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.
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Mostly Positive (52 reviews) - 73% of the 52 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,975 reviews) - 84% of the 4,975 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 4, 2012

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“Endless Space is smart, polished and intelligent game of countless permutations. Its strength lies in how carefully and how cleverly it's balanced, as well as how it rewards all kinds of playing styles. We haven't seen a strategy game quite like this in a while.”
8/10 – IGN

“In case it's not yet clear: go for it. If you are an experienced player, go for it. You are rather inexperienced with the 4X genre and it frightens you? Go for it.”
9/10 – FactorNews

“For a first game, it is surprisingly complex, demanding and motivating.”
82% – GameStar

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
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Rycer
( 50.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Funny info, cheatengine works (values are Float) and you can still earn steam achievements.
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Weedotronic
( 38.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
i played this game for a bit. and i think i have a fairly opinion on it.

Its a good Economy game but everyone who seeks a Indeep Ship Builder or commanding ur ships in battle will be dissapointet.

Its a ok game tho not worth the price of 30 Euro.
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AJ1AJ
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
> had the game in my inventory
> decided to play one day for one hour at night
> started up a game with a decent looking class that i liked the stats of
> decided to hate the game because it felt too slow (i never played turn based games before)
> Slept for a few hours and then went straight back to playing
> played the whole of the next day to try to win this one game i started
> fails and the first team to win was another team
> my allies leave me in disagreement of starting a war with the ones who won
> in revenge kills this race of aliens
> old allies request peace and accepted.
> peace treaty with allies is removed due to me having high threat with such a high score.
> starts to take over them too.
> finished researching tech tree
> finally finishes well into the morning of the next day with supremacy victory (victory in every section of the game?)
> looks at the class i chose and realised it was the DLC's class not a normal class
> looks at playtime and realises it was 26 hrs of almost solid gameplay just to finish one game
> ...
> Then remembers that this was on newbie difficulty...
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natertaters7
( 76.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
played game about a hundred times against friend, lost every time. Played again recently and won by gaining a lot of friends. Message?
Friendship is magic
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Pex
( 35.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Score: 7.5 out of 10.

Warning: Not game for everyone - you really need to be into 4X space strategies to appreciate this game.

Pros:

- Multiple playable factions with different characteristics
- Replaying value
- Multiple ways of achieving victory
- You can design your own ships to suit your style of play
- Very interesting beginning, with exploration, random events, etc

Cons:

- Poor tutorial (only written one) - it took me a few restarts to figure our best way to proceed
- Poor AI (for example, to get me to agree to cease fire, AI gave me enough star stystems to achive Expansion victory)
- After you get the upper hand against AI opponents, game turns into slow grinding to finish it
- Too random start

Conclusion: On sale, a good value for money, but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
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Echo)))
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Bourght this little gem for under $10.

Great value space time continum killer.
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Spirit Eagle
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
SPACE BATTLES ARE AMAZING! It's really fun with friends, where everyone is in alliance and then all of a sudden, chaos ensues and we're beating eachother senseless, er endlessly as some say
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VAPE NATION VΛ
( 133.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
It's a quality game, but like most all Civ like games, the AI suffers. The problem with this one is that it's like a game of constatn whack-a-mole. If you are being invaded, you can't just fight the enemy fleet and win. They will retreat every time, and send 5-10 small sized fleets to constantly harass you. Basically, it's not fun and fruststaing and pointless combat mechanics. Especially if you are playing a defensive empire and aren't the one the attack.
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Darkco
( 55.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Great Game
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©#@м¶@9₪3
( 41.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
If you cant make a game that doesnt run on basic systems then dont bother.

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME devs have not fixed a game breaking bug that prevents the program from starting normally.

waste of money
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
207.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
So I bought Stellaris a month or so ago and liked it. Have always been a fan of 4X playing Civilization and similar games. I enjoyed Stellaris, but it wasn't exactly everything I want. I read about Endless Space and figured I would give it a try. It is quite simply an amazing game. Very well done with tons of replay value. I highly recommend this game for anyone who is a fan of 4X. The ability to customize your faction sets this apart from both Stellaris and Civilization in my opinion.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
1. Purchase Endless Space EE during summer sale
2. Play first match as Pilgrims
3. Get butchered by Hissho
4. Start new match as Vaulters
5. Butcher the Hissho
6. Start new match with custom race; Sophons affinity, Sowers traits, Horatio appearance
7. Name new race after myself
8. Make the universe great again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
132.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
The AI can trouble you for houres until you get used to it.
fun 4x game
nice ambience
nice soundtrack
lovely combat scenes
worth the price

this franchise could be extended by DLCs or so on. iread something Endless space2 is about to come out now after years.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
played game about a hundred times against friend, lost every time. Played again recently and won by gaining a lot of friends. Message?
Friendship is magic
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
i played this game for a bit. and i think i have a fairly opinion on it.

Its a good Economy game but everyone who seeks a Indeep Ship Builder or commanding ur ships in battle will be dissapointet.

Its a ok game tho not worth the price of 30 Euro.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Cool game like MOO2 or Civilization in Space.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I'm no expert on 4x games...

That being said, I got this on release and enjoyed it quite a lot, it's immersive, makes use of a nice setting with neat races and the gameplay was fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
232.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
By far the best 4x game I've played in many many years. Has infinite replayability and massive depth. The only down side is space battles take a bit of getting used to and involve a very heavy pinch of luck.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This is a great game that I recommend anyone who likes this type of game to buy, I have only one headache that every time I see it just makes me want to scream "WHY DO THIS?!?!?!?" at my monitor and that is the Hero system. Whoever designed them to be both useful on the ground and in space should have been dragged out the back of teh office and beaten with a stick till this was changed, as it cuts the usefulness of most of them in half. Having ones for space and ones for the ground would have made this game a lot more enjoyable than it is for me as I find i have to keep quitting and restarting the game around 5-10 times each time I want to start a new game so that I get at least 1 ground based Hero to begin with, but yeah other than that small headache the game is great :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
115.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Bought the Amplitude bundle
Played all three games
Overwhelmed by the tutorials
Alt+F4
Never planned to touch them again
Endless Space caught my attention again after a year
Endured through the tutorial
Realized it wasn't bad after all
Played as Harmony Faction in the first game (Bad Idea)
Tried Every Other Factions
Amoeba and Sowers seemed to coincide with my strategy
Won twice with the said factions
Played as Hissho
Dominated the game
After 80+ hours realized I was doing the same thing with every game and win with same Victory type
Rated the game above Beyond Earth but way below Sins of the Solar Empire Rebellion
Game Recommend for Space Fans
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