Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 14, 2012
    84
    Fishlabs' retro space adventure is a joyous tribute to masterpieces such as Elite and Freelancer. It isn't awfully long and the combat system could be more polished, but updating your space ship and traveling to uncharted star systems is still a treat. [Sept 2012]
  2. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD is a well made conversion of a good smartphone game. Although the game has some flaws, it keeps you glued to the screen. A fairly big amount of freedom and a very pleasant gameplay model are the game's biggest assets. You could want it to be a more complex, "bigger" game, but you need to remember, that it's not an AAA title and its simplicity should appeal to many players. If you play for no more than 2-3 hours at once, you should have a very good time – especially if you treat GoF2 as an arcade action game and not a space fighter simulator.
  3. Sep 3, 2012
    67
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Sep 6, 2012
    60
    Despite the great graphics that could suggest otherwise, Galaxy on Fire II is a game conceived for mobile platforms, and should've stayed right there.
  5. Aug 29, 2012
    60
    The shallowness of combat and the repetition of everything eventually become wearying. This is a decent game, but it doesn't measure up to the great games from years gone by that clearly inspired it.
  6. Oct 28, 2012
    50
    Admirably essential in its space-tradingness, but should have stayed on the tablets. [Nov 2012, p.80]
  7. Aug 23, 2012
    39
    It was a futile idea to release this on the PC. It just shows you the difference between an entertaining, but meaningless mobile spacetrip and a full-fledged space opera à la Elite. In this case almost everything is missing.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sep 17, 2012
    5
    What content it does have is enjoyable, but it barely has a story, has a small amount of side missions, and you can get the best ship with theWhat content it does have is enjoyable, but it barely has a story, has a small amount of side missions, and you can get the best ship with the best equipment and dominate the entire small galaxy in a short amount of time. Not worth more than $10 in my opinion. I will be waiting for a massive expansion pack to care about this game ever again. Full Review »
  2. Aug 26, 2012
    10
    This game united all best of space simulators. On a tablet looks super, but on the computer is something divine! The simple scheme of thisThis game united all best of space simulators. On a tablet looks super, but on the computer is something divine! The simple scheme of this game - huge advantage. Not to come off! Fishlabs,thanks! Full Review »
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    4
    For the price, it is HELLA not worth it. You're basically paying $20 for a game that plays and feels like a game made for a mobile phone,For the price, it is HELLA not worth it. You're basically paying $20 for a game that plays and feels like a game made for a mobile phone, because that's exactly what it is.
    There is no PC support. All updates and patches are MAC only.
    The biggest glaring flaw that you will run into is the fact that you will target lock allies over enemies, meaning that using guided weapons of any kind is worthless..

    I'd also like to emphasize that, because the addons aren't available on PC, and never will be, the game is incredibly short, with half it's content, and ships, missing as a result.
    The developers previously used the excuse "Sales weren't good enough on PC". Of course, with a $20 pricetag ($15 more than the mobile phone counterpart), its a wonder why, on top of the fact that most negative reviews about this game stem from the fact that none of the DLC has been, or ever will be ported to PC.

    I hope this helps anyone looking into this game. There are better space games out there. This is essentially a non-multiplayer version of Star Conflict with worse controls.
    Full Review »