Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars

The fourth installment in one of the most famous 4X space strategy series. Conquer the Stars goes back to the roots of the franchise, marking the series’ reboot. It was developed by the creators of World of Tanks - Wargaming, who bought the IP rights from the bankrupting Atari company. In terms of gameplay, the game is close to what the previous installments accustomed us to. Using turn-based mechanics you have to colonize planets, develop various technologies, and establish diplomatic relations with alien races – 13 of them in total (all of them appeared in previous games). In the game you get to visit 20 planetary systems and over a hundred stars. There are also nearly 100 unique technologies to discover and 24 buildings to construct. In comparison with the previous editions, Conquer the Stars features modern audiovisuals and slightly modified user interface.

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PC / Windows
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Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars | PC

Strategy, science fiction, Economic, turn-based, 4 x, Cosmic, 2D, multiplayer

Companies responsible for Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars

NGD Studios | game developer

Wargaming | publisher   Official website

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars release date for PC:

game language:
English

25 August 2016 | Worldwide

25 August 2016 | Europe

25 August 2016 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 89 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 71 players' votes.  

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars is the fourth installment of one of the most popular 4x space strategy games. The series began in 1993 on PC and Mac. This installment is a reboot that returns to the roots of the series. It was developed by Argentina-based NGD Studios and people who developed the previous installments of the series. Thanks to that, the game has similar vibe as previous entries in the series. Wargaming, the studio known mostly for World of Tanks, bought the rights to the series from Atari and become the publisher of the game.

Gameplay

Gameplay of Conquer the Stars is similar to the previous Master of Orion games. The game takes place in a turn-based system and the main objective of the players is to colonize new star systems and planets, develop technology, and maintain diplomatic relations with other races. There are 10 races available in the game. All of them are well known from the previous installments of the series and among them, the players can find Alkari, Psiloni and of course humans. During the game player will visit 20 star systems and more than a hundred planets. There are 75 unique technologies to discover and 24 structures to be built. The main objective of the game – conquering the space – can be obtained in one of five different ways.

Technical aspects

In comparison to the previous entry in the series that was released in 2003, Conquer the Stars has completely new graphics that fit the modern standards. The classic interface of the game was modified as well. Thanks to hiring the composer that created the music for the first game in 1993, the players will be able to once again hear the main theme from the original game. All characters met in the game are fully voiced and animated.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i7 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)/7/8
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 GT or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)/7/8

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars launch trailer

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