Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares Image
Metascore
84

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  • Summary: Master the unknown before it masters you. The need for galactic expansion is critical. You must conquer alien star systems to secure the resources that will guarantee your supremacy. The ultimate goal is to defeat the evil Antarans.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It's a high quality product that blends tactics, strategy and management into an accessible and playable game -- just watch out for the appearance of any latent megalomaniac tendencies.
  2. Great game, but a bit off from perfect. One of the things that irks me most is the race creation options. Getting to choose from only 4 similar governments is not enough.
  3. Master of Orion 2 is just INTENSE! I absolutely loved this game and if you liked the original Master of Orion I think you will too.
  4. A great update of a classic game, even with the micromanaging. [Mar 1997, p.134]
  5. One of the coolest features in Master of Orion 2 is the ability to do research. There are over 200 different technologies that you can acquire by the use of scientists in your empire. You get to choose many different technologies to research at any point and time.
  6. 80
    With the exception of Firaxis' "Alpha Centauri" (which owes more to Civ than these space opera games), no science fiction game has come close to the amount of atmosphere in Master of Orion II.
  7. There is so much to do in this game that if you like space opera strategy, you’ll have to have it... One of the better strategy games of 1996, but one with significant flaws. Good, yes; a classic, no.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8