Since I cannot be bothered to write out a full review for games now, Ill try my best to condense the review into a few lines.
Great little turn-based strategy game, that is a whole metric tonne of fun. A single game will often last hours on end, especially if you play with friends over the multiplayer aspect. You can do whatever you wish, kill your enemies, buy them pretty much, culturally assimilate them, become the cancer of galactic population, research science, explore, terraform, and create a vast endless empire of galactic fear and sovereignty.
I found this game fun because the turn based aspect did not make gameplay fast paced, and twitch oriented, and where APM (actions per minute) is not a defining feature of victory. Create custom races, and play against a whole super large galaxy of people, where your choices are put to the test. So yes, I would recommend this game, especially if you have someone else to play it with.