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7.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 380 ratings
  1. 10 (51)
  2. 9 (90)
  3. 8 (110)
  4. 7 (56)
  5. 6 (30)
  6. 5 (16)
  7. 4 (11)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (11)

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What Gamespot Users have to say about Space Empires V

  • User Rating 7

    Great concept, poor programming.

    Rated on May 26, 2008 by mentat76

    Being a true Moo2 fan, i would say, SEV is a great improvement to the 4X genre. SEV carried ship customization and space battles where Moo2 left off, quite successfully. SEV offers fantastic freed...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Much Improved, Virtually Bug Free

    Rated on July 03, 2007 by vlaser1

    Buggy at first. I didn't buy it until patch v 1.25 which was much more functional. On patch v 1.35 by now. Very few problems nowadays. This game is like Gal Civ II but much more complex. I notice that...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7

    Great game, othly prolem is that the grafix are a little dated like 5 years ago dated...

    Rated on August 01, 2007 by Jake9123

    this is an awsome game but only if you have a lot of time on your hands. maps are huge even on small they have about 8-12 or so solar systems each with 5+ planets to conqer. there is hundreds of tecks...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    Space Empires 5 - Builds upon the fourth volume, its is a very complex game. Better expandability upon ships.

    Rated on October 17, 2006 by jmh1924

    This game is an improvement over Space Empires 4, There is an almost unlimited expandability in ship improvements. The game is very hard to learn. The available races to play and the ability to custom...

    10 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    SEv is simply put, an amazing feat. Completely consuming. Its hard to turn it off in the wee hours of the morning.

    Rated on October 29, 2006 by BurningBeard

    SEv is simply put, and amazing feat of playability and depth. One could devote(or waste depending on how you look at it) an entire week of their life with their head in this game. Completely consuming...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7

    Big improvement over Space Empires IV

    Rated on October 30, 2006 by Kolominas

    This newest version of the space empire series is better, though harder than its predecessors. It is a great improvement considering Space Empires IV. The turn based character of the game doesn't slow...

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

    BEST 4x game ever

    Rated on October 30, 2006 by RonGianti

    I've been playing version 4 for 6 years. Many other games have come and gone, but SE remains. There is so much to do in this game, there isn't enough time to do it all. I wrote a more detailed ...

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

    Suprisingly good

    Rated on October 30, 2006 by kingrohante3

    Ok well one day my friend said he wouldnt play any online games till i got this and so i said fine and i went out and bought it at a game store. Well when i asked the guy when it came out he said it w...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Now I would rate it a 5 but by the 7th Nov it will be a 9+

    Rated on November 05, 2006 by danceswtihfools

    The problem i have found with gamepot reviews are that they are on a set date (usually the release date or slighty after). The problem with the gaming industry especially now that games are patchable ...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Not yet playable. Great potential. Best choice for play by e-mail.

    Rated on November 06, 2006 by PaoloZ

    SE5 has definitely a great potential for multi-player. I think it is the only 4x game which supports a good implementation of parallel turns. With parallel turns you can process the commands from ever...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.