Real time emergency strategy game.

Got this a long time ago. The amount of hours I spent on this, is time I could have learned to save actually lives and become a helpful member of society, but I didn’t, and i regret nothing.

I highly recommend the los angeles Mod for this, adding a dozen or so missions to the base game with more real looking emergency vehicle with foot units.

Some anger, some terrible joy. Simple motor accident, cop for traffic, ambulance for the driver, a firetruck on standby. Next thing I know all of downtown is burning flames

Real player with 23.3 hrs in game

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Deff worth the price ($9.99), it’s a pretty entertaining emergency management sim placing you in control of various emergency units responding to random emergencies (police, fire, EMS, utility, etc) with many missions blending the required units (i.e a bomb goes off and you need police to arrest the bombers, ems to attend to the wounded, fire to put out the fires, utilities to move heavy debris). For under $10 you’ll get several hours of entertainment, as I say, was more hours of fun for less cost than a movie.

Real player with 21.6 hrs in game

EMERGENCY 3 on Steam



Oldie but Goldie, as a regular a tester for numerous Modification you could argue that I am biased,and you might be right! I got the game on it’s original release day on April 6 2006. Since then I put countless hours into this game, having recorded well over 600 Videos featuring all kinds of mods.

And what I said back then is all the more true nowadays with all the mods that you can get. There is no game like EM4/911 FR

Maybe one day we will say the same about Emergency 5, but that day is far away yet, until that day arrives all hail the King of Emergecny RTS games, Emergency 4/911 First Responders

Real player with 428.4 hrs in game

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Likes: I like the way that it teaches people how to be a Dispatcher of Units to send to scenes even with Mods added, and knowing the Map could end in many mistakes. like wild fires, deaths, and more.

Dislikes: I dont like that you dont have much control of where the Vehicles Park, Even tho there are mods for that, some people dont know how to mod the game or start their own mods, So i wish Parking Or having control of Locations to park is a thing.

Mods: Some mods i use [Like the LA Mod, and much more] are Great at the work they do, but some things needs to be fixed like the mod crashing because of a button people can click to break the game.

Real player with 181.8 hrs in game

EMERGENCY 4 Deluxe on Steam

Rusted Warfare - RTS

Rusted Warfare - RTS

OVERALL: Excellent simple game presenting solid RTS fundamentals with a non-threatening interface. Limited balance issues (but nothing super OP) and occasionally awkward pathfinding occur, but the simplicity and variety of gameplay through such simple mechanics plus a reliable lobby system makes the game a ton of fun.


  • Units and economy are simple. At time of writing, there’s only one resource to track (though the dev does plan to add more forms of economy later), and units don’t have “special activated abilities”, they just shoot stuff. Some shoot up, some can’t; some shoot long, some short. Dev’s done a really good job of balancing basic play styles so most games are pretty fun.

Real player with 483.1 hrs in game

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What can I say. I love RTS games, and this fits into the catagory of what I love IN a RTS game. It has amazing diversity, the AI keeps you on your toes, custom maps, mods, and the multiplayer is very easy to set up. This is a gem of a game, im excited to see what it will hold in the future.



+Many maps + custom maps makes good replay value

+Multiplayer is very easy to use, and setting up a game with friends is quick

+Unit diversity is ever expanding, from many types of aircraft to mech

Real player with 149.7 hrs in game

Rusted Warfare - RTS on Steam

Distant Worlds: Universe

Distant Worlds: Universe

This game should be fun, it looks like great fun and will lead you to expect that true enjoyment is just around the corner. However the fun you are anticipating will always be just beyond your fingertips until you finally get fed up and learn to stop trying, because in the end, there really isn’t any, just frustration at how this game could of been awesome.

1. The Crashes: This game crashes a lot, but only starts doing so after you have invested so much time into your save that you’re faced with abandoning an empire you have spent hours cultivating, or routinely losing 20-30 mins of progress or more depending on how long you set your autosaves to be. You may think the solution is to make autosaves more frequent, but once your game get’s to that point, it’s now taking 5+ minutes to save your game every time. If you can mke it to some real endgame points where you really are invested and theres multiple large, well developed empires that can truly challenge you, prepare for that to take even longer. Even better, reloading saves seems to randomly reset the enemy AI in certain ways that are difficult to immediately decipher but will become apparent eventually. For example, one game I manage to start getting friendly with a lot of empires that I had been trying to open free trade agreements with and suddenly they sort of cascade to where I want them to be, one after the other. Ok, not sure why but cool. Whoops, game crashed, reload autosave. Now all of a sudden, even though I followed the same actions I did last time, they’re all imposing trade sanctions and moving to war decing. Cool.

Real player with 564.9 hrs in game

An incredibly deep and rewarding game which has some of the deepest and advanced AI you may ever witness in a game, especially one of this scope. It’s clear the developers focused near purely on content over most other things for this game and unfortunately that comes at the cost of having a game that’s imposes a significant learning curve. Getting to grips with the UI will be a difficult romp, and the mass amount of options given to you will both satisfy veteran 4X players and discourage most beginners.

Real player with 463.9 hrs in game

Distant Worlds: Universe on Steam

Nomads of Driftland

Nomads of Driftland

Very entertaining game with innovative mechanisms. I can recommend this title to all RTS and god game fans. It felt great to move islands around the world, discover new lands to unlock new units. Unlike in Driftland base game, this free expansion allows the player to manually control the units and does not provide multiple choices of buildings to build, which makes the player have to combine and explore new lands to diversify their kingdom.

Do not get discouraged by the maps order. It seems that it is sorted by mission type, and it felt little boring to play three defences in a row, but it gets better later on. However, be aware that the maps are challenging.

Real player with 16.9 hrs in game

So much to do with the free content, I can only imagine what the game is like once you purchase it. So much potential. I’m a big fan of the Nomads aspect which feels more like an RTS to me. The base game is more economy and micromanaging but harder to deal with threats because it is so limiting on defense.

Real player with 13.3 hrs in game

Nomads of Driftland on Steam



I don’t understand why there is so much hate for this game. This game consists of 10 remastered missions, multiplayer, freeplay and the campaigns from Emergency 5, 2016 and 2017. I thoroughly enjoy this game so I will give an honest and truthful opinion of the game to assure you make the right purchase.


Campaigns from Emergency 5, 2016 and 2017

Remastered missions from older emergency games

Lots of micro-managing for a fun fast-paced game

Freeplay (4 maps)

Multiplayer (I haven’t tried it yet)

Real player with 38.1 hrs in game

Edit: I bought this game again after getting a refund because I found: Bieberfelde - Next Generation. The mod completely changes the game and for me makes it worth while owning this game.

My review of the base game:

I got this after playing emergency 4 for quite some time with the LA Mod. While graphics are much much better and there is a little less micromanagement with some automation overall I feel it’s lacking something. If you liked the base game of EM4 then you might like this. But if you are used to the detail and control that the LA Mod provides then this game will probably feel a bit feature light.

Real player with 29.9 hrs in game

EMERGENCY 20 on Steam

Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity®

Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity®

In my opinion this is the best version of this game.

I say this because each “new game” is just a tiny expansion of the original product. in simple terms, they have been charging 60 bucks for the the same old game over and over and over.

I don’t support rebellion for this exact reason.

the only reason you shold buy ANY of these games is if you plan on using one of the many mods available.

as this is an older version, mods for this title will be more likely to be finished and less likely to be broken by random updates.

Real player with 125.1 hrs in game

For Starters…

Let me preface by saying that I purchased this game back in 2012 during a steam sale. I installed it along with a few other titles, played for a few hours and uninstalled it within a few days. A couple years later I decided to give it another shot and removed it within hours of installing it. In fact, actually googled online to see if there was a way to delete the game from my steam library because I swore the damn game would never fool me into installing it again. It was extremely frustrating trying to learn all of the complex technical nuances to managing and controlling your space fleet, especially when I just downloaded a bunch of other titles and this one has a learning curve, and expects you to actually play through all four of the dense tutorials to gain the minimum level of proficiency to play the game. And of course, I clicked through them without retaining anything, immediately started a skirmish, couldn’t control my empire, was confused about what was going on, got obliterated, cursed the game and uninstalled…

Real player with 61.4 hrs in game

Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity® on Steam

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

This game…

Well, I can honestly say that it is not only one of the best games I’ve ever played, but I would also dare to state that -in my opinion- this is THE best RTS of all time (possibly excluding Total Annihilation, I’ve never played that.)

Attention: If you just want to see my rating of this game, skip right down ahead to the bottom of the review.

Okay, so assuming you didn’t just skip all this, here comes a more in-depth explanation.

This is an RTS, real-time strategy, but you’ve probably already figured that out. Firstly, I will go over the base story, which is told during the opening cutscene. (You’re totally free to skip the story part too, if you want to. Just scroll right down a bit, I will mark it off with a few —-)

Real player with 401.5 hrs in game

Just a heads up, this is my first review so I apologize in advance for any suckyness. Also I have played much more off of steam. Also this goes for both games.

The best game “ever” is a very hotly disputed subject. Most people say it’s WOW, or Halo, or CS go, or COD, or Shadow of the Collosus, or some other game with a big fandom. All things considered, I say this one, because I truly believe it has (almost) every aspect of the ideal, at least strategy, game.

Great Interface

Real player with 266.0 hrs in game

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance on Steam

Siege of Centauri

Siege of Centauri

Siege of Centauri is one of the best looking tower defence games available and as a tower defence aficionado, I would say it is worth playing.

Forgive the comparison, but Siege of Centauri was clearly made by and for people who are looking to scratch their Defense Grid itch. It turns out that Siege of Centauri has some fairly obvious references in it that pay homage to Defense Grid, namely the interface looks almost like it was lifted from Defense Grid and some of the music too. It also has a similar story with advisers popping up between missions to brief you on what the mysterious enemy is up to.

Real player with 48.6 hrs in game

I don’t play many tower defense games. It’s essentially a puzzle, where you try to figure out the most efficient combinations of towers and placements to defend your base. There are features that let you see what is coming, and once you learn the units and iconography, you can definitely develop strategies and plans ahead of time. There are terrific controls for difficulty, as well as mechanics that let you customize and upgrade your available tower selection. I also see capabilities for a survival mode (defend as long as you can) and custom map development. I think there might also be an intent to support steam workshop, so that mods and custom maps can be shared.

Real player with 41.2 hrs in game

Siege of Centauri on Steam

Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm

Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm

It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor of Mankind has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods and master of a million worlds by the might of His inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the vast Imperium of Man for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day so that He may never truly die.

Yet even in His deathless state, the Emperor continues His eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor’s will. Vast armies give battle in His name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst His soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the Tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat to humanity from aliens, heretics, mutants – and far, far worse.

Real player with 541.3 hrs in game

Do you know when you truly love a game?

When almost 12 years after it’s launch, the giddy excitement of running home from work to play it never actually wore off.

Don’t let my playtime fool you, I owned the boxed versions of these games loooong before they were in my Steam account and have invested literally THOUSANDS of hours into this game. I was always kind of interested in 40K, having roomates who played the tabletop when I was younger and reading the odd comic here and there, but THIS was the game that turned me into a 40K fanboy and opened me up to the whole universe.

Real player with 484.1 hrs in game

Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm on Steam