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Space Empires III (Windows)

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A 4X strategy that will remind you of Civilization, Master of Orion, and other strategy games. The game was produced as low budget shareware, but has developed a cult following.

You control a planet in the solar system, make decisions about research, design your ships how you want, and make diplomatic choices. It offers PBEM capability, but is rather time consuming. Other than that, there is hotseat multiplayer.


Space Empires III Windows Tutorial Scenario
Space Empires III Windows Large Map

Alternate Titles

  • "太空帝国III" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Space Empires 3 was designed to be customizable, you can remove technology, add technology levels, create your own ships, and create your own planet/galaxy names.

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Indra is here (19838) added Space Empires III (Windows) on Aug 08, 2003