Masters of Orion 2: Battle at Antares
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Lengthy sessions on Masters Of Orion 2 don't hold the same kind of fulfilment as other turn-based strategy games like Alpha Centauri, or the ancient Ascendancy (also available on budget), but that's not through any serious flaw - graphically, technically or otherwise. In fairness, all standard strategic elements are well intact, with the research tree in particular showing surprising variety by incorporating not only new ships and new buildings, but also biological functions such as telepathy, spies and mutation. Sadly, all innovation ceases there, meaning that we're left with a nicely shaped skeleton that's somewhat devoid of flesh. Shame.