Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. A grand strategy game that gives you some serious value for your buck.
  2. 4X fans should be able to extract plenty of entertainment from this Danish import.
  3. For a game so concerned with balance, its annoyances are in danger of outweighing its virtues.
  4. If you’re willing to dive into its briny unforgiving depths and learn from it, then there is about as much here as there is to get from a turn-based strategy.
  5. While the story is light and terribly translated at times, the quests are rewarding enough (resource-wise) to keep you doing them. [June 2008, p.78]
  6. Massive and daunting easily describe this game. Lost Empire: Immortal is not a game for the first-time turn-based strategy gamer, but rather for that niche that wants to micro-manage every nuance of a society and slowly (sometimes it feels agonizingly slow) build up to a point where you truly are the power in the universe.
  7. Lots of stars, not much sparkle. Stick with "GalCiv II." [June 2008, p.85]
  8. 60
    Lost Empire: Immortals is such a huge space strategy game that its scale eclipses its appeal to all but the most dedicated fans of the genre.
  9. Quotation forthcoming. [May 2008]
  10. This was probably one of the more interesting games in this genre that I’ve ever bothered to play, but after playing it for a few hours, I don’t think I’ll be spending a whole lot more time with it.
  11. Adds nothing to a formula that was already looking like a severely ropey one. [June 2008, p.111]
  12. It’s huge and ambitious, but you run the risk of losing the will to live in the process of playing.
  13. 51
    The hardcore strategy game fans amongst us will adore this. It's a true challenge and it will last a very, very long time. However if you're any less than a hardcore fan (and I mean the type of fan who will forego sleep for a week just to play networked Civilization) you might not like this at all.
  14. Hardcore turn-based strategy fans will soon tire of the "in-space" novelty and recognize that Immortals is nothing more than an unoriginal, formulaic budget title.
  15. It's hardly spacesuit gripping stuff. While there are promising facets to Lost Empire's simple yet expansive empire building, ultimately it feels unfinished and uninspiring, and more of a lost opportunity than anything else.
  16. There’s no unifying factor to the game, no universal joy to be had, no... I need a beer.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. AndrewBrightmore
    Mar 14, 2008
    8
    Excellent graphics, typical final fanasy storyline (great but not innovative), sound is exceptional. The story involves flashbacks coming to the main charachter in dream like text sequences which are wonderfully composed and really adds the drama and emotive element. Combat is ok but the FF style mechanics are a little dated. This is a very good game and will please FF fans without question. The rest may find the combat and gameplay a little repetitive and tedious but its worth ploughing through. Will suffer from mass effect comparisons but is no match for the space epic. Full Review »
  2. Tyler
    Apr 17, 2008
    4
    Poor graphics, poor GUI that confuses you even after hours of use, odd shipbuilding system where you have to have the full price of the ship in minerals before ANY construction can even begin (what happened to paying x minerals per turn for y turns instead of saving minerals for y turns before construction even begins) and the fact that everything is done in a haphazard way just keeps this game from ever being fun. Isn't this a repeat of their last game. There isn't even much research to do. Space Empires 4+5 blow this game out of the park, including SE5's many bugs. Oh, and FYI, Immortals was originally planeed as a patch for the original then Pollux got greedy and turned our patch into a $30 expansion. Shame on them. I recommend buying Space Empires 4 for $10 on steam your space 4x fix, Lost Empires: Immortals is a complete waste of time, and that is being polite. Full Review »