Turn-based multiplayer game reccomendations?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by UncannyGarlic, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    I've been gaming with some friends online and we've been looking for good turn-based mulitplayer games. So far we have Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic and Heroes V: Tribes of the East. I've been toying with the idea of playing Fallout: Tactics but I'd really like some more good options. Any recommendations or suggestions of games to avoid?
     
  2. well-known stranger

    well-known stranger First time out of the vault

    May 14, 2013
    if you do do fo:t i recommend looking up some rulesets and using those. i quite liked the ww2 and counterstrike rules.

    it can be pretty fun once you find a ruleset you like.
     
  3. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    eh...Monopoly?
     
  4. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Heroes of might and magic is never wrong for any kind of turn based games :) I think the third one would be the best even if i haven't tried the newest one/ones?
     
  5. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Doesn't XCom have multiplayer?
     
  6. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
    Well... You could try Disciples 2 ~a favorite of mine, but it might be an acquired taste. The gameplay has multiplayer, and at least four armies to pick from. The turns constitute a day in the life; where the player can move as many party of heroes as they have ~within the hero's reach. Actions are group to group combat, shopping, and taking of cities (or taking them back). Thieves (units) have some interesting nasty tricks to play on the enemy's units and towns; but are easy prey on the world map. The PLayer plays the king [ruler] of their nation, and a spellcaster that can help out their units in the field; or also they can have wizards that can help out with scrolls cast ~similar effect.

    Very fun game IMO.

    http://www.gog.com/game/disciples_2_gold
     
  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    woha. Long time not see Giz.
     
  8. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Jagged Alliance 2 with the 1.13 patch for turnbased multiplayer heaven. ;)
     
  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
    I'm still around; mostly on InXile and that other place. Good to see you too.
     
  10. yarga

    yarga First time out of the vault

    Jul 19, 2004
    I've played several multiplayer games of Civ V, and found it very enjoyable and mostly stable lol. It's truly turnbased, but obviously a strategy game, although you do have various victory conditions so it's like you are "role playing" an entire nation, going for culture, conquest or tech wins, with the ability to feign one strategy and actually be following another.

    If you didn't like Civ V 1p, you won't like it multi though.
     
  11. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    X-Com is a lot of fun in multiplayer. Short eventful matches with a lot of room for different tactics and squad builds. But it's limited to two players at a time, maybe not ideal for a lan party. Unless you do like a mini tournament, which could be fun.
     
  12. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    Are the rulesets mods or purely roleplay?

    I remember giving the base game a shot a few years ago in single player and not being overly impressed with it but it definitely popped into my mind. Maybe I'll give it another shot, it's right up the my friends alley in terms of style and gameplay and multiplayer is a different experience. Have you tried Disciples 3 at all? I'm curious how it compares.

    I'm also glad to see that your still around too.

    I do like Civ V but it takes so long to play a game. We don't mind completing a campaign over time but for one night a week, a game of Civ V could last 6 months or longer... Still, it is worth considering.

    It needs to be at least three player, I should have been clear about that. I'm not looking at LAN parties, just weekly gaming sessions.

    Thanks for all of the ideas! I'll keep the thread posted as to what we go with and our experience with it.
     
  13. yarga

    yarga First time out of the vault

    Jul 19, 2004
    In that case, you might just check and see whether some of your fave board games are online supported, I know Catan, Carcassone, Dominion and Agricola have online options, I bet alot of those games have em.
     
  14. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    The Battle for Wesnoth:
    https://wesnoth.org/
    Don't expect any original story or top-notch writing, though. The game is riddled with a lots of classic cliche, mostly inspired by Tolkien's work of art. On the other hand, it has neaty 2D graphics, well developed combat system with unit upgrades, different types of terrain affecting your army, day/night cycle affecting your troops' morale and so on.