ad2460
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Dec 2014
Reviewed on: PC

AD2460

Site Score
8.0
Good: Depth – No load screens – Avoids being just a numbers game
Bad: Brutal learning curve ahead
User Score
7.6
(7 votes)
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Can a space themed browser game offer an expansive universe with underpinnings of 4X strategy? That’s exactly the question that AD2460 seeks to answer with an impressive offering in the usually bland browser strategy genre.

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Set many years after the after destruction of human life as we know it AD2460 sets the stage for a futuristic struggle of humanity as our race has scattered to the stars through the use of strange gates that allow ships to travel infinite distances in an instant. The result is a scattered race that have reached a standstill in development along with constant conflicts between the new nations.

Stepping into your role as planet leader you take control of every element from war to trade, resources, research and diplomacy. Not only does AD2460 offer all of these aspects each has plenty of depth and it’s strongly recommended you complete the tutorial at a comfortable pace, this is no typical strategy MMO that you can just pick up and play.

The base of any planet is of course your resources which come in 4 space varieties; Hassium, Indium, Strontium and Neodymium. These are extracted from your home planet and your controlled outposts over time and can increase with your refineries and researched upgrades. With a solid foundation of resources you’ll be prepared to explore nearby planets, grow your nation and go to war when necessary.

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Central to gameplay is your Homeworld screen where players can build new facilities, order research, develop projects or create ship units. Ships are one of the most diverse options available with over 50 ships for you to command, offering plenty of variety on the warfare side of things. Research is similarly impressive with plenty of opportunities for players to push their development into particular directions.

AD2460 packs in lots of depth and appeals to those gamers that are fans of browser accessibility but also desire something deep and engaging. While the fact that the mechanics are so deep will turn some away the reward of a compelling space experience awaits those that power through the early learning bump.

Summary:

  • Space themed browser strategy game.
  • Insane amount of depth for players to explore and develop.
  • Use over 50 ships and research a large range of boosts.
  • Scout out planets and claim them as outposts.
  • Great visual design and no load times.

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AD2460, 7.6 out of 10 based on 7 ratings

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