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Ancient Space

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Available on:PCSep 23, 2014

Developer: CreativeForge Games

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genres: Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy

Venture deep into space to uncover secrets and find a lost expedition! Ancient Space features real time strategic starship battles that encourages tactical maneuvering. In time honored RTS tradition, you build and upgrade your fleet as you complete mission objectives and gather resources which allow you to progress further into the game. Chart your approach – from defense to offense and everything in between such as escort and stealth missions. Embark and explore the darkest recesses of space in this tale of strategic resource management and engrossing interstellar warfare.

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6.6 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Ancient Space's tactical depth and unit variety are tarnished by excessive micromanagement and vexingly slow combat.

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I would love to have been able to love this. But I cannot. It all works, nothing hurts, but it offers nothing that speaks to the heart. As such, I just cannot recommend it.

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Ancient Space is a beautiful, almost good space strategy game that falls short due to the amount of work it requires to control your units in battle. The upgrade and customization system lets you outfit your ship with abilities to your liking, and at times the core of the gameplay, which is combat and exploration, is a lot of fun. There's even a well-developed narrative and killer soundtrack. If you're a fan of space strategy games, you might enjoy Ancient Space, otherwise, it's not worth the frustration.

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A standard space-based RTS.  Short, but also cheap, worth picking up if you are a fan of the genre or are just itching for some old-school RTS action.  Otherwise, you won't miss anything.

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