Claire Phillips of Capsule Computers writes:
Endless Space is the latest entry into the 4x genre, which for the uninitiated, comprises explore, expand, exploit, exterminate as core gameplay ideas. Typically turn based strategy games but also taking in some real time examples, the genre toes a fine line between tedious and intriguing, inaccessible and complex. Economy management, army building, colonisation, scientific research, it can either be a time sucking vortex that manages to make six hours seem like one, or a lengthy slog through a ton of incomprehensible menus. So which is Endless Space?