If you like board game ports, then you truly can’t go wrong with Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy ($5.99), especially if you enjoy playing a relatively-streamlined 4X game on your tablet. The game has been out since 2013, but it’s now free for the first time ever, so this is a great time to grab it. Mind you, when I say the game is relatively-streamlined, I say that within the context of 4X games; Eclipse is still a pretty complex game, but it’s made easier to play because of the limited options and a set game length. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but once you do, all the systems play together quite well and combine to make Eclipse a very entertaining 4X game.
We really liked it in our review back in the day because of how accessible it is and the fact that it offers online multiplayer – which has been improved quite a bit since the game came out. If you’re a board game enthusiast or someone who enjoys 4X games, pick up Eclipse while it’s still free.