Summary: I keep wanting to come back to this game because the gameplay is so varied, you get a lot of choices in ship design, and playing with friends is really exciting and fun. It's approximately Civilization in Space, with much better customization of your military, pretty easy management of your territories, and awesome cinematic battle sequences.
Summary: This 4X game is totally awesome. It runs well in Win7 64-bit. I've played these type of games since the original MOO, and this one is AWESOME! I run the game in 1600x900 since my graphics card slows down in 1920x1024. The game looks fabulous. Endless Space is a turn based space conquest strategy game. Battles play out in real time, but you get to choose a tactics card for the three battle phases - long rang, medium range, and melee.
Summary: Anyone out there who has wandered aimlessly from space strategy to space strategy looking for something to fill the addictive void left in your life by the Master of Orion series...this game is for you. It's not perfect (what game is?) but I love Endless Space and I'm totally hooked. The great: * It's beautiful! Graphically fantastic. * The interface and controls are intuitive, simple, efficient, and utterly useful.
Summary: If you want to play fully controlled Space fleet battle, better play Homeworld or Sins of Solar Empire. This game has different direction. It's almost perfect improved copy of Galactic Civilization 2 UE. (...I don't think there will be better game then Gal Civ 2 in space empire management games.) This one simplified complexity element in Gal Civ. It helps to focus on Space Empire management for player. and have more unique element too.
Summary: This is a very elegant and well thought out interstellar conquest game. It takes a similar approach to Masters of Orion 2 with some nice streamlining and smooth mutli-player play. This is a serious strategy game with technological development, warfare, diplomacy, and exploration. For those that enjoy a straight-up strategy game without the nonsense of RTS play this is the ticket. This would be up your alley if you like Civ, Masters of Orion, or Alpha Centauri.
Summary: My knowledge of space 4X prior to Endless Space had been limited to Gal Civ II and Endless Space was a little different but after the initial getting used to it phase wore off I found myself enjoying it, well, endlessly. I would recommend it to any who love turn based strategy and Amplitude Studios - the publishers of the game - not only support it well but have a good forum and a god fanbase.
Very great idea, fun game, issues to hammer out (development for the publisher of the game, and you the player)
Adam Slavik "Eric Blair", Amazon
2 January 2013
Summary: Okay so firstly, to sum up this game. This game is very similar to turn-based strategy games like Civilization (except in space, which is better) and real-time strategy games like sins of a solar empire. It is one of those games that is inbetween, like Total War for those of you familiar with the series. But, as total war is primarily an rts game, Endless Space is primarily a turn-based game.
Summary: Hardly ever write reviews but this game has been a blast. It's a little frustrating and hard to learn at first so be patient, there's plenty of walk thru tutorials on Youtube and I visit the forums for from the developer when I have a list of questions. This is a great game for your brain, it's all about thinking and strategy... Likes: 1. Cool battle graphics 2. Good AI so far, keep upping the difficulty level after each game 3.