I want to conquer the universe (in a game), what is out there?
July 19, 2011 6:43 PM Subscribe
I want to play a (quasi-realistic) large-scale space combat strategy game. Gratuitous Space Battles isn't cutting it. Any suggestions?
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These things used to be common: Homeworld, Master of Orion, Alpha Centauri, Sins of a Solar Empire, and the Jupiter Project (under-appreciated, but terrific) all met this to one degree or another, though I would ideally aim for a more realistic strategy game than a point-and-click RTS. I want to move around fleets, not just click on harvesters as fast as I can.
But I can't find anything good recently. Galactic Civilizations is a fine games, but not really realistic in any way. Gratuitous Space Battles is almost more a puzzle game than an attempt to do good science fiction. I feel like some indy games out there must do better. PC, iOS, Xbox, whatever - give me your best suggestions!