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Reach for the Stars (Windows)

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5 point score based on user ratings.
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This is an updated version of the venerable MS-DOS-era Reach for the Stars, the 4X game before the term was even invented. Start with a simple planet, build and research better stuff, take over other planets, and eventually control the whole galaxy. Let computer ministers handle the research and building while the human player handles overall strategy. Includes improved graphics (naturally) and special scenarios.


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User Reviews

A solid C+ effort William Shawn McDonie (1092) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Disappointing game, I really wanted to like it, but its off my Hard Drive now. Mike Kent (2) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

The Press Says

Strategy Gaming Online Sep 07, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Electric Games Dec 18, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Unlimited Dec, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Sep 13, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Over Online Dec 05, 2000 57 out of 100 57
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2000 56 out of 100 56
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 52 out of 100 52
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 17, 2000 50 out of 100 50
PC Joker Nov, 2000 50 out of 100 50


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Kasey Chang (3652) added Reach for the Stars (Windows) on Jan 15, 2001