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Utopia: The Creation of a Nation

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
72
3.6
Atari ST
...
...
Amiga
82
3.2
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Description

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 [1]
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation DOS The overworld map
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Atari ST Loading screen.
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Amiga Your staff

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Datormagazin Amiga Dec 19, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 79 out of 100 79
Power Play DOS Oct, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72

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Awards

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

Contributed to by Rambutaan (432), PCGamer77 (3020), Martin Smith (63062) and Terok Nor (19553)