Armada 2526 PC

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. "Unpolished" – this word describes every facet of Armada 2526. Why bother playing this game when we already have the brilliant Galactic Civilizations 2?
  4. 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.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. May 28, 2011
    4
    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 elementsAt 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. Full Review »
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    3
    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 asIt'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. Full Review »