Distant Worlds: Universe
Distant Worlds: Universe is a very popular 4X space exploration game released in 2014. The game stands out with the rich environment it provides – with 1400 star systems and 50,000 planets, moons and asteroids. This, combined with the massive multiplayer community in the game seem to be the main reason behind its success.
The most interesting feature of the game is how much it allows the players to personalize it. Players can use the game editor to set up their own storyline in a custom map (including setting up triggered events and custom victory conditions) as well as to change the main user interface elements to their liking. Distant Worlds: Universe comes with a 99-page “modding guide” – which proves how customizable it actually is! If you’re not that much interested in modding, you can still enjoy the game as normal and you can even use automated tasks to focus on the areas you like the most.
Distant Worlds: Universe also includes previous Distant Worlds games including the original, Return of the Shakturi, Legends and Shadows.