In 1995, the original Command & Conquer helped define the real-time strategy genre. The franchise then continued to innovate for the next 10 years with cutting-edge visuals, epic storylines, and complex missions. This is RTS gold and you`ll be pleased to know that not only will it run very well on your netbook, but it is also now free!! Yup, gratis to download and play (details below)
RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe the first game in the RCT franchise that inspired many competitors. This edition is the original game with all of it’s expansions preloaded. The game gives you per set scenarios to work with where you go from building an park from scratch or assuming ownership of an established amusement park and are given an goal to obtain within a certain time frame. The feature that made this game famous is it’s ride track editor where you can build custom versions of rides to suit your park. This game works well on a netbook the GOG.com edition has been optimized to work on modern windows versions and is a must have for anyone who wishes to build there own roller coasters or likes sim games in general.
The deluxe pack comes with additional expansion packs, which makes for a pretty complete package. This game has a bit of a cult following and it possibly one of the best strategy management games you can get on your Netbook!
Gizmo reports on a hardcore sci-fi game… Allegiance is a multiplayer only space sim, originally developed and published by Microsoft, that has since been made free and taken over by a dedicated community. A hybrid of spaceship shooters and strategy, it heavily emphasizes teamwork. “Best game no one Played” was the award it was given, and for a reason….. Continue Reading
Vendetta Online is a 3D space combat MMORPG for Windows, Mac and Linux. This MMO permits thousands of players to interact as the pilots of spaceships in a vast universe. Users may build their characters in any direction they desire, becoming rich captains of industry, military heroes, or outlaws. A fast-paced, realtime “twitch” style combat model gives intense action, coupled with the backdrop of RPG gameplay in a massive online galaxy. Three major player factions form a delicate balance of power, with several NPC sub-factions creating situations of economic struggle, political intrigue and conflict. The completely persistent universe and detailed storyline add to the depth of immersion, resulting in a unique online experience. Continue Reading
HellTiger writes in about SteelPanthers. This hex based tactical WWII wargame is indeed superb, again another classic I can remember playing many years ago. Its now a free download and essential for any wargamer. Not only are there multiple single player campaigns, but PBEM and hotseat variations for those who can find a foe to play against!
I`ve had some epic battles in this game, and I`ll probably give it a whirl again on my shiny Netbook!
More management malarky from Reddwarffreak. Pharaoh is an isometric city-building game set in Ancient Egypt created by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows-based computers. It involves the construction and management of settlements and cities in ancient Egypt, and is the first such themed game in the City Building series. The game was released on October 31, 1999, and was later complemented with an expansion pack, Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile, developed by BreakAway Games the following year. Both the original game and expansion pack are commonly referred to, and may be purchased as one, under the title Pharaoh and Cleopatra.
He adds – there isnt a way i have found out to make custom resolutions for this game since i do also inspect the dll files and the config files also.