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  • Summary: Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Story Pack provides an all-new way for players to establish their empire across the stars, starting the game as a Machine Empire -- a society made up entirely of robots. Unique game features and event chains will allow the machines to expand as a roboticStellaris: Synthetic Dawn Story Pack provides an all-new way for players to establish their empire across the stars, starting the game as a Machine Empire -- a society made up entirely of robots. Unique game features and event chains will allow the machines to expand as a robotic consciousness, and create an AI-led network that grows to galactic dominance. Expand

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Sep 22, 2017
    95
    The introduction of machine empires has been a much-requested feature since the day Stellaris was first released. Paradox decided to take action, and the result is perhaps the most high-quality DLC for the game to date. You Will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile.
  2. Sep 21, 2017
    80
    Overall, as DLC goes, Synthetic Dawn is a great value for the money. You get a whole new species to work with, which isn't too unfamiliar to others already available, but it takes advantage of hive mind-like mechanics. The new traits, technologies and minute gameplay alterations make playing as synthetics unique and interesting, even if you already have more than 1,000 hours clocked.
  3. Sep 22, 2017
    80
    In the end, Synthetic Dawn adds a good amount of content onto the core Stellaris game for a reasonably small investment. It doesn’t do everything perfectly and could use some mid-campaign meat, but the machine races certainly set themselves apart from their organic counterparts in a grand slew of ways that are fun to interact with and play. As usual in Stellaris, it’s even more fun to craft your custom robotic empire whether you’re looking to make a swarm of interstellar terminators or friendly galactic janitors, each with their own perks, weaknesses, and values. Synthetic Dawn is a beautiful fit to the already lush cosmos of Stellaris and its content will provide plenty of hours of content well worth exploring for the most part.
  4. Sep 26, 2017
    75
    Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Story Pack is a good DLC, but only for the Stellaris fans.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 28, 2017
    9
    Very nice DLC, maybe even the best one for Stellaris. Playing a machine civilization is very interesting and gives new experience to the game.Very nice DLC, maybe even the best one for Stellaris. Playing a machine civilization is very interesting and gives new experience to the game. The have interesting backgrounds and mechanics /especially making cyborgs from other races/.

    For me only lacks of new models of ships for machines /ehhh no Borg cube/.
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  2. Sep 28, 2017
    8
    This content is really fun for a new game, givin a new range of options.

    The reason to dont give it a 10 is that is a bit expensive and i
    This content is really fun for a new game, givin a new range of options.

    The reason to dont give it a 10 is that is a bit expensive and i found none specific missions atm.
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  3. BGM
    May 24, 2018
    4
    Machine empires offer a bit different gameplay and its all. They are clearly sub par to normal ones, so getting them in multiplayer is givingMachine empires offer a bit different gameplay and its all. They are clearly sub par to normal ones, so getting them in multiplayer is giving yourself a handicap. Synthetic uprising almost never happens. The only good stuff is events and new portraits. Even at this low price it is not worth it. Expand