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  • Summary: [PLEASE CHECK SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS] The epic, award-winning saga that set the standard for sci-fi on the App Store now blazes onto the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S in Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD – taking full advantage of the A5 chip. With an App Store rating of 5.0 and a Metacritic score of 90,[PLEASE CHECK SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS] The epic, award-winning saga that set the standard for sci-fi on the App Store now blazes onto the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S in Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD – taking full advantage of the A5 chip. With an App Store rating of 5.0 and a Metacritic score of 90, experience a rich and compelling outer space adventure in High Definition with immersive gameplay and an enthralling storyline, which will make for countless hours of captivating sci-fi gaming at its best!STORYA hyperdrive malfunction sends intergalactic adventurer and war hero Keith T. Maxwell tumbling through space and time. Awakening 35 years later at the far end of the galaxy, he quickly finds himself fighting for his life against a mysterious alien armada that is wreaking havoc on the warring races occupying this volatile sector of space.GAMEPLAYFollow the rich and engrossing storyline through a fully 3D, war-torn galaxy with over 10 hours of action-packed gameplay, or head off on an interplanetary journey of your own design: mining asteroids, trading ore and supplies, taking on mercenary missions, working as a pirate and manufacturing new weapons and equipment as you seek adventure and excitement on the final frontier.FEATURES• A vast, living galaxy with over 20 solar systems and dozens of beautifully rendered planets• 100 unique 3D space stations and more than 30 customizable spaceships• Unique reputation and diplomacy experience systems• Choose between story-driven, mission-based and sandbox gameplay• Complex trading system with over 170 different commodities• High quality visuals and music with 3D sound and full voice acting in English.• Action Freeze™: 3D screenshot tool to save screenshots from any perspectiveGALAXY ON FIRE 2™ HD FEATURES• All 3D models rebuilt from scratch for console-quality visuals• Assets, such as jump gates and asteroids, feature even more textures and up to four-times the original resolution• Individual texture sets for all 30 spaceships including diffuse, normal, and specular maps in High Definition• Enhanced background images and resolution on space environments and planets for a crystal-clear gaming experience on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S• Additional light sources for atmosphere and breathtaking realism• Additional OpenGL shaders and post effects as well as heavily revised explosion, engine flare and muzzle flash special effects• Native support for HD resolutions of 1024 by 768 pixel (iPad 2) or 960 by 640 pixel (iPhone 4S)• Synchronisation of save games via iCloud or Open FeintGALAXY ON FIRE 2™ IN THE PRESS:"Must have! Galaxy on Fire 2 is a supernova."Slidetoplay.com - 10/10"Galaxy on Fire 2 is a game that pushes the format further than ever before."Appgamer.net - 9/10“Galaxy on Fire 2 is a huge game… there really isn’t a more complete space game in the App Store.”148Apps.com – 4.5/5SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSDual-core A5 chip (iPhone 4S, iPad 2) or betterEXTERNALGOF2 Full HD Official Trailer - http://bit.ly/gof2hd-trailerFishlabs YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/fishlabsgamesFollow Fishlabs on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/fishlabsFishlabs Homepage - http://www.fishlabs.net/ Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. May 30, 2012
    92
    Not only is it highly recommended among its app store peers, it stands well alongside much more expensive console games as well.
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    90
    Galaxy on Fire 2: HD really takes full advantage of the A5 chip and the retina display of the iPhone 4S. The graphics are clean and crisp which make for some excellent dog fights with pirates and aliens.
  3. Oct 26, 2011
    90
    Galaxy on Fire 2 HD is one step closer to a full console quality game on your iOS device and a title any new iPhone 4S owner should have in their collection.
  4. Mar 19, 2012
    89
    With the myriad of sidequests and things to do, this game will keep you playing for more than 10 hours. A thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining experience.
  5. Jan 11, 2012
    42
    The depth of content and similarities to past space titles may be tempting, but even its dazzling display of stars and planets can't make up for the lack of worthwhile gameplay.
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  1. Sep 17, 2012
    5
    Has some great content, and the genre is one of my favorites. Who doesn't like flying around the Galaxy blowing stuff up with pretty nebulae,Has some great content, and the genre is one of my favorites. Who doesn't like flying around the Galaxy blowing stuff up with pretty nebulae, and planets everywhere? The problem is that there is a very low amount of actual game play. After you complete the main story, and finish the very few side missions, buy the best ship, and upgrade it with the best equipment, all of which is rather easy and fast to achieve, the game just runs out of anything worthwhile to do. Worst of all is that after you have visited all the solar systems the game starts to feel very small, and restricting which is very odd for a game where you are flying around the galaxy. If they expanded the galaxy and added a lot more content, and things worth exploring I would love this game, because the base content is very enjoyable, but there is less content here than almost any game I have ever played. So sad :( Expansion pack might fix this, but so far it is not available on PC, so have to wait and see. Worth playing if you can get it for around $10 otherwise avoid. Expand