Date of an output: 1999
Genre: New strategy in the old manner
Publisher/developer: Electronic Arts/Firaxis
"We swear to make everything not to repeat dreadful destiny of Earth" — the charter of Foster daughters of Gayi, one of seven fractions Alpha Centauri mastering the planet Chiron so comes to an end. That more offensive to see that the most underestimated Cyd Meyer's game proves: from a damnation to be the person you won't escape in adjacent star system.
Alpha Centauri — is Civilization which forgot about focus groups and marketing. It is more difficult to play it already because there is no ready coordinate system. All know that such the alphabet and that can be reached if you invent it, but the science went to Alpha Centauri far forward therefore it is necessary to get a grasp attentively of descriptions of technologies, to remember, get used... The single reference point in this Universe — the person and his ambitions. They just remained invariable. The leader of local capitalists, African Nuabudike Morgan is most demonstrative in this sense. Having appeared on the unfamiliar planet, at distance of many luminous years from the house, he writes the monumental work "Ethics of Greed" exposures from which to us sometimes reads game.
It is possible for this reason Civilization quitted already three continuations, and Alpha Centauri didn't wait for the sequel (addon Alien Crossfire isn't counted), though collected the excellent press. Not all to taste that the person and in space remains the person.