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  • Summary: 200 years after the first chapter for Space Rangers, a new, even more dangerous threat arises in the galaxy. A key planet producing war androids has become self-aware and is attempting to conquer the galaxy one planet at a time. These machines are not only capable of fulfilling any order,200 years after the first chapter for Space Rangers, a new, even more dangerous threat arises in the galaxy. A key planet producing war androids has become self-aware and is attempting to conquer the galaxy one planet at a time. These machines are not only capable of fulfilling any order, but they have their own intellect and force of will. This new type of cyber life is driven only by instinct of destruction and cares only about expanding the realm of the silicate. Freedom of choice is a distinguishing feature of the Space Rangers saga and continues as players explore the massive world. The game is not limited by borders and allows players an opportunity to influence the branching storyline. At the same time, the larger and more expansive game world lives and develops by itself. In Space Rangers 2 players will have an opportunity to test their skills not only in outer space, but on planets' surfaces as well. 3D real-time battles on planets is a new part of the game. By producing and upgrading war machines, gamers have a chance to defeat the ominous threat of the Dominators. [1C Company] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Imagination will always substitute for visual splendor if a story is told in a genius way, and Space Rangers 2 does exactly that. This is one for the record books, and simply must be played.
  2. What they gave us is not just Baldur’s Gate in space; the core gameplay and thus subsequent gameplay elements are very different – making Space Rangers a unique experience.
  3. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    Though it can be hard on a novice, Space Ranger 2's amazing breadth and considerable depth more than make up for its initial difficulty and intermittent lack of polish. [Nov 2005, p.74]
  4. Space Rangers 2 combines an eclectic mix of commerce, action, and RTS-elements, along with a strong visual presence. With that being said, it may falter because it tries to do too many things, instead of one aspect really well.
  5. It’s a space sim, it’s a text based adventure, it’s a 3D shooter, and it’s a trading game. And it comes with the original game as well. A very impressive package with something for everybody.
  6. 82
    It isn’t the most beautiful or best-sounding game out there, but it is one of the most diverse.
  7. PC Format
    51
    Like "Pirates!" in space, but not as good as that suggests. [Oct 2005, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. PeteC.
    Feb 7, 2006
    10
    I would gladly remove all my games from the hard drive just to play this one game. It is awesome. Nostalgia for today.
  2. TeppoK.
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    Nice game indeed.
  3. Aug 11, 2011
    10
    Innovative, nice to look at, turn-based, strategical, tactical, economical, role-playing game. Excellent. Wish there were more games likeInnovative, nice to look at, turn-based, strategical, tactical, economical, role-playing game. Excellent. Wish there were more games like this. One of the best games I have ever played since 1990. Expand
  4. RichardM.
    Jul 9, 2006
    10
    Great game, at times a little hard to understand, but that just adds to the sarcastic nature of the game. So much fun I couldn't turn it off.
  5. TheonesR.
    Dec 13, 2005
    10
    This is A great game i ever played, because it free exploration and what you want to be a good guy or a bad guy like pirate or ranger and This is A great game i ever played, because it free exploration and what you want to be a good guy or a bad guy like pirate or ranger and awesome strategy on land, so try it Folks Expand
  6. Aug 4, 2011
    10
    Amazing, amazing game! It is a very rare fit when a mix of Strategy, RPG, Action, and Adventure genres comes into a harmonious coctail of aAmazing, amazing game! It is a very rare fit when a mix of Strategy, RPG, Action, and Adventure genres comes into a harmonious coctail of a well-executed game. The game is balanced, adventure parts are very-well written and full of humor, the art is amazing, RPG element is awesome where you gain experience and sell/buy equipment for your ship, planetary strategy is fast-paced and intuitive. You just gotta play this game to know what's it about. I had A BLAST! Expand
  7. Mar 17, 2014
    3
    The game is good in space sandbox simulation with a dynamic changing environment.

    However, the tedious repairing, fuel re-filling and
    The game is good in space sandbox simulation with a dynamic changing environment.

    However, the tedious repairing, fuel re-filling and equipment hunting just ruins the experience.

    And the worst thing is NPC and enemies CHEAT based on your equipment or level. This ruins all your sense of achievement.

    Whatever your efforts put, NPC and enemies will soon cheat to outperform you again without worrying of financial problems, but you do. Managing your wealth is indeed one of the most difficult tasks in this game.
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