Category: Reviews

Endless Space 2 Review

Back in 2012, Amplitude Studios almost single-handedly resurrected the Space 4X genre from a cryogenic sleep with Endless Space. While it was not a perfect game by any means, its revolutionary mechanics and fantastic storylines made it an instant hit with turn-based strategy fans. To date, ES has […]

Stellaris: Utopia Review

When Stellaris launched I was one of many to shower it with acclaim. Here was the space 4X game we’d been waiting for that would revolutionize the genre. Of course, there were problems, but Stellaris showed the promise for something great, given time. We’re now almost a year […]

Stellar Monarch Review

Released in December of 2016, Stellar Monarch (SM) is a Space 4X-Grand Strategy Hybrid created by one of our regular eXplorminate forum members, Chris Koźmik and his company Silver Lemur Games. Originally, the game was called Pocket Space Empire, but it was too big to fit in a pocket, so […]

Planets NU review

Imagine each of the following: Battlestar Galactica in an epic confrontation with a Borg cube. The Millennium Falcon doing a rebel ground assault on a Romulan outpost. Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise doing a suicide run on the Death Star. Do any of the above scenes reach […]

Stars In Shadow Review

In the Shadow of Orion The original Master of Orion, published by MicroProse waaaaaaay back in 1993, is undoubtedly a classic. I know that’s like spouting “the sky is blue” or “water is wet” around these parts. MoO1 spawned a great sequel and an arguably not-so-great sequel to […]