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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.

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Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Amiga Build menu
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Atari ST Building a new nation.
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation DOS Main menu
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES Statistics

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Secret Service / New S Service Amiga Jun, 1994 94 out of 100 94
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1991 920 out of 1000 92
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
Play Time Atari ST Jan, 1992 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Top Secret Atari ST May, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1993 79 out of 100 79

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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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