Category: Reviews

Galactic Civilizations 3 Review

Galactic Civilizations III is a massive game that encompasses a myriad of activities: space battles, sprawling tech trees, excellent empire management, fully customizable races, biological warfare, space pirates, giant sharks, and pretty much anything else you can imagine that might show up in outer space. GalCiv III has […]

Total War: Rome II Review

So, how far will you go for Rome? With 16+ patches and counting, Creative Assembly has, for their part, gone the extra mile for Total War: ROME II. Released on September 2, 2013, Rome II is the eighth entry in the Total War series, known for its blend […]

StarDrive 2 Review

Space bears. Samurai space bears. I contemplated leaving my review of Zero Sum Games’ StarDrive 2 right there, but the truth is that samurai space bears are only a tiny piece of the icing atop the StarDrive 2 cake. And what a delightfully delectable cake it is! Ok, […]

Sid Meier’s Starships Review

In September 2014, 2K/Firaxis released Civilization: Beyond Earth (Civ:BE), a game that fractured the long-standing Civ community. It was an ambitious attempt that misfired at launch due to its similarities to Civilization V: Brave New World and a general lack of innovation, or “risks” as the developers put […]

Worlds of Magic Review

Review by: Troy Costisick Worlds of Magic is a straightforward sandbox 4X game. There are no racial quests, scenarios, or storylines for you to follow. It is pure 4X goodness. The object of the game is simple: destroy your enemies by either conquering all of their cities or […]

Star Ruler 2 Review

Blind Mind Studios’ Star Ruler 2 is a grand-scale 4X RTS that places players at the helm of building a complex sprawling empire, forged from the metaphorical space fires of rampant expansion, dominating conquest, and cunning diplomacy. Does that description sound appropriately epic enough for a game titled […]

Europa Universalis IV Review

The date is November 11th in the year of our lord 1444, and Western Europe is on the move. Intrigants run the land and mercenary lords plan their next move behind closed doors. The King of Scotland had annexed Tyrone and Ulster, then summarily captured Munster and turned […]

Endless Space Review

Space is huge. No, it is massive. In the summer of 2012, space became endless. Amplitude Studios released Endless Space (July 2012 PC, August 2012 Mac), their first game, and I was instantly drawn back into the 4X genre. I have been a fan of the genre since I first watched […]