Reviews for Endless Space Gold Edition

90

Amazing Space Strategy Game

pandawok56 | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all pandawok56's reviews »

Endless Space is an amazing mix of turn-based strategy with RTS space battles. The game may be overwhelming at first with all the different menus and features, like many other strategy games, but the many in-game guides will help you get the hang out it with a little patience. Everything in the game is appealing to the eye and you can go from task to task quite fluidly. When playing, time will literally fly and you'll find that you've been playing into the early hours of the morning, so be warned, it will suck hours out of your life.

78

True space opera

Neonberry | Dec. 22, 2013 | See all Neonberry's reviews »

Do you remember the times when you stayed up all night and played Masters of Orion 2 being unable to just finish the game because by the time you realized you should get off the computer you already clicked next turn and there was just so much to do again? Well, it doesn't matter, because even if you don't for whatever reason you can get the same experience now with Endless Space. The game is not too hard to master and yet there is still a fair amount of micromanagement, good diplomacy, surprisingly good AI and 4 massive tech trees. The game would be perfect but - and now I will just talk about the buts, so you can decide if you can live with the flaws. There are just no space battles. I mean of course, your ships can orbit the same system as the enemy fleet. You can attack them. And then you get a video where ships are shooting at each other and you can choose some cards to try to give different buffs to them. That's about it. It is pretty much as if you would just put it on auto-combat all the time. Ship customization - you might find it a bit limited. You can still customize the ships quite well but can not change their design (each size has one look per race) so no fancy looks for your latest star destroyers - they will have to look pretty much like the one before. Some technical difficulties, such as a fairly unstable multiplayer. For all the science fiction, 4X and strategy fans the game is still a must have unless you find any of the above mentioned extremely off-putting.

96

Must Buy Item

thong_yw | July 16, 2013 | See all thong_yw's reviews »

If you are looking for a space turn based strategy this is the one to get. The user interface might look daunting at first but tutorial will guide you through which I found missing from sword of the stars 2. Lots of races to choose from and really cool graphics and space battles. Just can't stop at the next turn.

93

Great RTS!

jackyboi1014 | July 14, 2013 | See all jackyboi1014's reviews »

Space turn-based strategy.

It hasn't been out long at this point but I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far. It feels very clean and crisp (bug free - though I know the forums have reported at least one substantial bug). Yesterday I couldn't help but fall into a '1-more-turn' trap, similar to Civ of old.

I found myself up until 4AM the day until I finally passed out at the keyboard. The planet/system improvements are well done, the technology trees are massive and interesting, the hero experience system is rewarding and fun. I really enjoy getting a new technology for weapon/armor upgrades and then retrofitting my fleet. The combat system leaves a little to be desired. You can select Auto or Manual whenever a battle is initiated. Auto - the computer sims the fight.

Manual - You select 3 different actions that play out in order (some actions counter other actions, but overall this feels pretty random). This is minimal though, and can still be fun when you guess the right counter actions to your enemies actions. I recommend this one if you're in the mood for some turn-based strategy fun.