Modern 4X with a hefty real time tactics portion
Imperium Galactica is a hefty, meaty combination of 4X space trader, manager, politics and war waging bonanza on top of which a real time tactics portion is the cherry on the cake! Yap, this game amasses a lot and, as a feat of great engineering as well as over the top game design showcase, the game doesn't turn into a hot mess of elements. Nope, you can concentrate on whatever potion of the game remands your momentary attention, and that takes some getting used to, but it is by no means hard to do, as the game only packs so much detail into each portion. Within the game there are 28 ships to unlock, 180 smaller fighter, about 3 colonies and much more, for those that love surprises. The aliens share a certain design scheme with master of Orion but here it is less of a hassle to navigate you way around, and the controls are also friendlier. So, overall, if you really want a 4X game that stands on the cusp of modernity, with great 3D graphics and the extra tactical challenge, Imperium Galactica is the way to go, it won't let you down (too much!).