Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

General

Platform: DOS/Windows [GOG]
8 Players
LAN, Competative, Team, Alternating
Rating:★★★★ (Single) ★★★★ (Multi)
Developer: SimTex, Inc.
Publisher: MicroProse Software, Inc.
Genre: Strategy
Released: 1996
Country of Origin: USA

Legends speak somewhere in space of the mystical planet Orion. Created by the Ancients, it remains unclaimed due to a powerful Guardian that orbits the planet and keeps out intruders. These same Ancients long ago fought a war against the Antarans and banished them into another dimension. Now... long after the Ancients empire has vanished, new races take to the stars, wishing to establish their own star empires, defeat the Antarans and become... The Master of Orion.

Master of Orion II: Battle At Antares is a turn-based 4x space empire game and is the sequel to Master of Orion, reinterpreting that game from scratch. Unlike the original the game can be played single player or with other human players. The player takes the role of a ruler of one of 8 races. They must manage planet resources to build ships and facilities, improving production. Exploration of the galaxy is done via scouts and colony ships, which can establish new planets as part of the empire. Research must also be done to discover and utilize new technologies. Alien civilizations which are encountered can be negotiated with, or ships can engage in combat in a turn-based grid system. As new systems are explored, random events are triggered and strange artifacts found in orbit around unexplored planets. Wormholes can also be found which allow transport across dozens of parsecs into new star systems.

The game can be won in different ways: Through conquest of all other races, Being voted supreme leader of the galaxy or destruction of the Antarans race.

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Details

Included Media: None
Rating: Teen
Series: Master of Orion
Added: 2013-07-06
Region: North America
Resolutions: 640x480
Hardware Support: MT32, General Midi
Save Method: System

Play Status/History

Progress: Incomplete
Queue: Weekend Classic