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  • Summary: MoonBase Commander puts players in charge of their own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire on the moon. The key to winning is to find, exploit and use valuable energy pools to eliminate rival factions who are also on the same quest. Along the way players must choose the best way to accomplish their goals by using weapons, surveillance or shields to fortify their defenses. MoonBase Commander features multiple and unique opposing factions, bright graphics, a light storyline and various types of terrain that can be easily customized with the terrain editor. [Infogrames] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Moonbase Commander will stand out as the sleeper hit of 2002 and it deserves all the praise I am sure it will get.
  2. 88
    Probably the best game I had the pleasure to play this year. Combining a very simple concept with a good presentation and an addictive enough gameplay to keep me playing for years to come, the game has breathed a lot of fresh air into the otherwise stale gaming market.
  3. Moonbase Commander will stand out as the sleeper hit of 2002 and it deserves all the praise I am sure it will get.
  4. 80
    A solid and extremely fun game that will probably be overlooked by many in favor of more high-profile titles. It's a shame really, because Moonbase Commander's simple focus and gameplay is an excellent example of substance over style.
  5. Combines classic arcade fun with some real time strategy elements, creating a game that not only is fun but makes you think about how you're going to play this next move.
  6. Its graphics may be bland and its sound effects cheesy, but I can't stop playing the damn thing. [Nov 2002, p.126]
  7. Adults might find it simplistic, repititious, and boring, but it's possible that younger kids might find it accessible, challenging, and addictive. [Nov 2002, p.124]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. ChrisM.
    Sep 6, 2002
    Go buy, this game is massive fun.
  2. MatthewK.
    Feb 24, 2004
    This game is fun, though it may be a little tough at the beginning, it gets easy to get used to. 8/10.