The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
Overall User Score (144 votes)3.9

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
DOS 138 3.9
      AI 3.8
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 3.7
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 3.6
Macintosh 6 3.1
      AI 3.2
      Gameplay 3.3
      Graphics 3.0
      Personal Slant 3.2
      Sound / Music 3.0

User Reviews

The pinnacle of 4x gaming, infinitely playable even today, and one of the only empire games that eats formulaic players for breakfast J. P. Gray (120) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Quite simply, the best TBS ever! Jeffrey Graw (61) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fantastic Cyric (50) unrated
Total Classic William Shawn McDonie (1182) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A great game. Wolfang (168) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Most addicting turn based strategy ever Darryl White (9) unrated
Strategy players looking for a challenge will love it. Yeah Right (57) unrated
A great classic by all standards. Tomer Gabel (4642) unrated
An addictive and epic game Jonathon Howard (120) unrated
Space Conquest just got much better MaiZure (126) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars