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 overwhelming production of this game immersed me in the story. So, when I finally tore myself away from the one-player game to give the online multiplayer a try, I quickly realized that Starlancer had silently blown a huge hole in the side of my head.
  2. 88
    A damn fine port. The title offers a pretty engaging story, some thrilling gameplay and dresses it all up with some very attractive graphics.
  3. 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.
  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. It's going to take something pretty damn special to knock this off the top spot. Now suit up and scramble soldier
  6. Dreamcast HQ
    90
    With online play, and a moving "Star Wars"-style storyline, you definately want to climb in the cockpit of StarLancer and take a ride around the galaxy.
  7. Sega X
    94
    If you like space combat, online deathmatches, and blowing stuff up (with some added strategy) then by all means grab the nearest copy of Starlancer right now, you will not be disappointed.
  8. I enjoy every moment of this game, the deathmatch mode is intense, I find the campaign mode to be a challenge, and the online multiplayer mode will definitely appeal to most people. This is a great game.
  9. While the incentives to do so may be relatively sparse, you'll probably work at levels repeatedly until all mission objectives have been met. That speaks volumes.
  10. 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.
  11. 90
    Nothing new over the PC version, but StarLancer's thrilling space combat gives Dreamcast pilots a lot to get pumped about.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A great game for anyone who likes space COMBAT: it's fun, fluid, and well done.
  15. More than 75% of the time a mission entirely changes from the original mission parameters (though you usually do end up completing them), and this is what makes entering a new mission of Starlancer such an interesting experience.

Awards & Rankings

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#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 »