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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 Atari ST Action stations.
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES The different kinds of buildings
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Atari ST Loading screen.
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation DOS Starting up a civilization.

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1991 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
Top Secret Amiga May, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Play Time DOS Oct, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Video Games SNES Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
neXGam SNES Dec 27, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72

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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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