Sid Meier’s Starships, an adventure-driven strategy game from 2K will let you take a command of a fleet of powerful starships where you can travel to new worlds, while completing missions to help and protect the planets and their people from Space Pirates, powerful Marauders and other hostile factions.
In this game, you can also build a planetary federation, strengthen your fleet and secure your homeworld
At the same time, you will also have to preserve intergalactic peace and your vision of humanity.
Early on, you toggle settings like map size and overall difficulty, then you will go into the galaxy to start expanding your empire.
Besides, you can choose between one of three factions each with a different bonus that will provide you an edge in certain situations.
On your turn, you can manage your conquered like building cities, planetary defenses, then spending resources to research new and improved technologies
Moreover, you should also upgrade your fleet of starships, and stop by unconquered planets to complete tasks and gain influence.
To get your victory, you can spend a lot of your time in turn-based tactical combat.
And, every time you upgrade a ship, its model will change to display the upgraded tech.
Then, when you build cities on a planet, you will see a network of lights appearing on the surface which looks cool to see.
On the other side, there are several things that simply are not explained at all especially in combat
Anyway, this makes the first couple of campaigns a frustrating slog.
And, figuring out what Battle Cards do is also hard, since you can only reference them outside of combat in the SpaceOPedia.
Also, the lack of multiplayer could also be a deal-breaker for some.
In addition, Sid Meier’s Starships will give you lots of fun and it is a great revamp of the Civilization formula and it is almost endlessly replayable.
Thus, for those who like strategy or spaceships, this game will be a good reference to be played on your phone.