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War Simulation games (PC or PS3)?

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Dautrin Maize
Peirmont Industries
#1 - 2012-11-15 12:07:56 UTC
Back in the day, I loved PTO 2 on the SNES. It was an insanely detailed, slow-paced WW2 Pacific Theater simulation-type strategy game (with horrible graphics). There was so much micro-managing of the finest details that it rose above its faults to be one of the most elegant war-based games I've ever played.

Anyone have some contemporary suggestions for games like this?
CCP Eterne
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2012-11-15 13:06:37 UTC
It was a Koei game. I miss good Koei games. I am a huge fan of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, but the newest one is supposedly terrible (and is more of an RTS, which I don't care for).

I've not found any recent simulation-type strategy games like it in the past several years. I would love to hear about them too.

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Norman Lovecraft
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2012-11-15 14:44:26 UTC
Hearts of Iron 2 or Hearts of Iron 3 might be right up your alley. Bear
pussnheels
Viziam
#4 - 2012-11-15 15:47:47 UTC  |  Edited by: pussnheels
Dautrin Maize wrote:
Back in the day, I loved PTO 2 on the SNES. It was an insanely detailed, slow-paced WW2 Pacific Theater simulation-type strategy game (with horrible graphics). There was so much micro-managing of the finest details that it rose above its faults to be one of the most elegant war-based games I've ever played.

Anyone have some contemporary suggestions for games like this?


war in the pacific admirals edition

or its predeccesor uncommon valour

that is if you looking for a real strategic simulation meta game
indiuvidual ships , aircraft groups between 12 and 72 planes with individual pilot stats , day by day operations , full logistical simulateion ( even units that are not fighting need food and supplies ) and even a pretty good AI if playing solo but there is a pretty large and active PBEM community aswell

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Bane Necran
Appono Astos
#5 - 2012-11-15 18:23:13 UTC
The Europa Universalis series might be worth checking out.

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Louis deGuerre
The Dark Tribe
#6 - 2012-11-16 12:09:06 UTC
Bane Necran wrote:
The Europa Universalis series might be worth checking out.


This. Also Crusader Kings series. Perhaps Sword of the Stars series if you like spaceships P
Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2012-11-16 15:54:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Telegram Sam
If you like the old-style wargames with hexagons and counters on a map, check the Matrix Games catalog. Some excellent hardcore wargames for the serious grognard. (For example, War in the Pacific and Uncommon Valor that pussnheels mentioned). All genres-- ancient, Napoleonic, WWII, naval, modern, fantasy, sci-fi. Matrix publishes games by a variety of game developers, so there's some less-hardcore stuff in there as well. In the sci-fi genre, AI Wars gets great reviews from players. I usually check out the wargamer.com forums to see what people are recommending.