Nexus: The Jupiter Incident PC

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
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  1. It looks fantastic, but strategy aficionados may find that there's too much of a puzzle-like aspect to the game's missions.
  2. The first couple of hours of the game are fantastic, as you're introduced to the universe, the ships, the stunning battles and the interesting gameplay, but for the average strategy fan, the realisation that the game is all about increasingly complex micro-management of your ships and crew is something of a let-down.
  3. At its worst, Nexus is painfully ponderous and distantly detached. At its best it's visually stupendous sci-fi spectacular with depth as well as style. The 2001 of Real Time Strategy if you will.
  4. If commanding a highly configurable fleet of ships through scripted missions, micromanaging your efforts both in the pre-mission ship design stage and during every step of combat, appeals to you, then this game is what you want.
  5. 60
    Veterans of "Starfleet Command" or "Homeworld" multiplayer champs should get excited, because as tactical space combat simulators go, this is a pretty good one. The rest of us who would rather keep our micromanagement confined to the realm of Excel, on the other hand, will probably go back to our "simpler" RTS games.
  6. The story is good, certainly, but if I wanted to watch a sci-fi tale I'd flick on Star Trek. Nexus is purely for the lover of slow paced space adventuring and combat, and those caught up in the Imperium Galactica series.
  7. A very deep and realistic space simulation, but one that is too slow for most gamers to appreciate.
  8. The good is the ├╝ber detailed physics accurate star systems, the bad is the interface and the ugly isn't visible because this is a good-looking game hampered by really small text.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    Stunning!! Just played it and still looks great even though it is now more than 6 years old. Immersive and innovative gameplay, why don't theyStunning!! Just played it and still looks great even though it is now more than 6 years old. Immersive and innovative gameplay, why don't they make more of these types of games anymore? Full Review »
  2. CalebS
    Mar 28, 2009
    10
    minus a few crash bugs that you can easily recover from with saving the game is great. Unless, I guess, your one of the few who aren't minus a few crash bugs that you can easily recover from with saving the game is great. Unless, I guess, your one of the few who aren't literate enough to learn how to take down shields. Anyone who likes space combat games should drop the $10 for this. I'm not sure how to even take the "critic" scores, they give this game a 77 and players give it 8.7. Empires TW just came out and got a 91 from critics and a 7.4 from real players and I see why mine crashes after every engagement. I'm just not sure what critics are good for, they just give all new games high marks if they come from big name companies and assume they suck from smaller ones without even trying the games it seems then I'm just left disappointed with games that i wish we're as good as this one. Full Review »
  3. PedroD.
    Dec 15, 2007
    9
    It's 2007 and i picked this up for $10, it's been one of the best games i've played for a while. To say it's real time It's 2007 and i picked this up for $10, it's been one of the best games i've played for a while. To say it's real time strategy is a bit misleading, this flows a locked story line where each mission is a progressive battle, test or puzzle. The gameplay is awesome and looks amazing still ! The storyline is very sci-fi and keeps you in suspense, really liked the characters and they tend to grow on you over the course of the game, but the best is the huge battles with very customiseable ships. Awesome. Full Review »