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Lead one of 18 different alien races to become a mighty pan-galactic empire. Manage your colonies, deploy your fleets and conduct research. Plot your strategy and turn your planets into mighty bastions. Explore new star systems, where you may encounter tachyon storms, psychic plants, primitives or find abandoned alien technology. Diplomacy is of utter importance in being successful. Make pacts and alliances, make threats or ask for favours – and when the time is right, replace diplomacy by space combat and fight it out in real-time 3D.
The trade system lets you trade valuable commodities between both your own and alien worlds. Alien relics, rare minerals, tourists, or even natural anti-matter, your freighters will carry them all. Although the game is complex, and the possible strategies endless, powerful help and advisor features, help you get up to speed quickly. Unlike many games in this genre, Armada 2526 focuses on providing a game that can be finished in a reasonable time, and emphasizes battle and strategy over economic micro-management. All with one purpose: to emerge victorious and conquer the galaxy with your armada.
Features in Armada 2526 Gold Edition
All the content from both Armada 2526 and Armada 2526 Supernova; including all the latest updates.
Turn based star map for moving fleets, managing colonies, performing research, and conducting diplomacy.
Customizable map size and number of players, allowing you to construct tight 2 player confrontations, or huge galaxies with 50 or more players, and thousands of stars. Map designer included.
18 animated alien races to play and battle against.
Full featured diplomacy system, with a highly intelligent AI and options to ask favors, make demands, and issue ultimatums.
More than 100 technology items to research, including advances in ship construction, ground defenses, biological warfare, and psychic powers.
3D Real-time battle system for fighting huge battles with 100 or more ships per side. Ground combat is integrated into the combat system, allowing marines to be landed to battle ground defenses while ship combat rages overhead.
More than a hundred beautifully crafted ship models, including mighty dreadnaughts, long range missile cruisers, fighters, carriers, and asteroids for bombarding planets.
Tough A.I. opponents.
Wide selection of special characteristics that star systems may possess
New trade system that allows you to build up a trading network
Challenge your friends over LAN or by e-mail
Great 4x Game!warspite2 | Nov. 5, 2012 | See all warspite2's reviews »
Start by saying I am a long time veteran of 4x space games. I can certainly say this is one of the better 4x games out there. Strong AI and so much depth and addictiveness just as you would expect from these type of games. You can even fight with ground units on planet level. Also really nice diplomacy model. The gold edition here comes with the supernova expansion pack so at the low price GMG is offering this game, you can't go wrong! I highly recommend.
Great Game but takes time to learn!FalconGrey | April 16, 2012 | See all FalconGrey's reviews »
This is a great game but it takes a lot of time and practice to get into how the game thinks and works. Once you get a feel of the game engine, the game is worth playing.
I gave it just shy of 75 as a score due to the fact that it is similar to many games out there, especially Galactic Civilization. The feel is very similar in fact. The difference is the battles are less spectacular but you can control the battle and its outcome.