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Generally favorable reviews- based on 127 Ratings

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  • Summary: Rebel Galaxy is a swashbuckling space adventure, with action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 19, 2015
    90
    Rebel Galaxy is clearly designed to appeal to those who played and loved Elite and Freelancer when they were popular but I suspect that the game also has the potential to attract classic RPG lovers who are looking for something more than classic fantasy.
  2. Oct 20, 2015
    84
    A well-made space action exploration game with solid visuals and sound and an explosively fun combat system. Its non-story driven content gets repetitive after a while but you will be thoroughly entertained until then.
  3. Oct 15, 2015
    80
    Rebel Galaxy scratches the Freelancer itch that went untreated for over a decade.
  4. Nov 17, 2015
    80
    Rebel Galaxy is shallow but really compelling and immersive space combat and trading game.
  5. Nov 16, 2015
    75
    Rebel Galaxy appears complicated out of the gate, but it hits a steady pace after some acclimating to the ship controls and menu-based features like upgrade shops and the commodity market. The progression loop of grinding out missions, earning credits to beef up your ship, then taking it back out again is fun, but the mission design felt too familiar to keep me hooked for the long haul.
  6. Dec 3, 2015
    70
    A decent debut project Double Damage Games. Rebel Galaxy is engaging and creates a great atmosphere, but the repeatability kicks in a little too early.
  7. Oct 26, 2015
    57
    The basic structure of a space sim is there, but while you grind for hours to make your ship better and better, you'll feel that something is missing, and that's the originality of gameplay solutions that can make a game really stand out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    This game is absolutely brilliant, the storyline is hilarious, the missions are fun, the environment sucks you into it. I love thatThis game is absolutely brilliant, the storyline is hilarious, the missions are fun, the environment sucks you into it. I love that everything is completely open world and its up to how you choose to play it, you can be whatever you want to be, e.g pirate, trader, a do-gooder, bounty hunter, etc. Your ship is totally upgradable in so many ways. I wasnt sure about the 2.5D plane because I am a bit of a space sim enthusiast (with my own HOTAS and everything) but it works so well, and I just take Rebel Galaxy for what it is which is a great action packed Space Arcade game. At $20 its a steal! 10/10 Expand
  2. Oct 15, 2016
    9
    A Firefly in a video game, if Firefly was more space combat oriented.

    Excellent space simulator with RPG elements, vast variation in both
    A Firefly in a video game, if Firefly was more space combat oriented.

    Excellent space simulator with RPG elements, vast variation in both spaceships and their weapons, can fit all play-styles from slow well-armed destroyers to versatile frigates. Has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game - a combination of Classic Rock and Bluegrass. Only downside is players can move only in two dimensions while all the NPCs move in three.
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  3. Nov 12, 2015
    9
    Love this game, I must say the first 10 hours I played though I did not. That was because I tried to race through max all my weapons andLove this game, I must say the first 10 hours I played though I did not. That was because I tried to race through max all my weapons and bully and grind my way through that was not fun.

    I restarted took my time planned how my character was going to be {played like a Pirate) and have absolutely loved this game. The developers did a great job with this game the first game I can remember hoping they release a bunch of DLC for it.

    If you want a fun space sim this is it, it is really good from soundtrack to depth to gameplay, I dont really like the new dumbed down games that appeal to everyone but this one has enough meat on its bones to justify 20 bucks and 100 hours of gameplay, sit back and enjoy.
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  4. Jan 21, 2016
    8
    Perhaps not for everyone, but I certainly enjoy the perfect mix of Freelancer / Privateer and Firefly / Serenity. The soundtrack / atmospherePerhaps not for everyone, but I certainly enjoy the perfect mix of Freelancer / Privateer and Firefly / Serenity. The soundtrack / atmosphere are awesome, and it's just so damn pick-up-and-playable, easy to enjoy space piracy and epic naval-style capital-ship battles. Pyrotechnics ahoy!
    *Gamepad strongly recommended*
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  5. Oct 24, 2015
    8
    Rebel Galaxy is a very good game - that plays is very safe.

    At its core - it is something like Age of Sails brought to space - more than
    Rebel Galaxy is a very good game - that plays is very safe.

    At its core - it is something like Age of Sails brought to space - more than something like Elite or Freelancer - in terms of game mechanics. However - almost every aspect of Freelancer can be found in Rebel Galaxy ... but improved upon - somewhat.

    Trading exists - and is kind of dynamic. Missions exist and are certainly more diverse than Freelancer or similar games - sometimes spanning over multiple star systems - each of those being pretty big by itself. A long list of upgrades for weapons, equipment and subsystem exists ... but its not the most exciting list - to be honest. And of course ... a small fleet of playable ships for the player to save up for.

    Those ships offer a good list of diverse features and are not always a straight upgrade to a cheaper ship. - However.... in many cases they are. I doubt that the game can be beaten in a small and nimble ship - because those ships simply lack the firepower to scratch the big ships... which makes sense - but also forces the player into the big capital ships.

    Ship combat is very good. As i said before - it is much more like Age of Sail (or insert any other pirate or sail combat games) ... with powerful broadsides, turrets and support weapons. Managing all those weaponsystems is VERY well done ... and despite the game offering autoaiming - a difficult combat feels like an achievement (and in some cases like cheating due to a sometimes incompetent AI)

    Placement, angle and chance - to use a specific weapon at a specific time ... while positioning oneself just defensive enough not to take too much damage - and turn damaged sides away from harm is what combat is about.

    Since combat happens on a 2d plane - game mechanics are of course easier than real 3d counterparts.

    The only problem i do have with the game is the unadjustable camera. Especially larger ships seem to occupy just too much of the screen - with no option to zoom out.

    Trade - as i mentioned - exists .. but at least at that stage that i am at ... is no real option. There is a lack of cargo haulers for the player ... and there interface does not quite support trade either.

    Graphically - the game is quite nice. The ships are neat - but the meshes are not too detailed. the texture quality is well below average but hides it behind a somewhat overuse of shaders. Especially the corona effects (which can be turned off) makes the game appear in some crazy 80s drug infused dream of something.... (well, not that crazy ... but it is quite a colour trip)

    Sound design can only be described as conservatively boring. Voice acting is a little stale - but then ... this is a space shooter... so the story kind of takes a back seat i guess.

    The overall feeling of the game is quite nice though. It is simple - yet challenging. All parts of the game fit well together - and the game itself feels well polished (maybe due to good beta testers or so - i don t know... but it does feel very optimized)

    With only few negative factors like a lack of proper information, bad camera and sometimes strange AI - this is a game to play for sure. Highly recommended ... just do not expect an action fueled shooter like Freelancer or Freespace.
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  6. Mar 15, 2016
    7
    In many ways this game heavily resembles a slightly dumbed-down version of Freelancer, with improved graphics. The gameplay works out veryIn many ways this game heavily resembles a slightly dumbed-down version of Freelancer, with improved graphics. The gameplay works out very similarly, with preset jump-points to go between systems, afterburners, 'warp' drive instead of cruise; essentially, a modern-day rehash of an old but good game. Not really much in the way of improvements, and some serious drawbacks coming in the form of the player being the only in-game thing operating on a 2D plane.

    Still; if it were just a HD retexture of Freelancer with the music produced for this game... I'd still say its at least a 7/10. The only complaint I have about the soundtrack of this game is that I want more of it, and I've left the game running in the background while I was writing this just to listen to the music.

    As it stands, its decent. Worth buying, especially since it's generally reasonable priced.
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  7. May 1, 2019
    1
    It compares to maybe the first version of that starpoint series, don't believe anyone who says its like freelancer or privateer that's just shameful

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