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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

Average Rating: 8.64/10
Video Game Rank: 14
DOS Rank: 3
Macintosh Rank: 5
Windows Rank: 9
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Primary Name
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
Alternate Names
Master of Orion 2: Battle at Antares
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Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
8
Release Date
1996-10-31
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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
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Crucial Entertainment UK PC edition
Rel Date: 1999-00-00
Publisher: Crucial Entertainment, MicroProse
Windows
Developer: MicroProse, SimTex
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
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North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1997-09-00
Publisher: MacSoft Games
Macintosh
Developer: SimTex
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: K-A
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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
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DOS/Win95 CD-ROM
Rel Date: 1996-12-16
Publisher: MicroProse
DOS, Windows
Developer: MicroProse
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: K-A
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English/UK Edition
Rel Date: 1996-12-16
Publisher: MicroProse
DOS, Windows
Developer: SimTex
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: ELSPA: 3+
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"Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares (MOO2) is a 4X turn-based strategy game set in space, designed by Steve Barcia and Ken Burd, and developed by Simtex, who developed its predecessor Master of Orion. The PC version of the game was published by Microprose in 1996, while the Apple Macintosh version was published a year later by MacSoft in partnership with Microprose. The PC version is still on sale as a download, and is still played online.

Master of Orion II won the Origins Award for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Computer Game of 1996, and was well received, although reviewers differed about which aspects they liked and disliked. It is still used as a yardstick in reviews of more recent space-based 4X games.

Victory can be gained by military or diplomatic means. Major elements of the game's strategy include the design of custom races and the need to balance the requirements for food, production, cash and research. The user interface, which is mainly mouse-based but includes keyboard shortcuts, provides a central screen for most economic management and other screens that control research, diplomacy, ship movement, combat and warship design.
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Source: Wikipedia, "Master_of_Orion_II:_Battle_at_Antares," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 14
DOS Rank: 3
Macintosh Rank: 5
Windows Rank: 9
Num Ratings: 358
Average Rating: 8.64
Standard Deviation: 1.47
Num Views: 8234
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.9
Fans: 28
Personal Comments: 54
Users Owning: 377
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 40
Plays This Month: 0
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