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Game #689
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Master of Orion 2: Battles at Antares    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   4X in space

Rating: 8.78 (3253 votes)

Master of Orion 2: Battles at Antares box cover

Master of Orion 2: Battles at Antares screenshot
The best feature in this excellent sequel to Master of Orion is the multiplayer option. Other new features include more than one colony per planet allowed, freighters, heroes for hire, random attacks from the evil Antarans, and more. Defeating the guardian of Orion is still an option, but not a victory requirement. You can also now put colonies on "auto-build" option, and graphics and sound are enhanced substantially. A great underrated sequel to a classic that somehow isn't quite as addictive as the original, perhaps due to the strong "been there-done that" feel that makes it seem like a minor evolution rather than the next big step in turn-based gaming. Still, if you like MOO but want a more "snazzy" graphics and interface, this sequel won't disappoint.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Steve Barcia & Ken Burd
Developer: SimTex
Publisher: MicroProse
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: MicroProse
Theme: Science Fiction
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Master of Orion III, MOO2 Fansite, Game guide
If you like this game, try: Master of Orion, Stellar Crusade, Iron Seed

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