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PC strategy games with hotseat play?

Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Games and Technology
Every Christmas the family will sit down and do their thing while my father and I will sit on the couch with a laptop playing Civ 4 in hotseat mode trying to forget about the pain of family life and keep ourselves out of the womanly chatter that goes on all around us.

We want to try something else now but don't know what supports single machine hotseat play. We want a slower turn based style game that can keep us occupied, the only example I have now is Civ 4 since that's what we play. As in we don't want to play Worms as that requires too much action and quick movements.

What should we try this year?

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  • Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Alpha Centauri, and its expansion pack, Alien Crossfire.

    Those are the only games you will ever need.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    It's quite old but Age of Wonders is great for hotseat. I imagine the Heroes of Might & Magic games are, too.

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  • cheezcheez Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yes, Heroes of Might & Magic is excellent for hotseat.

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  • skyknytskyknyt Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, Heroes of Might & Magic 5 is a good choice, especially because it doesn't matter too much if the other guy peeks at the screen after a while. You'll both get just as much information in your own turns as you will sitting across the room looking at the screen.

    Also, on a bigger map, you both won't encounter each other for potentially hours.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Believe it or not, Medieval II.

    I'm serious, quit laughing.

    The latest patches/Kingdoms adds a hotseat mode which is pretty cool.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Believe it or not, Medieval II.

    I'm serious, quit laughing.

    The latest patches/Kingdoms adds a hotseat mode which is pretty cool.

    How does that work for the battles though?

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2008
    Heroes of Might and Magic 3.

    Also there is:

    Heroes of Might and Magic 3.

    It also has the add-ons:

    Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Armageddon's Blade and Heroes of Might and Magic 3: The Shadow of Death.

    It's really the go to game, seriously!

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  • zeenyzeeny Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    skyknyt wrote: »
    Yeah, Heroes of Might & Magic 3 is a good choice....

    Fixed.
    There is no better hotseat tbs on the PC than HoMM 3.

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2008
    zeeny wrote: »
    skyknyt wrote: »
    Yeah, Heroes of Might & Magic 3 is a good choice....

    Fixed.
    There is no better hotseat tbs on the PC than HoMM 3.

    This guy has a point. I forgot to mention it before!

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  • skyknytskyknyt Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    I love me some HoMM3, but where can a fellow even buy it anymore? Has it been released to Steam or something recently and I was unaware?

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  • zanmattozanmatto Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Battle for Wesnoth, and Worms Armageddon. Both awesome, and Wesnoth is free.

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2008
    For instance: http://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Might-Magic-3-Complete-Pc/dp/B00004YKX4

    And you know that's at least 1,000 hours of gameplay for $23.99.

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  • RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I used to play hotseat Civ2 and MOO2 with friends. Alpha Centauri would probably be even cooler though. Space Empires IV and V probably have hotseat mode. I don't really know how good they are though.

    I always wanted to play a PBEM of the SE games.

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  • FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    HoMM5 is good too. Actually, I like all of them. :D

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    RBach wrote: »

    HoMM 3 is often considered the best HoMM game. I've only played 3 so I can't compare it, but it's really good.

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  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Just had to chime in here with a game from the dudes who made X-com.

    Laser Squad Nemesis.


    Been a while since I've played it, but I believe you can hotseat as the space marines in the free download.
    One of the best turn-based tactical games I've ever played, and certainly the best with hotseat and PBEM.

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  • SonarSonar Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    HOMM 3 is hands down the best of the games mentioned here.

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  • theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    HoMM 5 may not be better than 3, but it is a worthy successor and is available on Steam. 4 is terrible.

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  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I hear laser Squad Nemesis has hotseat action.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Anyone know if any historical simulation games have this mode or is it mostly fantasy games?

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