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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  8/2/2012 6:39:00 PM - ed looks like all the mps games are been sold lol thet is sad was good game =(
  8/2/2012 8:44:00 AM - , Still good that you're got the manual and page.
  8/2/2012 8:39:00 AM - you "Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:" Why couldn't they have put MOO 1 in that bit. I've downloaded this on my little sis's compter, now to get it back.
  8/1/2012 2:34:00 PM - George I still have the game in My Games menu. Thank god I made my registration. Direct links still works too.
  8/1/2012 8:34:00 AM - George It's no reason to be rude. Once again: We do not charge the game we have no money from it, but since its being officially sold, we cannot provide it for free. The game is being sold by the official distributor and comes with a windows installer. I think that a link to the seller is better than delete this game completely from this site. Other abandonware sites also removed it from their collection.
  7/31/2012 4:17:00 PM - Rick by the way your registration section has no enter button. in other words no one can join your site or anything.
  7/31/2012 4:10:00 PM - Rick I can't find the FAQ section let alone the skill evidently to get it to run, I guess I'm a a failure.
  7/31/2012 8:42:00 AM - ira its quite obvious that a lot of us would just like you guys to put it again for direct online play. Keep the empire FREE. ps i tried to do what you wrote but didnt make it.
  7/31/2012 8:34:00 AM - George If You played the game online. Check the FAQ section, where you will find the location of game files on your hard drive. It will require some skill to run it on your own though.
  7/31/2012 6:43:00 AM - Rick I'd like to say i'm really sad its no longer free to play since tried the download version and it will not work so I played the online version, as it goes if i'm going to pay for the game i'll just buy the CD version since it will work while the download version here does not.
  7/31/2012 3:41:00 AM - ira why delete it completely? I played all the time.I believe others did as well. Its much more likely it will be abandoned now. Pls put it in a free mode again.
  7/30/2012 9:30:00 PM - rage pitty that it isn't free anymore. I will have to play another game :=(
  7/30/2012 4:02:00 PM - George Well, don't blame me. I thought link to the shop might be better than just delete it completely. If the game is being sold again it is no longer abandoned.
  7/30/2012 3:26:00 PM - ira omg george u shouldnt do that after all its called FREE game empire.
  7/30/2012 2:06:00 PM - ira did it just stop beeing free to play? why?

 
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