Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter

a.k.a. SotS2

published by Paradox Interactive in 2011-10-28, developed by Kerberos Productions, running on Windows
type: manag./econ., strategy, turn-based
genre: Science Fiction, 4X
series: Sword of the Stars
setting: Future
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, Internet
languages: eng

Official description

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is the full stand-alone follow-up to the hit 4X-styled Sword of the Stars franchise. The continuing storyline will reveal the dark secrets of the ancient force responsible for tampering with the races in the original Sword of the Stars. Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter will be a major step forward in 4X gameplay, taking the easy-to-learn-but-hard-to-master philosophy set out in SotS1 and following that path to a new standard in space strategy games.

Key features:
* Lead one of six playable factions, including a completely new one, as you strive for galactic dominance
* Unravel highly detailed star systems featuring planetary orbits, moons, asteroid belts, and different space terrain
* Experience the new graphics engine
* Choose between entirely new vessels, or build your own with new levels of ship detail, including specific sub-systems, allowing for new fleet strategies and tactics
* Explore an advanced technology system as the game begins in the Fusion era and moves beyond the Anti-matter era
* Randomizing options in technology removes the unavoidable "optimal path" making the game more replayable
* Command your empire by exploring new solar systems, improving diplomatic relations or destroying a race
* Engage in fierce multiplayer battles with up to 8 players
# 2011-10-31 10:25:19 - official description

Technical specs

display: textured polygons
* Vista (32 bit)
* Core 2 Duo CPU
* 2 GB RAM
* 512 MB VRAM
Sanguine # 2011-10-31 10:26:46

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