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Conquer the Galaxy In This ‘4x’ Strategy Game. Lead one of 18 different alien races to become a mighty pan-galactic empire. Manage your colonies, deploy your fleets and conduct research. Plot your strategy and turn your planets into mighty bastions.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2013
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$19.99

Reviews

“For some reason it did keep drawing me back in for more.”
75/100 – Impulse Gamer

“I highly recommend Supernova to all Armada 2526 fans and to all 4x sci-fi strategy fans in general.”
Space Sector

“I love it, with the added functions this game only got better.”
4.5/5 – Darkstarmatrix

About the Game

Conquer the Galaxy In This ‘4x’ Strategy Game.


Lead one of 18 different alien races to become a mighty pan-galactic empire. Manage your colonies, deploy your fleets and conduct research. Plot your strategy and turn your planets into mighty bastions. Explore new star systems, where you may encounter tachyon storms, psychic plants, primitives or find abandoned alien technology. Diplomacy is of utter importance in being successful. Make pacts and alliances, make threats or ask for favours - and when the time is right, replace diplomacy by space combat and fight it out in real-time 3D.


The trade system lets you trade valuable commodities between both your own and alien worlds. Alien relics, rare minerals, tourists, or even natural anti-matter, your freighters will carry them all. Although the game is complex, and the possible strategies endless, powerful help and advisor features, help you get up to speed quickly. Unlike many games in this genre, Armada 2526 Gold Edition focuses on providing a game that can be finished in a reasonable time, and emphasizes battle and strategy over economic micro-management. All with one purpose: to emerge victorious and conquer the galaxy with your armada.

Key Features


  • Turn based star map for fleets, colonies, research and diplomacy.
  • Customizable map size and number of players. Map designer included.
  • 18 animated alien races to play and battle against.
  • Full featured diplomacy system.
  • More than 150 technology items to research.
  • Trade system plus espionage and special ops system.
  • 3D Real-time battle system for fighting huge battles.
  • More than a hundred beautifully crafted ship models.
  • Multiplayer by LAN or PBEM
  • Tough A.I. opponents.
  • Includes the expansion Supernova !

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP with SP2
    • Processor:2,4 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible video card with Pixel/Vertex Shader 2.0 support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:3,0 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible video card with Pixel/Vertex Shader 3.0 support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 products in account
1 review
116.7 hrs on record
Its a wonderful strategy game! Witha plethora of starships to choose from Armada2526 GE allows for limitless in battle strategies. While at the same time allowing for dictator like control over all that goes on in your empire. If for one reason or another micromanaging becomes a pain, several features allow you to hand different aspects of control to the AI. Alothough there are only 18 different alien races, there are several other factions with differnt perks than the main branch of that race. The map designer enpowers you to create just about any galaxy you heart desires and choose the riches at each planet. The only down falls to this game may be that the game can become a little monotonous after 200 turns if you don't set new goals for your-self and time between turns can be long if you are playing with a lot of races. Above all the game provides a wide variety of stratagies to conqur the galaxy.
Posted: December 22nd, 2013
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 products in account
1 review
72.4 hrs on record
It is enjoyable but not a great replacement for Games like Masters Of Orion or Galactic Civilizations. Those are much better games than this.
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
103 products in account
1 review
369.2 hrs on record
I have owned this game for over two years and i bought two seperate editions for each computer when (if i remember correctly) i bought the basic Armada 2526 and the expansion Supernova at $20 a pop. Twice, once for each computer. So now i have bought it on Steam and i have laid out $100.


Now i can play it on either computer without porting problems.

The game is by far more interesting to me as my years of playing it go on.

Yes, it needs some creative tinkering to make it an even better game in forms of management. I would love to be able to find just the planets that have reserch staions that have become obsolete so i can both remove them and replace them without going through hundreds of planets,

But if you like broad expansive strategy as well as figuring out how to make an economy work I think you will like this "game of chess with few limits."
Posted: January 26th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
69 products in account
1 review
13.6 hrs on record
Great game for fans of 4X strategy. Has a lot of depth and variety with all the very different races.
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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6 of 17 people (35%) found this review helpful
96 products in account
3 reviews
74.8 hrs on record
I don't know what it is, but some thing keeps calling me back for more.
Posted: December 15th, 2013
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