StarLancer PC

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 92
    The attention to detail is unmatched.
  2. 92
    It offers amazing visuals, intense gameplay and a compelling story. Most games only make it with one or two of these advantages but with StarLancer you get all three.
  3. Starlancer also features some of the most believable voice acting. However, I really hated Hawkee in the later missions, she was just plain irritating.
  4. Complete with in-game cinematics, amazing cut-scenes and great speech-conveyed plot (moments), this is as close to an interactive movie as the Roberts boys have ever been.
  5. It's a near-perfect traditional space combat game. I'm one of the most discriminating space combat fans out there, and StarLancer was just a joy to review.
  6. The title lacks a lot of strategic variety in its weapons and a little in its ships as well. This may strongly enforce the idea of close quarters fighting, but it might also limit how a person can play the game.
  7. The loadout screen is also a pleasant surprise. The pseudo-holographic rotating representation of you chosen ship gives you a good idea of how the hard points fill out.
  8. 80
    The missions themselves begin to feel repetitive and some can be overly challenging... Still, with over 25 levels and internet multiplay through Microsoft's Gaming Zone, StarLancer is a great space combat game.
  9. Gamers who love space combat games should enjoy this one immensely. Environments and scenery are top-notch and the dogfighting very fast paced.
  10. An enjoyable story-driven space combat sim that should meet, but not exceed, the lofty expectations of fans of the developers' previous games.
  11. A few minor tweaks, and maybe some fan-based testing would have put this game closer to greatness, but it still manages to come together and deliver a solid game.
  12. PC Gamer
    75
    Lots of flash, low substance. Try "Freespace" or "Tachyon" for a more fulfilling experience. [July 2000, p.84]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 14, 2013
    10
    One of the best space sims ever made. It had a gritty earth based storyline, fantastic music, effects, and game play. One of the first gamesOne of the best space sims ever made. It had a gritty earth based storyline, fantastic music, effects, and game play. One of the first games to include simultaneous multiplayer and it opened up additional missions when playing with friends. A+ effort on this one. Full Review »
  2. TomK.
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    All in all, great game with exelent storry and atmosphere. only bad thing is constant windows crashes due to bad sound drivers.
  3. RobertS.
    May 31, 2004
    10
    Great story and gameplay, I wish that the game was just a little bit more personal, I would kill for a space sim game that actually Great story and gameplay, I wish that the game was just a little bit more personal, I would kill for a space sim game that actually recognized the indiviual character that was created, but oh well. Over all it was a great game and I couldn't sleep until I had pooned the ever loving hell out of it. Full Review »