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2 years ago#1
Been watching Battlestar Galactica and now I want to play a space game, but not sure which game/s I would like or which ones are actually worth playing.

* Galactic Civ 2 Ultimate edition for $20 on Steam looks appealing but not sure how the game is.

What are the space games out there worth playing?

I'm not sure if I want to just fly a ship or command a whole civ so I'm open to all options and suggestions.
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2 years ago#2
GalCiv 2 - Old 4x TBS game (lots of building your own ships and such if you choose to do so)
Sins of a Solar Empire - 4x semi-RTS game (primarily exterminate. I believe it has some ship building. Not sure.)

Edit: I misread. I thought it said ship building not ship flying. Ummm... I don't think there are many strategy games where you fly your own ship.
2 years ago#3
X3: Albion Prelude
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2 years ago#4
Sins of a Solar Empire for strategy. It's on a huge scale and you can control fleets of hundreds of ships from little missile frigates to giant capital ships with their own bays full of fighters and bombers.

X3: Terran Conflict for sim/ship flying. Hell of a learning curve but just watch a let's play on youtube of it to get an idea of how to start off. It pretty much hits what you're looking for right on the f***ing nose though. You start out with nothing and can work your way up to be a merchant king or THE military of the galaxy, or both. And lots of other stuff.
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2 years ago#5
Star Citizen looks like it's going to be good.
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2 years ago#6
PraetorXyn posted...
Star Citizen looks like it's going to be good.


when is that supposed to be released though?
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2 years ago#7
LordOfLegacies posted...
Sins of a Solar Empire for strategy. It's on a huge scale and you can control fleets of hundreds of ships from little missile frigates to giant capital ships with their own bays full of fighters and bombers.

X3: Terran Conflict for sim/ship flying. Hell of a learning curve but just watch a let's play on youtube of it to get an idea of how to start off. It pretty much hits what you're looking for right on the f***ing nose though. You start out with nothing and can work your way up to be a merchant king or THE military of the galaxy, or both. And lots of other stuff.


Is sins just a skirmish mode with only 3 civs but the games take 4-10 hours ?

I love the ability to create my own civ and ships in Galactic Civ 2, so kind of leaning towards that, but i may want to get more than 1 game.
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2 years ago#8
NeonYoshi11 posted...
LordOfLegacies posted...
Sins of a Solar Empire for strategy. It's on a huge scale and you can control fleets of hundreds of ships from little missile frigates to giant capital ships with their own bays full of fighters and bombers.

X3: Terran Conflict for sim/ship flying. Hell of a learning curve but just watch a let's play on youtube of it to get an idea of how to start off. It pretty much hits what you're looking for right on the f***ing nose though. You start out with nothing and can work your way up to be a merchant king or THE military of the galaxy, or both. And lots of other stuff.


Is sins just a skirmish mode with only 3 civs but the games take 4-10 hours ?

I love the ability to create my own civ and ships in Galactic Civ 2, so kind of leaning towards that, but i may want to get more than 1 game.


I can't speak to the length of games for Sins, but games for GalCiv 2 can be very, very long. It all depends on the options you choose.
2 years ago#9
NeonYoshi11 posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
Star Citizen looks like it's going to be good.


when is that supposed to be released though?


Not for a long time. Probably a year or two at the earliest.
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2 years ago#10
Freespace 2. For the love of God, if you're looking to do some flying, you need to play Freespace 2.
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