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  • Summary: Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish.

    Three thousand years have passed since the first colonists left Earth. Now the galaxy is divided between the
    militant star empires and independent mercenary groups. In a remote corner of the galaxy Sector 1337, the area of the dead a world has been left behind. Here, the ruins of a great civilization of Precursors have recently been discovered. Huge factories and sprawling cities are falling into decay. Fragments of ships lie on the fields where massive battles were once fought. But there is not a living soul. Everything has been destroyed by a mysterious Cataclysm a pulsing anomaly that burned out all life within this sector. Expand
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  1. Mar 30, 2013
    80
    Some good old honest space combat fun, with an inoffensive free-to-play model. Worth your time, and possibly even your money. [Apr 2013, p.86]
  2. Aug 21, 2013
    75
    All in all, Star Conflict is a decent multiplayer experience which, aside from the outstanding aesthetics, doesn’t quite break any boundaries or deliver anything great. I’m glad this is free-to-play, as it is completely worth it. Spending money on it? Not a chance.
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    74
    Quotation forthcoming.
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  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. Mar 2, 2013
    10
    First I would like to say the pure gameplay is phenomenal. I sometimes find myself leaning forward into my computer as I dive, and lean side to side as I dodge missiles. There are 3 class types which each are very unique and give the game a kind of RPG feel. Looting, rare drops, equipment, leveling also contributes to this feel. Overall a great game especially being FTP. 10 out of 10 for sure. Also i noticed someone commenting on long wait times which must have been when it was first released because now I'd be surprised if i waited longer than 30 secs ever. Great game Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    10
    It hurts me to see 4 negative reviews for this game because they are all based on technical issue which have been resolved for the most part. The game is in open beta, cut it some slack! The devs are diligent with their updates and listen to the community. This game is shaping up to be epic. A note to grizzled eve-online vets. Remember that magical feeling you first felt when you played eve? I know, it's been so long since you've felt it. Download Star Conflict and feel it all over again. You will. I promise you that. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2013
    10
    Great graphics, Awesome fast game play. Engaging long game and self progression. Very diverse game play and style. Imagine World of Tanks but with Freelancer style ships and fighting and a whole lot faster, and that's just the PVP side of things.

    Latency is not an issue even living in Perth, Australia so that is a plus.
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  4. Sep 12, 2013
    8
    This is a really fun free-to-play game. And yes, by paying, you progress faster through the levels but that is no different from any other free-to-play game structures.
    --Paying gets you--
    1. Special ships that are fully leveled up at the time of purchase
    - which lose the advantage once you level your ships up
    2. Permanent Exp(called 'synergy') boost
    - which lose the advantage once you have max exp
    3. Ability to take extra 'synergy' earned to level one ship and apply it to another
    - if synergy is managed correctly, this perk becomes useless
    4. Visual Modifications to your ships
    - this offers no advantage to the ships (similar to skins bought in League of Legends)
    5. Elite ship Modules
    - better ones can be found through drops

    As you can see, this model can be compared to many other free-to-play game structures and the only advantage to paying is a faster ride to the end for the ones who don't want to spend hours in the game.

    As to the actual gameplay..
    I feel somewhat nostalgic flying through space, dog-fighting, saving fellow teammates from certain doom. Then to only realize you are knee deep in enemy territory and you have to barrel-roll through narrow cracks in the asteroid fields just to dodge countless enemy ships and their, must faster, homing missiles. This game reminds me many times of what a good Star Wars Game should be, but then, with the sheer number of ship-types and customization, turns it into a potentially even larger-than-movie-space-battle dream come true.

    In the end, it is free-to-play, and I think everyone to play it.
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  5. Apr 8, 2013
    8
    I feel a lot of the reviews on here jumped the gun on not just a new game, but a game that is gaining great traction and seriously fun to play. By "deleting their account" and never playing again they are missing out on what this game is becoming. The fact the developers are pumping out patches and tweeks to make this game more fun, shows they are serious and to give it a better chance.

    As with most new games, especially of F2p styles, there are multiple kinks that need to be ironed out in the beginning months that help shape the game. What the developers may think is a fun idea, could easily turn out to be a bad one. As well, I would wish people stopped complaining about the fact you need to pay to get ahead. Firstly this is a myth, I so far have purchased nothing and I can easily go into a game and feel like a champ. I enjoy this game enough where I will be purchasing a subscription in the future however. This developer is building a product you get to play for free and never have to purchase anything if you so feel it, beggars cannot be choosers. I understand yes, that they rely on making the game fun to play but they do this so you will pay.

    That aside, let’s talk about the game itself….

    Graphics
    I will start with Graphics. This is not a world changing game in terms of graphics, but they look good. Good enough to not turn the average player today away and by no means is that to be offensive, this game does well in the graphics field and I would rate that a 7/10.

    Sound
    In my opinion the game sounds good and the music sounds great. I personally enjoy the music that plays and when I am engaged in an epic battle of proportions with the enemy it makes you feel like you’re on the battlefield.

    Gameplay
    In brief, you are a star pilot. You command 1 of three types of ships, Fighter, Interceptor and Frigate. Each has their own abilities, stat points and style of play. You really should try all three for multiple games before you can make your choice on which one you like the most and please do not judge by how easily other plays kill you with that class of ship. As you play you earn experience, money and loyalty. As you progress, each branch opens up more ships, “parts” for your ship and abilities for your pilot. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to pay to progress these items Just play the game normally and you will get ahead. Now if you do pay, you will notice an increase in all of the 3 features.

    Controls
    The controls for this game are surprisingly simplified for flying in space. You can go up, down, left, right, strafe, diagonal, reverse, and mix them together to outsmart and destroy your enemy. It’s an easy game to play as far as the controls.

    Conclusion.

    I give this game an 8/10. I feel that this game excels in all areas, but there is room for improvement as well. There should be more weapons, upgrades and abilities. I do like however, that the game is not too complicated when it comes to these features. When I play a piloting game I want to be in the battle and focused on that, while having a fair advantage. I don’t have time to worry about my Plasma Cannons causing “X” damage at “X” range, but he used a magnetic defector, lowering range to “x”, shielding was increased by 6 hypno points, while defense was increased using a hypo multiplier he had in inventory, so then I countered with an energy ray, a hypo spray increasing my range…you get the point. Its more in your face action, with changes outside the battle. There are the few abilities you can change in game, but they help only so much. If you are into that kind of game play you will be unsatisfied with this game.
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  6. Feb 16, 2014
    5
    The game has an interesting concept and potential but is far away from being finished (still in beta) and playable.

    At first it is fun to
    play this space action game as it has a little bit of depth and takes some strategy to win.
    But soon you'll realize that this game is unbalanced, matchmaking is awful and servers are terrible.

    The lack of players especially in non-Russian territories makes this game even more difficult to play with long wait times for matches.

    The open beta is going on for a year or longer and the game still doesn't have a release date yet. They plan to implement more features and game modes this year and supposed to officially release the game but all that seems far away with the baby steps in development.
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  7. Aug 13, 2013
    0
    this game is a total ripoff of moon breakers a much more polished game and needs to be removed from steam its uninspired game play laggy controls lack of joystick function and repetive boring gameplay send it to the bottom of the pack Expand

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