Distant Worlds 2
Distant Worlds 2

Distant Worlds Returns! Distant Worlds, the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game is back with a brand new 64-bit engine, 3D graphics and a polished interface to begin an epic new Distant Worlds series with Distant Worlds 2.
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About the game

Distant Worlds Returns! Distant Worlds, the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game is back with a brand new 64-bit engine, 3D graphics and a polished interface to begin an epic new Distant Worlds series with Distant Worlds 2.
Distant Worlds 2 is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game. The Universe is Yours!

THE GALAXY LIVES ON

Huge Galaxies with up to 2,000 star systems and tens of thousands of planets, moons and asteroids are yours to explore and exploit, whether peacefully through mining and diplomacy or by conquest! The complex process of generating a galaxy ensures that every new game will be different and the many galaxy setup options ensure incredible replayability as well as the ability to have your game be just the way you like it.

CHOOSE YOUR SIDE

Galaxies are so deep, fun and immersive that you won’t want to finish the game. Choose from seven playable base game factions which cover a wide variety of playstyles. Build, expand and improve your empire while playing through the storylines, with victory conditions or in an open-ended sandbox mode. Each galaxy is packed with life and activity. Encounter other empires, independent alien colonies, traders, pirates and space monsters. Explore star systems, asteroid fields, galactic storms and black holes. Discover evidence of civilizations long since past, uncovering secrets about the galaxy's
Intelligent automation allows you to tailor the game to your preferred playstyle and scale. Decide how much you want to control and which gameplay areas suit you best. You can limit your focus to just one ship or expand it all the way up to everything in a vast galactic empire. Let your advisors and the intelligent automation handle the rest!

BUILD YOUR OWN

A Built-in Game Editor allows you to fine-tune your own galaxy, adding or removing star systems, planets, asteroids, ships, star bases, space monsters or anything else. Modify the attributes of any empire in your game for the ultimate custom experience.
Extensive In-Game Help is included. Exhaustive, built-in, context-sensitive help is always only a single key-press away. Press F1 at any time for a detailed explanation of the current game screen, your currently selected item, and so on, or just browse the complete “Galactopedia”
Tutorials are included to quickly familiarize you with all of the game elements and tools.
Best of all, these all combine to let you play the game your way: enjoy a quick, intense game in a crowded sector of space or take your time in an epic game spread across a vast galaxy!

Features:

TRULY EPIC-SCALE GALAXIES
Play in galaxies with up to 2,000 star systems and tens of thousands of planets, moons and asteroids. Vast nebula clouds spread out from the galactic core, shaping the distribution of star clusters in the galaxy.
PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
The private citizens of your empire automatically take care of mundane tasks like mining resources, transporting cargo, migration between colonies, tourism and much more. This frees you from micro-management and instead allows you to focus on a macro-scale.
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION
Automate the various tasks in your empire, so that you can focus on the areas that you enjoy most. Or have your advisors make suggestions in different areas like colonization, defence or diplomacy – helping you learn the best tactics and strategies.
EXPLORE
Explore the vast galaxy, discovering valuable resources, potential colonies for your empire and making contact with other empires. Uncover secrets that lift the veil on the galaxy’s mysterious past...
EXPAND
Send out colony ships to found new worlds for your empire. Develop your new colonies by keeping them well-supplied with a steady stream of valuable resources.
DEFEND
Patrol the outlying areas of your empire to protect from raiding pirates or dangerous space monsters. Construct defensive bases at your colonies. Build up your fleets to defend against enemy empires. Recruit troops to invade enemy colonies and conquer the galaxy!
DIPLOMACY
Interact with other empires, discussing treaties, making trade offers or just giving them a piece of your mind. Talk to pirate factions, tapping into their underground information, or paying them to stay away from your worlds!
ESPIONAGE
Covertly seek out information about other empires, or even disrupt their progress with acts of sabotage.
RESEARCH
Develop new technologies for use in building your own unique ships and star bases.
CHARACTERS
Including Leaders, Admirals, Generals, Ambassadors, Spies and Scientists, all with defined skills and traits and the opportunity to advance and improve.
DESIGN AND BUILD
A very flexible system allows you to design and build the ships and star bases in your empire. Construct mighty military ships ranging from escorts to carriers and dreadnoughts at your space ports, or build mining stations, research installations or secret monitoring facilities at remote locations throughout the galaxy.
CHOOSE YOUR PLAYSTYLE
Start with a single planet and sub-light ships, or as an established space-faring civilization with warp drives. Play as a galaxy-spanning Empire, with many adjustable victory conditions and gameplay choices depending on your actions.

Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OSWindows 8, 10 (64-bit only) - The game runs on Windows 7 but no support will be provided
OSWindows 8, 10 (64-bit only) - The game runs on Windows 7 but no support will be provided
Processor4+ Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
Processor8+ Core CPU @ 3GHz
Memory8 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage20 GB available space
Storage20 GB available space on SSD Drive
Direct X11
Direct X11
GraphicsNVidia GTX 760-equivalent or better, 2+Gb VRAM, DirectX 11 compliant
GraphicsNVidia GTX 1050-equivalent or better, 4+Gb VRAM, DirectX 11 compliant
OtherAudio: DirectX 11 compatible sound card; 1024x768 minimum but not ideal for best UI experience
OtherAudio: DirectX 11 compatible sound card; 1920x1080+ for best UI experience; Mouse: Recommend using a mouse with a scroll wheel
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English
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