List of all space 4X games

Talk about strategy games like MoO series, Civilization, Europa Universalis, etc.
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List of all space 4X games

#1 Post by mart7x5 » Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:49 am

Has anyone tried to make one? Can we have one of our own?

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Year ---- Title ------------------------------Platform ----- Links

1982 --- Andromeda Conquest --------- DOS Link1
1983 --- Starclash II --------------------- DOS Link1
1983 --- Reach for the Stars (first) ----- DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, pre-OS-X Link1 Link2
1988 --- Stellar Crusade ----------------- Atari ST, Amiga, DOS - Link1 Link2
1990 --- Imperium ------------------------ DOS -------- Link1 Link2
1991 --- VGA Planets --------------------- DOS (Win?) --- Link1 Link2
1991 --- Spaceward Ho! ------------------ Mac, Palm OS, Win --- Link1 Link2 Link3
1993 --- Supremacy (Overloard) -------- DOS, NES, Atari ST, Amiga - Link1 Link2
1994 --- Galactic Civilizations ------------ OS/2 Link1
1994 --- Master of Orion ------------------ DOS Link1
1995 --- Stars! ----------------------------- Win Link1
1995 --- Ascendancy ---------------------- DOS Link1
1996 --- Master of Orion 2 --------------- Win Link1 Link2
1996 --- Star General --------------------- Win Link1
1997 --- Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain -- Win Link1 Link2
1997 --- Emperor of the Fading Suns ----- Win Link1 Link2
1997 --- Imperium Galactica --------------- Win Link1 Link2
1998 --- Star Wars Rebellion ------- (RTS) --- Win Link1 Link2 Link3
1999 --- Star Trek: BOTF ------------------- Win Link1 Link2 Link3
1999 --- Malkari ------------------------------ Win Link1
2000 --- Reach for the Stars (new) ----- Win Link1 Link2
2003 --- Master of Orion 3 -------------- Win Link1 Link2
2006 --- Galactic Civilizations 2 -------Win Link1 Link2
2007 --- Lost Empire ------ Win Link1 Link2


3. Space Empires (1,2,3,4,5)
7. Reach for the Stars (new)
10. Outerspace
11. Imperium Galactica (1,2,3) (RTS)
13. Milenium 2.2
14. Deuteros
15. Armada 2525
17. Supremacy
18. Fragile Allegiance
19. Iron Seed
23. Galactic Bloodshed
24. Galactic Conquest
25. Starweb
26. MegaWars (1,2,3)
27. Star Control (1,2,3)
28. Star General
29. Emperor of the Rising Sun
30. Starships Unlimited
31. 3001 - O'Connor's Fight
32. Star Lords
33. Sword of the Stars

In making:
1. FreeOrion
2. Horizon Link
3. Sins of a Solar Empire (RTS) Link

Abandoned:
1. Stars! Supernova Genesis
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#2 Post by noelte » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:03 am

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#3 Post by Tyreth » Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:25 pm

VGA planets, I think, is one - though I've never played it:
http://www.vgaplanets.com/

Outerspace, an opensource python based 4X:
http://www.ospace.net/index.en.html

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#4 Post by Daveybaby » Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:15 pm

Dont forget:
Imperium Galactica
Imperium Galactica II
(although i'd very much like to)

Now i'm gonna set the wayback machine to waaaaaaaay back....

Imperium (this was the great great granddaddy of Moo - not related to IG above AFAIK)
Millenium 2.2 (old Atari ST game different kinda thing to Moo/Civ but still 4x IMO))
Deuteros (sequel to M2.2)
Armada 2525
Stellar Crusade
Reach for the Stars
Supremacy
Fragile Allegiance
Iron Seed

If youre interested in what some of these games are about then http://www.the-underdogs.org/ has info. However, !!!WARNING!!! lately their site seems to host shiteware installing popups from hell, so be careful.

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#5 Post by luckless666 » Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:18 pm

mart7x5 wrote:Star Wars: Rebellion
Known as Star Wars: Supremacy in the UK (and Europe, I believe?!)
Tyreth wrote:VGA planets, I think, is one - though I've never played it:
Yes, it is.
Daveybaby wrote:Dont forget:
Imperium Galactica
Imperium Galactica II
(although i'd very much like to)
Thats a bit harsh. I think they were very good by providing a very solid story to the 4X theme. And theres an Imperium Galatica III.
Daveybaby wrote:Fragile Allegiance
I remember this little gem, which brings me to my additions...

Malkari (My review in the magazine made it out to be like a reworked Fragile Allegiance (it came out same time as ST:BOTF), but a quick scan of the internet has them raving about play-by-email play, and simultaneous (sp?) player turns.)

Heres some links:
http://www.cdmag.com/articles/020/067/m ... eview.html
This review sounds more like the one in my mag:
http://www.strategy-gaming.com/reviews/ ... ndex.shtml

Lastly, Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain (quick search shows this is actually a sequel to Pax Imperia) was the second 4X game I ever played and had some really good graphical menus. Probably not for the hardcore bunch, but i liked it...

Some links:
http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/aba ... ia_2_.html

Others include (very loosely associated with the 4X theme):
Spaceward Ho! http://www3.sympatico.ca/maury/games/sp ... rd_Ho.html
Galatic Bloodshed
Galatic Conquest
Starweb
MegaWars III (and, i assume, I and II)
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#6 Post by Daveybaby » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:24 pm

luckless666 wrote:Thats a bit harsh. I think they were very good by providing a very solid story to the 4X theme. And theres an Imperium Galatica III.
Heh, its a personal opinion - horses for courses innit? Did IGIII actually get released? The reason i didnt list it was because (IIRC) it was either canned, or it got transformed into more of a 'Homeworld' type of game. May be mistaken though.

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#7 Post by mart7x5 » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:50 pm

I just recalled one more, i think noone mentioned it:
Star Control (I, II ? and III)

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#8 Post by luckless666 » Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:36 am

Daveybaby wrote:Heh, its a personal opinion - horses for courses innit? Did IGIII actually get released? The reason i didnt list it was because (IIRC) it was either canned, or it got transformed into more of a 'Homeworld' type of game. May be mistaken though.
Well, play.com are selling it here (not avaliable at the moment though), so im assuming it was released! :P
Quote from Play.com wrote:•Sci-fi Realtime-Strategy Game
•A great campaign with six parallel storylines
•Detailed missions and random missions
•Spectacular real-time space battles of astounding film quality
•New 3D-engine with fantastic lighting effects
•Physically correct flight models
•More than 100 planets in 20 solar systems
•6 different alien races driven by different AIs
•Individually configurable spaceships (weapons, sources of energy, engines, battle features, target features configurable for each individual weapon, formation features, shields)
•Different colonies (management, research, development, industry, shipbuilding)
•More than 50 alien and human characters
•More than 50 different weapons and devices
•30 Alien-Spaceships
•The open course of the game guarantees for a high replay value
Reading the synopsis (sp?) it looks like a cross between homeworld/watered down 4X game. More arcade-like and mainstream than a specialised 4X game like MoO.
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#9 Post by luckless666 » Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:56 am

What ones are still available to buy. The ones I have are:

MOO2, MOO3
GalCiv
Star Trek BOTF
Star Wars: Rebellion
Imperium Galactica (Won't run on Win XP)
Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain
Malkari
Stars! (though ive never been able to get it to work as it never came with a serial code. I took it back to the shop and recieved another but had the same problem. Their customer services never got back to me (the Xplosiv budget range i think) Might try and find a hack now. Be interesting to see how it plays)
VGA Planets

...and i can easily get my hands on Space Empires I, II, III, IV and Outerspace.

There any decent ones that im missing and could be found either on the web or bought via somewhere like eBay? Thanks! :D
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Iron Seed

#10 Post by guiguibaah » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:25 am

I remember Iron Seed - really weird game about some theology on Mars. Did anyone ever finish that game? I would run into a race that would ask for a spare part, but I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to trade it. Music was pretty good though.
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#11 Post by luckless666 » Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:57 am

Three more:

Star General
Emperor Of the Rising Sun
Starships Unlimited

These were different takes on the 4X theme compared to the more mainstream 'Master of Orion' view.
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#12 Post by Grim » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:51 am

The name Supremacy brings back happy memories to me :)

Pax Imperia is a game I spent alot of time playing also :)

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#13 Post by TauCeti » Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:57 pm

3001 - O'Connor's Fight (Amiga, simple game)
Star Control 2 - The Ur-Quan Masters (extremely funny space strategy game, open source remake available at: http://sc2.sourceforge.net )

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#14 Post by drek » Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:59 pm

Star control 2 is one of my all time favorites, but I don't think it counts as a 4x game.

Emperor Of the Rising Sun is a unique game, well worth trying. You can download it from underdogs....

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#15 Post by Ragnar » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:33 am

Stellar Crusade and Reach for the Stars (original) on DOS ....... those were the days!

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