Endless Space is a turn-based 4X strategy game, covering the space colonization age in the Endless universe, where you can control every aspect of your civilization as you strive for galactic dominion.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,926 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 4, 2012

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"One of the best 4X space games. Has a lot of depth and options. Has a great and supported modding scene. Check the new game Endless Legend as well."

Endless Space Emperor Edition includes...

These 4 add-ons bring a new custom faction, heroes, buildings, technologies, events, musics and plenty of new features voted by the community, such as Exploration Rewards or Wonders, that enhance the game immersion and experience!

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About This Game

This galaxy is ancient, and its first intelligent life was the civilization we call the Endless. Long before our eyes gazed upon the stars they flew between them, though all that remains of this people is what we call Dust. A substance found scattered or in forgotten temples, it once gave powers to admirals and galactic governors. The galaxy will belong to the faction that can take control of the Dust and uncover its secrets…

  • A Born Leader: Guide one of eight civilizations as you strive for galactic dominion. Will you control the entire galaxy through subtle trade and diplomacy, explore every corner of the universe to find powerful artifacts and resources, overwhelm other civilizations with your advanced technologies, or destroy your enemies with massive armadas?

  • Endless Discoveries: With hundreds of star systems to explore, different planet types, luxuries and strategic resources to exploit, the mysteries within the Dust to master and a host of strange scientific phenomena to deal with, the player will have no lack of challenges. Hire heroes to become fleet admirals or system governors and discover five hero classes and their unique ability trees and specializations.

  • Space Opera: Experience Endless Space with state-of-the-art graphics and interface, switch between strategic battle decisions and long-term planning. Optimize each fleet for epic battles around contested stars. Create the perfect combinations from dozens of unique ships per civilization. Customize your ship with modules, armament, engines and special mods. The player has a plethora of choices of how to best destroy or dissuade his enemy.

  • Take on the Universe: Play against up to seven opponents and build up – or break – alliances at will. Discover an innovative and dynamic simultaneous turn-based gameplay. Permit instant jump-in for your ongoing online games. Define your own custom civilizations and confront the ones created by your friends.

  • Endless Replayability: Control every new game’s scope, from a quick match-up to an endless war. Generate an infinity of random galaxies where every start begins a new adventure. Modify the size, shape, density, age and a lot more to create your ideal galaxy. Choose from different victory conditions and adapt your strategy on the fly.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo Processor or Equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DX9 Compliant
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Core i5/i7 or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DX9 Compliant with PS 3.0 support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Hard Drive: 2GB
    Recommended:
    • OS:MAC OS X 10.6.7 or higher.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Hard Drive: 2GB
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
really quick if you like 4x games but hate the combat (playing out the fights yourself you might like this game for you I recommend the game)

What can I say I really wanted to like this, and I do like most of it. It does have that just one more turn feeling going on and there is a lot of options to play around with, but even after playing for hours I came away feeling cheated. Cheated because I have bascially no control over what happens durring battles. you send your fleet against another fleet pic a battle plan (which are like rock paper scissors defense beats offense, sabatoage beats defense) then you just watch as the battle is played out with no control at all. I repeat again there is absolutly no control over battle besides picking stragegy cards for long range combat, medium range combat and short range combat.
It also gets so annoying when you are trying to attack and get rid of an enemy fleet and they just keeping fleeing combat then jumping to another of my stars where they try to invade. I go over attack them they run away and set up shop and my next closes star system. I clearly over power them and I have to chase them around. Some times I had a higher level hero (lv 23) vs (lv 13) hero and my fleet is a bigger stonger fleet and I lose. All because the choice of the wrong staragegy card means I lose my entire fleet. This is just so annoying because I had no control. I could take it if I had lost because I messed up the battle myself but losing with superior force and a higher level hero that I had level up to specialize in combat to be my main general while not having much control over it just makes me say no thanks.
Posted: October 2
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
.:. Endless Space: Disharmony .:. Revised: 10/5/14
(newly included suggestions to the developers of ES, Amplitude Studios)

-Civilization in Space! Beautiful Graphics, 4X, Addictive (...just, one more turn, appeal), terraform planets within star systems, within a customized galaxy of different sizes, types, age, and more.

-Compete for planets, resorces, influence, military dominance, technological supremacy, or become a galactic trade empire. The player has the ability to terraform gas giants to colonizing ocean planets, this game has it all.

-Civilization + Space = Endless Space!!! This game is a must for every Civilization fan that would like a unique Civ-esque experience in space. Music is soothing, graphics are beautiful, unlimited replay value allowing the User to change their Civilizations characterics making for a unique experience each playthrough.

***Warning: This game may is highly addictive and may be a life/relationship killer. Yes, it's that addictive! Be warned!!


I highly suggest watching Arumba's Playthrough on youtube, if you are on the fence about aquiring the game... I bought it before I made it all the way through his the 3rd video and I'm in love with this game.
Arumba's Endless Space - Disharmony - (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSL_HAWOTk&list=PLH-huzMEgGWAWsM2s9m1MW3kLH_Eolw4f

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Suggestion(s) to the Developers:

From what I've read, this game has been put, "on the shelf" for now, and will NOT be getting updates until after EL is released...

'Endless Legend' is finally out and 'Endless Space' still needs some TLC (ie. patching/updates, make the game more conducive to modding. I've only been able to find 3-4 mods for this game. If you are no longer supporting a game, allow for an effective modding scene.

Please maintain Amplitude Studios' good name; abandoning all support in lieu of creating a newer game is a terrible longterm business strategy and ultimately self-sabotaging. Why is this bad for business? Simply put, this business model is completely unsustainable.

People will not continue to buy games from a company/developer that has a reputation for abandoning support for current games and are still charging $$$ for. Why would anyone with any sort of rational mind want to buy a game or product from a company/develepment team known for abandoning perfectly good projects barely a year old.

If you want to make a good name for the 'Endless' franchise, your customer base needs to come first, and be able to trust the fact that you support and stand behind all your products, not just 'new releases.'

I am interested in purchasing 'Endless Legend,' but I won't even consider it until I know this company supports all products it currently charges $$$ for including the existing release in 2013 of 'Endless Space.'

Once support resumes for 'Endless Space' and it gets a few much needed updates, I would support and purchase 'Endless Legend' or any other Amplitude Studios' game for that matter. By this time, you will have earned my brand loyalty... and I know I'm not alone in my sentiment.

Endless Space's has so much potential, Sure, the AI needs to be reworked. But please, for the love of all that's good, DON'T forsake your current player base, it's bad business.

I've seen many developer's with great potential, fall by the wayside because they do not provide continued support for their products or opt to make new games, instead of fixing current ones.

Studio's... small and large: in favor of short term profit gains via newly released games/products, rather than making existing games work properly is not a sustainable business model. You will lose brand loyalty, and brand loyalty is a major factor in the gaming industry upon release(s) or newer games/products.

With trust comes loyalty. Loyalty = Sales. ex. I have so much loyalty to the Civilization franchise, I felt confident pre-purchasing their newest game, Civilization: Beyond Earth without playing it or even watching a playthrough for release on October 24, 2014.

Until then, I'll play ES.... (hoping) for an overall update that improves AI mechanics, as well as other minor tweaks.... this would restore my faith in Amplitude Studios and give me hope for the future of this, potentially, promising studio.
Posted: October 5
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
284.7 hrs on record
I like this game, it was considerably worse at launch than it is now. The devs have made sincere efforts to improve and some of them have paid off. The critics reviews at launch don't really reflect the game now. It's probably closer to an 85 with the changes and additions the devs have made. If you like the wide campaign part of strategy games you'll probably like it, but if you're interested in the battles you'll likely be disappiointed. The map/campaign is great fun and very sleek, but the battles are basically a crapshoot. You get 3 turns, a variety of abilities to use each turn, and they have a rock paper scissors quality. Space battles are fun to look at, but it gets tedious and I find myself skipping through them.
Overall, it's worth picking up.
Posted: October 15
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
60.0 hrs on record
This game plays a lot like Gal Civ but in a way that's like reconnecting with an old friend. Familiar but not boring.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Civ 5 in space is the simplest way to describe Endless Space - and even if it was just that, it would still be awesome. If one is to play it, however, they'll realise that Endless Space is a unique 4X unto itself.

Pick from a list of unique alien races with amazing artwork and distinctive art styles and then expand your empire accross the stars. Engage with AI or real player civilizations for diplomatic or military dominance or isolate yourself with galactic barricades.

There are plenty of different strategies and tactics which makes every game completely unique. A must play for fans of 4X or Science fiction.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.5 hrs on record
There's better negative reviews here, but I'll just say this:

+The game is beautiful. Artwork, galaxies, planets; beautiful.
+Plenty of that 4X micromanaging
+Good game concept

-AI cheats
-Diplomacy victory impossible
-Smart decisions/solid strategies are penalized; expansion lowers happiness, lowering all outputs; non-expansion lowers happiness, lowering outputs
-All ships of the same hull design look the same despite extensive customization and tweaking
-Stock species are NOT balanced against each other, at all
-Your people's happiness is the one thing you need to worry about most rather than actual resources, and the conditions for happiness are absurd (expanding;staying on one system both generate unhappiness)
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
I wanted to like this game. It's just the little things.

The default factions are not very well balanced.
The Tech Tree takes too long to learn to utilze properly.
Even those used to TBS games should be playing their first games on easy difficulty instead of Normal.
Designing your own ships is hard to figure out the best mixes.
Heroes become polarised very early in their development and you don't get even close to as many as you would like.
Space battles are also tough to figure out how best to utilize the different strategies.

I am sure there are plenty of fantastic guides out on the internet for all of these, but it's just too many things to need to go to an external source for just to enjoy the game.

I recommend Galactic Civilizations II as a far superior product, and Galactic Civilizations III (Beta out now) should be even better still.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Gets stuck at "end of the turn" 3-10 turns in.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
An enjoyable game with a very nicely done and expansive tech tree. I do wish that battles were handled in a Total War format instead of the essentially random dice rolls that you do in this game, but otherwise the experience of expanding, growing, and developing your empire in the way you see fit still provids a lot of enjoyment.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
I thought Endless Space was pretty boring when I was playing it, and quit pretty fast for a strategy game that I pre-ordered. I cannot remember any details about it now. There was just nothing interesting about it.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Amazing game! i struggle to find a good space type stratergy, but this game is amazing! really is worth the money, when i first played the demo, i never really got into it, but then i gave it a second chance after more updates came into play, and what an improvment! if you are looking for a good space stratergy game, where you can build up fleets upon fleets, and colonize new system and have alot of fun then this game is for you! from the improvments i have seen since it first came out, i give this game a 10/10 now!
Posted: September 28
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
41.9 hrs on record
Really nice strategic, beautiful graphics, average complexity, evocative ambience music.
Posted: October 12
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY I WAS THE MASTER OF ORION AND I HAD PUNCHED THE ANTARENS IN THE ♥♥♥♥ THROUGH A SPACE PORTAL I WAS ALL WELCOME TO EARTH THEN BLAM RIGHT IN THE SPACE ♥♥♥♥ NOT THAT I PLAYED THE HUMANS SO REALLY IT WOULD BE WELCOME TO MENTAR THEN, STILL, BLAM RIGHT IN THE SPACE ♥♥♥♥ THEN MASTER OF ORION 3 CAME OUT AND IT WAS HOT SPACE GARBAGE THAT PLAYED ITELF SO RATHER THAN PUNCHING SPACE ♥♥♥♥♥ IT SAID JUST STAY OVER THERE AND I'LL PUNCH THESE ♥♥♥♥♥ FOR YOU WELL ♥♥♥♥ YOU MASTER OF ORION IF ANYONE IS PUNCHING ♥♥♥♥♥ AROUND HERE IT'S GOING TO BE ME.

ENTER ENDLESS SPACE, WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY FELLOW ♥♥♥♥ PUNCHERS WHO SAID HEY WHAT IF WHEN YOUR SHIPS PUNCHED ♥♥♥♥♥ IT WAS HAPPENING CINEMATICALLY WHILE YOU MANAGED OVERALL ♥♥♥♥ PUNCHING STRATEGY AND WE LET YOU CONTINUE THE PUNCHING OF ♥♥♥♥♥ ON THE MAP, BUT MADE IT A BIT EASIER TO MICROMANAGE ALL THE PUNCHING ALSO PSILONS ARE BACK AND BROKEN AS EVER USING ADVANCED SCIENCE TO PUNCH ♥♥♥♥♥ IN WAYS NEVER IMAGINED.

ANY SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED ♥♥♥♥ PUNCH IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC.

ENDLESS SPACE GETS 7 BROKEN ♥♥♥♥♥ OF 9.
Posted: September 23
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Played 40 mins of this game, basically randomly clicking trying to figure out what to actually do.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
213.0 hrs on record
Outstanding 4x space game, with lots of customisability and tactics. Oddly enough I think it's a far better game WITHOUT the expansion.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Short and simple: It is Master of Orion, done in modern age, and done really good!
Posted: October 1
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
70.3 hrs on record
Fun and challenging 4X game with great graphics.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
332.7 hrs on record
A great 4X strategy that never gets old. The lore and depth to the races and galaxies that are generated shows a lot of love from the creators. Love their work and definitely look forward to future products from them. Abosolute must buy for the 4X strategy enthusiast.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
A Space 4x strat game that may not be amazingly complex but offers enough to but hours upon hours into. Also the playable factions/races are quite varied and interesting.
Posted: October 23
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
102.6 hrs on record
Fantastic game with extremely fun technology and ship building. Great empire game with distinct and fun races.
Posted: September 24
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