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Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2010, 05:53:23 am »

I played a bit of Space Empires years ago. I know that 4 was leagues better than 3, though I never tried 5. So at the very least, I can recommend SE4 as well.
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2010, 02:37:07 pm »

One day, hopefully, there will be FreeOrion.  Last time I tried it the tech tree was pretty unbalanced so play it at your own risk.

It's not a 4x but there's also Homeworld 2 Complex - a mod for Homeworld 2.  As of fairly recently someone is camping on the homepage so you'll need to do a bit of googling.
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2010, 05:43:14 am »

Distant Worlds is fairly recent. I don't know much about it. Videos.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2010, 05:46:15 pm »

Star wars: empire at war
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2010, 08:07:43 pm »

If we're on the subject of Homeworld 2 mods, R.E.A.R.M is a pretty good one. The main thing it does that interests me is it brings in the Imperial Taiidan from the first game as a playable race in multiplayer, for people who're getting tired of the squad system. Actually, having the two systems side-by-side really shows off the advantages of both - shame they couldn't import the HW1 formations into HW2.
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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2010, 06:28:28 am »

Believe it or not, there's a good one on Facebook.  It's called Galaxy Legion.  Try to imagine a game that combines aspects of Master of Orion and Spacewar (old BBS door game).  I run a guild there named Stormfront, if anyone here would like to know more or give it a try, feel free to let me know.
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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2010, 12:14:14 am »

I played a bit of Space Empires years ago. I know that 4 was leagues better than 3, though I never tried 5. So at the very least, I can recommend SE4 as well.

i picked up a "deluxe" version(4&5)  and 5 is completely off balance but has cool artwork although i like 4's raw 3D and did you hear about the ascendancy iphone game?
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2010, 07:11:23 pm »

I'm not sure if this counts at all but it is a very good game.  Its probably nothing like the other games mentioned - then again, looking at screenshots of Free Space, I guess so.
http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/

You trade, explore, you can expand your fleet, ship, and exterminate different races, I suppose.  Its fun  Smiley
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Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2010, 12:01:36 am »

has anybody else heard of a game called "armada 2526" and it looks pretty bad however looks can be deceiving has anyone played it? do the aliens speak like in moo 3?
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2010, 05:23:32 pm »

I just stumbled on Armada 2526. Hard to find much info about it. This video review doesn't say much.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8iLEvTu27c

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I'm just going to go ahead and link a whole bunch of games here that I've stumbled upon here (I'm not recommending anything). Some of them might have been mentioned before:


AI war looks interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/user/x4ooo
http://www.arcengames.com/aiwar_features.php

I keep hearing good stuff about an older game called Ascendancy. It has nice music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-iB90PY7TM

I haven't played the PC version of Utopia K240, called Fragile Allegiance. It looks a bit different from the Amiga version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXVmh3Afkh8

Star Lords: Imperial Order (not the MoO1 prototype).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlXKOhc-HWs

Lost Empire: Immortals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwLQ35Tu3uc

Gratuitous Space Battles: Galactic Conquest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0fFpcjQ8yw

Emperor of the Fading Suns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVbEj_fpPdY

Conquest: Frontier Wars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCdvN8h0MQ

Colonial conquest is an old "indie" game for the Amiga. Well, we didn't say indie back then.

Star Wars: Rebellion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqQOORCO-sU

Overlord, a NES game which looks very nice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D8-ecIUwpg

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Some more well known and newer games:

Galactic Civilizations (2)
Space Empires (5)
Sins of a Solar Empire
Sword of the Stars
Homeworld (2)
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Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2010, 04:14:31 pm »

I just stumbled on Armada 2526. Hard to find much info about it. This video review doesn't say much.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8iLEvTu27c

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Lost Empire: Immortals

Weltraumstrategiespiel! Such a beautiful word.
Anyway, I see that it's made by Paradox interactive. So I guess it's quite deep as a stategy game. Let's give it a try Wink.
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Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2010, 09:02:42 am »

hmm, galactic civilizations talks about the Precursors, who left many technology, and suddenly vanished Tongue.
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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2010, 05:00:39 pm »

Gratuitous Space Battles? Awesome name.
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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2010, 07:13:30 pm »

The strictly topdown view of the ships in Gratious Space Battles works pretty well, despite the baked in light. I think the ships are 'pre rendered'. In SC2 the specular and shadows move across the ships as they rotate.

Some more links:

Star Ruler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDWkbVBcIa4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjH8qAbiLzI

Star Trek: Birth Of The Federation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6nHo8xg5HQ

Star Trek: Armada 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa798lV8foU

The Outforce. I can't find much info about this game. It reminds me of the naval battle aspect of Total Annihilation.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/outforce

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These games seems to be more 3D realtime combat focused (with less/no base building stuff).

Nexus - The Jupiter incident
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhhnRXdNXCw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46G7-9BdNmM

O.R.B.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qwouh9EVYQ

Star Wars: Empire at War - You can do some base building stuff in the Galactic Conquest mode, if I understood it correctly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiScCs9QMk8

Then we have Battleships Forever, in which you build ships out of vector shapes and pit them against each other.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vKvlx6YFe8

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Also, if you're into these kind of space-battle settings, you might want to watch Legend of Galactic Heroes.
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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2010, 07:35:38 pm »

Possibly one of the coolest space games out there right now, utilizing a brilliant melee system and an involved story can be found here. Most of the diplomatic chatter and action goes into a members only system though, though that may be about to change.

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