StarLancer Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Nov 27, 2000
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. The less than engaging storyline and the heavy focus on defensive missions holds the game back and keeps it from being as good as the classics.
  2. While most will find this game's story to be a little weaker than that of the superb "Colony Wars," the online play and solid mechanics make it a definite game to check out for fans.
  3. Except for deathmatch mode it's really no different than any other space sim, and the controls are much too difficult. Otherwise, though, it's well-executed and solid, if a bit too familiar.
  4. While I really enjoyed the combat engine, I can't play through Starlancer and not think that it's a mere shell of a game.
  5. Daily Radar
    50
    Controlling everything with the DC controller, especially over the often lengthy missions, will lead to cramped, achy hands, and the necessity for quick command issuing just doesn't fit well onto a gamepad.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. BobF.
    May 7, 2005
    10
    This is THE BEST GAME EVER made for Dreamcast. It's also THE BEST combat engine EVER for a space fighter simulation. Story and character This is THE BEST GAME EVER made for Dreamcast. It's also THE BEST combat engine EVER for a space fighter simulation. Story and character development is weak compared to Wing Commander, but the combat engine is better. VERY fun game!!! Full Review »
  2. AndrewR.
    Jul 9, 2001
    8
    Great gameplay. Though it's kind of idiotic when you die and have to go back 15 levels and do the first mission.
  3. MarkM.
    Jul 7, 2001
    7
    Fun game! You're forced to take orders from officers with 2 digit IQ's -poorly planned missions- then they chew your ass when it Fun game! You're forced to take orders from officers with 2 digit IQ's -poorly planned missions- then they chew your ass when it goes bad. Other than that the combat is easy and fun. Full Review »