Where art thou dynamic campaigns?


#1

Are there any games, sims, of the last 5 years that have dynamic campaigns? Do we have to go back further? Are there any non-simulator games that games that have dynamic campaigns?

One of my fav dynamic campaign type games of all time was SWOTL (look it up you young’uns) :ppppppp


#2

There’s plenty, if your willing to substitute “dynamic campaigns” with “Open world gameplay”. If that doesn’t work for you, then I must ask, what in particular are you looking for? A main story that changes depending on your choices perhaps?


#3

Funny, I actually wrote up a multiplayer set of rules for a Tunisia Campaign for a Multiplayer Operational Campaign, using Battle Academy as the Tactical resolution. That is how lacking I think that concept is across the board in PC Games. @cannedwombat can testify, I have sent him my crazy-man materials…


#4

I didn’t want to just say sims or war games because I didn’t want to accidentally exclude some game(s) I hadn’t heard of, or a genre I’d neglected. So in respect to this thread, post anything. But generic open world gameplay is not exactly the kind of “dynamic campaign” I was thinking of. For example, the old Close Combat campaigns would qualify.


#5

They’re planning a dynamic campaign for this, which is giving me a serious EF2000 vibe.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/347170/Combat_Air_Patrol_2_Military_Flight_Simulator/

Other than that…I don’t know. I too love things with dynamic campaigns, but they seem few and far between these days.

Oh, the strategy game Sanctus Reach is getting/just got a sandbox campaign mode:

So maybe that’ll fit the bill?


#6

Someone needs to redo Darklands.


#7

Ohhh, Battlefleet Gothic II is said to have three dynamic campaigns.


#8

Has it really been more than 5 years since AirLand battle came out? (checking wikipedia it has actually been 5 years 4 months - so yes!)


#9

I DO so miss them. Great memories of Falcon & Red Baron & etc!

Diego


#10

XCOM 2 and the various DLCs for it count as dynamic, I think.

Unity of Command has a weak one, if beer and pretzel war games are a thing you like. There are others in that genre that claim to have one but haven’t tried.

@Navaronegun is only moderately crazy. It’s fine. Just no sudden movements.


#11

I never played through to completion, so take this with a grain of salt, but Pyre had what I would call a dynamic campaign. Your roster, your path, your story arc, all depended on your choices or your successes and failures in the matches. I played through about halfway 2 times and both were quite different. I actually really loved it, and just talking about it makes me want to play again.


#12

Speaking of which, where is my goddamn Tornado remake??

Hmm interestingly the download link from here now points to GOG…? good news ahoy?

http://www.moodurian.com/


#13

Oh god yes please. That and Hind, please.


#14

IL-2 Stalingrad (et al.) has a dynamic campaign, called ‘Career Mode’. So do the Graviteam Tactics games (eg. Mius Front, Tank Warfare).

I guess you could say the Total War games do too?


#15

I am hoping Assassins Creed: Odyssey might make the cut.


#16

Off the top of my head: Offworld Trading Company, the Infested Planet planetary campaign and Invisible Inc.


#17

There is work being done on building dynamic campaigns for DCS. Both modders such as Mbot and Eagle Dynamics themselves are working on it.


#18

That was paining me in the back of my head so much since yesterday. I was thinking the Infested Planet DLC, but “what was that great game that featured a weird dynamic campaign Tom wouldn’t shut up about.”
Ah, such a relief, thank you!


#19

Oh yeah, this claims to have a dynamic campaign:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/541210/Cold_Waters/

Which reminds me, I think the recent Silent Hunter games do as well.


#20

It’s also a really amazing game!