Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. This game is part FPS, adventure game and a virtual stock market game. I was impressed by how each aspect of the game works within the core game, and while the game could be a bit more solid in graphics, audio, basically making it more esthetically pleasing. Addictive, very fun and innovative are the best words to describe the game and the bottom line is this is a welcome addition to any gamer’s library so buy this game and enjoy it, I know I did.
  2. If you’re a hardcore shooter who enjoys a game with bleeding edge graphics and ruthless AI, then Space Trader is not for you. However, this game will appeal to Sci Fi fans, indie game lovers, and wannabe business tycoons.
  3. Sure it won't challenge the big boys in the gaming industry, but it's up to indie developers to push unique ideas further. Hermitworks Entertainment should be proud of their game because it shows a lot of potential.
  4. 58
    It's the repetitive gameplay, the thin narrative and the dated shooter mechanics that keep us from offering more than the most half-hearted recommendations.
  5. Ultimately, however, Space Trader is just too traditional to ever move beyond mediocre.
  6. A halfway decent trading sim marred by a marriage to its FPS trappings.
  7. It's about time PC gamers got a good space trading game to play, but it looks like they'll need to keep waiting.
  8. Weak riff on "Elite"'s trading with zero long-term appeal. [Mar 2009, p.75]
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. [anonymous]
    Dec 28, 2009
    2
    A very dated and clunky FPS shooter section I can forgive in a trading sim, but a poor trade section is death. Odd timed levels make game A very dated and clunky FPS shooter section I can forgive in a trading sim, but a poor trade section is death. Odd timed levels make game play more hectic than it ought to be. There are too many far better games to waste any time on this dog. Full Review »
  2. InF
    Jul 1, 2009
    9
    Great ideas and great gameplay. I would really like to see a sequel to this game, where the all the parts (trade sim, ego shooter, space Great ideas and great gameplay. I would really like to see a sequel to this game, where the all the parts (trade sim, ego shooter, space travel, etc ...) are more complex and less repetitive. Full Review »
  3. DillonOfThePlanetDillon
    Feb 11, 2009
    9
    Loved the retro look and always support the little guy! Indie developers made a great game on a shoestring budget. Kudos!