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Subject: [POLLS] The Best PC Strategy Games: Round 2 - The Top 40 rss

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This thread is a copy of the geeklist that continues the contest to determine BGG's favourite PC Strategy Games. I just can't abandon Chit Chat with this.

The initial round had 223 games and the last round had the Top 100 of those. Both of those rounds were entirely in chit chat. However experience with the movies polls teaches me that I get many more votes by posting these polls as geeklists. 137 users participated in the Top 100 poll and you can see it here:
Polls: Top 100 PC Strategy Games

This geeklist analyzes the results of the Top 100 poll and cuts the field down to the Top 40 games.

The voting process is simple. Rate all the ganes you have played and then upgrade a single game in each bracket from "Awesome" to "Best". I will then calculate the average rating for each game and determine a shortlist for the next poll - probably a Top 20 - and publish another geeklist.

To ensure you don't miss a round you should subscribe to this thread:
1000rpm's Polls Notification Thread - Just Subscribe!

So here is some analysis of the first poll, starting with the measure I used for qualification for this round: Top 20 Games by Average Rating. To calculate this I awarded points for each rating: Best (4), Awesome (3), Great (2), Good (1), Okay (0):

1 X-Com: Enemy Unknown (aka UFO Defense)
2 Civilisation IV
3 Fallout 2
4 Master of Orion II
5 Heroes of Might and Magic III
6 Civilisation II
7 Medieval Total War
8 Starcraft
9 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
10 Civilisation III
11 Master of Magic
12 Company of Heroes
13 Master of Orion I
14 Panzer General I
15 Civilisation I
16 Fallout 1
17 Jagged Alliance
18 Sid Meier's Pirates!
19 Railroad Tycoon II
20 Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War

X-Com moves up from 9th to #1. Loads of other changes from the previous list too. I think this competition is going to be a little unpredictable, especially with moving location this round.

Top 20 by Most 'Best' Votes:

1 Civilisation IV
2 X-Com: Enemy Unknown (aka UFO Defense)
3 Starcraft
4 Master of Orion II
5 Civilisation I
6 Civilisation II
7 Master of Magic
8 Heroes of Might and Magic III
9 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
10 Civilisation III
11 Master of Orion I
12 Fallout 2
13 Medieval Total War
14 Warcraft III
15 Rome: Total War
16 Sid Meier's Pirates!
17 Age of Empires II The Age of Kings and Conquerers.
18 Fallout 1
19 Jagged Alliance
20 Railroad Tycoon II

This list is a straight count of the games getting the most 'Best' ratings in the Top 100 round. All Twenty have made the cut for the Top 40.
The Civilisation domination continues (last round all four of them were in the Top 7 on this measure!). Starcraft moves up to 3rd spot.

The games that got the most 'Best' ratings that failed to make the cut for the Top 40 were Command & Conquer and Europa Universalis III so sorry to fans of those two!

Top 20 Most Rated

1 Civilisation IV
2 Civilisation III
3 Civilisation II
4 Civilisation I
5 Warcraft II
6 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
7 Starcraft
8 Heroes of Might and Magic III
9 Age of Empires
10 Master of Orion II
11 Master of Orion I
12 Warcraft III
13 X-Com: Enemy Unknown (aka UFO Defense)
14 Simcity 2000
15 Command & Conquer
16 Lemmings
17 Dungeon Keeper I
18 Populous
19 Command & Conquer Red Alert
20 Rome: Total War

This list shows the games that most people had rated. Seven of these fail to make the cut for the Top 40, so this contest is not simply about the games that the most geeks have played! Warcraft II and Age of Empires were the most popular games to miss the cut.

Games that Made the Top 40 That Lots of us Haven't Played

22 Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War
29 Star Control I
30 Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
33 Rollercoaster Tycoon II
38 Company of Heroes
43 Homeworld I
44 Syndicate
46 Colonization (1994)
47 Warlords 2

The number is the number of raters (out of 136)

Poll
Rate the games you have played, select only 1 "Best" in each bracket

  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
X-Com: Enemy Unknown (aka UFO Defense)
Civilisation III
Master of Magic
Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
Heroes of Might and Magic IV
Panzer General II
Age of Empires II The Age of Kings and Conquerers.
      131 answers
Poll created by 1000rpm

Poll
Rate the games you have played, select only 1 "Best" in each bracket

  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
Civilisation IV
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Company of Heroes
Railroad Tycoon II
Homeworld I
Sim City 1
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War I
Star Control I
      118 answers
Poll created by 1000rpm

Poll
Rate the games you have played, select only 1 "Best" in each bracket

  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
Fallout 2
Starcraft
Master of Orion I
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Rome: Total War
Warcraft III
Syndicate
Heroes of Might and Magic V
      124 answers
Poll created by 1000rpm

Poll
Rate the games you have played, select only 1 "Best" in each bracket

  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
Master of Orion II
Medieval Total War
Panzer General I
Jagged Alliance
Colonization (1994)
Populous
Railroad Tycoon I
Heroes of Might and Magic II
      115 answers
Poll created by 1000rpm

Poll
Rate the games you have played, select only 1 "Best" in each bracket

  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Civilisation II
Civilisation I
Fallout 1
X-Com: Terror from the Deep
Shogun: Total War
Warlords 2
Rollercoaster Tycoon II
      123 answers
Poll created by 1000rpm
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