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Space Empires V





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Space Empires V





Watch space battles played out in glorious detail and realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge living breathing galaxy.

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Space Empires V is the latest edition in the Space Empires series. This new chapter completely updates the UI and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles played out in glorious detail and realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge living breathing galaxy. New features abound with political alliances between multiple empires, a top-down ship design system, a hexagonal movement grid, and many more. Due to player demand, the game is completely 'moddable' and even adds a scriptable AI system to the mix. Space Empires V boldly takes the next step in the genre of space strategy

Key features:

  • 24 bit 3D real-time rendered graphics.

  • Detailed Tactical Combat (and a combat simulator to test your designs!).

  • New vehicle types and sizes: Ships, Bases, Freighters, Fighters, Mines, Satellites, Troops, Drones, and Weapons Platforms.

  • Ability to completely design and customize all of your vehicles.

  • Large Galaxy: 100 solar systems with 15 planets each.

  • Huge Technology Tree: Thousands of tech levels with hundreds of components and facilities.

  • Completely customizable game graphics: Create your own planets, stars, vehicles, etc.

  • Completely customizable AI players: Create your own AI players with unique traits, styles, and speech.

  • 14 unique races to play or customize (or just create your own!)

  • Randomly generated map for every game (or load an existing map).

  • Complete game customization allowed by players ("mods").

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Strategy First
Malfador Machinations
Strategy First
Monday, October 16, 2006
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Minimum Requirements
  • Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
  • Pentium 500MHz
  • 64 megabytes RAM or better
  • 1024x768 or better screen resolution
  • 16 bit color display or better
  • DirectX 7.0 (or better)
  • A video card with 3D acceleration
  • 500 megs hard drive space
  • A sound card capable of supporting MP3 and DirectSound playback
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Well made, but nothing special


Space Empires V does a lot right. There's a decent amount of depth, it looks nice considering its retro style, and it plays well. The problem is that that's all it is. It's a solid, standard, run of the mill 4x game. It doesn't do much wrong, but it doesn't do anything overly impressive either. It's a good deal compared to some newer 4x games out there being a lot more expenasive, but it's nothing too impressive or immersing.

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