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  • Summary: Lost in space and deep behind enemy lines, the player must don an elite fighter pilot's uniform and defend the galaxy's last hope in Tarr Chronicles, an arcade-style space combat simulation. At your disposal are dozens of detailed high-tech fighters bristling with cannons and rocket launchers, yours to fly against an unstoppable alien menace - the De'Khete. Intelligent squad mates with unique personalities will assist you in frenzied white-knuckle space battles between vast fleets of fighters and massive capital ships. From fully-customizable equipment to collectible badges and fast-action combat encounters, Tarr Chronicles will keep you pinned to your seat. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. A thoroughly mediocre space combat game with a good storyline, decent graphics and bad sounds. Active wingmen and good spacecraft modification are a nice touch. [Oct 2007]
  2. There may not be much replayability in this title – save for the proverbial ‘try it again at a harder difficulty setting’ – but what Tarr Chronicles delivers is fun and visually pleasing.
  3. Tarr Chronicles is a solid mid-price space combat title. It may not be the best ever, but is't a solid and fun offering.
  4. With the combat interminably dull and the story unintelligibly delivered, this isn't the triumphant return of the space shooter we'd hoped for. [Dec 2007, p.62]
  5. Those not expecting too much, who may be pining for an uncomplicated spin through familiar territory will certainly enjoy Tarr Chronicles, but it's no substitute for replaying the utterly fantastic and cheap, "FreeSpace 2." [Christmas 2007, p.92]
  6. Unfortunately, the buggy, short, one-shot gameplay, dodgy AI and disappointing storytelling leave you feeling more alone in the cold, dark reaches of space than behind the stick of the deadliest fighter in the galaxy.
  7. Tarr Chronicles just isn’t that good.

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  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Immersive gameplay nice features like spaceship tuning and some pretty good allies.I like the graphics the sound is ok.Third person view of the ship.Nice engines.And i like that you can carry just an amount of weapons.forces you to take strategic decisions for the upcoming mission. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2013
    6
    Think: budget space combat game; a watered-down Freelancer that offers little more than standard ship-to-ship dogfighting. There is a decent ship customization element present, which good choice of chassis, weapons, engines... however, Tarr is a little on the repetitive side, and localisation suffers at times. Expand