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  • Summary: TEAM-BASED SPACE COMBAT - Select from a variety of unique ships as you engage in intense 10v10 dogfights, capture outposts to expand your presence, gather resources to upgrade your defenses, and discover secrets buried within galactic battlegrounds. LEVEL UP AND LOOT - Explore the uniqueTEAM-BASED SPACE COMBAT - Select from a variety of unique ships as you engage in intense 10v10 dogfights, capture outposts to expand your presence, gather resources to upgrade your defenses, and discover secrets buried within galactic battlegrounds. LEVEL UP AND LOOT - Explore the unique skill trees of each ship to customize your gameplay, then equip loot to gain additional perks and fresh new looks for your fleet. Use Free Play to practice your load outs and strategies before taking them online- COMMAND A MASSIVE WARSHIP AND INVADE LIVE MATCHES - With the Dead Star about to explode and eradicate everything within an entire region, those within its range are left to fend for themselves amidst the debris of quickly-abandoned strongholds. Somewhere within this wasteland lies an abandoned warship, capable of escaping the Dead Star once and for all. [Playstation.com] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Apr 11, 2016
    90
    Armature Studio is really coming into its own as a developer and 'Dead Star' is proof of that. It's one of the most accessible MOBAs to date, and doesn't feature the high barrier of entry that plagues so many of its contemporaries. This is largely circumvented thanks to a wonderfully done tutorial. There's not another game quite like it on the market, which ensures that I'll continue to go back to it frequently.
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    80
    Dead Star is a dynamic and entertaining mash-up of top-down shooter and open MOBA variant. It initially seems simple and straightforward, but the more you play it, the more its tactical and strategic depths become apparent. Ultimately, it's a really enjoyable game that offers intense, competitive PvP action, from exciting one-on-one dogfights to pitched battles involving many players.
  3. Apr 19, 2016
    80
    Overall, Dead Star is a game that starts out a bit slow, but gets better the more you play it.
  4. Apr 15, 2016
    70
    Dead Star is quite fun, unique and serves as a great spin on both old and new genres, but one can’t help but feel concerned about the game’s longevity.
  5. Jun 21, 2016
    70
    Testing a new ship and learning the best situations to use each weapon and ability feels thoroughly satisfying, especially when playing against human opponents. All the while, Dead Star still manages to feel tense and exciting, and the strong community suggests that it will continue to be a worthy addition to your gaming library.
  6. Apr 11, 2016
    65
    An interesting mix of concepts whose outcome is yet unknown.
  7. Apr 18, 2016
    30
    I wanted to enjoy Dead Star. After all, it's a twin stick shooter that you play with others — on paper, that's pretty dope. Sadly, any potential the game may have had is lost in its execution.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Apr 7, 2016
    10
    This is pure gem + As huge fan of moba genre is rly brings something new. With 12 ships which doesnt seem much it is actualy. As every ship isThis is pure gem + As huge fan of moba genre is rly brings something new. With 12 ships which doesnt seem much it is actualy. As every ship is diferent and every ship has loads of build diversity. And really addicting gameplay. Could be game of the year for me. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2016
    10
    I made an account here just to post this review.

    I picked up this game for free on PS+ and have nor regretted it in the least, it's
    I made an account here just to post this review.

    I picked up this game for free on PS+ and have nor regretted it in the least, it's currently my favourite game to may and I'm starting to consider where it ranks in my personal favourite games of all time.

    The beginning was a bit rough, I went for about 20 hours solo and had a lot of both good and bad matches. I eventually found a mix of ships and skills that suited me and began to consistently win games and be the top player in the match. Having read the other reviews here, I gotta say that you can ignore the bad reviews.

    Tossed up solo against a really good coordinated team? Leave the lobby and find a lobby that is fill of solo players. More and more people are playing everyday and the Dev team is working hard to improve matchmaking.

    Playing with people who don't know what they are doing? Try to use the tools at your disposal to get their attention. Take a ship in your mix that has support functions and help keep your team alive. Get on the forum or in one of the game's communities to find people to team up with. Bring a mic, we love hearing you.

    The community in the game is frankly awesome and I've spent tons of hours with some really cool people. There are a lot of us who are willing to take newer players along with us to help them out. We love the game and want it to succeed, and helping you play is part of that.

    Unless you don't like MOBA's, this is a game to check out for sure.
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  3. Apr 7, 2016
    9
    It's a great game. One of the best of the psn plus indies.
    It have a great PVP and is cross server with PC.
    I really liked the graphics and
    It's a great game. One of the best of the psn plus indies.
    It have a great PVP and is cross server with PC.
    I really liked the graphics and the gameplay.
    Looking forward for new game modes :D
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  4. Apr 29, 2016
    6
    I like the art style of the game and some of the gameplay elements, but unfortunately, this game gets boring way tooI like the art style of the game and some of the gameplay elements, but unfortunately, this game gets boring way too quick............................. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2016
    3
    Its a moba... i dont know what it is, but i really hate mobas... witch is the reason i cant give this more then 3, it boring slow andIts a moba... i dont know what it is, but i really hate mobas... witch is the reason i cant give this more then 3, it boring slow and repedetive... i am really sorry devs but i hate all mobas, never liked a single one i played. Expand
  6. Nel
    Jan 10, 2017
    3
    Game only works half the time if even that, several server problem, and it is hard to connect. It is a fine idea for a game, but the executionGame only works half the time if even that, several server problem, and it is hard to connect. It is a fine idea for a game, but the execution is just not there, and with unstable servers it is hard to recommend Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2017
    0
    the game is dead. servers are down. had this game had a single player mode, maybe I would have given it a "1". the tutorial was boring asthe game is dead. servers are down. had this game had a single player mode, maybe I would have given it a "1". the tutorial was boring as all hell. don't even bother downloading this junk anymore Expand

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