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  • genre strategy / turn-based / sci-fi
  • download size 470 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 80 user ratings.
  • release date August 14, 1996
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English, German
  • developer / publisher Accolade / Tommo
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual (English)
  • colony leader's guidebook
  • tech tree
  • manual and colony leader's guidebook (German)

What's cool about it:

  • Choose to command the human or one of six other alien races, each with unique strengths, weaknesses, and needs.
  • Engage in tactical combat with a wide variety of land, air and sea-based military units.
  • Advanced custom game options and planet generation provide high replayability and depth of play.


Beneath you floats magnificent, untamed Gallius IV, a terran world newly discovered in this disputed part of the galaxy. Your colony ship is ready, equipped with all the basics you need to settle this planet. The select group of colonists orbiting with you are prepared both to build a strong colony and to defend it to the last stone. Other ships are also scanning the planet's surface, choosing the landing site for their colony. All past allegiances have been cast aside in the fever for this world.

In Deadlock, an intense turn-based strategic simulation, seven races colonize a virgin planet, but only one will survive. Build your province’s structures. Conduct research to advance your race. Devise the perfect strategy of diplomacy, intimidation and warfare. Every decision you make will determine the ultimate fate of your people, your empire, and your survival.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.

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not very popular, but nice try for TBS fans

Posted on 2014-01-28 07:36:36 bydamarcus's avatardamarcus:

This game is relatively unknown, a TBS about conquering a planet, chosing one of several races with special strenghts and weaknesses. You research new technologies, build new settlements, try to make your colonists happy by building culture centers etc., and finally, of course, wipe your opponents off the planet. There are no campaigns, instead you can configure the planet in sizeread more and look (amount of land<->water etc), set the number of opponents and other things. You have ground, sea and air units to conquer your enemies with and some defensive measurements like defense towers and mines.
This by itself is not very new, there are some nice ideas though, there is a black market, where you can get goods which you can't produce yourself at the moment, but this can couse trouble with your colonists. Also there is a lot of humor, since your adverseries will often give funny comments.
There are some setbacks, the colony management can be a bit tiresome because you often have to replace colonists to make your colony effective, and the sequel, which is also available here, adds some things you might have missed, like diplomacy, campaigns, sea bases and more units. Since there is already the enhanced sequel, this is more for TBS nutters, fans of the series and completists.

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Finally FINALLY!!!!!

Posted on 2014-01-28 10:53:58 byneojames82's avatarneojames82:

You don't know how long I have been waiting for this game....I actually had to do an elaborate process to make this work via putting a Windows 3.1 install on DOSBox.
This was one of the funniest, fun and engaging TBS games I have EVER played and I was begging and hoping that GOG would get this to work without having to do what I did.
Get this game, please, get this game if youread more even remotely enjoy any kind of strategy games, you won't be disappointed.

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"Son! Be a Colonist..."

Posted on 2014-01-28 10:12:10 byTheMagicLemur's avatarTheMagicLemur:

Man, I loved this game as a kid.
Sadly, the secret song doesn't seem to be included, so here's a youtube link to it: (http colon slash slash www dot youtube dot com slash)watch?v=j19mg4ci69A
I still have the dang thing memorized years later.

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