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Game #688
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Master of Orion    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   4X in space

Rating: 9.12 (2088 votes)

Master of Orion box cover

Master of Orion screenshot
The first SimTex game that put their name on the map was also arguably the best game Steve Barcia ever designed in his short career. This is *the* 4X space strategy game that has it all: solid AI, varied alien races that require different strategies to beat, innovative combat and technology systems, intriguing espionage model, and much more. This game has never left my hard drive since its first release, because of its immense replayablity and nearly inexhaustible strategic combinations. If you can play only one space strategy game, THIS is your best bet.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Steve Barcia
Developer: SimTex
Publisher: MicroProse
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Steve Barcia
Theme: Science Fiction, Epic
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Star Lords (first version of MOO)
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Armada 2525: Deluxe Edition, Supremacy, Fragile Allegiance

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