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Fast-forward to the year 2045, where a new space traveling technology, the Node Drive, has just been invented. The joy of that discovery was not meant to last, since the first inter-stellar colony is destroyed and Earth itself is ravaged by an alien race. It's now up to you to build the greatest empire in the Universe and exterminate all the enemies in sight. In classic 4X style, prepare to eXplore mysterious star systems, claim planets to eXpand your empire, eXploit your resources, then design and build your own ships to eXterminate your enemies in tactical, 3-D battles, in single- or multiplayer.
Deep economic model that is easy to control Research languages to open diplomatic lines of communication; form alliances, non-aggression pacts or go to war with anyone who stands in your way Dynamic environments and random events; discover alien artifacts, wade through meteor showers, and encounter strange alien menaces Design and build ships from 3 size classes - Destroyer, Cruiser, and Dreadnought Up to 8 players can play against the AI or one another over LAN or online 3 difficulty settings, 15 galaxy types, and 9 singleplayer scenarios
Includes - The original base game and the add-on Born of Blood The novella The Deacon's Tale A bonus CD with concept art, screenshots, trailers, CD tracks and other media A limited edition postcard A Quick Guide autographed by the Kerberos crew.
- 5 races - Human, Hiver, Tarkas, Liir and Zuul; each with their own unique mode of transport between star systems
- Tense, first-contact situations in full 3D combat
- Over 175 technologies to research that changes from game to game
- Over 55 weapons from 6 weapon classes varying in size, from nuclear missiles, laserbeams, cloaked mines, boarding pods and plasma projectors, to siege drivers that can destroy entire planets
- Research rewards you with new detailed ship models, weapons and combat effects
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