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  • Summary: Featuring deep strategic gameplay, an enormous selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has a deeply challenging system that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during yourFeaturing deep strategic gameplay, an enormous selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has a deeply challenging system that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels.

    Etch your name across the cosmos by uncovering remote celestial outposts,and entire civilizations. Will you expand through war or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 90
    Stellaris is an aesthetically beautiful and rich in storytelling, and I'm fully enamoured to it. It plays beautifully on console, and it's the kind of game that's impossible to put down once you start playing.
  2. 90
    The only offering of its ilk on PS4, Stellaris: Console Edition squeezes a galaxy of emergent strategy, discovery and story onto Sony's home console with very little compromise. Stellaris is certainly the biggest, if not one of the best pure strategy titles you can get on PS4 right now.
  3. Sep 11, 2019
    85
    Stellaris: Console Edition is a mighty impressive game in and of itself. It also did the impossible: make a fairly complex and grand strategy title enjoyable on a console. That should stand as its own achievement. If you have access to Stellaris on a powerful PC, the console edition isn't for you. Even though it is a great title, the console version still feels somewhat restrained and pared down, but that may change with future updates. Regardless, if you're a fan of the genre and only game on a console at home, this is as close as you can get to a great strategy title running in its full glory on a TV.
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    80
    Stellaris: Console Edition is a good porting of one of the best strategy game from Paradox. Using a game controller to play with it is not like using the mouse and the keyboard, but the game is vast and incredibly deep, immensely detailed and highly enjoyable.
  5. Feb 22, 2019
    80
    A solid port of what is easily Paradox Interactive's most accessible grand strategy game. While Stellaris has evolved and grown over the past three years on PC, the base game is still a good solid grand strategy title with some intriguing ideas for storytelling and managing an endgame, though without some of the depth of their other titles. More importantly, wrapped a controller and TV friendly interface around the game that puts control over even the grandest of empires well within your grasp.
  6. Mar 11, 2019
    75
    If you want to play grand strategy on a console, Stellaris is a deep game you can play over and over again. Be warned though: this amazing game will stalk you with small text and a very slow pace.
  7. 60
    Stellaris is a good 4X strategy game, but its port suffers from the basic differences between console and PC gaming. It would be unfair to blame Tantalus Media, as it’s hard to think how these mechanics could have been improved with the tools at hand. For patient and true lovers of the genre, being able to play Stellaris on their PS4 or Xbox One might be enough to please them, but for newcomers to the franchise or the genre, the clunky and cumbersome controls will prove to be a big turn-off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Oct 7, 2019
    10
    i love this game but i hope they add more dlc like the pc version cuz i want to do more in this game like destroy a planet i hope they ati love this game but i hope they add more dlc like the pc version cuz i want to do more in this game like destroy a planet i hope they at least add Apocalypse dlc Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2021
    10
    Best space-strategy game on consoles, simple as that. Lots of different ways to play and to specialize your empire.
  3. Feb 28, 2019
    10
    The game takes awhile to build up your fleets and research, but that just means you are getting your money's worth. Graphics are good andThe game takes awhile to build up your fleets and research, but that just means you are getting your money's worth. Graphics are good and controls are easy enough to learn. You have to play Ironman to be able to get trophies so that adds a bit of difficulty to getting 28 trophies to platinum the game. Also enjoy customizing races and then adding them to the game to play against. This game is very addictive and I know it was a great buy. Expand
  4. Mar 1, 2019
    8
    I had wanted to play the PC version, but never got around to it. The console controls are solid; surprisingly so. There is certainly aI had wanted to play the PC version, but never got around to it. The console controls are solid; surprisingly so. There is certainly a learning curve, as I actually scrapped my first game so that I could start afresh, learning from my first game blunders. It really is an addictive game that becomes kind of a time warp. It almost made me late for work two days running. Highly recommended for those willing to learn the game's many nuances and systems. That being said, it's a very gratifying game that I find myself thinking about when not playing it. It also doesn't hurt that it has near-infinite replayability, which is a huge value at $40. Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2021
    6
    Wtf base game is crap ....need to spend ton of money to actually play game .. classic Paradox gives crapy base version and 101 dlc and in dlcsWtf base game is crap ....need to spend ton of money to actually play game .. classic Paradox gives crapy base version and 101 dlc and in dlcs are all gud things so you need to spend toon of money Expand
  6. Aug 2, 2019
    5
    Love this game - maybe too much!!!
  7. Feb 28, 2019
    0
    Alien diversity? No, more like humanized zoo animals. How are they so not imaginative? Also the game is more shallow than you'd expect.Alien diversity? No, more like humanized zoo animals. How are they so not imaginative? Also the game is more shallow than you'd expect. Everything is too simplified, especially the fleet combat. The game boils down to Early rush -> boring mid game -> steam rolling everyone else. Not recommended. Expand

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