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Utopia takes the Sim City gameplay concept and adds a military element to it. The game is set in the distant future, where your job is nothing less than Colony Administrator for a new settlement on some far-flung planet. Your aim is to provide the highest Quality of Life rating for the colonists.

You do so by ensuring that there is enough life support, power, housing, employment, police and entertainment to keep the citizens of your colony happy. Hindering your goal are random events such as solar eclipses (which can render your solar panels inactive) and also a different, hostile alien race that inhabits the planets in the many scenarios at offer.

Not only do you have to be a good mayor but you also have to be a good general. Resources must not only be attributed to civilian research but into weapons research, intelligence and the building of tanks and spaceships, if you wish to survive long enough to see your colony flourish into a metropolis. As a rule, you will have built a strong colony before the aliens come, but the final push towards a QOL of 80% or higher can only be achieved once there is no outside threat.


Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Amiga The map
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Amiga Introduction [2]
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES Your advisors
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES The normal isometric view

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1991 920 out of 1000 92
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Consoles Plus SNES Jun, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 81 out of 100 81
High Score SNES Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
neXGam SNES Dec 27, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play DOS Oct, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1992 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1992 68 out of 100 68


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  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #34 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

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