mb download) # Intenet connection.

Additional System Requirements: Linux kernel 2.2 # Glibc 2.1 # GTK # wget # Lynx # bzip2.

Singleplayer: Yes.

Multiplayer: Yes.

Demo: Yes.

Description: Docking Station is a completely FREE artificial life game for both Windows and Linux, developed by Creature Labs - the creators of the Creatures series of games.

Notes: -

Reviews: -

Related websites: Creatures Labs # Gameware Development.

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Darwinia

 

Category: Realtime Strategy

Homepage: Darwinia

License: Commercial $29.95

Latest Version: -

Screenshots: Screenshots

Platform: Linux # Mac OS # Windows.

Hardware Requirement: 600Mhz processor, GeForce2 graphics card, 128mb RAM, 10mb HD

Additional System Requirements: -

Singleplayer: Yes.

Multiplayer: No.

Demo: Yes.

Description: (Taken from Darwinia website) : Nearly three years after taking the underground gaming scene by storm with Uplink, Introversion Software is poised to release its follow-up title, Darwinia. Combining fast paced action with strategic battle planning, the game features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from 80's retro classics, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3d game world.

Notes: -

Reviews: IGN, Games.fok.nl (dutch)

Related websites: Darwinia Forum

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Dominions 2

 

Category: Fantasy Turn-Based Strategy

Homepage: illwinter.com

License: cost ~$40 - depends which online store you buy it.

Latest Version: 2.16 - Grab the patch here.

Screenshots: illwinter War Gamer, IGN

Platform: x86 # win # mac # sparc # ppc.

Hardware Requirement: Linux - 300 MHz Pentium II or a 300MHz Power PC processor, 64 MB Ram, 250 MB disk space, A good OpenGL accelerated graphics card (geforce or equivalent is recommended).

Additional System Requirements: Libc > = 2.1.92 (redhat >= 7.0 or mandrake >= 7.2), X-windows.

Singleplayer: Yes, against up to 16 computer AI.

Multiplayer: Yes, up to 17 players - hotseat, PbEM, TCP/IP

Demo: Yes, grab it here.

Description: Dominons 2 is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Massive unit list and magic list. Build up your god and take world domination. Only one god will prevail. Use your spies, assassins, priests or magic to take over another region as an alternative to warfare. Bards to make a region rebels. Build your own maps or make a new nation with new units, weapons, magic etc. and awhole lot more...

 

Features:

* 1-17 Players. Play single player or with up to 16 friends (hotseat, PbEM, TCP/IP).

* More than 1000 different units.

* More than 500 unique spells.

* More than 300 magic items.

* Design your own God by choosing his physical form, magic skills and how his dominion affects the world.

* Dominion. Make sure that the dominion of enemy gods doesn't enter and corrupt your lands.

* The worlds most famous heroes will be granted heroic abilities that grows with their fame.

* Mercenaries are bought on a global market, all players can bid, but only one will get them.

* Build fortresses to protect your lands and to boost your production. Fortresses must be besieged before they can be stormed.

* Huge automatic battles with hundreds of units.

* Much improved user interface compared to Dominions I.

* It will be possible to mod the game after the first patch has been released.

 

Notes: Easy to install. Easy to make your own mod. High learning curve, can be frustrating if you are newbie, but there's some nice player guides out there.

Reviews: War Gamer, PC Game zone Game Tab, IGN, PC Game World, GameRaiders

Related websites: Dominions 2 gaming Server, Official Dominions 2 Forum, Fansites, resources, where to buy link

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FreeCiv

 

Category: free turn-based strategy game.

Homepage: Freeciv

License: GPL

Latest Version: 2.0.6

Screenshots: Screenshots

Platform: Linux # Mac OS X # Windows.

Hardware Requirement: -

Additional System Requirements: -

Singleplayer: Yes.

Multiplayer: Yes.

Demo: No. (freeware).

Description: Freeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal:

To become the greatest civilization.

Players of the Civilization® series by Microprose® should feel at home, since one aim of Freeciv is to have modes with compatible rules.

Freeciv is maintained by an international team of coders and enthusiasts, and is easily one of the most fun and addictive network games out there!

That also means it has very extensive multilanguage support, something rare in games.

Notes: -

Reviews: -

Related websites: FAQ, Freeciv Forum.

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FreeLords

 

Category: Turn-based strategy

Homepage: Freelords

License: GPL

Latest Version: 0.3.5

Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2, Screenshot 3, Screenshot 4, Screenshot 5.

Platform: Linux

Hardware Requirement: -

Additional System Requirements: SDL > 1.2.0 # Paragui # expat # libsigc++-1.2.

Singleplayer: Yes.

Multiplayer: Yes.

Demo: No. (freeware)

Description: FreeLords is a turn-based strategy game in the style of the classical Warlords.

Notes: Freelords are still under development

Reviews: -

Related websites: -

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Glest

 

Category: Realtime Stategy

Homepage: Glest.org, Glest Loki Installer (Required for Linux install)

License: GPL

Latest Version: 2.0

Screenshots: Glest.org

Platform: Linux # windows.

Hardware Requirement: Pentium 4 / Athlon processor. OpenGL 1.3 compatible video card.

Additional System Requirements: Jam, and an additional more.

Singleplayer: Yes.

Multiplayer: Coming soon.

Demo: No. (freeware)

Description:A free 3d real-time customizable strategy game.

Glest takes place in a context which could be compared to that of the pre-renaissance Europe, with the licence that magic forces exist in the environment and can be controlled.

Current version is fully playable, includes single player game against CPU controlled players, two factions with their corresponding tech trees, units, buildings and some maps.

Notes: The Loki Installer (see above for link) is required to install Glest in Linux.

Reviews: -

Related websites: Duel Field (Spanish), Glest - Forum Board

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Updated by: tyme

 

 

LGenerals

 

Category: Turn Based Strategy

Homepage: LGames

License: GPL

Latest Version: 1.2 Beta-5

Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2, Screenshot 3.

Platform: Linux # Bebits # NetBSD # Windows.

Hardware Requirement: -

Additional System Requirements: SDL # SDL Mixer.

Singleplayer: Yes.

Multiplayer: Yes.

Demo: No. (Freeware)

Description: LGeneral is a turn-based strategy engine heavily inspired by Panzer General. You play single scenarios or whole campaigns turn by turn against a human player or the AI. Entrenchment, rugged defense, defensive fire, surprise contacts, surrender, unit supply, weather influence, reinforcements and other implementations contribute to the tactical and strategic depth of the game.

Notes: The engine itself has no playable data but there is a converter for Panzer General (DOS version). If you do not own this game, download the package pg-data.tar.gz here.

Reviews: -

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Savage - The Battle for Newerth

 

Category: Fantasy RTSS

Homepage: S2 Games - Savage

License: $ 19.99

Latest Version: 2.00e

Screenshots: S2 Games

Platform: x86 # win.

Hardware Requirement: 600MHz # 128MB RAM # GeForce or Radeon video card.

Additional System Requirements: -

Singleplayer: No

Multiplayer: Yes

Demo: Yes, grab it at The Adrenaline Vault

Description: Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new gameplay genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience. As the commander in RTS mode, you will tackle resource management, develop a robust tech tree, plan your assault and lead real human players into battle. As a warrior in action mode, you will master many unique weapons, powerful units, and siege vehicles to fight a fast paced battle.

 

Set in a unique fantasy world eons from now where Humans and Beasts battle violently for their very existence. Choose to fight on the side of Humanity, armed with science and technology, or take the side of the Beast Horde, masters of nature and magic. Each race has its own style of battle, its own leader, and its own way to victory. Which side are you on? (Taken from The Adrenaline Vault).

Notes: Can be a bit difficult to install, but if you know the basic stuff in Linux, it shouldn't be a problem. Also the lack of Single Player can make it difficult to enter a multiplayer game.

If Savage complaining (which is does on my ubuntu linux) about libtiff.so.3 and you have libtiff.so.4 installed make a symlinks. ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3

Reviews: PC Magazine # Game Infowire.com # MaximumPC # Loaded Inc., PCGamer (pdf) # Computer Gamer (pdf).

Related websites: S2 Games Homepage # Fan Sites.

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Tribal Trouble

 

Category: Realtime Strategy

Homepage: Oddlabs

License: Commercial $24.95

Latest Version: 1.1

Screenshots: Screenshots

Platform: Linux # Mac # Windows.

Hardware Requirement: 700 MHz CPU # 128 MB memory # 500 MB harddrive # NVIDIA Geforce/Geforce 2 MX, ATI Radeon 7200 or similar graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce 2 Ti or ATI Radeon 7500 or better recommended) # 32 MB video memory # multiplayer, a 56 Kb/s modem is required (broadband connection strongly recommended).

Additional System Requirements: Kernel 2.4 # glibc 2.3 # OpenGL 1.1 # Java 1.5 # OpenAL.

Singleplayer: Yes

Multiplayer: Yes

Demo: Yes

Description:ribal Trouble is a fast paced realtime strategy game where you will find yourself pitted against your computer or online players. Your job is to lead your somewhat clueless kinsmen (be it vikings or natives) to new discoveries and victories as the tribal clashes rage across a group of tropical islands.

Notes: -

Reviews: -

Related websites: Forum

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UFO: Alien Invasion

 

Category: Strategy

Homepage: UFO: Alien Invasion

License: GPL

Latest Version: UFO: Alien Invasion Christmas Special

Screenshots: Screenshot 1 # Screenshot 2 # Screenshot 3 # Screenshot 4 # Screenshot 5 # Screenshot 6 # Screenshot 7 # Screenshot 8.

Platform: Linux # Windows.

Hardware Requirement: 3D Acceleration graphic card.

Additional System Requirements: OpenGL.

Singleplayer: Yes.

Multiplayer: Yes.

Demo: Freeware.

Description: UFO: ALIEN INVASION is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces which are about to infiltrate earth at this very moment. You are in command of a small special unit which has been founded to face the alien strike force. To be successful on the long run, you will also have to have a research team study the aliens and their technologies in order to learn as much as possible about their technology, their goals and the aliens themselves. 'UFO: Alien Invasion' is heavily inspired by the 'X-COM' series by Mythos and Microprose. The first game of the series, 'UFO DEFENSE', became a classic and, in our honest opinion, is one of the best games ever made. 'UFO: Alien Invasion' is neither a sequel nor a remake of 'UFO DEFENSE'.

Notes: It's heavly under development.

Reviews: -

Related websites: -

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