Earlier this year, Elite’s Thargoids menace descended on Elite: Dangerous. Before long, war was waged, and despite player attempts to communicate, the conflict seems to have been escalated in the response. This is all part of the ongoing Thargoid narrative in Elite Dangerous 2.4. Which is, in itself, part of the Season Two ‘Horizons’ expansion.
Polaris Sector is a game that I really wanted to like, and it does quite a few things well in it’s pursuit of enjoyment. The problem arises when one considers the overall experience, it just feels a bit clustered at times. That isn’t to say it’s terrible, but at times it’s a bit perplexing. The
Paradox’s unbelievably grand 4X game, Stellaris is just getting better. The recent dev diary released details the addition of Alliances and Federations. Alliances work similar to member-nation style congresses in the modern day. Resolutions such as war declarations must be approved by the members of an alliance in order to be carried out-so carry out
Double Damage Games announced today that Rebel Galaxy will launch on PlayStation 4 in the US on January 5th, with the Xbox One version coming the week after, on January 13th. In Europe, the release window is January 12th-19th for both consoles. The announcement was made via the game’s Twitter account. The game will cost
Focus and Tindalos Interactive have shared more Battlefleet Gothic: Armada footage today which showcases the Imperium Fleet. The Imperium Fleet is not the most powerful but a combination of torpedo strikes and Nova Cannon can be devastating, or so they tell us. To put it simply, they are quite versatile. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is coming to the PC at beginning
Paradox Interactive has made a name for itself by perfecting the Grand Strategy genre. They’ve become synonymous with grand-scale realtime strategy to the point that their games are the first thing most people think of when talking about said genre. Stellaris, their entry into the space-based 4X (eXplore-eXpand-eXploit-eXterminate) genre is a continuation of that legacy.
Ceres is a game that sounded great on paper. A sandbox-lite game where the player commands a growing fleet of starships through a series of encounters, collects resources, and acquires new and more powerful technology. The first screenshots I saw solicited a feeling of nostalgia for the Homeworld series and I was instantly excited to
Rebel Galaxy is a game that succeeds in conveying complex mechanics in a simple fashion. The player has a plethora of choices to undertake in the game, and each one appear quite daunting at first. This guide should function as a primer of sorts on the various mechanics and ways to use them to your
Rebel Galaxy is a game built on the question of “fight or flight?”. At all times while playing there is the constant threat of combat wrecking the ship you’ve expended tons of effort to procure. This is the first point where Rebel Galaxy shines. The combat model breaks away from the 3D maneuvering of other
Starpoint Gemini 2 is a singleplayer space exploration and combat game that draws a lot of comparison between itself and the X Series. The player is tasked with taking their starting ship through missions, industry and combat in an endless quest to become the “king” of the Gemini system. The variety of spacecrafts, weapons, and
The first major expansion to StarDrive 2 is on the way. And it’s adding so much stuff that’s it’s going to blow your mind! StarDrive 2 had players committing to four main objectives, all common to the genre. Explore the galaxy, Expand your empire, Exploit the resources you find, and Exterminate your foes in a
Paradox has introduced their next major game. A space-based exploration 4X game, Stellaris. It’s rare for Paradox to leave Earth behind in favor of a completely new experience, but it’s something fans have been demanding for years. Recognizable Paradox elements like pausable real-time gameplay and large multiplayer sessions will still play a huge part in
A lot of confusion surrounds No Man’s Sky, mostly as to what exactly players get to do in the expansive space exploration game. The allure of exploring an infinite foreign universe will be appealing to the type of players who enjoy exploration more than space-trucking or combat. This IGN preview will show off much of
Stardock gets ready to launch its 4X strategy title next month. Already up on Steam Early Access, Galactic Civilizations 3 is a 64-bit title that the team says is its “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date.” Hexes are in instead of squares, there’s multiplayer, and Steam Workshop support should allow for extensive modding.
The incredible Cliff Harris has released another great game. I’ve wasted hours on his other games like Democracy and GTB. And GSBII looks to be no different. Prepare to waste hours blowing up space pixels. Gratuitous Space Battles 2 continues the trend set by its predecessor, providing more massive fleet battle action in a new
A brief two months after its announcement from Firaxis and 2K, Sid Meier’s Starships has been released. While it is set in the same universe as Beyond Earth, Starships features a completely different take on bringing your science-fiction faction to victory. Players take the role of their federation’s fleet commander, travelling boldly to new worlds,