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Instead let’s appreciate the experimental sequel, which replaced huge units with a handful of rock-hard space bastards, each with a cluster of killer abilities. In combat you micromanage these empowered special forces, timing the flying attack of your Assault Marines and the sniping power of your Scouts with efficient heavy machine gun cover to undo the Ork hordes. Civ in space is a convenient shorthand for Alpha Centauri, but a bit reductive. The techs, the conflicts, the characters—it was unlike any of its contemporaries and, with only a few exceptions, nobody has really attempted to replicate it. Not even when Firaxis literally made a Civ in space, which wasn’t very good. Alpha Centauri is as fascinating and weird now as it was back in ’99, when we were first getting our taste of nerve stapling naughty drones and getting into yet another war with Sister Miriam. It feels like a leap for the series in the same way the first Rome did, bringing with it some fundemental changes to how diplomacy, trade and combat works.
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Cheap enemy spawning leads to frustrating moments, though. Set amongst a big old war known as The Infinite War, Supreme Commander has you attempting to wrangle peace out of the chaos that the galaxy has known for so long. You’ll have to use every last brain cell to come out on top against the AI and the devastating weapons they wield. It’s nice to see a new face finally make it onto this list – Driftland was in Early Access for a couple of years before it finally released in April 2019, and it seems that time has been put to good use. This is an innovative RTS that follows in the mould of the classic Majesty franchise – where indirect control is the order of the day. You are a mage whose realm is on one of many shattered pieces of the world floating around, and you must develop your holdings and expand onto other ones by connecting them together. If you need only a basic GPS navigator, without some of the DriveSmart 55’s handy features, the Garmin Drive 52 may be a good option for you.
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It provides the same reliable directions, intuitive user interface, extensive points-of-interest database, and helpful driver alerts for a lower price. What the 52 doesn’t give you is the same super-crisp 5.5-inch display, and its 5-inch, 480×272 resistive touchscreen is notably less sharp than the 55’s 1200×720 screen and doesn’t allow multi-touch input. This GPS device features lifetime map updates, voice activation, driver alerts, smart notifications, and Bluetooth capability. The nearly seven-inch capacitive touch display has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
It’s a sexy cyberpunk espionage romp blessed with so much tension that you’ll be sweating buckets as you slink through corporate strongholds and try very hard to not get caught. It’s tricky, sometimes dauntingly so, but there’s a chance you can fix your terrible mistakes by rewinding time, adding some welcome accessibility to the proceedings. A beautifully designed, near-perfect slice of tactical mech action from the creators of FTL. Into the Breach challenges you to fend off waves of Vek monsters on eight-by-eight grids populated by tower blocks and a variety of sub objectives. It was tempting to put the excellent first Dawn of War on the list, but the box-select, right-click to kill formula is well represented.