Armada 2526 continues the great tradition of space opera games. You guide your race from its first interstellar journeys, until it becomes a mighty galactic empire. Along the way, you'll explore the galaxy, conduct research, diplomacy and trade, found new colonies, maneuver mighty star fleets, and fight epic battles. Although the game is complex, and the possible strategies endless, powerful help and advisor features help you get up to speed quickly. Unlike many games in this genre, Armada 2526 boasts a streamlined play system, providing games that can be finished in a reasonable time, and emphasizes battle and strategy over economic micro-management.
Over the years, there have been numerous successful and fun 4X space strategy games (Sins of the Solar Empire and Sword of the Stars), and Armada 2526 wants to capitalize on these successes, and bring the genre to a wider audience with more accessible gameplay.For the uninitiated, the term 4X stands for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate, and the player will do just that in Armada 2526. There are four scenarios to pick from, each one being a differently sized map, offering as small as only two colonies, all the way to up 17.The first step to colonizing is to explore, and you do this all on a 2D plane. The Ark Ship is your primary tool for exploration of uninhabited worlds and colonizing them as well. It then has to be populated which means shuttling citizens from your main colony... Read Review