Can anybody recommend any turn-based strategy games? Mostly when I find a "strategy" game it really turns out to be city-building or tactics ("real-time strategy"). I am looking for something like Civilisation, Colonisation, or Alpha Centauri.
I tried Civilisation 4, but it is horribly over-graphiced and required the DVD to be in the drive. Also, it only runs in fullscreen mode. I want something I can play in a window while watching DVDs or listening to podcasts for a few hours.
Does TotalGaming.Net have something good?
I prefer land-water games over space games and want an economy not just building armies. Colonisation was the perfect game in that regard. Alpha Centauri was really good. RTS element for battles is fine.
Either Mac, PowerPC (Carbon/Cocoa) or Intel, pretty much any graphics
Or Windows XP/Vista, with non-serious DirectX requirements (i.e. not the best and newest)
Should have demo version.
Can cost any amount of money. I would pay 500 quid for a new game of the kind of Alpha Centauri, I really would.