PCG Article Obscure RTSes the world forgot about


Nice article by Russell Adderson, which takes me back…

I'm aware of almost all of 'em, dabbled with a few, but the only ones I played fully were the Dark Reign titles. DR was my 3rd-fav RTS series back in the golden age, after the C&C universes and Total Annihilation.

One not in the article, and sadly very underappreciated imo, is:
Hegemony 1 & 2 had their moments, but 3 was pretty good—has more strategy than the similar Total War games which are way more popular.

How about you?
 
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Warzone 2100 the create your own units game. Speaking of creating your own units, impossible creatures and Earth 2150.

I do have a soft spot for KKND (krush Kill N Destroy). Not exactly original and it was flawed (NO SIEGE UNITS!) but i liked it.

Massive's Ground control (not ground control 2, that one was a bit cack) and of course my personal fav World in Conflict.
 
I've hardly heard of any of these, much less played them. I am a fan of EVO: Search for Eden though and Impossible Creatures does sound intriguing, but I doubt I'll ever actually get around to playing it.
 
I doubt I'll ever actually get around to playing it
My guess is most of the obscure ones wouldn't satisfy today. I get annoyed with Hegemony 2 and Grey Goo whenever I play for a while, and those are both very decent games—so lesser lights probably won't shine.

I fired up Dark Reign a few years ago, and I can't remember why, but no—thanks for the memory, but no :)
 
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My guess is most of the obscure ones wouldn't satisfy today. I get annoyed with Hegemony 2 and Grey Goo whenever I play for a while, and those are both very decent games—so lesser lights probably won't shine.

I fired up Dark Reign a few years ago, and I can't remember why, but no—thanks for the memory, but no :)
I agree, which is why it would stay at the bottom of my ever growing backlog if I even manage to not forget about it completely, together with a lot of other old games.
 
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