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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

Available Platform: DOS

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Year1996
GenreStrategy
Rating4.5

86/100 based on 7 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherMicroProse
DeveloperSimTex
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated2 December 2020

Game Review

Master of Orion II: Battle At Antares, the sequel to Master of Orion, is a popular turn-based 4x space empire game designed by Steve Barcia and Ken Burd and developed by Simtex. The game was published by MicroProse in 1996 both for DOS and Windows 95.

Master of Orion 2 was a major upgrade compared to the previous Master of Orion, it featured a much more complex gameplay, more alien races and also the possibility to create a custom race. Battle was not possible between spaceships or planets, and marines can board enemy ships. Victory can be achieved with diplomacy or military domination.

The game won the Origins Award for Best Science Fiction Computer Game of 1996 and it redefined the genre of the space-based 4X games.

Review by: GN Team
Published: 23 May 2015 8:47 pm

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Master of Orion 1+2

Including Master of Orion 1+2 manuals (153 pages) + HD wallpaper + reference card + MOO 2 soundtrack

Price: $2.39

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Master of Orion 1+2

Including Master of Orion 1+2 manuals (153 pages) + HD wallpaper + reference card + MOO 2 soundtrack

Price: $2.39

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Latest Comments

  • Blackheifer - 2024-02-06 - Reply

    This is the best space 4x game of all time. No one has yet made a better one in 20 + years.

  • Ivan Ivanov - 2023-01-27 - Reply

    This is the best of the space strategies. Just the best! I come back to it every 3-5 years. I come back to replenish the pleasure of living on a miserable Earth today. And again to experience the pleasure of dominating the universe and the joy of good strategic decisions :o)