Pandora: First Contact

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Pandora: First Contact is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game on a planetary scale. Our Earth has been exhausted and colonial attempts on other planetary bodies have been in vain. Finally after decades of exploration an interstellar probe has brought promise of a new world.


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  • Only 6 factions.
  • Too few unit types.
  • Multiplayer is epic.
  • Good replay value.
  • Forget civ beyond earth….
  • Skip Beyond Earth play this.
  • Better than civ: beyond earth.
  • AI players needs improvement.
  • Factions based on ideology? Check.
  • Can’t wait to try multiplayer out.
  • What beyond earth should have BEEN!
  • Lots of interesting and fun mechanics.
  • Multiplayer that actually doesn’t suck.
  • THIS is the beyond earth you were looking for!
  • Surprisingly fast paced for this type of game.
  • So micro manage again to make them work right.
  • If your a fan of 4x strategy this game is for you.
  • Great Art and very intelligent/funny story writing.
  • Sir Patrick Stewart to do some voice overs for them.
  • First off, yes, it looks alot like Civ: Beyond Earth.
  • This game is great so far only problem is multiplayer
  • All I can say is that I had a lot of fun playing this.
  • Pandora is a re-imaging of Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri.
  • Choices are Gun, Armor and Special for each unit type.
  • Surprisingly better than Civ beyond Earth in many ways.
  • This games is one of the best turn based games I’ve played.
  • The game’s systems are too brittle to allow for casual play.
  • Had a much better time with this game than with Beyond Earth.
  • The game is more concentrated on city buildings and fighting.
  • Said Imperium declared war on first contact on me by the way.
  • There are too many bugs to list, and the game itself is unfun.
  • Pandora: First Contact is a relatively simple hex-tile 4x game.
  • It gets boring fast if the ai just waits till you slaughter it.
  • I played Civ: Beyond Earth for a few hours during a free weekend.
  • No, this is not Alpha Centauri! No, this is not Civ: Beyond Earth.
  • I found more fun in the special operations.- “”Upgrade is costly””.
  • It’s like I’m playing alone in a sandbox, no matter the difficulty.
  • Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to much of a multiplayer community.
  • So you like Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri… then this game is for you.
  • Hours of turn based battles again both alien life and other leaders.
  • Now, Pandora, though you can’t control the aliens as a faction power.
  • I am not there yet!PS: A lot better than Civilization Beyond Earth. “
  • For those us that play EVE Online, those names should sound familiar.





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This game is rated with a 68/100 score in Metacritic.



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