Categories: Turn-Based, Strategy
Meta Score: 68
Store: Space Empires V (Price: $ 1,09)
User Score: 69.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Strategy First
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2006-10-16


PC Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 500MHz or better class machine, Windows XP, 64 megabytes RAM or better, 1024×768 or better screen resolution, 16 bit color display or better, DirectX 7.0 (or better), A video card with 3D acceleration, 500 megs hard drive space, A sound card capable of supporting MP3 and DirectSound playback. Sound card must be DirectX 7.0 (or better) compatible.


Space Empires V is the latest edition in the Space Empires series. This latest chapter completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge, living, breathing galaxy. New features include: political alliances between multiple empires, a top-down ship design system, a hexagonal movement grid, and many more to keep players enthralled. Space Empires V is completely mod-able and even adds a scriptable AI system to the mix. [Strategy First]

Positive Comment(s)

If you’re a fan of the series or strategy in general and are willing to put up a few minor flaws and some bugs (which will hopefully be patched), then I highly recommend this title.85Worth Playing
If you’re a fan of 4X games or want to engage in one of the most in-depth strategy games released lately, then Space Empires V is your ticket.77GamerNode
There’s a vast array of technologies to research and build, but the true joy lies in lovingly crafting your empire, species and ships. [Apr 2007, p.73]76PC Format

Negative Comment(s)

The most hardcore space-based 4X in years. [Jan 2007, p.88]71PC Gamer UK
Space Empires V is a space strategy game with plenty of depth and complexity, but it’s so riddled with bugs and issues that it is ultimately tough to recommend.66GameSpot
Poor AI and general stability problems make learning the ins and outs of the game through trial and error much more frustrating than hardcore types are likely to stand.66IGN
From tech tree, combat, and diplomacy cock-ups to bugged multiplayer and ongoing game crashes, a journey with Space Empires V is as frustrating as it is deep. [Feb. 2007, p.76]65PC Gamer
For a game with so much detail, it is surprising that there is not more in the way of detailed summary screens available.64Gamers’ Temple
Space Empires V is a strange game, bursting with a massive expansiveness in terms of play, but let down by an unsupportive structure that newcomers to the series are likely to find off
Despite its few shortfalls, the main issue standing in the way of recommending this title to our readers is the instability factor.59GamingExcellence
Those with less animated imaginations, less patience, and lower tolerances of fusty graphics and long turn resolution times should probably stick with Civ and Total War.50Eurogamer

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