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Best Turn Based Strategy

Alpha Centauri
EA/Firaxis

Alpha CentauriWhat is good in life? Driving your enemies before you and hearing the lamentations of their women? Hardly! It's playing a Sid Meier game until seven in the morning when you have a final at eight and a paper due at noon. A whole new generation is about to discover this -- the only worthwhile college experience -- with the arrival of Meier's Alpha Centauri. The game places you as one of the chiefs of a UN nation trying to colonize Alpha Centauri.


Alpha CentauriYou will fight the elements, build colonies, discover new technologies, uncover and exploit alien races, and vote on UN resolutions to melt the polar ice caps. For those looking for the latest twitch-fest, Alpha Centauri must sound like the slowest thing since...well, since Civilization II. But for those that understand the intricacies, the wonder, the glory of turn based "culture building," this is the game worth skipping class for.

-Aaron John Loeb, E3.Net Awards Committee Chairman

Runner Up:
Heroes of Might & Magic III (3D0)

Nominees:
Civ 2: Test of Time (Microprose)
Guardians: Agents of Justice (Microprose)
Operational Art of War (Talonsoft)

To find out more information about the UGO Best of E3 Show Award go here.

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