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Master of Orion

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

41%

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Based on 19 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 25, 2016

Developer: NGD Studios

Publisher: WG Labs

Genre: Strategy

The ascendant spacefaring 4X strategy game returns! A new chapter in the epic Master of Orion saga is poised to once again capture the imaginations of millions of gamers.

Diehard fans of the first games will be ecstatic to know that this revival is being built under the watchful eyes of members from the original development team, in conjunction with NGD Studios in Buenos Aires!

Discover Master of Orion as it was always meant to be: A fully orchestrated score, interstellar warfare and exploration against the backdrop of beautifully animated far flung galaxies. Confront hostile civilizations, negotiate with mysterious aliens, share knowledge with allies and uncover this newly imagined universe.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

These are are the voyages of starships and enterprise, boldly going where every 4X game has been before.

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PC Gamer

73 / 100
Leif Johnson

A fun, serviceable update to the 4X legend that brings little memorable to the genre aside from its personality.

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IGN

7.1 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

There’s not much that’s outright wrong with Master of Orion, but there’s not much memorable or endearing about it either. It’s built on a moderately successful but bland execution of the inside-the-box space 4X formula. The moments when its flair for leader characterization and an enjoyably complex combat engine take center stage are the only times anything about it really stands out. There’s definitely enough game here that I wouldn’t turn anyone away from giving it a spin, but I also can’t say you’d be missing anything special by skipping it.

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Game Informer

8.3 / 10.0
Game Informer

A polished renewal of the classic franchise that’s more suited for genre newcomers than for fans looking for a highly complex strategy game.

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