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  • Summary: Armada 2526 continues the great tradition of space opera games. You guide your race from its first interstellar journeys, until it becomes a mighty galactic empire. Along the way, you'll explore the galaxy, conduct research, diplomacy and trade, found new colonies, maneuver mighty star fleets, and fight epic battles. Although the game is complex, and the possible strategies endless, powerful help and advisor features help you get up to speed quickly. [Matrix Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Armada 2526 proves yet again that 4X Space games need a sense of wonder, not a sense of Excell. Death to text messaging diplomacy! [Jan 2010]
  2. For a 4X strategy title it hits a lot of the sweet spots you want and is a great entry for anyone who wants to give running a star spanning empire a whirl.
  3. Armada 2526 continues the great tradition of space opera games. You will explore the galaxy, conduct research, diplomacy and trade, maneuver mighty star fleets, and fight epic battles.
  4. Varied alien races with different needs and requests means each play through will require different strategies, giving the game a great amount of replay value.
  5. "Unpolished" – this word describes every facet of Armada 2526. Why bother playing this game when we already have the brilliant Galactic Civilizations 2?
  6. Armada 2526 is a classic RTS with a good exploration phase, but the fights are ugly and the graphics seem to come from ten years ago. There are certainly die-hard enthusiasts who will appreciate the quality of the title developed by Nitronium Games, but it's hard to suggest this game to someone who doesn't like the genre.
  7. Many great games have been built on the concept of expanding your space empire through diplomacy, trade and war. Armada 2526 is not one of them. [Nov 2010, p.83]
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  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. May 28, 2011
    At first glance this looks like a great 4X Space game, it features all of the right elements, and blends Turn Based and Real Time elements quite well. Th graphics are quite well done, the Music I find rather good too. That being said, where the game loses all of its potential is in its combat mechanics. Combat in Armada, does not hold up to the title's name. Very limited, in many ways frustrating even, and specially nothing like the Trailer, that was the biggest surprise for me. I was very disappointed. If you intend on playing all your battles with Auto-Resolve it can be fun for its other aspects. I hope they release a Combat mechanics Overhaul and make this game what it was supposed to be. Expand
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    It's close to the original Master of orion in terms of depth of structure/ base building, research and ship development which I didn't mind as it gets you straight into the mechanics of the game. I didn't mind the 10 year old graphics either as this is quite normal for x4 games. However it means it falls short when compaired to Master of orion II or even the overly complex III and the galatic civilization series because it lacks replayability. The real time space battles means that A.I is pretty bad and i found myself squinting a lot in an attempt to make out ships. Expand
  3. Mar 8, 2013
    Straight out BSOD when you hit real time battle mode so that is kind of the ultimate gameplay killer. Well least of have SOSE Trinity to fall back on.