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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (Windows)

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Written by  :  Frank Fujita (3)
Written on  :  Mar 01, 1999
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

A worthy addition to the--Name of Sid Meier--family of games

The Good

The additional complexity of the diplomatic aspect of the game, the addition of psi combat, the customization of military units from a workshop all add to the game. In addition, the AI is much improved over Civ2, although not perfect.

The Bad

The menu system is much too complex, you *will* learn the keystroke commands for the most frequently used actions. There isn't a Mac version -- many of my friends use Macs.

The Bottom Line

I would call it Civ3 in space. If you didn't like Civ, you won't like Alpha Centauri. If you did like Civ or Civ2 and a science fiction theme doesn't bother you, you will love AC.