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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 Introduction [2]
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Amiga The map
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES Title screen
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES Statistics

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1991 920 out of 1000 92
Top Secret Amiga May, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Attack DOS Sep, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Datormagazin Amiga Dec 19, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Top Secret Atari ST May, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Video Games SNES Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Oct, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72
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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