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Offline Kregaaron

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Good Space Colonization games
« on: September 28, 2006, 03:59:07 pm »
Hey guys, what Space Colonization games can you recommend? I'm not necessarily talking turn based and RTS games (even though those are fine..), but I mean where Space Colonization is the main root of the game. So, what's a good one of those out?



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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006, 05:27:51 pm »
Spore.

Other than that, if you look under the "Free PC Games" sticky, there are a few, like FreeOrion.

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006, 07:00:16 pm »
Well, yes, of course spore, but i'm talking games that are out  ;)

But i'll check out Free Orion.

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006, 07:09:10 am »
well...there's always M.U.L.E. ;)

...and I enjoyed Overlord for the NES (and PC?)

...yet the only "recent" ones I've played have been the Galactic Civilizations series of games - which are combat-heavy.

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006, 09:12:36 am »
Umm... I dunno if this counts, but X2: The Threat and X3:The Reunion are KINDA like colonization?  They're Space combat/trading sims in which you can build up an empire by trading, and command fleets of ships... It's sorta hard to get used to an' stuff.  But worth it, if you do

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006, 05:08:10 pm »
Galactic Civilizations 2 is the only good Space Colonization game that i've played. 

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2006, 06:10:39 pm »
<cough!>Star Control 2!<Cough!>!

Ok, it isnt really about colonisation, but if you dont play this game I will summon a great swarm of flesh-eating harpies to devour you.
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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2006, 07:19:58 pm »
Yes, i've played star control 2, many times.

I can safely say it is one of the best games ever....now only if they'd give us an update on the new star control project...

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2006, 04:22:07 am »
Theres a new SC project?!?  :D

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2006, 09:40:23 am »
I think he is referring to the hypothetical possible Toys for Bob sequel, which they are trying to make and trying to convince Activision about as soon as their new Tony Hawk game for the Wii is done/released/whatever. See http://sc2.sourceforge.net/petition/petition.php

And yes, SC2 = best game ever. :)

Outpost 2 was pretty nice (better than 1 by far. :P)
And then there's Alpha centauri...

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2006, 10:35:22 am »
Yes, I was talking about the new star control game that might get into development, but we haven't heard anything about it for months........

And i'll check out Outpost 2.

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2006, 11:23:18 am »
Galactic Civilizations 2 had the whole colonization thing going on.

And then when you've filled your planet to capacity with buildings (based on suitability for life), you can go take over everyone else's planets.
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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2006, 10:20:39 am »
Now that I think about it, there really hasn't been a exceptional space colonization game for a long while before Galactic Civilizations 2.  A few "classics" now might be:

- Masters of Orion
- Ascention
- Sid Miers Alpha Centuri   (I only mention this - I'm not going to recommend it, just not a very good game overall)


That's about it.  Oh yeah, Star Control 2 is still an amzing game.

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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2006, 02:03:28 pm »
- Sid Miers Alpha Centuri   (I only mention this - I'm not going to recommend it, just not a very good game overall)
Alpha Centauri is the best 4X game I have ever played.
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Re: Good Space Colonization games
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2006, 11:14:23 pm »
Now that I think about it, there really hasn't been a exceptional space colonization game for a long while before Galactic Civilizations 2.  A few "classics" now might be:

- Masters of Orion
- Ascention
- Sid Miers Alpha Centuri   (I only mention this - I'm not going to recommend it, just not a very good game overall)


That's about it.  Oh yeah, Star Control 2 is still an amzing game.

DJ
You sure you got that right? Alpha Centauri was one of the best games I've ever played. Ascention was pure dreck.