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.
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
Not rated -
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No longer abandonware
What does it mean ? This game is being actively sold again.
Thanks to success of abandonware pages and interest in old games some game development companies (or what was left of them) sold rights to old titles to companies like Steam or GOG,
which are porting old games to new platforms and selling them again. Thats why - for this game - you won't find link to download anymore.
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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.
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 =]