Space Trader - Merchant Marine PC

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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ultimately, however, Space Trader is just too traditional to ever move beyond mediocre.
  4. A halfway decent trading sim marred by a marriage to its FPS trappings.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 24 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!