Starpoint Gemini PC

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 55
  2. Negative: 8 out of 55

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  1. Jun 12, 2011
    2
    I love the genre, but this game is horrible. un-skippable docking animations, that take a very long time, an utterly unbearable tutorial, and being attacked at the most inappropriate times. poor voiceovers, the constant background chatter that serves no purpose, a truly garbage game. The game features the mos annoying GUI i have ever come across, say, for example, you have the map open toI love the genre, but this game is horrible. un-skippable docking animations, that take a very long time, an utterly unbearable tutorial, and being attacked at the most inappropriate times. poor voiceovers, the constant background chatter that serves no purpose, a truly garbage game. The game features the mos annoying GUI i have ever come across, say, for example, you have the map open to find your way to a station, it seems reasonable that said map would hide while the next interface appears, doesn't it?

    Starpoint Gemini obviously doesn't. if you dock with your map open, prepare to sit through the undocking and re-docking animations, just to click a button. But even then the station interface is unintuitive and useless. it offers only the basic information, snd does its best to hide that.

    But the combat, the one thing that I thought may save this game, is truly terrible. fly near a station to trade? nope, 9/10 times you will be attacked, and combat mode will automatically activate, slowing you right down, to eliminate any chance of escape, and stop you from docking. If you dare press the button to deactivate combat mode, and accelerate away, you will be instantly shot, slowed down, leaving you the only option to fight, just to sell a carrot.

    This game is the pitiful reason why publishers stay away from this genre, ill-made attempts like this just screw it over. Luckily, publisher Iceberg interactive has many other far better space sim games.
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  2. Dec 24, 2010
    4
    Horrible voiceovers (russian,bulgarian english), terrible execution (some functions don't work or respond or missing), and total garbage imitation of previous games ie Fleet Academy Star Trek, Elite, Freelancer, EvE online and some other more successful titles. The result is a catatrosphic bundle of bugs, typos, and unreliable interface in the ship movements that cuts off any realHorrible voiceovers (russian,bulgarian english), terrible execution (some functions don't work or respond or missing), and total garbage imitation of previous games ie Fleet Academy Star Trek, Elite, Freelancer, EvE online and some other more successful titles. The result is a catatrosphic bundle of bugs, typos, and unreliable interface in the ship movements that cuts off any real enjoyment from the "game". Plus it's in 2D over a 3D backdrop which makes it even less attractive and not in a good way. Felt like wasted 30 minutes of my life away. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2013
    4
    RPG, Open World-ish, Space Battles. All these things sound like fun, but...

    1. Combat. SG combat is frustrating and all around terrible. It consists of incessantly spinning in circles while attempting to fire at the right moment. The AI spins around you while you're trying to spin around them. It's more like dancing and less like space combat. 2. The. Voice. Acting. Is. Atrocious.
    RPG, Open World-ish, Space Battles. All these things sound like fun, but...

    1. Combat. SG combat is frustrating and all around terrible. It consists of incessantly spinning in circles while attempting to fire at the right moment. The AI spins around you while you're trying to spin around them. It's more like dancing and less like space combat.

    2. The. Voice. Acting. Is. Atrocious. Firstly: every ship captain is Russian, for some reason. Secondly: you can't skip much of it. The narrated cutscenes are SO LONG, and the voice acting is SO TERRIBLE, you'd think there would be an option to skip these. Nope!
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  4. Nov 14, 2013
    3
    The game play is almost their, which would be ok if it had some sort of decent story to drive it, but as it stands it is simply an empty husk of mechanics that any number of other space games do better, with higher production values and more interesting stories. I would skip this one if I were you.
  5. Oct 4, 2012
    3
    This is EVE Offline, same mechanics, and same gates and stations... But with worst graphics, and offline. Please if you copy a game, don't be so obvious. I have to say i love sci-fi games this is why i don't give a 0.
  6. Sep 9, 2013
    0
    Buggy, unfinished, crashy mess with Russian voice actors who have absolutely no understanding of English, but that doesn't stop them from attempting it.

    The writing is really poorly translated and ends up making the whole thing just a confusing mess. Avoid at all costs.
Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. PC Gamer UK
    Apr 16, 2012
    18
    Unfinished, unpolished. [May 2012, p.87]
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    45
    Caught between being a space sim, a real-time strategy game, and a role-playing game, Starpoint Gemini tries to do a little bit of everything, and fails to do anything well.
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    55
    Starpoint Gemini struggles to deliver a proper space simulation experience: the story is badly told, graphics aren't good, roleplaying and strategic elements are shadowed by a bidimensional universe and a persisent slow feeling.