Stellaris’ ship builder offers delightful choice for those in a mood to conquer. Starting with large modules specific to your race, you can tweak the number of weapon or utility slots available to each class of ship. Fission missiles give way to H-bombs, antimatter warheads and quantum WMDs. Conventional munitions are merely the start, however. In another display of emergent excellence, your scientists can research the remains of just about anything you blow up. A scuffle with a shoal of powerful void squid led to research into the construction of organic strike craft. Our battleships and defensive stations could unleash an amoebic air wing unlike anything the enemy could muster. In Stellaris, the geeks will inherit the galaxy.