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Master Of Orion 3 Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2001 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT

Master of Orion 3 (MOO3) is a deep and intuitive strategic-level game that evolves the Master of Orion series by modeling the story depth of science-fiction epics like those you’ve read and seen in the movies or on TV.

In Master of Orion 3, the sequel to one of the best-loved strategy games of all time, players assume the biggest role ever. No longer do players merely represent petty interplanetary dictators. In Master of Orion 3, players become the controlling power behind an entire galactic civilization; the dictators, presidents, councils, and overlords that come and go are merely pawns in the player’s arsenal. One must use these governments, their citizens, and their leaders to secure the destiny of their civilization, to manipulate policies of freedom and oppression in both foreign and domestic arenas. It is not enough to be an able economist or a great starship captain to succeed in Master of Orion 3; considerable political, administrative, research, and espionage skills must be applied to craft your civilization’s glorious chapter in the Annals of Time and Space.

Game Features

  • Explore strange solar systems, complete with black holes, space monsters and hostile alien races.
  • Dynamic Galaxy Generation ensures that no two games are ever the same!
  • Play one of 16 Unique Races.
  • Choose your style of play; use oppressive force to crush your enemies and beat your people into submission or employ subtle negotiation to scheme your way to the top!
  • Design and research exotic ships and weapons to crush your enemies!
  • Galactic Councils and diplomacy of never-before-achieved richness and depth.
  • Colossal Space Battles that feature beautiful, tactical real-time combat resolution that keeps play moving at a brisk pace.
  • Shadowy game-within-a-game; use espionage, disinformation, subterfuge, betrayal, subversion and assassination to seat yourself in the highest chair of Orion!
  • Wars have distinct political and social consequences, not just military and economic consequences.
  • Slick and intuitive interface makes navigation and gameplay a snap for novice players.
  • Complete campaigns to satisfy would-be galactic conquerors.
  • Robust Multiplayer lets 8 players slug it out for galactic domination.
  • Manage polices dealing with freedom and oppression, forced labor, religion and racial tolerance. Will your civilization thrive better as an oppressive tyranny, a free republic, a unified theocracy, or something in-between?

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