Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

The Age of Empires series, originally developed by Ensemble Studios and later published by Microsoft Game Studios after Microsoft acquired Ensemble Studios in 2001, was a relatively late comer to the RTS genre.  Yet it quickly became a hit for … Continue reading

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

When I first experienced Firaxis Games’ and 2K Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the original UFO: Enemy Unknown, developed by Mythos Games and MicroProse and marketed as X-COM: Enemy Unknown, had already existed for nearly a decade and established itself and the … Continue reading

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition

When Age of Mythology and its expansion pack The Titans first came out in the early 2000s I was sure that Real Time Strategy games had entered an era of improvement and advancement.  Microsoft Game Studios had already delivered the … Continue reading

Supreme Commander

Those of us who remember playing Total Annihilation recall what was easily one of the most unique Real Time Strategy experiences in digital gaming history.  Total Annihilation was an ambitious game with dynamic base building, expansive resource collection, a heavily … Continue reading