developer: Stardock Corporation
publisher : Stardock Corporation
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Siege of Centauri is a tower defense strategy. It is a side production to Ashes of the Singularity brand. The project was developed by Stardock studio, known from Star Control: Origins and Galactic Civilizations series.
The game is set in the same universe as Ashes of the Singularity. The action takes place in the distant future, at a time when human civilization has extended its influence to countless foreign planetary systems.
In the Siege of Centauri, we command an expedition sent to investigate the loss of contact with the first extraterrestrial colony located on the planet in the Proxima Centauri system. After arriving at the place, it turns out that the reason is an invasion of a foreign breed. Our task is to save the colonists and stop the aliens' offensive.
The game is set in the Ashes of the Singularity universe, but unlike this game is not a classic RTS. Instead Siege of Centauri is a tower defense strategy. The action takes place in real time, but the player's task is to use automatic defensive structures to repel the attacks of ever stronger enemy forces.
The player takes on the role of the commander of the spacecraft Carpatia. The unit is not able to operate in the atmosphere of the planet, so we have to rely on defensive equipment dropped from the orbit. Enemies attack with clouds and during one battle we have to eliminate tens of thousands of aliens. Each victory allows us to occupy another section of the planet, but at the same time increases the aggression of our enemies in the next battle.
In order to win, we are helped by a system of technology improvement, which allows us to strengthen the defence structures between missions. In addition, in an emergency, the player can use special abilities, thanks to which it is possible, for example, to strengthen the operation of watchtowers for a short time.
The Siege of Centauri was built on an improved version of the Ashes of the Singularity engine. Thanks to this, the game can show large armies while maintaining high efficiency.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 390 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Quad Core, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 360 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit