Master of Orion

Master of Orion is a competitive game of interstellar conquest that combines exploration with conflict. You are cast as the immortal emperor who shapes the future of your race, as contact is made with the neighbouring races. Your objective is simple: control a majority of the known galaxy and eliminate all who stand in the way.
As ruler you must ultimately decide the destiny of your race as you make decisions on how planetary resources are allocated, where star fleets will be deployed, which races to fight, and which races to ally with. You begin with control of your home planet, from which you can explore and colonize nearby star systems. Your first decisions will centre around the rapid development of colonies into productive worlds, what types of technology to focus on, and which star systems to colonize. However, the true challenge begins when contact is made with other races, and complex strategies must be formulated to manage diplomacy, sabotage, espionage, trade, and interstellar combat.
Developed by:
SimTex
SimTex was established in 1988 by Steve Barcia and went on to create their two most popular and well known series Master of Magic and Master of Orion 1 and 2 but unfortunately closed in 1997
Multiplayer:
No Multiplayer
Platform:
Dosbox
Rated:
25 x
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Review by acecairo

Todays space strategy games get way too compicated by resource managment and other annoying details.  MOO has very easy resource managment which lets you concentrate on other strategies.  Most games today have resource trees, in this game you can pour all your research into weapons or you can research multiple items at the same time, or steal tech from another race!  The thing I really love about this game is how even if you fall behind in tech research you can still defeat your enemy by building a giant fleet made of small fighters loaded with cheap missles.  You never feel like you need to start over if something goes wrong, you can always get over it. There are just so many options!  The best turn based strategy game I have ever played, bar none.

Review by turbulance55

This game is outstanding, it has massive replayability, and blows other strategy games of its time out of the water. It is complex enough, but not so much to where it makes the game a pain to play. The selection of races and the specialties of each races makes it a challenge to play with each (sillicoids aside) race. Just my thoughts, thanks for playing =]

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  9/30/2014 5:53:00 AM - GoOdy Your Losing Doing This FGE...Just Make It Free Again!
1   7/9/2014 4:45:00 PM - GNN Pirate Master of Orion zip file, ships picture included. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-2ZpphBdhdXUXdIaFVmTHdmNnM/edit?usp=sharing DOS Emulator: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-2ZpphBdhdXMGFNWW9SLW9lb0U/edit?usp=sharing Open the Emulator: D-Fend (Import archive file, select Program File: ORION.EXE, Setup File: INSTALL.EXE) May have to do the following for sound, also check the sound options in the game. Right Click Master of Orion, Run Setup, Reconfigure Hardware Options, select SoundBlaster Pro (later) & Address 210, SoundBlaster Pro (later), Address 210 & DRQ 1 This game has been out too long to not be free. – GNN Pirate
  4/12/2014 6:57:00 PM - GORTEVANS Whoa......Lot's of people don't read much... It's not the website it's the developers...ish... Misplaced aggression...
  11/18/2013 10:51:00 AM - joe Its still free, not on this site though... Google it, i downloaded DosBox and torrented MOO (masters of Orion). ITS THAT EASY.. google search + download Dosbox from dosbox site, torrent MOO or google free download. This is the ONLY site that makes you pay for it,
  3/26/2013 11:56:00 PM - Just because this was one of the games that alot of people played when it was free you decide to make us pay for it? That is just greedy...
  3/24/2013 8:24:00 AM - U SUCK ASS MAKE THIS GAME FREE YOU SUCK ASS WEBSITE LIARS! FREE MY ASS. BUNCH OF JEWS
  3/18/2013 11:57:00 PM - Anonymous THIS WEBSITE SAYS FREE IN THE GOSH DARN NAME WTH IS UP WITH IT TELLING ME THAT I GOTTA PLAY TO PAY THIS GAME THIS GAME WAS THE ONLY REASON I VISITED IF IT HAD BEEN FREE I MIGHTA STAYED BUT SCREW THIS IT AINT WORTH TRYING TO FIND A TRULY FREE GAME
  2/8/2013 9:04:00 AM - milkdaddy Moo2 is a good thing too. Its sad that people are trying to make $ off the greatest classic games of all time.
  12/21/2012 6:36:00 AM - freethegame I really wish i could play this.
  12/15/2012 2:20:00 AM - b14 bring it back 4 the holidays (the link wont work)
2   11/22/2012 8:24:00 PM - me the free play link is http://www.freegameempire.com/PlayNowNoticePage.aspx?ProductID=5189&ProductName=Master+of+Orion
  11/8/2012 8:58:00 AM - George hey, the paid games are still in My Games and are playable if you played them in the past. Unfortunately I don't have this one :-( Can anyone post a link ?
  11/4/2012 9:06:00 PM - jxxx dear free games empire,this was one of my favorite games on this site and you ruined it by making people have to buy this.i don't care how rare this game is.MAKE IT FREE.i can play transport tycoon deluxe for free without even downloading it.if you could make this game free again it would make me very happy.p.s.this isn't my real account.i just forgot the username and password.
  10/12/2012 12:45:00 PM - user i will visit no more FREE games empire !! and all the others site that should be FREE. I will dl a good emulator and dl games directly from other sources (i.e. torrent). i invite all user to make a HUGE EMBARGO on this site and all sites that should be free and it make you pay.
  9/10/2012 4:44:00 AM - Jack lamesauce that its not free anymore, can't believe it...
 
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The package you're about to download is zipped and contains only game files. To play the game you have to set up an emulator (like DOSBOX) or have MS-DOS operating system. To play the game on Windows, please choose option 'Play Now' - our game client will run the game for you