Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
Anyone who has played a Civilization title, especially Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, should feel right at home with Pandora: First Contact. The premise is basic enough, but still holds true to the themes established by Civilization games over the years. Explore a new world, research and improve your populace and attempt to ferret out opposing factions using diplomacy, science or military might. All in all, Pandora: First Contact is a solid if unspectacular title that is a visual upgrade over the much older Alpha Centurai, but does not quite deliver as much depth as I would have liked.