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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.


Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES Map
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES Title screen
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES The different kinds of buildings
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation SNES The normal isometric view

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Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Jan, 1994 8.7 out of 10 87
Total! (Germany) Jul, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
High Score Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun Nov, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Magazine System UK 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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