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Explore. Strategize. Conquer. In the far future, Mankind has nearly exhausted all of earth’s natural resources. Fragile alliances between nations are tested to their limits as fierce wars ignite across land and space. MoonBase Commander puts you in charge of your own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire in space.
Release Date: Aug 13, 2002
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Reviews

“One of the most accessible and uniquely addictive strategy games this year”
8.3 – GameSpot

“It's a really fun game that you can easily install at work to burn some time when your boss isn't looking, or just whittle away an hour or two without noticing the time pass”
8.0 – IGN

“One of the most refined exercises in pure strategic amusement ever”
Tycho, Penny Arcade

About the Game

Explore. Strategize. Conquer.
In the far future, Mankind has nearly exhausted all of earth’s natural resources. Fragile alliances between nations are tested to their limits as fierce wars ignite across land and space.

MoonBase Commander puts you in charge of your own lunar territory in a quest to build the most powerful empire in space. Find, exploit and utilize valuable energy pools to eliminate rival factions. Choose the best strategies to accomplish your goals by using weapons, surveillance or shields to fortify your defenses.

MoonBase Commander is a simple to learn but difficult to master turn-based strategy game. Featuring multiple and unique opposing factions, bright graphics, a tight narrative and a variety of customizable terrains. Battle against the challenging AI or your friends via LAN multiplayer.

Key Features

  • One of the purest and most engrossing classic sci-fi games of all time. Simple rules, endless strategies.
  • A bitter battle for territory with a perfect blend of skill and turn based strategy.
  • Set your own challenge level in a fully customizable skirmish mode.
  • Take on your friends on in the ultimate multiplayer LAN battle.
  • Customize your battlefields with the built-in map editor.

Note: Multiplayer available via LAN only.

Note: Click "View the quick reference" link for further installation information.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
342 products in account
13 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Great little strategy game, especially in multiplayer. It's aged very well.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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10 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Old but still good.
Oh, and you can have multiplayer too.
Awesome retro game
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
101 products in account
1 review
0.2 hrs on record
warning shows up in a tiny,tiny little square on my 1080p TV

I was able to make this playable by using "advanced settings" on the screen resolution form and then clicking "List All Modes" which included 720x480 (win 8 , amd 7570)

switching back is a bit of an adventure but the game is playable viewed at full screen height
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
2 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I hope you like 640/480 because that's all you ll get.
I hope you like clunky mouse controle because your speed is impaired and only left button works. Don't try to zoom.
So, there is no tutoriel nor campain. You can choose to map edit, skirmish, multi player or challenge.
In challenge, you will find mission of easy caliber and objectives. Don't expect any help or direction on whatever you must do.
On the first one you must build collect from enery pools. They of course don't appear on munimap but first one is in reach. Second one, you must build a line of hub to get there. There is strictly no indication or tool tip. You can hover mouse over the buton all you like before you find the utility on divers actions.
How can such unfinished game be published in 2014 baffles me.

I bought this game during sales because it looked fun. The good part is that I now have more time to play other games.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
4 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I wouldn't really recommend buying it. It's a bit of a confusing mess of a game. I can understand the concept of it, but it's too dated and doesn't really give any satisfaction for a strategy gamer. It's much more of a projectile estimation game.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
134 products in account
2 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
This is the best game that nobody has. I bet this Steam release will change that.
The game lacks support and online play and I can only hope that one day it will be patched in by the community. Other than that it's a completely unique game that requires both strategical planning and skillful timing. The single palyer challenge provides hours of gameplay and multiplayer through LAN is truly a fun and interesting experience.

Edit: Turns out the community delivered a utility for online play and random generated maps long before my comment, search for moonbase commander console on google.
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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