Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.
At present, despite the dawn of Stellaris, Distant Worlds: Universe [official site] is still my favourite space strategy game. I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes in a couple of years when Paradox work their usual post-release magic. It took Distant Worlds a good while to reach the lofty heights it now occupies – the Universe version of the game contains four expansions – but what lofty heights they are.