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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. Feb 1, 2016
    70
    Rebel Galaxy is a streamlined take on the space sim that while nowhere near as complex as its PC peers still has enough going on to keep you more than entertained. It's a real shame then that despite its enjoyable ship-to-ship combat, interesting setting, and fantastic soundtrack, it ultimately ends up being tarnished by a repetitive grind that needlessly pads out its length.
  2. Jan 16, 2016
    70
    Even with intergalactic, hyper speed travel feeling like rush hour on the highway at times, Rebel Galaxy has plenty to celebrate.
  3. 65
    There’s a lot to do in Rebel Galaxy, it’s just a shame that it’s all too often the same things to do. That’s the selling point for this genre, yes, but there’s so much repetition that I never felt particularly engaged.
  4. Jan 20, 2016
    65
    Despite my many complaints, Rebel Galaxy did put a smile on my face. It's an ambitious little game that regrettably tries too hard to grab something out of its reach, but what it does get its hands on is excellent.
  5. 50
    It makes a good transition from PC to console, but Rebel Galaxy was far too vapid and uninspired to be a really stand out game in the first place. While that means it's not terrible, it's also a complete waste of what the far reaches of outer space offers for creative narrative, and this is deeply disappointing.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
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  1. May 25, 2016
    10
    Rebel Galaxy is one open world space game that is perfect for "Origin Privateer" Gamers that waited almost 20 Year s for a new Game to Play,Rebel Galaxy is one open world space game that is perfect for "Origin Privateer" Gamers that waited almost 20 Year s for a new Game to Play, with very good Graphic effects and a awesome Soundtrack that makes u feel like a outlaw that is Pirating some very good looking Galaxies, The entire game is like a giant Space Ship Porn that makes u want all of them. Some of the Big Space Ship s got over 30 Slots that can be filled with Lasers, Rockets; Bombs and stuff and it rally loocks Fantastic when they Start to go like in a Gundam Manga Movie-I Love it- Just Live. Have Fun Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2016
    9
    I got this free with my PS+ subscription this month. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect. But from the soundtract, to the way I play theI got this free with my PS+ subscription this month. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect. But from the soundtract, to the way I play the game, I'm getting a real Firefly vibe out of it. Anyone that would appreciated roaming around assassin's creed 4 just being a pirate will enjoy this game immensely. Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2016
    8
    Although long distance travel can be tedious, and some missions get repetitive, overall I'm greatly enjoying this game. It's a perfectAlthough long distance travel can be tedious, and some missions get repetitive, overall I'm greatly enjoying this game. It's a perfect kick-back, explore the universe, and blow **** up game. Bonus: It feels like you're playing Firefly! Expand
  4. Dec 29, 2016
    8
    This had such a huge potential. I really hope that Double Damage Games will take all the money and do it again, but this time with a full bangThis had such a huge potential. I really hope that Double Damage Games will take all the money and do it again, but this time with a full bang (I would certainly buy their next game).

    GOOD:
    - Graphics is surprisingly great
    - Music - FireFlyCowboy Bebop fans will definitely enjoy it
    - Gameplay - the game plays really well and the mechanics are working great

    BAD:
    - Repetitive missions
    - Bad voice acting
    - Short - ended too early and final mission didn't feel like an end game (I had to google if this was really an end of game). No creditsclosing scene etc. I've finished the game with a second ship I bought (our of maybe 15-20).
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  5. Jan 22, 2016
    8
    If you're willing to grind a bit and overlook the repetitive voice acting and a non-essential plot, there are some exciting space battles toIf you're willing to grind a bit and overlook the repetitive voice acting and a non-essential plot, there are some exciting space battles to be had here. The soundtrack is excellent (ala Firefly and garage blues rock) but also gets repetitive after a solid 8 hours of play or so. The combat is where it's at, though. Fought on a 2D plane, but in 3D, it has a unique style that brings in some unique strategy and decent ship customization (weapons, shields, etc.) options once you get a feel for it. Worth it for the asking price. Expand
  6. Aug 11, 2016
    7
    There are not that many space games out there for the PS4, so any new one is definitely welcome. Rebel Galaxy has a bit of a Space-WesternThere are not that many space games out there for the PS4, so any new one is definitely welcome. Rebel Galaxy has a bit of a Space-Western feel to it, also thanks to the excellent soundtrack.There's a thin story line in what for the rest is a game about trading and side quests.
    One note of warning though: even though it takes place in space, it place more like a Pirate Boat game. There's no up or down and the combat is Assassin's Creed IV style boardside vessel combat. This is the weakest part of the game, as the controls feel a little clumsy, at it isn't as fun as having complete 3D freedom.

    + Finally another space game on PS4
    + Soundtrack
    + Trading mechanisms

    - Only 2D field of movement
    - Clumsy controls
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  7. Dec 25, 2016
    5
    An ambitious little title that offers plenty of options, unfortunately none of those options are quite interesting or enjoyable enough to makeAn ambitious little title that offers plenty of options, unfortunately none of those options are quite interesting or enjoyable enough to make me want to play the game for any extended length of time.

    Rebel Galaxy offers a large galaxy to explore but much of it is just empty space and as a result travelling to any point of interest takes far too long, even with the game allowing you to travel at so called 'warp speed'. The option to instantly travel to a location would really have helped out on this front. It does provide the player with plenty of things to do (mining, smuggling and combat etc) but, as I said above, none of them are better than average at best. The combat for example only move in two dimensions, making the whole space aspect a little redundant, and everything is all just too slow.

    A further issue that impacted upon more enjoyment of Rebel Galaxy is the fact that the game requires a fair amount of 'grinding'. As early as just the third main story mission I found myself completely overpowered by the enemies I was supposed to attack and so had to take on side missions in order to upgrade my ship to the required level.

    Rebel Galaxy shoots for the stars but falls short.
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