Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.Read full description
Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.
Featuring deep strategic gameplay, a rich and enormously diverse selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has engaging challenging gameplay that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels.
Etch your name across the cosmos by forging a galactic empire; colonizing remote planets and integrating alien civilizations. Will you expand through war alone or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?
Have you ever dreamed of a home for humanity among the stars? Stellaris is a grand strategy game that lets you live out your intergalactic fantasies. Take a race of humanoids, machines, insectoids, or sentient fungi and chart their course through the infinite black, from their first steps in their colonisation effort right on through to galactic domination.
As you expand, you will suck solar systems dry of resources, research anomalies, upgrade your technology, and meet new species, making friends, making enemies, and assimilating entire civilizations as you go.
Progression in Stellaris comes with an expansion of options, with its complex strategic mechanics becoming even deeper as your territory expands, all of it managed in real-time. This is a spacefaring strategy game capable of creating rich, personal stories through its mechanics as alliances are formed and broken over the course of each campaign.
Thanks to its galaxies being created procedurally, no two campaigns are ever the same. Will you be diplomatic when you make first contact, or will you be the scourge of the galaxy? If you decide to go for the latter, you can create the perfect fleet of frigate-destroying fighters with Stellaris’s complex ship design tools. Equip them with an array of weapons, select the right perks, and move through the galaxy like a swarm of metal locusts, or send in your diplomats and carve a peaceful course through the game.
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This game has gotten a lot of free content from the patches that come alongside the DLCs and other hotfixes and so on. So even if you truly love the base game, you will like it even more after you get the DLCs. It offers at the same time a lot and.. not much - Combat looks good, isn't so limited, but there is also not much to it. You only have 2 types of fighting - with fleets and with armies. That's it.. nothing else is possible. But they are adding an expansion that will focus on combat, so that's a plus. The research tree is very large, but that, at first, is only a feeling. It feels like there are many technologies, but in reality there aren't. That is because it takes years to research anything most of the time. However, it's still a sizable amount. The resources are solid, not too many, not too few. They all have a role in the game and that is fine. Customisation of your empires? Quite big, but once again you're limited in a way. There are 4 ethics on each end - so a total of 8. That's all, eight ethics. Of course, they are counterparts, as an example I'll give the Xenophobe-Xenophile ethics. Then again, a DLC adds around.. 2-3 more? Always helps. Same situation with the civics. Colonisation and diplomacy are also pretty solid at the current stage. There are a lot of planet types to colonise (total of 9, with one that doesn't really belong to a type) and many other planets, which are uninhabitable. People have always wanted espionage, but it is currently not possible, due to the... limitations of the situation right now I guess. This is a game you'll play for a while, ditch, come back to, ditch... That's how it works until you get the DLCs and play for a bit longer. It is an enjoyable game tho, and the DLCs only add to it, they don't "fix" anything that is already in the game. So yeah, don't listen to people who are blinded by thinking DLCs fix the game. (Sectors were fixed in a free patch you know..).
Stellaris is one of those great games with potential of being the best intergalactic strategic game of the decade! this game is really huge and has impressive visuals and lots of customization options, tons of amazing gameplay features and also great mods and really intriguing musics which makes the experience of the game, absolutely delightful. and there some issues with the game too like every other ones and since the developers are still listening to the community most of them are getting fixed and makes the game even better, so if you're up to build your interstellar empire from the scratch and use strategic and management ideas to dominate the world with your fleets just go for Stellaris because you will not regret your decision one you get into it!
My first impressions of Stellaris: A great game all around. Definetly the best game I've ever played from Paradox! It combines deep strategy with good accessibility. It's quite easy and kind of slow at first, but it gets very fast paced when a war breaks out. Anyone who has initially been deterred by the depth and complexity of other typical strategy games from the same developers, should rest assured that Stellaris is relatively dumbed down compared to titles such as Crusader Kings or Europa Universalis. Through the three different game sections one gets accommodated to the game gradually and gets acquainted with the game's mechanics while having fun. The graphics are absolutely fantastic for a strategic title of this kind. The soundtrack is also genuinely well done, and no time intrusive or repetitive. The biggest plus of the game is its replayability! No one battle is like the other. The numerous randomly generated encounters make a distinct and unforgettable adventure! Also, in addition to actually playing the game, you will probably spend hundreds of hours creating your own breeds; with a practically endless pool to choose from, this is really impressive! For all those who like Si-Fi and are into real-time strategy, it's a definitive must buy!
I've been a fan of Paradox for a long time now. Played their games, bought their endless DLCs to show them my support and appreciation for their work. But as much as I would want to recommend this game, I'm on the fence. Since you have countless reviews telling you the pros, I'll choose to highlight the cons. Combat is broken - a matter of who has the bigger stick/doomstack. War is rather boring, more a means to an end. There is a lack of meaningful ways with regards to diplomacy. Sectors (think decentralization of power) are barely efficient.
This game is an interesting mix of Universalis Europe and Civilization placed in space. The multitude of options at this moment seems to me to be enormous, and the galaxy can have as many as 1000 stars, and of course, every galaxy has several of its planets. The whole is as overwhelming as the real universe when it comes to thinking about it. Impressive.
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