Reviewers Liked

  • Immense complexity, colorful and differing races, vast amounts of customizable gameplay, the ability to give your leader a silly and embarrassing name. Up to date graphics that improve over previous titles
  • Unique racial tech trees, New buildings and ships enhance the personality of each race, Immense galaxy size affords campaigns that can last for months, Interface tweaks make the overall game more playable
  • Unique tech trees; unique planetary improvements; ascension; technology detail screens; better AI; game editors

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Story is a bit tired, target audience is very specific, can be too much for some players
  • Campaign could offer more surprises, Still no full multiplayer game mode
  • Terror stars difficult to plan around; cheesy storyline; still no true multiplayer