Sword of the Stars review

  • Breakneck turn-based game
  • Online play (first of its kind)
  • Just-the-facts interface
  • Missing interface options, summary screens
  • Shallow real-time combat options
  • Patchtacular

On the other hand, your only recent alternative for turn-based space strategy is Galactic Civilizations II, a relative brute of a game feature-wise (though it sorely lacks multiplayer). If the prospect of spending a dozen minutes or more mulling over a turn threatens to make you wet yourself, skip that one and pick up Sword of the Stars instead. It's a snap to learn and a breeze to play, whether tackling one of its half-dozen goal-driven scenarios or wrangling with a few friends online.

More Info

Release date: Aug 22 2006 - PC (US)
Aug 22 2006 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Destineer
Developed by: Kerberos Productions
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Fantasy Violence


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