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What's some good space colinization pc games?

Like where you start with nothing and colonize space?
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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Member RarePosts: 14,247

    A project in development that's worth checking out:  Gods and Idols ( http://www.godsandidols.com ).

     

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  • MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 1,271

    If you are looking for a singleplayer game with deep gameplay, huge galaxy and mod friendly i suggest Distant Worlds With all the expansions.

    Best x4 game ever made imo.

    http://www.matrixgames.com/products/379/details/

  • HokieHokie Member UncommonPosts: 1,063
    MoO 2

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  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,916

    Or you could check out the next installment in the X-Series:

    http://www.egosoft.com/games/x_rebirth/info_en.php

     

    It will be the 4th in a series of truly epic (and highly moddable) 4X space sims. Also likely the most beautiful gfx seen in ANY space game ever.

  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,896

    Some other space-based single player 4x games to consider.

    Imperium Galactica II - a nice mix of colony building with an interesting, randomized story and tactical space and ground combat.  Very under-appreciated, IMO.  From GT Interactive software.

    Master of Orion I and II -- the classic games.   MoO I is more abstract, but is still playable via DosBox.   MoO II takes a lot more from Civilization and is too much about micromanagement, IMO.  As long as the first one still works, I'll consider it a superior game.

    Galactic Civilizations II -- A very in-depth (and newer) take on the MoO 2 model.  If you love micromanagement, a massive technological tree, more ship components, a graphical ship building tool, a lot more micromanagement and have a month to play a game, this is your game.  There once was a fairly active modding community with all sorts of scenarios, nice looking ships, even more technology and other nice add-ons.

    If you prefer RTS to turn-based for your space battles, you might want to check out Sins of a Solar Empire.   Relatively simple production and planetary development, but the space battles can be brutally fun.

    If you check around via your local search engine, you will probably find a number of other 4x space games from the shareware or freeware market.

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  • PyndaPynda Member UncommonPosts: 855

    If you're looking for an MMO, Earth & Beyond might be worth giving a shot. More than a few people seemed to like that game, although I've never played it. However I believe it still survives somewhere out there......(google it).


    And of course there's EVE too.

  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,366
    Originally posted by Maurgrim

    If you are looking for a singleplayer game with deep gameplay, huge galaxy and mod friendly i suggest Distant Worlds With all the expansions.

    Best x4 game ever made imo.

    http://www.matrixgames.com/products/379/details/

       Gonna agree with Maugrim here ..  hands down best 4x space sim .. is DW but you dont have to get the last expansion right away .. the first 2 are a must buy tho for the shear amount of mechaincs and upgrades they bring..

     

      also for can try Star Sonata 2

  • CrashrollCrashroll Member UncommonPosts: 60
    Novus AEterno might be something worth checking out. It's still on kickstarter, but already funded. So not a finished product but atleast it's an mmo and seems like something you might be looking for.

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  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 1,939
    Spore.  Lolz.  Not good but you really start from the bottom and work up.  I would have been happy to stay an amoeba.


  • lugallugal Member UncommonPosts: 671
    Check out Evochan Mercenary.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,603
    Originally posted by cura
    Originally posted by Hokie
    MoO 2

    Ohh, soooo much this. Love the game and would love to see a remake. I think there is some similiar game in the working now but dont remember its name.

    Yeah, Masters of Orion II is one of my all time favorite games.

    I will also put in another vote for Galactic Cililizations II as I love the idea of designing your own ships using various supplied assets.

    I'll also put in a bid that is a little off the topic for Andromeda. It's not a conquer space game but more of a "you land on a planet after your ship explodes (though I think the updated version takes this bit out) and have to colonize a planet along with 6 other opposing factions.

    You research technology and all the while have to deal with "the planet" which seems to have its own agenda. A really great game.

  • VutarVutar Member UncommonPosts: 920
    Distant Worlds sounds interesting, how detailed is it? Am I going to need a masters degree in a math related subject to play it or is it something that can be easily picked up and played?
  • Really enjoyed Master of Orion 2 back in the day. May be worth checking out if you're not intimidated by old graphics.
  • drowelfdrowelf Member UncommonPosts: 114
    Well Master of Orion 2, Sword of the stars 1 and 2 are the ones i would recommend .
  • SybnalSybnal Member Posts: 261
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Distant Worlds sounds interesting, how detailed is it? Am I going to need a masters degree in a math related subject to play it or is it something that can be easily picked up and played?

    There is a lot to it.  It's very detailed, but as far as I could tell you could automate everything. There are lots of tutorials on Youtube too.

    I'd recommend it. It's a good game, unfortunately, they are asking WAY too much for it, especially when you factor in the expansions. 

    I went on a search for a really good 4x space game this summer.  DW was probably the best of the newer ones I tried. 

  • RattenmannRattenmann Member UncommonPosts: 613
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    Or you could check out the next installment in the X-Series:

    http://www.egosoft.com/games/x_rebirth/info_en.php

     

    It will be the 4th in a series of truly epic (and highly moddable) 4X space sims. Also likely the most beautiful gfx seen in ANY space game ever.

    No, just no!

    Consider X3-Albion Prelude.  But stay far away from X-Rebirth. Really, don't even consider it. And if you insist on checking it out, google some reviews, then you will know why you should not have checked it out ;)

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  • PyndaPynda Member UncommonPosts: 855

    Galactic Civilizations II currently has a digital download price of $9.99 for the game w/both expansions included. That's hard to refuse. It's now time to play this game I guess.


    http://www.galciv2.com/

  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Member Posts: 1,059
    When you write space colonization game to me that's a very different thing than just another 4X game. There are a few titles specifically about building a colony on another world in early access on STEAM right now. Both Maia and Star Forge might be worth looking at. There are a few older titles out there but of such age I am not sure they would run on modern operating systems.
  • TorgrimTorgrim Member CommonPosts: 2,088
    Originally posted by Pynda

    Galactic Civilizations II currently has a digital download price of $9.99 for the game w/both expansions included. That's hard to refuse. It's now time to play this game I guess.


    http://www.galciv2.com/

     

    http://www.galciv3.com/

     

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  • TorgrimTorgrim Member CommonPosts: 2,088
    Originally posted by Maurgrim

    If you are looking for a singleplayer game with deep gameplay, huge galaxy and mod friendly i suggest Distant Worlds With all the expansions.

    Best x4 game ever made imo.

    http://www.matrixgames.com/products/379/details/

     

    I agree, DW is the best x4 space game ever made, If it were true 3D such as Hegemonia It would be even better.

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  • ElikalElikal Member UncommonPosts: 7,912
    I really loved Master of Orion 2 and Alpha Centauri. Sad, they hardly make anything like that now. All space games of recent years had been meh.

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