Abandonware DOS title

Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares

Master of Orion II is a 4X turn-based strategy game set in space. MoO gives the player the chance to design custom races and to control food, production, economic management and research. The player can wage war against other races or use spies and diplomacy to achieve victory.
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Rating: 4.27
(101 votes)
NOT abandonware (why?)
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"Players who love strategy games will go nuts for Master of Orion II. Its detailed play options, random encounters, multiplayer options, and customizing capabilities are everything that the hard-core veteran dreams of. Unfortunately, this same complexity of design is more than most beginners will be able to tackle without becoming frustrated and confused." - GameSpot review

"Despite these odd shortcomings, Master of Orion II is still way up there on the list of games I have played this winter, just not as high as I would have thought. It's a great game, but I suspect that once the initial rush is over, I'll be glad I didn't give up my copies of Deadlock or Spaceward Ho. What will keep me MMO'ing long into '97 though, is the fact that it still does some things better than all the rest. So while it may not be all that it could have been, Master of Orion II is more than likely to make you feel like a winner in the space race." - Computer Gaming World (CGW) review

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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

There has been one sequel, Master of Orion 3. Comments by reviewers and players have mostly been unfavorable. Despite the sequels' more sophisticated graphics, sound and gameplay, some players prefer the original Master of Orion.

The game is still played online, and one group of fans has developed a patch, which fixes some bugs and adds more game set-up options, and a few mods which adjust the game balance.

Master of Orion 2 provides 13 pre-defined playable races, three of which are additions to those available in Master of Orion. The game also allows players to create custom races.

From time to time there are lucky breaks, disasters or emergencies which are not caused by any player's actions. These can be disabled in the game start-up menu.

players: single player, multiplayer (Internet, hotseat, LAN / local, Modem)

input: keyboard, mouse

distribution: cd-rom

graphics: SuperVGA, Vesa

sound: Sound Blaster

popularity: above average

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