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Dawn of Andromeda

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Find your path to glory!
Andromeda has seen quieter days, and it’s up to you to take the reins of one of many civilizations, and guide it through the many hidden dangers in the galaxy. Dawn of Andromeda is a pausable, real-time space 4X game focused on providing a fun, immersive and accessible experience that allows you to truly play as an Emperor. Build your empire, colonize new planets, interact with other factions and characters, research new technologies and build fleets so powerful, your enemies will tremble.

Explore a galaxy filled with diverse factions, outlaws, merchants, pirate clans and mercenaries but also anomalies, black holes, ancient artefacts, ruins and much more. Arriving in a new system may provide new opportunities, or open a new can of worms.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Explore, expand, exploit and exterminate in this real-time space strategy game, featuring real-time combat in a dynamic and ever-evolving galaxy.
  • New factions and characters can join the fray mid-game; artefacts, ruins, anomalies and a huge variety of fascinating elements are scattered throughout the galaxy and can yield new research opportunities. Various characters such as outlaws, merchants, travelers and others roam the galaxy.
  • Asymmetric gameplay. Not all races discover space travel at the same time, some may have yet to discover it, some may have already built a mighty empire, and some races may be naturally stronger than others. However if you’d rather prefer a traditional 4X experience and start an entirely symmetric game, it’s up to you.
  • Pre-designed, customizable and randomly generated races, each with their own unique backgrounds and traits.
  • Accessible gameplay, featuring a highly-intuitive User Interface.
  • Eras; unique scenarios, each with a pre-designed galaxy and background stories which you can play as one of the existing factions, each with their own victory conditions, traits, challenges and ongoing conflicts and relationships. (Not Available at the start of Early Access).
  • Research incredible technology, from weapons so powerful they can destroy an entire planet, to Dyson Spheres.
  • Explore ruins, anomalies and much more. You may even find artefacts you can study, projects you can start and come across interesting events and quests you can take on.
  • In-depth diplomacy system. Make allies and enemies, but beware, each action you take can change how the rest of the galaxy will view you. Destroying an entire planet, or just praising or denouncing another race, can have a deep impact on the balance of the entire galaxy.
  • Reduce micromanagement by appointing governors to your colonies and council members to your empire, all of whom can be leveled up. Each come with their own unique traits, happiness and experience.
  • Multiple, customizable victory conditions, which can even be set to vary for each faction, changing how each faction operates and making for unpredictable friends and foes.
Release date
Grey Wolf Entertainment
Iceberg Interactive
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit (32 bit NOT supported!)
  • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Intel Core i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
  • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit (32 bit NOT supported!)
  • Processor: 3.5 Ghz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB nVidia Geforce GTX660 or equivalent, 1 GB ATI HD7850 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
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Dawn of Andromeda reviews and comments

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If you Look at the Steam Side of Dawn of Andromeda, you first notice the fairly average User Rating. A Glance at the Forum also reveals that there is quite a lot of Criticism, especially regarding Bugs. Nevertheless, I had acquired the Game, actually just to expand my 4X Space collection. I expected a Disaster, but I get a surprisingly good Game. The Graphics are very good in themselves. But you can already guess that from the Screenshots. The Musical Accompaniment Ranges from good To grandiose. A clear Plus, then. On the one Hand, you have the Opportunity to play the Game as a classic Sandbox. Here you can determine your Race as usual. The Size of the Galaxy, Its AI Enemies as well as their individual Stage of development and so on. The Breeds are beautifully drawn. Finally, not just cats or Hamsters in the Spacesuit, which are presented to you as Aliens. Instead of Sandbox, however, you can also play through a so-called Era. Here, a Scenario of the Andromeda Galaxy is reenacted, with fixed Nations and Goals. These Campaigns tell more about the History of the Galaxy and are very interesting in themselves. Proper themed Locations, so to speak. In addition to the coherent Graphics and good Music, the colony management knows how to please. Instead Of building Mines, research laboratories or farms, instead of building mines, research Laboratories or Farms, as is usually the case, They focus on several areas of investment. The Space combat Is kept relatively simple. You may have more Control Options than comparatively in Endless Space 2 or Stellaris, but you can't expect too much tactical Depth here either. A Major Criticism is the Messaging system. So the scroll bar where events go through. This is going too fast. If you miss something, you can zoom in on the Message window, but you'll see the oldest Messages first! So You have to keep scrolling down! Who came up with this stupid Idea? Everything else you might expect from a Space 4x is given. Research, Construction, atmospheric Events and Random Missions as well as even quite extensive Diplomacy. So far so good. So Where's the Catch or what's Up with the Bugs? There are, in Fact, some of them. Most, however, are easy to bypass. For Example, you simply shouldn't play with the German Language Version at the moment. There seem to be Problems with loading the Savegames. Since I had immediately switched to the English Version, I was completely spared in my currently more than 60 Hours of playing. There is Also a Bow with the Warplines. Ships that were in a Warning Line when Storing a Game stand tend to be buggered when Loading the Game Stand. Annoyingly, yes. But I was able to deal with it, because I controlled in front of Saving and Finishing a Session that was not a Ship in the Warp. Finally, I, too, had the well-known Bug, with the Timer that you read about in the Forum. In other words, in the first Aegis campaign, in which one has the Goal of surviving only two Inga years, the Timer resets when Loading a Game stand. So You're forced to play through this short Introductory Campaign in one Swing. That would be all the substantial Bugs I know to list. It is rather a Pity that these have not yet been fixed. I mean, the Engine used is Unity. So Should not be a Witchcraft. But I rather blame the Publisher Iceberg Interactive. The Developers, Grey Wolf Entertainment, are obviously little Indie-devs. Their Possibilities are probably limited, as you can see now. Shouldn't a renowned Publisher like Iceberg help? Why did the Game go into trading like that in the first place? Deadline set too tight? And since the Bugs are all known, can't a Publisher like Iceberg afford to maybe hire some helping hands to fix the Game after soon a year? Questions about Questions. Be that as it may be. Every (yes, every) Space 4x Fan should have the Game despite its Flaws in its Collection. Waiting For the next Sale in case of need. Alone to see some of the good Features. Maybe we will experience the promised Bug fix and a few more Improvements or even an Add-On. Would Be a Shame if not. P.S: Am also on the road at Steam as a Curator and I am happy about every Follower: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/2370797-7IDGaming.de/?appid=275290
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