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  • Summary: In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages on. In a bid to save Earth from destruction, you must take control of the Strike Suit a revolutionary fighter craft with the ability to transform into a lethal suit of space armor. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dog-fighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos. Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story where the fate of Earth hangs in the balance and your actions will determine the outcome: preventing Earths destruction is your immediate concern but preserving its future is your ultimate goal. Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart. Upgrade your ships and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of four unique craft, including the Strike Suit, to experience dogfighting action as youve never seen it before.

    This Is Space Combat Reborn.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jun 7, 2014
    83
    Unfortunately, a dull story stains the otherwise shiny chrome. [July 2014, p.78]
  2. 80
    Until Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous hopefully re-ignite the space-opera genre, Strike Suit Zero is pretty much as good as it gets.
  3. It may lack in variety, but the core conceit of Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut is both sound and consistently enjoyable. Swoop in with your ship, turn into a robot, destroy everything, get the hell out. It's not subtle, but it is good, wholesome, dumb fun.
  4. 70
    With competent gameplay and a great concept, if it had had more investment behind it and a bit of a polish, this game could have been excellent. [Issue#111, p.84]
  5. 69
    Those who are fans of space combat games (e.g. Homeworld, Wing Commander or X-Wing) can do no harm by checking out this game on the Xbox One, and those who haven't delved into the world of space combat to date should take a close look at this title too, as there is some fun to be had.
  6. 60
    Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut isn't a bad game, it's just not a particularly great one. If you're screaming out for a space combat game in the Colony Wars mould, however, this will certainly fit the bill. Just don't expect to be playing Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut for a particularly long time after you've beaten the missions the first time around.
  7. Apr 14, 2014
    40
    It’s not a bad game and the general combat can have moments of fun. But as I said at the start, most of the time when I was playing this title, I just kept thinking to myself “I am not enjoying this and would rather be doing something else right now”. Take that for what you will.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    Top quality game. It is consistently enjoyable, and by no means easy. Swooping around ships in your suit is unique to this game, and is strangely satisfying. The graphics look absolutely sweet on Xbox One, with the art style being as new and radical as anyone could want, with the bright and coloured backgrounds of outer space. Expand
  2. Apr 9, 2014
    9
    This game was produced by Kickstarter and a bunch of gamers with enough money to support a good idea. It turns out to be a lot of fun and is a very polished arcade game. At first I felt like I was playing the most graphically impressive version of Galaga ever made but after the first level it has a personality of its own. If you are familiar with the mobile game Galaxy on Fire then you'll feel at home with the controls. The explosions in the game look awesome; they are a bright light then explosion with fire, then a space suction that seems to barely implode right before exploding (sounds weird but looks cool). There are multiple ships to use and they transform into robots that look like something out of Armored Core. It is very fun and replayable. Expand
  3. Aug 19, 2014
    8
    Not going to say that it's the best game ever for space flight (not that I've played others, it's my first one). The controls are wierd but you learn pretty quickly. Beautiful backgrounds for every level. Story is okay at best.

    Overall for this one, it's my personal opinion that takes hold of me. It get's an 8 because I keep coming back to play it. My personal enjoyment lead to this score.

    If I would look pure objetively at this game. 6. Maybe 7. But because every victory fills me with satisfaction and every time I win with little to no life left, I feel superior to the poor colonists in the game. Makes sence since You're in the Strike Suit. But you're not invincible. The sense of coming out alive feels great in the game. Solid 8 for me.
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  4. Aug 4, 2014
    3
    The game has a good concept but dreadful execution. The missions are too long and have unskippable portions where boring characters are talking and all you can do is wait for them to finish while flying in circles. Only get it while it's free. Expand
  5. Aug 1, 2014
    3
    I wanted to like this game, but the story line is painful, the controls are quite off, and there's nothing about this game that makes it worth a single penny. If you can get it for free, go for it... but expect to get what you pay for... nothing. Expand
  6. Aug 6, 2014
    2
    Whoever did the controls for this game deserves the award for the worst Controls Ever, the game is awful to play, a campaign which will bore you from the start and graphics which look awful for a Next Gen game, the only reason this game escapes 0/10 is that the idea is excellent Expand
  7. Aug 5, 2014
    0
    very very poor.... Don't buy it.....very very poor.... Don't buy it.....very very poor.... Don't buy it......very very poor.... Don't buy it.....very very poor.... Don't buy it.....very very poor.... Don't buy it Expand

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