Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. In a genre as close to utter desolation as the space combat sim, even a plucky little space shooter with more heart than technical prowess like Space Interceptor can prove to be a breath of fresh air.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    70
    An old-school, space shooter that was designed to entertain. Developers City Interactive has done its homework to produce a no-frills game that is literally guaranteed to be fun.
  3. There’s no space to explore, multiplayer option, ship customization, mission ratings … and not much to motivate you to go back and replay completed missions. So here we get to the question you have to ask yourself – do 21 missions of straightforward space shooting make the game worth the money to you?
  4. PC Gamer
    66
    A fun diversion if you want mindless space action. But I guarantee you'll have a better time with a bargain-bin copy of "FreeSpace 2" or "Freelancer." [Feb 2005, p.64]
  5. The game is fun, but it lacks the true depth needed for extended replay value.
  6. Computer Gaming World
    60
    Fast-paced and graphically crisp, Space Interceptor is a good quick fix. It just gets old fast. [Feb 2005, p.88]
  7. 50
    No replay value at all. The sounds are boring, the action is nothing new and once, you learn how to fly the ship, the challenge is gone.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 3, 2015
    10
    Played it as a kid, still got it in box. It was great back then, and I still find it very good. And what a surprise it was when I found out itPlayed it as a kid, still got it in box. It was great back then, and I still find it very good. And what a surprise it was when I found out it was produced by devs from my country! Full Review »
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    Nephew bought this game, saw if I could get it to work, played it, was actually pretty surprised.
    Here's the instructions that allowed me to
    Nephew bought this game, saw if I could get it to work, played it, was actually pretty surprised.
    Here's the instructions that allowed me to get the game to work on win7:

    1.
    Go to the HKCUSoftwareCity InteractiveProject FreedomV4D Direct3D Renderer.

    There, you can find Width and Height. Double click on it, and change the value to Decimal. Put your desired resolution, and the game will be applied with your custom resolution next time when you execute the game.

    2. Create a shortcut of the exe and add -skipmovies to the end of the target.

    This game has good graphics (it actually feels like your flying in space close to a huge planet while dodging some asteroids), relatively good voice acting and the gameplay/control of the ship is great.
    It actually has a first person view, which is extremely rare for this type of game, and you can even roll 360 degrees. Think decent/homeworld/freelancer with just pure action.

    Maybe this game just got released at the wrong time, was overshadowed by other games etc.
    But this is a pretty decent action packed game that more than decent, it's so simple yet so fun and kinda challenging too.
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