List of all space 4X games

Talk about strategy games like MoO series, Civilization, Europa Universalis, etc.

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#16 Post by Satyagraha » Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:57 pm

space federation: galactic conquest

it´s a massivly multiplayer game that´s 4X-like.
you can try it for free, but it didn´t hold my attention too long...

http://spacefed.com/gc/i.cfm

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#17 Post by Black_Emperor » Mon May 10, 2004 10:01 am

Here's a GameSpot article about the history of 4X games. Most of the games are really worth a try.

http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/featur ... p2_01.html

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How di dit end?

#18 Post by guiguibaah » Mon May 10, 2004 10:10 pm

"Constraining players' sense of control without frustrating them isn't easy, which is why the trend toward micromanagement might be seen as the path of least resistance. If Master of Orion III succeeds, though, the macromanagement school of space empire game design may finally have a worthy representative."

Dang, I really wanted to know how the story ended!
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#19 Post by Daveybaby » Tue May 11, 2004 8:26 am

Theres a sequel planned for Moo2 !!??!??!?!?!

Wow! i cant wait!!!!!
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#20 Post by mart7x5 » Sun May 23, 2004 9:37 pm

I have updated the list based on the information you posted here. I added also two more games:
- Andromeda Conquest - from history page on Gamespot
- Star Lords - just found it recently. Not the great hit but interesting game

I'll see if I can put also more info to the list, like year of publishing and short description, or maybe link to info webpage or something

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#21 Post by mart7x5 » Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:15 am

I started to build a list based on a year of the first release. Year - Title - Platform - Links, are given. So far only two games, but later I will complete it for all games.

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#22 Post by Satyagraha » Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:55 pm

some additional info would be nice, like high-budget, independent, shareware, free, or open source. or in the case of stars! supernova, well, dead/canceled.

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#23 Post by mart7x5 » Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:50 am

Satyagraha wrote:some additional info would be nice, like high-budget, independent, shareware, free, or open source. or in the case of stars! supernova, well, dead/canceled.
I'll see what info might fit here also. On the other hand, the given links should direct to places where this info will be supported. Game prices change or are different with various sellers. It would be good if each game was one line only, and there will be more links (the best links).

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#24 Post by Paul1980au » Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:44 am

Space Empires 4 - by in far the best game ive played - muche better than MOO3 (dont blast me lol) just my opinion - a final version 1.91 has added a few new features and fixed a whole range of small bugs with SE4 and SE5 is currently in development + they are taking on fan and player suggestions to make it the best game possible.

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#25 Post by mart7x5 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:34 pm

Some updates.
Was there a game Emperor of the rising sun? or it is just "fading" sun that the game is mentioned?

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#26 Post by krum » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:37 pm

Anacreon: Reconstrucion

http://www.neurohack.com/anacreon/index.html
http://blake.prohosting.com/~tjpete/anacreon.html
http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?id=55

Emperor of the rising sun, there might've been such a game but not space strategy; I think that was Emperor of the Fading Suns with a mistaken name...

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#27 Post by BreadMan » Sat Oct 16, 2004 2:12 am

Daveybaby wrote:
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.
IG3 = Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Think its a bit more focused on tactical battles now but still has some 4X elements (like seen here).
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#28 Post by mart7x5 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:10 pm

Browsing the net can bring really nice findings. Check this game, which is now freeware. initially DOS, but now windows too. Anacreon, I haven't seen it in this thread before:
http://www.the-underdogs.org/redirect.p ... /anacreon/

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#29 Post by krum » Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:09 am

mart7x5 wrote:Anacreon, I haven't seen it in this thread before:
It's the same game I just mentioned, it's an old favorite of mine. I just found out it has a new Win version, while browsing for links to put in my post, and I'm so glad I can play it again, on XP :)

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Star Chamber

#30 Post by Black_Dawn » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:46 pm

I'm suprised no one mentioned this one, it's my current favourite:

Star Chamber
http://www.starchamber.net/index.php

It's sort of a cross between a 4X space game and Magic: The Gathering.
My two biggest obsessions in one neat little package!

Their free trial thing is definitely worth checking out.
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