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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. 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: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jun 13, 2012
    10
    Very enjoyable, good humoured, aliens and robots with more character than most *people*... The level of space station management is perfect toVery enjoyable, good humoured, aliens and robots with more character than most *people*... The level of space station management is perfect to engage the player and keep them hooked for many hours or enjoyment. Highly recommend. Expand
  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. Aug 1, 2017
    10
    Amazing and unique game that still looks great today! The music is awesome, the gameplay is simple and the challenge is definitely there. DidAmazing and unique game that still looks great today! The music is awesome, the gameplay is simple and the challenge is definitely there. Did I mention its also funny? This is one of the best games I've ever played and still come back to it at least once a year. Love it! Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2010
    9
    One must expect issues in game-play when you pick things up nine years after their creation. However, Startopia's design is streamlinedOne must expect issues in game-play when you pick things up nine years after their creation. However, Startopia's design is streamlined enough that when you DO have to micromanage, it feels tense and gripping instead of tedious. The game is gorgeous when you look at what it had to work with. I lost hours and hours playing this, mesmerized by the dropping energy levels and hoping that my neighbors don't hack into my space...

    Anyhow, what a joy. The main game is only ten or so levels, and I was relieved to hit it and be freed from the compelling, addictive game-play. Bravo, Muckyfoot, you did well. RIP.
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  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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