Starshatter PC

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. PC Gamer
    74
    An efficient and well-designed galactic fighter. [March 2005, p.75]
  2. You may not have heard of Starshatter but if you're a space combat fan you really should have.
  3. Its control complexity, I’m sure, would appeal to those players who could give it the time to master and I’m also sure they would be rewarded with the effort. But unless you fall into this group you may find Starshatter quite difficult with a steep learning curve.
  4. For a one man project, Starshatter is a graphical tour-de-force. Infinitely customizable. Once the problem areas are tweaked, Starshatter will shine.
  5. Starshatter provides a welcome dose of innovation to a space sim genre that's been practically rendered extinct, but its originality ultimately fails to translate into a satisfying gameplay experience.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    60
    The game's lack of depth however is its downfall. The dumber you are, the longer you will be able to play this game. I don't say that to belittle intellectually-challenged gamers…..yes I do.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Anonymous
    Apr 23, 2007
    10
    If you're into realism and a space sim with a wide range of options, then buy this game now!
  2. TBoardman
    Apr 7, 2005
    10
    Great game, that can be customised as you want it, if there is a ship you want or a mission you would like to play then it is a simple matter Great game, that can be customised as you want it, if there is a ship you want or a mission you would like to play then it is a simple matter to make it with the tools supplied. Full Review »
  3. MovenSP.
    Oct 11, 2004
    9
    I would really like to see if the game could progress into upgrades of weapons and fighter planes. The cruisers, capital carriers and the I would really like to see if the game could progress into upgrades of weapons and fighter planes. The cruisers, capital carriers and the devastators could add some point defense weapons on to its hulls. One cruiser or a carrier against three enemy cruisers, your are just a sitting duck. I would really appreciate if you guys could include Pulsar Mass Driver Cannons to all types of cruisers and Capital ships. This type of canon have awesome fire power!!!! You have to think several times facing a ship with a devastating fire power!!!!! It is like WW2's DKM Bismarck head on to HMS Hood. We need something like a big "KAAPOOOWWW!!!!!" Blast everything to smitherins. About the fighters you could include the stealthty space fighter/bomber as used in the Wing Commander Kilrathi war. Imagine the outcome of the war!!! Hunting for these stealthy little buggers. avoiding and attacking them out of defense of the convoy!!!! Ahh!! the Glory of WarFare!!!! Please!!! Please!!! something like this added to the STARSHATTER, it will become very addictive!!!! Full Review »