Space Colony PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Although Space Colony puts forth a decent effort in meeting the aspects of a life simulator, the flow of the game can be cumbersome. Unfortunately, the other aspects of the game don’t make a strong enough presence to overcome this and even seem out of place at times.
  2. 70
    Despite the somewhat deceptive advertising, there isn't that much alien blasting and army building, so if you were more interested in the RTS element, or expect a little more depth from your strategy games, you're better off looking elsewhere.
  3. The main problem I found was that this type of game needs to tread a fine line between player control and AI, and I don't feel that Space Colony does it all that well. [Dec 2003, p.181]
  4. And that's where Space Colony breaks down a little - way, way too much to deal with. At times, you'll be so busy just trying to keep up with every gameplay element that it starts to lose its fun.
  5. While Space Colony offers a great deal of breadth, and a surprising amount of depth, it never really capitalizes on either of these strengths to become an incredibly compelling or incredibly enjoyable game.
  6. Although no new ground was broken in the develoment of this title, fans of micro- management builders or sim style gameplay will find the comical, cartoonish style of Space Colony a fresh change of pace and well worth the cash spent buying it.
  7. Firefly has offered a level editor with the game, allowing players to compile their own campaigns or swap them over the net, but I can't see this breathing much life into a title that exhausts its appeal so quickly. Nevertheless, it's undoubtedly one for the management fetishists.
  8. A clever combination of real-time strategy and The Sims isn't clever enough to hold your interest for long.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. AdamT.
    Aug 29, 2007
    10
    I Frequently play this, and would recommend buying the full game to anyone! It's not like sims, It's more intelligent and requires I Frequently play this, and would recommend buying the full game to anyone! It's not like sims, It's more intelligent and requires stratigy. I'm campaigning for an SDK to be released, a patch and even submitting Space Colony 2 Ideas to the Developers! The Demo does not compare to the full game! The Full game is so much better! Full Review »
  2. PeterU.
    May 12, 2006
    9
    With The Sims you have to do every day the same thing. Wash, eet, work, play, eet, sleep. Space colony is very diffrent, peeps are smarter With The Sims you have to do every day the same thing. Wash, eet, work, play, eet, sleep. Space colony is very diffrent, peeps are smarter and there is more action going on. It's to mutch to explain so just play the demo. if you play the demo you'll know exacly what the game is like. Full Review »
  3. Apr 21, 2014
    8
    This is one of my favorite games to date. It has a neat mix of sims style game play with space building and exploration. the aliens you faceThis is one of my favorite games to date. It has a neat mix of sims style game play with space building and exploration. the aliens you face are a nuisance and a blast to contend with. I think this is really a hidden gem and did not get the fans nor attention it deserved. Full Review »