Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (Windows)

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Written by  :  Steve Widdowson (21)
Written on  :  Jun 19, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Total immersive strategy game - another time stealer

The Good

Science fiction turn based strategy. Wow!

The entire package (UI, game events, sound effects) is superbly integrated resulting in a game that is so immersive you lose all track of time.

The user interface is intuitive (at least to those used to these type of games), there are multiple ways to accomplish the same action so that as you become more familiar with the game you learn shortcuts and move more quickly.

The Bad

Learning curve for technology tree.

The Bottom Line

The best single player strategy game available today. Not for beginners.