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  • Summary: Space Rangers HD takes place in 3300AD. Our galaxy is invaded by the Dominators, combat robots that come under the influence of an alien technology. The player finds themselves in a living, breathing world where they can engage multiple activities: fight in space and hyperspace, buy and sellSpace Rangers HD takes place in 3300AD. Our galaxy is invaded by the Dominators, combat robots that come under the influence of an alien technology. The player finds themselves in a living, breathing world where they can engage multiple activities: fight in space and hyperspace, buy and sell goods, accomplish government missions, liberate planets from the Dominators in 3D RTS battles and complete text adventures leading to unique plot twists and rewards. The game ending is not set and players may find a victory of either side at the end. Everything depends on the actions taken in this developing world where anybody can live the life of a pirate as well as that of a hero. Expand
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  1. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Granted, it’s a HD remake of a 2002 game, and when the new wave of space sim games come – X: Rebirth being the first in November – it’s going to get completely overshadowed, but it’s a great way to pass the time till then.
  2. Oct 25, 2013
    69
    More pirates, more text adventures and more upgrades: Space Rangers HD benefits from additional content. While I don’t see anything that would justify the “HD” label this remake is worth a look.
  3. Nov 7, 2013
    60
    Space Rangers is something that you either love or hate. Overall it feels a bit outdated so you'd have to be a real fan if you want to look beyond the old graphics and music.
  4. Dec 9, 2013
    60
    The glamorized sequel of the sandbox space simulation known as Space Rangers is expanded by expansion packs' content, along with higher resolution. Even though the game delivers literally hundreds of hours of entertainment, many of the game's elements are like from the stone age, including all the negatives from the original title. Fans of the hardcore experiences will enjoy this the same way as the previous installments.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. Mar 30, 2015
    10
    Absolute masterpiece, brilliant mixture of so many different genres. Easily (or should I say at least) more than 100hours of gameplay. LovedAbsolute masterpiece, brilliant mixture of so many different genres. Easily (or should I say at least) more than 100hours of gameplay. Loved the original and while this isn't too different, it's better suited for fullhd screens. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    10
    Really cool sandbox gameplay. Fantastic! Couldn't take off from that game so many hours. Difficulty could be tuned up to very challengingReally cool sandbox gameplay. Fantastic! Couldn't take off from that game so many hours. Difficulty could be tuned up to very challenging level. 10 from 10. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2014
    10
    One of my favourite games ever. If you dont mind about modern graphics and want a game with 'soul' - this game is for you. But if you are fanOne of my favourite games ever. If you dont mind about modern graphics and want a game with 'soul' - this game is for you. But if you are fan of modern games with super graphics and also dont like to read - this game is defiantly not for you Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2013
    10
    Good old game with new cool features, ships, chatacters and in HD quality! New story is great and intresting. Easter eggs is so cool and cuteGood old game with new cool features, ships, chatacters and in HD quality! New story is great and intresting. Easter eggs is so cool and cute somwhere. Collapse
  5. Dec 14, 2013
    10
    still my favorite game of all times! still my favorite game of all times! still my favorite game of all times! still my favorite game of all times! gg
  6. Dec 19, 2013
    9
    Welcome to Space Rangers, the most expansive 2D space sandbox-RPG you have ever encountered. Space Rangers is a unique game that attempts toWelcome to Space Rangers, the most expansive 2D space sandbox-RPG you have ever encountered. Space Rangers is a unique game that attempts to merge multiple genres into a single, satisfying experience. Players get served with a set of (mini-) games throughout the game, such as old school top-down strategy to conquer and defend planets, old school text-based RPG's to simulate special events in your life (such as going to prison, or carrying out special assignments) and an arcade-sim racer in 2D.

    The bulk of the gameplay on offer is however a 2D-space sim in which you fly your craft through the galaxy, having fun in the sandbox and by carrying out missions for different species. These activities and the mini-games themselves offer rewards that can be used to upgrade and customize your ship. Hundreds of stations and planets with their own questlines, upgrades and special ship hulls can be explored, while each species is also a faction in the galaxy and can turn friend or foe depending on your actions.

    Even though the engine is incredibly outdated and the 'HD' in its title means nothing more than a resolution upgrade for the most part, this game has such a wealth of content, such a massive amount of things to do and such a well constructed sandbox that it simply cannot be missed. Think 2D-Freespace, throw in a decent amount of RPG elements and customization, add a narrative that you can shape as you see fit, then add a healthy dose of arcade and RTS to the mix. Each of the mini-games stand out on their own as feature-complete, although somewhat unbalanced, and will guarantee dozens of hours of gameplay on their own.

    Space Rangers has no trouble taking up most, if not all of your free time for a couple hundred hours to come you have been warned!
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  7. Mar 17, 2014
    3
    There are no improvement for the flaws existed in the original SR2. The mains changes are higher resolution support and pirate acting as aThere are no improvement for the flaws existed in the original SR2. The mains changes are higher resolution support and pirate acting as a race.

    The original design flaws like fast aging of technology, high repairing bills, lack of income in mid-to-late game, high cost of fighting enemies and long traveling time all still exist in the game.

    In terms of gameplay, the balance is even made worse with pirates starting with ridiculously advanced equipment right in the beginning, and will soon conquer the universe under normal difficulty quite fast.

    On the technical side, the performance seems to be a bit worse than the original one in modern PC environment.
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