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Ancient Space

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Venture deep into space to uncover secrets and find a lost expedition!

Ancient Space features real time strategic starship battles that encourages tactical maneuvering. In time honored RTS tradition, you build and upgrade your fleet as you complete mission objectives and gather resources which allow you to progress further into the game. Chart your approach – from defense to offense and everything in between such as escort and stealth missions.

Embark and explore the darkest recesses of space in this tale of strategic resource management and engrossing interstellar warfare.

Main features:
A stellar cast: The game is voiced by fan-favorites from much loved sci-fi movies and television shows such as Star Trek: Enterprise, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly.
Deep space exploration: Each mission advances the plot further and introduces a new area of space being explored with secrets to discover and dangers to react to.
Command your fleet: Build, maintain and strategically use a multitude of ship types to deploy into battle, each with distinct tactical uses during grand strategic space warfare as you square off against notorious pirates and mysterious aliens.
Upgradeable progression: Your units can be upgraded. Various upgrades to player ships are applied throughout the campaign. You decide what to enhance and what to leave behind.
Choose your crew: Before each mission, choose up to three officers with special abilities that aid your progress through the missions. Recruit more crew members along your journey.
An engrossing campaign: The single player campaign comes with a pulsating story that follows epic battles and tackles philosophical questions about humanity and science whilst posing the question – what lies beyond?
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Developer
CreativeForge Games
Publisher
Paradox Interactive
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Vista 64 bit/Win 7/Win 8
  • Processor: 3.10GHz Intel Core i3-2100
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Vista 64 bit/Win 7/Win 8
  • Processor: 3GHz Intel i5 quad core or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 or equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: MAC OS Mavericks
  • Processor: 3.10GHz Intel Core i3-2100
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: MAC OS Mavericks
  • Processor: 3GHz Intel i5 quad core or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 or equivalent
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
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Ancient Space reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
http://youtu.be/V2GHy_KRSOs What is Ancient Space? Ancient Space is a Space RTS that could be a Kind of little Brother OF Homeworld. The Developers wanted to pack an epic Space adventure into a Mission Concept far from home. Secluded from his Home, haunted by unknown Enemies and scarce resources. The only thing we have is our Carrier ship, which can be expanded and produce Fleets. Mission to Mission, we fight our way through the Campaign, always confined to a few Sectors. However, there are often some Sectors of no Importance for the Mission, which we should then be able to explore with some Ships. Because often these "apparently insignificant" Sectors hide Anomalies, or Minerals, that we should secure. In Anomalies, Modules, or Resources, can be that we can use between missions. But more On that later. Between missions, the Story is driven forward By good Speakers (German only in English/Subtitles) in rather simple Video Sequences or Briefings. What sometimes doesn't work so well is pushing ahead with the Story in the Missions. You often have a lot to do in the Fights and when Hektor (an artificial Intelligence) bombards us with ele-length Story Information that just goes down as we have to concentrate, unfortunately that's not so nice. My Fleet, my Officers, my Carrier Between missions reveals a Special Feature of Acient Space, namely the Management of its Fleet, or carrier. This allows you to upgrade and amplify the different Ship Types of my Fleet through collected resources and unlock Modules from multiple Animal Levels for my Carrier. So I, especially my Carrier, can adapt my Style of Play pretty well. While my Ships can manage their Weaknesses a little, or get faster, etc. etc. An important tactical Element may still be the Officers. We can always take three of them with us and each of them gives us a Battlefield bonus to activate. (E.g. Strengthens the Armour of all Ships in the Sector) These Activations are limited and also take Time before they can be reactivated. But Are really helpful for getting a short-term Advantage against other Battle associations. A tactical Chunk of Acient Space might not look like this, but can be really demanding. For many Ships there are Counter classes and only a few are really somehow good against everything. For example, Ships are divided into Sizes from S to XL. The initial Lancers, for example, are particularly Effective against S and M Class Ships, but are totally useless against L to XL and are then only shredded. The other initial S Class of one are Bombers and are weak against S class, but strong against L to XL Ships, etc. In addition, the higher Degree Of Difficulty is really crisp and you are really challenged. Individual Hunter associations also have different Formations. That strengthen the Attack and weaken the Defense, for example, or Special Attacks such as a Rocket Carpet. The same is true of larger Ship classes. Our Carrier ship also has several Special Abilities that we should use tactically! Conclusion and small Warning Overall I would recommend Ancient Space any of THE RTS Games in Space likes. While It does not offer completely free 3D Space for the Player, it is solid and white to entertain. The only Problem is the current Technique that leads to low FPS Rates even on High-end MACHINES. Which is just a shame for the Game. In Conclusion, the little Note: "This is really a pure Single-player Game without Multiplayer!";) By The way, this is a Paradox Interactive Title, so as usual There are sometimes strange translation errors in the Text. Although it's very limited here.
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