Average User Score: 9.0Nov 3, 2011If you remember playing Master of Orion or MOO2, and wondering, "Will there ever be a space 4X this good again?" Yes. It is "Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection", available on Steam, etc.
In short, SOTS is a turn-based strategy game, with RTS combat. The gameplay is essentially turn-based exploring, researching, and expanding your empire punctuated by epic RTS space battles against aliens, random encounters, and "NPC" menaces. The ships an empire uses are designed by the player, for whatever mission they have in mind.
The only downside this game might have for some players is that it is more complex than most RTS games. So if you try it, definitely RTFM and refer to the WIKI.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.5Nov 3, 2011Older gamers remember Master of Orion 2 being a great Sci-Fi 4X game. Then MOO3 was terrible.
Sword of the Stars 2 is a similar case, except that it is because SOTS2 is not finished. If you are looking for an excellent turn-based + RTS Sci-Fi 4X, "Sword of the Stars: Ultimate Collection" is worth your time and money. (Available on Steam, etc.) Note: SOTS is complex, so RTFM.
As for SOTS2 it is going to take time for the developers to finish it, so my recommendation is to play the first SOTS for a couple months before you try the new one.… Expand