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    ...for the PC

    ...and Why? Try to qualify your answer.. how many RTS games have you played to compare it to?
    How long did you play it for?
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    Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 (the Yuri's Revenge expansion pack was also brilliant ~ shame EA decided to ruin the franchise)
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    tribal wars
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    Chess.
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    Age of Empires 2.
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    Total War series.
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    StarCraft - without a doubt, the defining game of the RTS genre.

    Check out SC2 if you want some fast paced gameplay with a mixed skill level in multiplayer.
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    There's only one contender...

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    Age of Empires II and Company of Heroes are awesome games...
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    AOEII is the ultimate really. Other games surpass it in terms of graphics and complexity, but AOEII will always have a special place in my heart.
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    Total War series.

    Trust me. Amazing games.

    I would advise starting on Rome or Medieval Total War 2 because they are easier to handle.

    Empire Total War is really in depth and is pretty vast to be honest. I found it a bit overwhelming when I first played it. So, I am not sure it is best to buy that first.
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    Starcraft By far, most people stating othwise probably have not even played it yet.

    Not to mention the Online multiplayer is EPIC : )
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    (Original post by Mr. Orange)
    Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 (the Yuri's Revenge expansion pack was also brilliant ~ shame EA decided to ruin the franchise)
    Red Alert 2 was good, and has nice graphics, but is absolutely blown out of the water for sheer gameplay by it's predecessor: C+C Tiberian Sun (1999). I have been playing this online since 2004. It takes a few games for you to realise you're going to get totally destroyed by the other players. Anyway I've played maybe 400+ online matches. Average time 30 mins each.

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    StarCraft - without a doubt, the defining game of the RTS genre.

    Check out SC2 if you want some fast paced gameplay with a mixed skill level in multiplayer.
    The defining game of the RTS genre!!?! Wow haha. I'm downloading it. Sorry, I mean.... ordering it.
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    (Original post by 01010000 01001010)
    StarCraft - without a doubt, the defining game of the RTS genre.

    Check out SC2 if you want some fast paced gameplay with a mixed skill level in multiplayer.
    mixed skill level... too right, I won 5 games in a row today then lost 1 against a guy in a lower league and got demoted. seriously?
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    Some great suggestions above.

    I'd personally recommend Heroes of Newerth. It's solely multiplayer mind you and very intense.
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    (Original post by swiftylol)
    Starcraft By far, most people stating othwise probably have not even played it yet.

    Not to mention the Online multiplayer is EPIC : )
    Yep. Honourable mention to warcraft III Frozen Throne as well.

    Shame WOW killed its online community
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    Supreme Commander and Sins of a Solar Empire.
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    World in Conflict.
    Made something that could so easily have come true into a video game!
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    Empire earth is pretty epic.
    Rise of nations/Legends


    But red alert 2 has to be the best game.
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    Red alert 2. Played all the C&C's preceding it and while they're good (and even stand the test of time), RA2+ yuri's revenge addon was the high point of the entire series imo.
 
 
 
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