Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection
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Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection is the original Sword of the Stars games and the three expansions Born of Blood, A Murder of Crows and Argos Naval Yard.
It is the year 2405, and human scientists have discovered a new technology that allows travel from star to star at speeds faster than light. But tragedy strikes, as Earth is ravaged by an alien force. The dawning of a new era was stymied by a grim, new reality...
Sword of the Stars:
4 distinct races - Human, Hiver, Tarkas and Liir
A powerful state of the art engine delivers breathtaking graphics and robust game play
Each race has a unique mode of transport between star systems, creating very different styles of play
Over 150 distinct technologies to research on a dynamic tech tree
Over 40 weapons from six different weapon classes
Players can design and build ships from three size classes - Destroyer, Cruiser, and Dreadnought
Up to 8 players can play against the AI and one another over LAN or online
Choose from a variety of scenario campaigns to play alone or with friends
Born of Blood:
Play as the merciless Zuul Slavers with over 90 brand-new ship sections and their unique drive system – the Tunnel Drive
Over 25 additional technologies
15 more weapons you can add to your ship designs
New ship sections for the original four races, including: War, Projector, Boarding, and a new type of defense satellite – the Torpedo Defense Platform
4 additional galactic encounters, a new grand menace, plus 3 unique scenarios and 6 original maps
New game features, including Slavery, Trade Routes, and Diplomatic Communications
A Murder of Crows:
A New Sixth race – The Morrigi
New Ship Sections - Over a dozen new ship sections
Unique ‘Grav Flock’ Drive System for Morrigi
15 new weapons
27 new technologies and the new Xeno-Cultural and Drones tech tree
Drone carrying ships in all three size classes
Construction ships, a variety of orbital stations, spy ships, police cutters, and more
A whole new set of GUI enhancements and additions
Argos Naval Yard:
19 new technologies
Over 75 new ship section to build
10 new weapons / 3 New Scenarios
Single Player / Multi-player with co-op scenario maps
Fun, it's a classic.drafek | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »
The game is a classic, if you don't mind details and like a great strategy game, this will be a game for you. There are 6 races! Alot of technologies! and single player, multiplayer and even co-op! This edition includes all dlc's which do add alot of this, new gameplay, a new race and alot more. Worth getting!
A definite buy for any 4X Fan!Plasros | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »
SOTS, together with the two expansion packs, turned out to be a fantastic 4X game.
While the original SOTS felt a bit incomplete, the massive improvements included in the collection turned it into this reviewers favorite 4X.
Make no mistake, this is not an easy game to master - there are a LOT of tricks to playing it - but it offers more diversity in tactics and strategy than any other. The sheer options one has and the number of strategies and counter-strategies is intimidating.
It is clear that a lot of love and care was put into this product and it shows. While it still has a few kinks and flaws (like some blurry textures, engine that is not fully optimized), the things it does offer (re-playability, truly unique races and play-styles, customization, etc..) do make them trivial in comparison.
Definitely worth the low price on sellers like GMG.