Replayability - The game is readily playable by casual gamers and includes a powerful and sophisticated AI and game mechanics that make each gaming experience different and highly addictive.

Video and Sound - The game features state of the art sound subsystems and video resolutions of 1024x768 with over 16 million colors.

Immersive story line - Playing as the leader of humanity, you have a rich and deep heritage to lead the human race and become one of the principal species of the universe.

Multiple, balanced paths to victory -
Achieve victory using military strength, economic might, or political power.

The Metaverse - Gamers who use Stardock.net to play will be part of the "metaverse", where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded allowing players to share their gaming experience.