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  • Summary: Assume charge of Naval Strike Group 7 and lead your fleet to victory in full 3D tactical space combat. Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a sci-fi strategy saga that tests your abilities as both capital assault ship Captain and naval fleet Commander.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 90
    A truly entertaining little strategy game. Offering just enough complexity to test a player's strategic thinking, it's backed by steady, effective aesthetic direction and a mass of scenarios that almost - almost! - make up for the lack of multiplayer to make for one of the finest indie games so far in 2015.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 1, 2015
    79
    Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is tactical space battle, with really good and innovative battle module. Unfortunately it also has possibly the worst campaign presentation ever in history of videogaming. Ugly heads talk and talk and talk. And talk some more. [Aug 2015]
  3. Jun 23, 2015
    75
    With some more creative level design and a fully fleshed-out campaign, Star Hammer could have really been something special.
  4. Jun 4, 2015
    70
    It’s a game for the patient, as you’ll be spending a lot of time paused and micromanaging.
  5. Jun 11, 2015
    70
    Star Hammer’s combat systems are truly exceptional, but they’re trapped in a bland, forgettable campaign.
  6. Sep 22, 2015
    68
    The ideas are sound, and the gameplay sometimes shine, but it still lacks personality and care for details.
  7. Aug 13, 2015
    50
    Star Hammer has all the good components of a comprehensive and entertaining strategy, but its design is totally unsuitable for the overwhelming majority of missions, that appear later in the game. Hand in hand with bugs the originally entertaining small fleet commanding turns to unplayable piece.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 4, 2015
    9
    Being a long term fan of turn based strategy I was pretty happy to have picked this game up. It is in fact a nice mix of real time and turnBeing a long term fan of turn based strategy I was pretty happy to have picked this game up. It is in fact a nice mix of real time and turn based with lots of depth for those who like to micro-manage. There are some nice ship designs (esp. the human factions) and weapons effects. My only complaint is the relatively generic space opera story line. I've sunk a day on this already. Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2015
    8
    If you love the Star Wars Armada board game and want to see Capital Ships and Fighters dueling it out then this is the game for you.

    Great
    If you love the Star Wars Armada board game and want to see Capital Ships and Fighters dueling it out then this is the game for you.

    Great game, fun and quick to learn. Crew interaction boosts your ship and fleets ability. Needed speech acting not just text, but apart from this a very solid 8 out of 10 and good value for money too.
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  3. Jun 29, 2015
    7
    I really enjoy this game and has so much potential. It is a WEGO system in that you plan your move, deploy specials like anti-missiles andI really enjoy this game and has so much potential. It is a WEGO system in that you plan your move, deploy specials like anti-missiles and drones and then let it play out till the next turn. However there are some glaring flaws. Only one ship of each type have special weapons, for example the corvette is the missile ship while your frigate has the counter measures for incoming missiles. The problem is that you have to fire your counter measures and they have to travel to protect from incoming, so good luck protecting your fighters breaking off the main group to take on enemy fighters. The credits you get for completing a mission is so low it makes it a grind to save up for replacement fighters (you will lose them) or a better ship. Also it takes forever before they introduce better ships so what you start with will be with you for a long time. The story is just a macguffin to keep the missions going. Overall I do like it but wish there were more depth and less grind. Expand