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  1. 10 (737)
  2. 9 (844)
  3. 8 (187)
  4. 7 (47)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (8)
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  • User Rating 6.8

    Just like the old phrase goes - you'll either love this game, or want to gouge your eyes out with rusty spoons.

    Rated on December 29, 2005 by Beardsley

    Alpha Centauri is a simple premise - take the immensely popular Civilisation series, and set it in space. Simple sure fire way to make a good game? Lets see... You play a commander or leader (or wh...

    3 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Refound, and loved just as much as ever.

    Rated on April 14, 2008 by ballisticsfood

    After playing this game once at the age of ten, i didnt pick it up again until a few days ago. Well, that was quite possibly the worst decision I've ever made. not because the game is bad, you must u...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4

    Taken from my site:<br /> Coherent, structured, and very finely balanced, with a unique vi

    Rated on July 24, 2006 by Words_of_Ivory

    Although the Civilisation series have spawned many of its own sequels over the years, each one has essentially been nothing more than a continual refinement of a system already near flawless. Alpha Ce...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    Though you can never afford for a game to last too long, Alpha Centauri is still a fun and accicting game.

    Rated on August 04, 2006 by Goliath_unit

    The good: Very addicting, good graphics, many different troops, 7 different factions really change strategies. The bad: Gets a little repetative after a while, take too long to attack it is almost...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Alpha Centauri is a worthy successor to Civilization.

    Rated on August 26, 2004 by Tremor27

    Alpha Centauri is a worthy successor to Civilization. I have played this game a number of times all the way through, and used several of the seven factions that are available. Their distinctive advant...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    A masterful aesthetic, like a Kubrick film, elevates this game above both its rivals and predecessors. Wonderous!

    Rated on May 28, 2007 by TechnologoDoom

    Alpha Centauri dominates the competition and marks out the stakes for engaging, civilization building. Here's why... 1. Cultural Philosophy is embodied in the different factions. Ridded of the he...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Fun, addictive turn based strategy game which all fans of Civilization should pick up. This is..

    Rated on October 11, 2004 by Rattlesnake_8

    ..very similar to Civ only with new units, technologies etc.. If you loved Civ, you'll love this. If you never played Civ, then this is a good place to start. Fun, addictive and you can create your ow...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    It's been awhile - but it's still great

    Rated on September 11, 2004 by peacsea

    While waiting for some of the exciting new games to come out, I decided to pull this old favorite out - just to see if it's still as enjoyable as I remember it.... It's been quite some time since I...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A grand classic TBS revisited, still having an unparalled social engineering feature

    Rated on September 12, 2004 by MasterMarcus

    No other TBS ( turn-based startegy ) developer has been able to develop such a compelling socio-political structure as featured in Alpha Cenaturi. A unique interface, very thoughtful government choic...

    6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Possibly the most moving and thought provoking games of all time.

    Rated on November 09, 2009 by EgoAttacker

    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is a masterpiece in every possible category. It is a game where you will combat alien lifeforms, engineer devastating kinds of new weaponry, terraform an alien world, conduc...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.