Starpoint Gemini PC

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  • Summary: Starpoint Gemini is a tactical space RPG set in a science-fiction universe, which focuses on the control and strengths of individual vessels and their captains.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. 80
    It could have used more variety in the mission area, a bit more content and definitely multiplayer, but it remains a game that gives a player freedom to explore, trade or fight as he sees fit, with little restrictions.
  2. Jun 15, 2011
    73
    If you want to steer your own spaceship through Space but don't like MMOs like Star Trek Online, EVE Online or Black Prophecy, Starpoint Gemini is the singleplayer experience for you.
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    69
    A decent game. The premise is unique and interesting, and the mission balancing and level progression is handled very nicely.
  4. Jun 2, 2011
    57
    The problem of Starpoint Gemini: there are no strong points, nothing special, nothing that stands out. It's just an unnecessary game.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. PC Gamer UK
    Apr 16, 2012
    18
    Unfinished, unpolished. [May 2012, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Feb 3, 2015
    10
    Do not bother with reading "trusted reviews" cause there are not trusted by any sane user for years now. Metacritic lost its credibility andDo not bother with reading "trusted reviews" cause there are not trusted by any sane user for years now. Metacritic lost its credibility and it's here basically to give advantage to the highest bidder. This game was made by a small indie team and it's amazing as majority of users agree. Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    10
    My opinion is that Starpoint Gemini is definitely worth playing. It is somewhat slow at the start, but later picks up just fine. It is not oneMy opinion is that Starpoint Gemini is definitely worth playing. It is somewhat slow at the start, but later picks up just fine. It is not one of those new school games that you play without brain and using two controls. It is more demanding, but if you give it enough time, you will be rewarded. Aside from questionable voiceovers and some smaller glitches (most are already fixed in patches), this is a true gamers game. There is no multiplayer, but singleplay is very well composed. Interesting plot, unique characters in the story, vast designed space and a sense of a real living universe. Also, if you dislike the story, you can avoid it completely and enjoy all the space sectors on your own. Possibilities are numerous, roaming around. fighting pirates or members of the official military, trading, mining. Once you earn some credits and experience, you can purchase larger and more powerful ships, and then further customize them using many different ship's and weapon's systems. You also develop your own statistics as a captain (and your crews statistics) as you level up through experience.
    As for the interface system, I think there was room for improvements here. Sometimes it gets confusing because there are so many slots, buttons and ways to combine them. The best way is to check the game's manual if you get stuck.
    Graphics is, in my opinion very solid. Not AA class, but designed with some old fashion charm. Battle effects are awesome, and once you get yourself in the middle of the fight against dozen of ships, all the weapons flying around, special abilities going off and stuff...a real eye candy.
    The bottom line is, I think this is the game for more demanding players. It requires you do some effort to master it, but when you succeed, it will reward you with gameplay rarely seen today. Too bad the developers obviously lacked the logistics to produce the AA class title, but they are on the right road with Starpoint Gemini, and I do hope we will see the sequel. This genre hybrid of the "Starfleet Command meets Freelancer" definiotely has my vote.
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  3. Feb 3, 2015
    10
    Fans of old games like Starfleet Command will most likely adore this little gem. Of course, it has its minor issues, but it's highly addictiveFans of old games like Starfleet Command will most likely adore this little gem. Of course, it has its minor issues, but it's highly addictive and fun. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2015
    10
    This started it and led to Starpoint Gemini 2. This game is not perfect, but considering enthusiasm of developers that brough it to us, I haveThis started it and led to Starpoint Gemini 2. This game is not perfect, but considering enthusiasm of developers that brough it to us, I have to respect it. I still play it and I still love it. Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2013
    10
    I bought the game when it was on sale even though some reviewers bashed it. I'm happy to report that most of the faults have beenI bought the game when it was on sale even though some reviewers bashed it. I'm happy to report that most of the faults have been patched/cleared (enough that I can no longer find any noteworthy flaws) The game isn't pricey and offers many hours of gameplay replay value because of the RPG system) Just serves to prove that dedicated dev support can save a game. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2011
    9
    It's the great game! Seriously. I haven't had this much fun since Starfleet Command 3. You just don't get seem to get decent space game likeIt's the great game! Seriously. I haven't had this much fun since Starfleet Command 3. You just don't get seem to get decent space game like this any more. If you liked space, you'll love this. Equipping your ship with an absolute arsenal of weapons and then kicking some pirate butts :) Starpoint Gemini is truly some work of art and not to be missed.

    (only minus is no multiplayer, but its a fun singleplayer game)
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  7. 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 fromBuggy, 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.
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