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  1. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    The ultimate edition adds both expansions and the base game to make a very product. It is a great turn-based strategy game that gives you tons of customization options (very powerful shipbuilding tool) as well as extensive strategy options for winning.
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    8
    Pretty damn good space 4x game. Nice amounts of detail, good tech tree and races. Only real problem I have with it is you go in with no context as to the races and technologies and as opposed to say.. endless space where the feel and ideology of each becomes clear, that doesn't seem to happen in this game. The mechanics and rules are excellent though so don't let that put you off.
  3. Mar 6, 2014
    8
    As it's name says, it's a civilization-like game in space. Every race has it's own tech-tree, special abilities etc. Creating your own ships is a great feature. And, for every different mission, there's a one ship, that makes it a deep game. Different kind of weapons, modules, defence systems makes it a lil' bit complicated at start. And AI is really brilliant in diplomacy. They're not soAs it's name says, it's a civilization-like game in space. Every race has it's own tech-tree, special abilities etc. Creating your own ships is a great feature. And, for every different mission, there's a one ship, that makes it a deep game. Different kind of weapons, modules, defence systems makes it a lil' bit complicated at start. And AI is really brilliant in diplomacy. They're not so great in wars but when you're in diplomacy screen, it feels like you're playing against real players. I wish, there was a real-time strategy elements in this game. Space wars in Real-time would be really great. You can watch the combat of your fleets but commanding them would be really nice. Economical mechanism is stable. Mining bases and trade routes are great features.

    sum: If you're a fan of civilization and if you like space theme, that's a great game for you.
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  4. Dec 10, 2013
    8
    Firstly this is NOT an RTS. If it's a game like Homeworld you want then this game is NOT FOR YOU, Comparing it to RTS's with their tool tips, and easy mode game play (dumbed down for those with sub 80 IQ's) are about all over the place. Go play one. Why come here and blame a game for not being something it never had any intention of being?
    It's a now aging 4X game that has good
    Firstly this is NOT an RTS. If it's a game like Homeworld you want then this game is NOT FOR YOU, Comparing it to RTS's with their tool tips, and easy mode game play (dumbed down for those with sub 80 IQ's) are about all over the place. Go play one. Why come here and blame a game for not being something it never had any intention of being?
    It's a now aging 4X game that has good exploration, decent control and automatic combat. That's the games weakness for me, very little say in the combat. A nice turn based combat system would have made this game a 9 or 10 IMO. As it is it's like Total War on the strategic scale and has little or no tactical scale. Still intriguing and for the price (currently under $9 on Steam for the full package) worth an 8
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