DISTANT WORLDS: UNIVERSE
Grand strategy games typically deal with history, but they’re not entirely shackled to the past. This is a real-time 4X game with a grand strategy scope, applied to the vast expanse of space. What makes Distant Worlds special is that it lets you give over control of any aspect of empire management to the competent AI, freeing you to focus on your favourite parts. You can even play a single scout ship exploring the galaxy, like Picard and chums.