Alpha Centauri (1999)

Video Game  |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  February 1999 (USA)
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Crash-landing on a world orbiting Alpha Centauri, 7 colonist factions of widely differing ideology must contend for dominance not only with each other, but also with a mysterious power called "The Voice of Planet".

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Cast overview:
Carolyn Dahl ...
Lady Deirdre Skye (voice)
Yu Lu ...
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang (voice)
Yuri Nesterov ...
Prof. Prokhor Zakharov (voice) (as Yuri Nesteroff)
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CEO Nwabudike Morgan (voice)
Wanda Niño ...
Col. Corazón Santiago (voice) (as Wanda Nino)
Gretchen Weigel ...
Sister Miriam Godwinson (voice)
Hesh Gordon ...
Pravin Lal (voice)
Alena Kanka ...
Planet (voice)
Robert Levy ...
Datalinks male (voice)
Katherine Ferguson ...
Datalinks female (voice)
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The chaos of domestic and international war is beginning to destroy the world, and the United Nations sends a space ship, the Unity, to escape Earth's death throes. En route, the Unity is damaged, and the captain is murdered by an unknown assailant. The crew seperates into 7 distinct factions, seperated not by ethnicity, but by ideology. When one of the faction leaders hears the words of the "Planetvoice", the last survivors of the human race realize that there is another 'faction' they must either fight or surrender to - Planet itself. Written by Chris

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The Future of Mankind In Space

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri  »

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Each weapon type in the game has a classification that is not used in the game itself - Projectile, Energy or Missile. It was planned that certain types of weapons would be more or less effective against certain types of armors, but this was taken out due to the level of complexity it added. Instead, all weapons simply did an increasing amount of damage, and all armors did an increasing amount of protection. See more »

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Corazon Santiago: A ship at sea is its own world. To be the captain of a ship is to be the unquestioned ruler of that world and requires all of the leadership skills of a prince or minister.
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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A true sci-fi computer game classic!
4 February 2003 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Although the title says: Sid Meier's, the true genius behind this epic piece of art is Brian Reynolds. The game, which in many ways is so much more than merely a "game", takes you to the colonization of planet Chiron. More of an inviting novel than a classic strategy-game, the events of colonization are unraveled to the player as he struggles for survival for his faction in a new world filled with both dangers and wonders.

The voice-acting and design are stunningly atmospheric, and draws thoughts to great sci-fi stories such as Dune. The essentials of all faction leaders are delightfully pictured in the many "fictional" quotes from their life works. I have just recently begun reading the books by Michael Ely, spawned from the game itself, and all I can think is; "When will someone make the movie"? Not that it could ever surpass the genious of the game, but with the right people and ambitions, a movie could be formidable. Dina Meyer is the self-written person to play Corazon Santiago for instance.

A game, and more. A masterpiece...

/ Emil Kraftling

Games journalist, PC Gamer Sweden


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