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  • Summary: 200 years after the first chapter for Space Rangers, a new, even more dangerous threat arises in the galaxy. A key planet producing war androids has become self-aware and is attempting to conquer the galaxy one planet at a time. These machines are not only capable of fulfilling any order,200 years after the first chapter for Space Rangers, a new, even more dangerous threat arises in the galaxy. A key planet producing war androids has become self-aware and is attempting to conquer the galaxy one planet at a time. These machines are not only capable of fulfilling any order, but they have their own intellect and force of will. This new type of cyber life is driven only by instinct of destruction and cares only about expanding the realm of the silicate. Freedom of choice is a distinguishing feature of the Space Rangers saga and continues as players explore the massive world. The game is not limited by borders and allows players an opportunity to influence the branching storyline. At the same time, the larger and more expansive game world lives and develops by itself. In Space Rangers 2 players will have an opportunity to test their skills not only in outer space, but on planets' surfaces as well. 3D real-time battles on planets is a new part of the game. By producing and upgrading war machines, gamers have a chance to defeat the ominous threat of the Dominators. [1C Company] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Imagination will always substitute for visual splendor if a story is told in a genius way, and Space Rangers 2 does exactly that. This is one for the record books, and simply must be played.
  2. What they gave us is not just Baldur’s Gate in space; the core gameplay and thus subsequent gameplay elements are very different – making Space Rangers a unique experience.
  3. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    Though it can be hard on a novice, Space Ranger 2's amazing breadth and considerable depth more than make up for its initial difficulty and intermittent lack of polish. [Nov 2005, p.74]
  4. Space Rangers 2 combines an eclectic mix of commerce, action, and RTS-elements, along with a strong visual presence. With that being said, it may falter because it tries to do too many things, instead of one aspect really well.
  5. It’s a space sim, it’s a text based adventure, it’s a 3D shooter, and it’s a trading game. And it comes with the original game as well. A very impressive package with something for everybody.
  6. 82
    It isn’t the most beautiful or best-sounding game out there, but it is one of the most diverse.
  7. PC Format
    51
    Like "Pirates!" in space, but not as good as that suggests. [Oct 2005, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. JohnJ.
    Mar 29, 2006
    10
    Space Rangers 2 is a 2D Elite, A Star Control 4, A Sid Meir game in space, a multi-choice Infocom adventure, a 45 degree RTS along the lines Space Rangers 2 is a 2D Elite, A Star Control 4, A Sid Meir game in space, a multi-choice Infocom adventure, a 45 degree RTS along the lines of "Metal Fatigue" (do a search - another great game that was ignored like this one seems to be), a FPS along the lines of Mechwarrior, a pinball/galaxians arcade game, a choice option to ignore any of the one's above if you don't like RTS's or Infocom adventures, etc (talk about gamer friendly!) and it is as addictive as tetris and space invaders times ten! All that can only mean one thing. It gets a whopping 10 out of 10 from me. About the third 10/10 I have given in the last 3 years or so. That's how great it is. These type of classic games are only ever going to come from smaller publishers, so please buy this game, don't pirate it! We nee all the great little games like this we can get! Expand
  2. TeppoK.
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    Nice game indeed.
  3. Aug 11, 2011
    10
    Innovative, nice to look at, turn-based, strategical, tactical, economical, role-playing game. Excellent. Wish there were more games likeInnovative, nice to look at, turn-based, strategical, tactical, economical, role-playing game. Excellent. Wish there were more games like this. One of the best games I have ever played since 1990. Expand
  4. GregR.
    Dec 22, 2006
    10
    I have rarely had so much fun with a game and I'm pretty hard to please. It's open ended nature let you do anything and we get the I have rarely had so much fun with a game and I'm pretty hard to please. It's open ended nature let you do anything and we get the real sense of playing in a living universe. Love the ship customization, the feeling of doom brought by the dominators, the crazy text adventures, the goofy sense of humour - even the wonky translation is growing on me. Find it through Stardock for $20 and it's the best $20 you'll ever spend on a game! Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    This is one of my favorite games, and over the years I've replayed it several times. Essentially, this is a brilliant attempt to bringThis is one of my favorite games, and over the years I've replayed it several times. Essentially, this is a brilliant attempt to bring together several game genres: RPG, turn based and real time strategies, arcade and text adventure. The quest to save the galaxy from three types of robotic invaders is very satisfying one day you may be flying and collecting loot from a massive invasion, getting medals, and the next day participating in a text adventure, playing a role of a truck driver on a backwater planet. Overall, a very fun game with a ton of customization. Expand
  6. May 4, 2017
    10
    Лучшая космическая РПГ в мире. Лучше уже не будет и не надо, хватит и этой пока мы живы.Лучшая космическая РПГ в мире. Лучше уже не будет и не надо, хватит и этой пока мы живы.
  7. Sep 19, 2011
    4
    This will be two reviews in one.

    First few hours of the game, I rate an eight (first 3-5 hours). The fights look cool, tend to be
    This will be two reviews in one.

    First few hours of the game, I rate an eight (first 3-5 hours). The fights look cool, tend to be thinking-based, you can trade here and there - you know, the usual.
    Quests are fun, script-based text adventures.
    However, after those 5 hours, you'll see that the possibilities game offered had just ended. And you don't want to play it anymore. It gets irritating then, and you rate it a 0.

    What I mean is, all the things that made me like this game to a point of an 8, turned the other cheek and began irritating me. Pointless battles, pointless fighting, pointless pointless pointless.
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