They've never really stopped trickinling out since the genre's heyday in the 1990s, but it's been a while since people could get truly excited about a space-based "4X" (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game on the PC. So it's cool seeing people get excited about Endless Space.

The game, out now on Steam, promises "hundreds of star systems to explore", and lets players win the game through a variety of means, whether that be through exploration, science, diplomacy or conquest. Combining fancy 3D battles with a full strategic interface for your empire management, it looks like something my teenage self would have shrieked quite loudly about.