Deadlock: Planetary Conquest (1996)

About This Game

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.


The game can be played against a number of human opponents (over the Internet), or against the computer. Before starting, the player picks one of seven races to lead, modifies the desired size of the planet, its basic geological make-up, the number of enemies, the number of City Centers required to claim victory and the landing site.


  • 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.

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Turn-based – Sci-fi
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English
Released August 14, 1996
Size 470.7 MB
Company Accolade / Retroism

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

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.


Deadlock: Planetary Conquest (1996)

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