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Game #3111
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Stellar Conquest III    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   4X in space

Rating: 7.62 (27 votes)

Stellar Conquest III box cover

Stellar Conquest III screenshot
Stellar Conquest III is a fun space strategy war game for one to four players that plays halfway between the abstract engine of Reach for the Stars and the more tactical focus of Master of Orion. In this 4X game, you're able to design your own ships using combinations of cargo pods, lasers, missiles, engines, torpedoes, mine-layers, shields, and cloaking devices. You can build cargo ships to mine nearby star-systems to get resources to build warships to destroy your opponents' starbases – the ultimate goal. While it looks quite boring graphically with a lot of spreadsheet-style numbers, Stellar Conquest III hides a decent enemy AI, resource management engine, and even some interesting gadgets to put on your ships. An entertaining "beer and pretzel" 4X game that is well worth a look, especially between long sessions of Space Empires IV or similar games. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Ed Toton III
Developer: NecroBones Software
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1994
Software Copyright: Ed Toton III
Theme: Science Fiction, Shareware
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Second Conflict, Worlds at War, Star Legions

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