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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (includes Crossfire expansion pack!)

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"Will not run on AMD processor, but a great game."
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Will not run on AMD processor, not sure if any other processors have the same problem. But previous experience of Alpha Centauri allows me to recommend this game to lovers of turn based strategy games. Like all Sid Meir games this is better than most of the competition for the time it was created. I remember being impressed by the graphics the first time I played it, better than Civ2, not as advanced as Civ3. It also uses many features from other games (like goodie huts) and adds new ones like the way you design, construct and upgrade the ships (which can be time consuming) The goodie huts can give you a big advantage, giving Techs, units or cash. Like Civilization 1 – 4, Colonization (original and Civ 4), Railroad Tycoon 1 & 2 this game is capable of long hours of game play that really fly past. A truly great game.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
"I should have reads Daves Review at #2"
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Will not run on AMD processor. Not sure if it is the processor or Windows 7 but I have been unable to get the programme to run. It installs fine and the Menu comes up but when play is selected the screen goes blank and it shuts down.

*****Make sure you check your system before buying this******

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Absorbing gameplay"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I used to have a demo version of this many years ago which I loved, but now having the complete game I am enjoying it even more! Endless combinations of philosophies and resources mean this game is infinately re-playable and there is so much depth to the technologies that each faction develops you'll always discover something new.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"An ageless game"
5 stars"

Truly one of the greatest Turn-based strategy-games of the modern age of gaming, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is the pinnacle of Science-fiction games, one of the most engrossing and all-encompassing story-lines to have been published. Not only does one square off against rivals, the last factions of a scorched earth, remnants of a now-ancient war, vying for the precious land on Earth's last hope, Alpha Centauri, but Alien Lifeforms begin to fit back, protecting their native planet. At the same time, the endless population of the ‘working classes’, Drones, seek some form of comfort in life, allowing a player to be anything from a beneficent ruler, caring for the masses, to a brutal dictator, putting down riots with military force. All units have the ability to be upgraded, from turning a lowly unit-transport in to a heavily-armoured dropship, to making a fully-defensive infantry-man, armed with Tachyon cannons and a silksteel armour-carapace. Research follows many paths, some only being unlocked when certain, seemingly unrelated, paths of research have been taken. A must for any Strategy-lover, indeed, any Sci-Fi lover, and a great introduction to turn-based strategy for anyone.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"A timeless classic "
5 stars"

The plant you send your ship to in the space victory of the CIV series . Now you get to finish the story so to speak. That was the reason I purchased this game bit then it turn out I liked it more than CIV 2 because it had all the fun of CIV 2 plus customizable units and the multi-player was hours of fun. I seem to have lost a week to it without noticing . Despite the older graphics they take nothing away form what has got to be one of my all time favorite games.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Good then, still good now" Purchased on Mighty Ape

Loved (SMAC) Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri years ago without the expansion pack of “Alien Crossfire”… still loving it. A detailed long game where you have many difficulty settings and the ability to create differing scenarios making it very re-playable.

Similar to Civilization, but in space… where the nationalities are now termed ‘factions’ it is a turn based, resource creating and gathering, economy managing, technology researching game where conflict is almost inevitable, but can be resolved via stealth, diplomacy or combat. The expansion pack adds a little twist, but I have'nt explored it enough to comment much, however… “it does'nt hurt”. Aliens crash land – and seem to be the original owners of this planet ! Buy and enjoy, multiple times !

Description

Updated to run under Windows XP/Vista.

This pack contains both Alpha Centauri and the expansion pack, Alien Crossfire.

Legendary designer Sid Meier presents the next evolution in strategy games, with the most addictive, compelling gameplay yet. Explore the alien planet that is your new home and uncover its myriad mysteries. Discover over 75 extraordinary technologies. Build over 60 base upgrades and large scale secret projects for your empire. Conquer your enemies with a war machine that you design from over 32,000 possible unit types.

Features:

  • Custom build fighting units that meet your mission's specific needs, or accept your governor's recommendations
  • Dynamic personalities react individually to your actions. Your diplomatic decisions dictate your path to one of five ultimate resolutions
  • A random 3D world generator, unlimited strategies, five paths to victory, six levels of difficulty, seven unique factions, fully featured map/game editor and a whole host of customisable options ensure unlimited gameplay
  • Intelligent city governors, global commands and an in-game tutorial assist you in building and managing your empire
  • Unite or fight with your friends via the Internet, a LAN, modem, or serial link
  • Re-released on
    June 13th, 2012
    Brand
    Media Format
    PC DVD-ROM
    Box Dimensions (mm)
    135x190x15
    UPC
    5050740022553
    All-time sales rank
    Top 1000
    Product ID
    1454236

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