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  • Summary: Note: Galaxy on Fire 2™ is already optimized for iPhone 4 and is available for $6.99/€5,49/£3.99 only for a short time! The price will be raised to $9.99/€7,99/£5.99 when the free universal iPad update with extra high-res textures and special controls launches in only a few weeks. Additional localizations in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Chinese will be added too.

    Finally, after more than a year in development, the next installment of the epic space shooter Galaxy on Fire™, described in the gaming press as the "Ambassador of the iPhone" and featured by Apple as one of the best 100 games in 2009, is available for the iPhone. Galaxy on Fire 2™ sets new standards and offers unprecedented quality and game depth for the sci-fi genre: discover a galaxy with more than 20 solar systems and 100 different 3D space stations. The epic story featurs full voice acting, dramatically portrays the battle for survival of the Terrans, Midorians, Nivellians and Vossks and provides over 10 hours of exciting space adventure. Together with a countless number of freelance missions, over 30 space ships that can be fully customized and a complex trading simulation, Galaxy on Fire 2™ is the ultimate sci-fi benchmark in the App Store.

    The mercenary Keith T. Maxwell, the hero of the first part, is catapulted through space and time because of a malfunction in the hyperdrive of his space ship. He wakes up 35 years later and finds himself in a very different galaxy. The fragile peace between the four peoples, which has been maintained for generations by the galaxy’s diplomats, is on the line: the Voids, an aggressive alien race, have entered the known universe using wormhole technology. United by a common enemy, the former adversaries now fight side by side for the survival of the galaxy.

    Determine the fate of Keith T. Maxwell: follow the main plot, complete various missions as you go, or simply hunt and capture goods from your victims. Sell your loot for maximum profit on one of the many space stations so that you can keep your ship equipped with the best weapons and specialist gear. Land on asteroids and mine for ore which can be used in conjunction with blueprints to manufacture rare equipment or trading goods. Using new special weapons, tactical commands to your wingmen and the option of taking over control of the gun turrets of your ship, you must prove yourself in all kinds of situations, from special secret missions to epic space battles, in order to save the galaxy.

    Features:

    • A large galaxy with over 20 solar systems and beautifully rendered planets
    • 100 unique 3D space stations and more than 30 customizable 3D space ships
    • Unique reputation- and diplomacy system
    • Story-based, mission-based and free game play
    • Complex trading system with over 170 different trading goods of all kinds
    • Ore mining in dangerous, dynamic asteroid fields
    • High quality music, voice acting (English) and 3D sound
    • Action Freeze™: 3D screenshot tool to save screenshots from any perspective and upload them to Facebook™
    • Game centre and OpenFeint integration of leader boards, achievements and games saved online
    • High resolution support for retina display

    Still undecided? Then take a look at the cinematic trailer with in-game graphics and original game play on YouTube: http://bit.ly/gof2ct
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 8, 2011
    100
    Galaxy on Fire 2 is a must. Even if you don't normally play these kinds of games, you should buy it. It proves that your iPhone IS a gaming platform and perfect to show of to your unbelieving friends.
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    100
    Galaxy on Fire 2 is a supernova. Get lost in space and don't bring your head up until you've reached the end.
  3. Feb 8, 2011
    90
    With over 100 different space stations to explore and four different races to interact with, Galaxy on Fire 2 will take you much longer to complete than the 10 hours that FISHLABS promises.
  4. Mar 20, 2011
    90
    Galaxy On Fire 2 is a game that pushes the format further than ever before. Only the slight control issues and a few odd manoeuvres from the auto-pilot prevent this from becoming a classic.
  5. Feb 8, 2011
    88
    Galaxy on Fire 2 gives a sense of freedom never felt before on the iPhone. Every journey through the stars is simply astonishing, and there are many things that happens while trying to complete any quest. Every flaw of the first game has been fixed, and now the trading element plays an even more important role. Probably, more stunning battles and a better voice-over would have been appreciated, but actually Galaxy on Fire 2 is the most polished, deep and wide space combat simulation on the App Store.
  6. Feb 8, 2011
    80
    Galaxy on Fire 2 tries to bring a console level of content to the App Store in a genre that guarantees a huge amount of gameplay time even before factoring any side-missions you partake in.
  7. Feb 8, 2011
    80
    The stars are nearly aligned for Galaxy on Fire 2, a wonderfully varied, in-depth action-adventure game that could benefit from expanded combat controls.

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  1. Oct 5, 2011
    7
    This game is wonderful but there is a lack in the story: the scenario is very weak and very short. A pity that you can not make some story within the others "tribes". This game is anyway addictive. Expand