Via Galactica

Via Galactica

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    5,499
  • Date Added:
    June 10, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Via Galactica is a space-themed strategy game in which users travel between intergalactic destinations while trying to increase their status via trading with merchants, fighting off pirates, and tackling other missions. Although we can see how this type of game might appeal to some people, we found it rather boring.

If you're into games with graphics of any sort, Via Galactica is not for you. Instead, the game's action plays out as a series of textual descriptions and choices. For example, as you travel to your destination, you may receive a message stating that you're being attacked by a pirate ship. A series of buttons presents your options: flee, fight, surrender, etc. There's no real visual action of any sort, aside from a system chart that maps the user's intergalactic travel. Users must monitor their resource, such as fuel and food, and attempt to trade with other merchants for valuable items such as weapons. We get the sense that this game could becoming quite long-running and involved, but frankly, it didn't hold our attention for very long. Users who enjoy text-based strategy games and the careful management of resources should find this game enjoyable. The built-in Help file is quite detailed and is a necessity for anyone who is serious about playing this game.

Via Galactica is free. It installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program with reservations; it didn't appeal to use, but functions just fine, and may be well-suited to other users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "Nice"

    July 25, 2007   |   By MohammadRezaG

    Version: Via Galactica 1.2.3

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  • 5 stars

    "A response from the publishers to Critical Mick"

    June 15, 2007   |   By orangetreesoftware

    Version: Via Galactica 1.2.2

    Pros

    We're grateful to Mick for giving us four stars for Via Galactica despite his misgivings. Thanks Mick! That said, we're a bit surprised he didn't find it more rewarding. We wonder whether he tried playing it on the Hard level, which we find pretty ferocious! We're also not sure whether Mick found all the tasks that do exist: they are not all apparent on day 1. We'd be happy to hear from him to see how we can improve the game.

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  • 4 stars

    "Fun for a while......"

    June 10, 2007   |   By Critical Mick

    Version: Via Galactica 1.2.2

    Pros

    This game is like a cut down version of Elite, the old space sim. Start off with a small ship, trade goods between star systems, do missions for governments, buy bigger a ship and fill it with weapons and then use it to go pirate hunting. Hire and fire crew, fight space monsters that are attacking planets. This game seems to have quite a bit of depth. However...

    Cons

    Not a huge amount of longevity. Once you've got yourself a powerful ship with lots of weapons the few missions there are become too easy and there's not a lot else to do. Three or four hours play should be enough to do pretty much everything in the game. A few more missions in future updates should fix this.

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    General
    Publisher Orange Tree Software
    Publisher web site http://www.geocities.com/orangetreesoftware/
    Release Date June 10, 2012
    Date Added June 10, 2012
    Version 1.7.2
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.66MB
    File Name viagalactica.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,499
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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