The sequel to the two-time Unity-award winning Endless Space! Endless Space 2 is turn-based, 4X space-strategy that will put you in the fascinating role of a leader guiding a civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space. Your Vision. Their Future.
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Mostly Positive (84 reviews) - 79% of the 84 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 6, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is integral to our development process, we have used it for all our games so far and we would not make a game otherwise. We create very rich and deep games and universes, and we need passionate strategy players to bring that game to perfection.

We can guarantee you one thing: if you come and participate to the Early Access, we will listen to you, and make everything we can to take your feedback into account, as long as it fits our vision.

You will be able to follow, via the Games2Gether platform, the status of the community ideas and suggestions. As you will notice, there is in our community a trove of amazing skills and knowledge that contributes to make our games such rich and unique games.

Join us and help us make of Endless Space 2, the space 4X of our dreams!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The exact length is variable, but our Early Access periods generally last for 4 to 6 months. If it were any shorter, we would not have the time to include your feedback in the game, any longer and our players would lose patience and loose interest in the Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version of the game will contain a lot more content that will be unlocked during the Early Access :

More Civilizations to Play With

  • 4 more major civilizations (out of 8)
  • Custom civilizations
  • 10 extra minor civilizations (out of 16)
  • 25 extra Academy heroes (out of 50)

Enhanced Galaxy Generation

  • More galaxy customization options
  • More galaxy types
  • Colonization events
  • More anomalies and visible on planets
  • More special nodes
  • More unique planets

Expanded Gameplay

  • 4 additional victory conditions (for a total of 6)
  • Full tech tree and all 5 eras
  • Marketplace, deeds and mercenaries
  • Definitive Amplified Reality scan views
  • Complete artificial intelligence

Endless Experience

  • Tutorials
  • Full civilization stories
  • Academy meta story
  • Minor civilization quests

Bigger Better Badder Space Battles

  • More battle maps
  • More battle plays
  • Battle play manager
  • Fighters and bombers
  • More minor civilization ships


Your ideas (Games2Gether community feedback)

And so much more...

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access currently contains the core of the gameplay and the game’s vision. It is in Alpha state, meaning it is playable, but misses a lot of content, game balance is rough, and only English language is available. Right now the Alpha will focus on the first 125 turns of the game, which will help us focus on one bit at a time, of that huge game. The game is not bug free, we have a testing team helping us to track down issues, but as the game is evolving every day we cannot guarantee the same level of stability that you will have in the final game. So please if you encounter any issues, let us know in our forums. Yet, you should already have a lot of fun playing the game, we already have, and the latest feedbacks we had convinced us that we were ready to open the game for everyone.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Standard and Digital Deluxe Editions of the game are available at a -25% discount during the Alpha period of the Early Access. This rewards early players and the help they can provide to make the game the best it can get. Digital Deluxe Edition Early Access players will also unlock the “Founder” bonuses including the cosmetic “Cravers Prime” fleet skin and an exclusive Games2Gether badge. This is also consistent with our previous games.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Early Access is key to us, as we need your help to make Endless Space 2 the best strategy game we’ve ever made. The first step is to join the community at on the Games2Gether platform. You will be able to learn everything about the game’s ongoing development, discuss the pros and cons with the dev team and other Endless enthusiasts, propose ideas, and vote on features or content. Our community matters to us, so we listen to you. Let’s create Games2Gether!”
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December 19, 2016

[0.1.23] Patch Notes

Hi everyone,

Here's the list of changes coming to Endless Space 2 with update [0.1.23]:



  • Fixed issues that would cause turns to hang indefinitely after clicking End Turn

That's it! Get playing!

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December 13, 2016

[0.1.21] Patch Notes & Progress Update

Hey everyone,

Please find below the patch notes for the [0.1.21] version of ES2.

In case you've missed the news, Mathieu our Production Director wrote a blog post about the progress of the current patch for ES2 and Update 2. Check it out here: link.

"Hi all,

As you know, we have been experiencing issues with Endless Space 2 update 1, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

It has been difficult to fix these for two reasons: it is a complex problem, and we are working in parallel in fixing update 1 and developing update 2. We have completely changed the way AI works in Endless Space 2 (compared to our previous games), and the technological aspect of this new AI is harder to maintain / develop.

When we started the project, the AI team looked for other architectures / ways of implementing an AI, and came up with an architecture working in a module separate from the main game. This offered lots of interesting possibilities, such as the AI using its own memory mapping without interfering with the game data, which was one of the limits of our previous AIs. We have also worked a lot on graphical tools to visualize (and debug!) what the AI is doing. The one technical issue with this AI, is that is has to interact with the game to synchronize its data, to make sure it makes educated decisions based on fresh information.

In recent months after the AI architecture was laid down, we implemented a lot of features to allow the AI to play the game, but we have not worked as much on the technical performance of the AI. The status we had at early access was "ok but a bit slow" for the AI, which we deemed acceptable. However, when we added content and features for Update 1, it brought up multiple issues in terms of memory use & multi-threading stability. We set out to fix all these only to be mired in side-effects: performance issues, lags, various bugs and blockers. Sorting these out proved long and challenging, but with the help of the Unity support teams we got the situation under control. There are still a few non-blocking issues at play that we will hunt down, but we feel confident that the patch we are releasing today will help immensely and allow you to get back into the game. Complete patch notes for today’s patch can be found below.

Moving forward, for update 2 we have some interesting things coming up. The revamped tech tree, which has been a much requested improvement, should be coming with update 2. Below is a preview of what it will look like (keep in mind a fair bit of it is placeholder). Some of the other prominent features coming to update 2 are: the new major faction, space battle improvements, implementation of other victory conditions, planet grid and terraformation revamp, maybe even a (very rough) multiplayer.

With Early Access development, roadblocks are to be expected. This time around, we hit all of them at once. Things got hectic, but we hope the worst is behind us now.

Thank you for sticking with us.

PATCH - [0.1.21]

  • Fixed an issue that corrupted saves when saving the game [Note that this fix is not retroactive: you will need to start a new game]
  • Fixed some stuttering issues to improve performance
  • Fixed exiting the game through Alt F4 making the game unresponsive
  • Fixed an issue that would cause turns to hang indefinitely after clicking End Turn
  • Reduced Influence area progression on Systems by approximately 33% [This is a temporary fix while waiting for a more complete change for Update 2]

Amplitude Studios

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Digital Deluxe Edition

Endless Space 2 Digital Game

Play Endless Space 2 Early Access on PC. This will give access to the final version of the game.

Official Digital Soundtrack

All Endless Space 2 tracks created by FlybyNo in mp3 format. (Will be unlocked during Early Access)

Pathfinder Academy Heroes (Cosmetic)

Adds “Brunem Berto-Lancellum” and “Kinete Muldaur” to the hero cast of the game. (Will be unlocked during Early Access)

Pathfinder Hero Ships’ Skin (Cosmetic)

Adds a selectable alternate “Pathfinder” skin set for all hero spaceships. (Will be unlocked during Early Access)

Cravers “Prime” Fleet Skin (Cosmetic)

Adds a selectable Cravers “Prime” fleet skin. (Will be unlocked during Early Access)

”Endless Space 2 Founder” Games2Gether Badge

Adds a unique badge to your Games2Gether account.

About This Game

Endless Space 2 will put you in the fascinating role of a leader guiding a civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space.

You will explore mysterious star systems, discover the secrets of ancient races, develop advanced technologies of unthinkable power, and, of course, encounter new life forms to understand, to court or to conquer.

Your story unfolds in a galaxy that was first colonized by a people known as the Endless, who rose and fell eons ago. All that remains of them are mystical ruins, powerful artifacts, and a mysterious, near-magical substance known as Dust.

EXPLORE the Endless universe

The new Galaxy Generator has been completely overhauled to provide unique star systems and curiosities to explore, different planet types to colonize, luxuries and strategic resources to exploit, the mysteries of the Dust and new lifeforms to master, and a host of strange cosmic anomalies to deal with.

EXPAND beyond the unknown

Claim new systems by establishing outposts, and develop your planets into feared stellar fortresses or fabulous utopias full of wonders. Train your heroes to become fleet admirals, system governors or influential senators to guide your populations and make your galactic civilization thrive.

EXPLOIT every opportunity

Collect Dust, luxuries and strategic resources that are tradable on the marketplace*, discover amazing new technologies, and keep one step ahead of the competition through trade corporations and subtle diplomacy.

EXTERMINATE all resistance

Design your ships, build your fleets and carefully choose your battle plans to overcome up to seven opponents in online confrontations*. Watch epic real-time space battles unfold, and improve your strategy for your next confrontations.
Disclaimer: multiplayer will be released during Early Access.

EXPERIENCE a galactic saga

Discover each civilization’s story, from the Sophon’s AI gone berserk to the traditional Lumeris families facing an ambitious young upstart. Learn more about the origins of the lethal Endless creation called the Cravers. Find out more about the Heretic, a mysterious and powerful character hunted by the Vodyani… The galaxy will belong to the civilization that controls Dust and uncovers its secrets… but were the Endless alone in the galaxy? What is the true origin of Dust? Are the rumors around a mysterious organization called the Academy real?


Press Space anytime to activate the Amplified Reality view and reveal in-depth contextual information about your systems, trade routes, diplomatic stances and even your ship stats during battle!


Follow the development of the game and get to know the talent behind the scene. Make your voice count by giving feedback on the Early Access, submitting ideas, and voting for Art and gameplay elements. Participate in contests and design content that will be created by the studio and added to the game!

*Disclaimer: The Marketplace and Multiplayer are not immediately available but will be released during Early Access.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows (64bits only) 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: i3 4th generation / i5 2nd generation / A6 series
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 5800 series / NVidia 550Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    • OS: Windows (64bits only) 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: i3 5th generation (or newer) / i5 3rd generation (or newer) / FX4170 (or newer)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 8000 series or newer / NVidia GTX 660 or newer
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Recommended Resolution: 1920 x 1080

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