It’s fair to say that Dune 2 is one of the founding fathers of the RTS gaming genre. The initially slow paced strategic action builds up over some beautifully crafted missions and was an instant hit when Westwood Studios unleashed it onto DOS based PCs and the Amiga in 1992/93. Fast forward 20 years and the OpenDUNE project is a modern day attempt to faithfully re-create the classic on today’s hardware.
The interface may seem a little primitive if you started your RTS life with Command and Conquer. For example the thought of having to put down concrete before you can build structures, or the way you can (quite easily!) accidentally tell your troops to attack your own vehicles, make it a little harder to get in to. But this is still a timeless slice of classic gaming faithfully re-created and well worth exploring.