In most games you see stars in the background, you shoot asteroids or you live on planets. But in Solar 2 you ARE these objects! Enter a universe where you must prove yourself to the resident god-like figure by doing its many bizarre and varied tasks. Or just ignore it and see how big you can grow!
Solar 2 is an open-world, sandbox game set in an infinite abstract universe. Play constructively: grow your system, nurture life on your planets and attack enemy life in huge space battles. Play destructively: crash into other objects and cause chaos, use your orbiting objects like wrecking balls, steal planets from other systems.
- Dynamic abstract sandbox universe. Changes and evolves as you do.
- Non-linear missions and open-world gameplay.
- No boundaries. Drift forever in ambient space bliss.
- Full of weird eccentric humor and stuff.
- Extensive custom sound track.… Expand
Aug 11, 201145As it exists now, however, Solar 2 is a simple space physics simulation with just a hint of a game, and building disposable arrangements of revolving circles quickly loses its novelty. [Oct 2011, p.79]
Well made, good looking, calm game with realistic physics, but it does get a bit boring faster than I'd like, I think the steam price is slightly too much as after 20-30 minutes of playing you get bored, and after a total of maximum two hours you'll be bored and won't go back to it after a while, but a nice simple game to have especially to entertain young children for a while.… Expand
As others have mentioned, this is a VERY short game with very little variation. Is it fun? Yes, for a while. After that, you feel that you've done it all before. There are different "missions" that you can try to accomplish, but they're your basic Fedex variety quest. After a couple of these, you just want to tell god to buzz off and let you run this universe as you please. Which, of course, you can't because by the time you have a bit of power, the game is over. If I had to compare this game to another, it would be to Spore's cell phase: you start small, you grow, you eat things that previously ate you, lather, rince, repeat until you're too big, and then bye, bye!… Expand
4This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. this game is an example of a good idea badly executed
the game claims to place you as a god like entity in the universe however it forces you to play Juvenile games
which includes "Stealing" another planet or fighting off pirates trying to settle on you
it forces you to fight off other planets by "Bumping" them until they explode (mostly only you explode)
the only good thing i can say about this is game is the cool physics based engine and for that the creator deserves a thumbs up
the only thing that would make this game a good game is take the physics engine and build on it maybe some sort of cim city style game where you build the galaxy ,create nations on planets ,black holes ,nebula's ,and just watch life grow , maybe allow the player to "Throw" a planet into the sun ,or force one nation to attack another
that WOULD be a god game set in the universe
its a game for 3 year olds
and those with the desire to replay annoying missions over and over just to get some actual Godlike options
for me they are not worth it… Expand