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  • Summary: Any "Futurama" fanatics out there need another hit of space humor? Rebuild and manage a giant 2001-esque space donut/station and attract a variety of alien species to it in a game that plays like the deep space version of "Dungeon Keeper."
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Humour - GOOD humour - is hard to get across in entertainment software, but Startopia succeeds in not only being a fun game, but a funny game.
  2. Seems almost like a combination of many of the best management sims to date.
  3. A game of amazing polish and humor, which translates into pure fun.
  4. 85
    With its diversity, engaging style, and sly sense of humor, Startopia has plenty to offer.
  5. There is a bevy of great characters that course throughout the game, making it ever intriguing and solid fun.
  6. If you like to play in a digital sandbox and have an affinity for humor-leaning sci-fi, Startopia is not to be missed.
  7. A stellar strategy/simulation game with incredible depth and detail — but it may turn off some players with its steep learning curve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. GrantC.
    Aug 15, 2001
    10
    It looks like someone put a lot of effort in to this game. It also looks like they really had a thing for space.
  2. Nov 7, 2013
    10
    I find it really sad that today only few people remember this game, a lot of developers could learn from this great work, it's level ofI find it really sad that today only few people remember this game, a lot of developers could learn from this great work, it's level of complexity is, at least for me, not comparable Expand
  3. JonathanB.
    Jul 26, 2001
    10
    Spectacular graphics with a challenge of brains. Each race is needed to operate something so it makes it harder but funner.
  4. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    If you liked The Sims, Simcity Series, or any other people simulator-based worlds, then Startopia opens new doors for alien simulation withIf you liked The Sims, Simcity Series, or any other people simulator-based worlds, then Startopia opens new doors for alien simulation with great comedy and very very entertaining. I gave this a 10 - point rating after recently installing this on my new computer more than 15 years after its release! Runs on Macintosh also if you use help guides online! Expand
  5. Feb 26, 2015
    9
    I love this game, I have had 100s of hours of out of it over the past decade and a half, even today I still play it through from start to end.I love this game, I have had 100s of hours of out of it over the past decade and a half, even today I still play it through from start to end. I owned it disk, then got the digital version it from GOG and now it is on Steam too. There are few very space station games that are any good on the market and this ranks as one of the best. Many of the old Muckyfoot team came from Bullfrog and where involved with the Theme series back in the day. No idea what they doing now but i wish them the best. Excellent game with a great sense of humour. Recommended. Ages well. Expand
  6. May 31, 2011
    9
    Amazing Sim/RTS. So much fun and personality. Two minor problems for me: steep learning curve (the manual is useless) and, like many ofAmazing Sim/RTS. So much fun and personality. Two minor problems for me: steep learning curve (the manual is useless) and, like many of these earlier types of games, no pause. Grrr... The world is so beautiful, sometimes I just want to sit back for a minute and admire it without pressure. 10 years later and this game makes most other games of it's type look like amateur hour. Fairly deep strategy and wonderful personality. I actually had more success learning and enjoying the game by starting in on a sandbox game rather than the 'tutorial' missions -- just set everything on easy and it's a great way to learn. ("easy' settings were in patch 1.1 I believe). Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2015
    1
    I am sure in 2001 this was an amazing game however it in no way stands up to the test of time. If you just saw this for sale on Steam justI am sure in 2001 this was an amazing game however it in no way stands up to the test of time. If you just saw this for sale on Steam just keep browsing. Expand

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