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  • Summary: Offworld Trading Company is a new direction for real-time strategy, where money is both your deadliest weapon and toughest defense. After the Earth is tapped out and the asteroids claimed by faceless megacorporations, the stark Martian surface is the final frontier on which dreamers andOffworld Trading Company is a new direction for real-time strategy, where money is both your deadliest weapon and toughest defense. After the Earth is tapped out and the asteroids claimed by faceless megacorporations, the stark Martian surface is the final frontier on which dreamers and entrepreneurs can make something of themselves by staking their claim to the red planet’s abundant resources and building an economic engine capable of out-producing the competition. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Apr 28, 2016
    100
    It is every bit as thrilling as something with constant explosions. It’s the sort of game you’ll be thinking about at work. It’s the sort of game you just might want to try online. It’s the sort of game with a campaign you can play and replay and replay some more. It’s the sort of game with so many settings and options and variables that you might never need another RTS.
  2. May 3, 2016
    90
    Offworld Trading Company combines economic strategy with innovation and polish, resulting in a game which feels exciting, deep and fun all at once. Not an easy combination to pull off – the developers should be proud, and gamers should be delighted.
  3. May 5, 2016
    88
    Master its complex systems and Offworld Trading Company is ruthless, immediate and thoroughly rewarding.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 18, 2016
    79
    Simple yet nuanced mechanic, short multiplayer games – it’s all tuned to let you become top dog of financial world once or twice after coming home from work. But OTC’s simplicity is also its shortcoming: there are too few goods to trade. Black market adds a touch of chaos, so no game goes like the previous one – but it would be great if OTC got a sequel that’s similar but at the same time more complex. [Issue#209, p.84]
  5. May 16, 2016
    75
    Offworld Trading Company feels like a crossover between Anno 2205 and Civilization V. This is a very competent strategy game for fans of the genre.
  6. Feb 6, 2017
    70
    In the Offworld Trading Company business strategy you do not fight using strength, you use a money instead. You will be attracted by complex economic mechanics and exotic environment of planet Mars. The game, however, in its basic version does not entertain long enough. You can get a satisfactory game time if you choose to get not-so-cheap set of DLC packages.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    May 28, 2016
    60
    Investing in this quirky take on RTS risks a return of buyer's remorse. [Issue#251, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 2, 2016
    10
    A very interesting economy-based strategy game. It takes a unique approach to the genre, with combat options non existant which allows you toA very interesting economy-based strategy game. It takes a unique approach to the genre, with combat options non existant which allows you to focus entirely on base-building and economic growth. Multiple difficulties and daily challenges as well as a tiered multiplayer system allows plenty of continual growth. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2016
    10
    Offworld Trading Company game is unlike anything else out there. Its a building, strategy, competition game with a lot of depth, quickOffworld Trading Company game is unlike anything else out there. Its a building, strategy, competition game with a lot of depth, quick decision making, maneuvering involved and has lots of replay ability. I've been playing since early access and its come together very nicely with the polish added at the end. Great game, highly recommend. Expand
  3. May 31, 2016
    9
    It's a tycoonish RTS, you can pause anytime, so don't worry about your lack actions per minute micro¯o skills, you don't need those.It's a tycoonish RTS, you can pause anytime, so don't worry about your lack actions per minute micro¯o skills, you don't need those.

    The game is hard to describe. It has symmetrical (everyone starts at the same time, with same resources) matches which last for an hour or two. Players and AI's compete for resources, patents and markets. Learning the game is simple, mastering very difficult.

    I lost my first 10 games to AI on normal difficulty. It has truly wonderful AI, the game design of prices markets of course makes it easier for AI to make efficient decisions. But i can't stress it enough AI is really really good, and it's an accomplishment in itself in today gaming industry, well done devs !

    The core mechanics of the game are quite trivial (acquire cheap, sell high) but nevertheless the mix works, and it's even little bit addictive. Replay-ability is not endless, it's basically an indie title, so you don't get that much of content, but what you get is really cleverly designed (even campaigns are randomly generated matches that last 7 turns (7 different consecutive maps) and you can get and keep some advantages from previous missions so you develop and specialize your company for a campaign.

    Graphics are OK, game runs smoothly, didn't encounter ANY bugs, or disbalances. Game does well what it sets to accomplish. It's quite an original innovative game concept. A job well done.
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  4. Apr 29, 2016
    9
    I bought this in early access but didn't play much as I wanted to wait until release. Wow, the amount of work they have put in during thatI bought this in early access but didn't play much as I wanted to wait until release. Wow, the amount of work they have put in during that time is amazing. This game is challenging, yet extremely fun. I recommend playing through the tutorials first just to get a feel for the game, and I've really been enjoying both singleplayer and multiplayer games. Expand
  5. May 4, 2016
    8
    One of the rare strategy gems with nice sense of humour. The little touches in everything make it a very fun experience. The AI is pretty niceOne of the rare strategy gems with nice sense of humour. The little touches in everything make it a very fun experience. The AI is pretty nice and though they could have made it more unpredictable it works fine. The base mechanism is not overly convoluted. Its all about predicting what your opponents willl do. However and this makes it so intriguing is the fact that it is an RTS but the buildings need claims to build so its not all about speed but deep thinking. 10/10. Expand
  6. May 1, 2016
    7
    For a game coming from the designer of Civilization IV and the publisher of the Galactic Civilization series I was expecting... dunno,For a game coming from the designer of Civilization IV and the publisher of the Galactic Civilization series I was expecting... dunno, something more rich in *experience* and not only content. You can see the hard work, but not everything works towards being either interesting or fun... Expand
  7. Nov 5, 2020
    5
    Посредственная игра, графика не понравилась, может механика игры и интересная, но после полу часа игры желания играть дальше не было. В целомПосредственная игра, графика не понравилась, может механика игры и интересная, но после полу часа игры желания играть дальше не было. В целом проходняк, 5/10 Expand

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