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Universal acclaim- based on 158 Ratings

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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, 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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  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. Few games attempt as much and succeed as completely.
  4. 85
    If I were to describe this game in a single word, I would simple say, "Vast."
  5. Graphics are not what make this game. But when you add on the addictive gameplay, easy controls, great storyline and replay value, you have one solid game.
  6. 82
    It isn’t the most beautiful or best-sounding game out there, but it is one of the most diverse.
  7. Like "Pirates!" in space, but not as good as that suggests. [Oct 2005, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    10
    This is the best game I ever played! The player can do whatever he wants. Can rob peaceful ships, and can fight to save the galaxy. It can perform text quests, and can go on a mission to deliver cargo or killing space pirates. I think this game should play each! Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2011
    10
    Innovative, 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
  3. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    This is one of my favorite games, and over the years I've replayed it several times. Essentially, this is a brilliant attempt to bring together several game genres: RPG, turn based and real time strategies, arcade and text adventure. The quest to save the galaxy from three types of robotic invaders is very satisfying one day you may be flying and collecting loot from a massive invasion, getting medals, and the next day participating in a text adventure, playing a role of a truck driver on a backwater planet. Overall, a very fun game with a ton of customization. Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2013
    10
    Difficult to describe this game. It's one of those rare gems that defy classification and are just a full experience. It's full, FULL of humor and style. It has it's own atmosphere and draws you into the setting. It's simply amazing, and that's that.

    I replayed it many many time even though there doesn't seem to be any real reason to replay it. It's just so fun!
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  5. 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 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
  6. Sep 19, 2011
    4
    This will be two reviews in one.

    First few hours of the game, I rate an eight (first 3-5 hours). The fights look cool, tend to be
    thinking-based, you can trade here and there - you know, the usual.
    Quests are fun, script-based text adventures.
    However, after those 5 hours, you'll see that the possibilities game offered had just ended. And you don't want to play it anymore. It gets irritating then, and you rate it a 0.

    What I mean is, all the things that made me like this game to a point of an 8, turned the other cheek and began irritating me. Pointless battles, pointless fighting, pointless pointless pointless.
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  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
    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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