Darkstar One

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Darkstar One puts you in the shoes of Kayron Jarvis. Fresh from the flight-academy he learns from an good friend of his father, that his mysterious death was caused by sabotage. As a last gift from his father, he gets the ownership of the one-of-a-kind ship Darkstar One and now makes his way to find out the truth behind his fathers death.

Darkstar is a mix of Freelancer and Wing Commander: Privateer as you can fly your ship either with a mouse or a joystick.

As you solve the riddle you can visit 330 star-systems in which you can trade goods from other systems, take contracts like blasting a pirate gang out of the sky or try to be a pirate yourself. Every action influences the reputation with at least one faction and the game gives you total freedom in what you want to do or what career you want to pursue.

It is also possible to search for artifacts. As opposed to other games of this type, you don't buy a bigger ship. Through the whole game you only fly the Darkstar One. You upgrade the ship through artifacts you found in asteroids. If you have enough artifacts for an upgrade, you can boost the basic attributes of the ship. This enables you to install more and bigger weapons or goodies like a shield-booster.


Darkstar One Windows Fighting a Raptor cruiser
Darkstar One Windows Exploring an asteroid brings up some Descent memories
Darkstar One Windows In this foggy system, those landing lights are very helpful
Darkstar One Windows A pirate in one of the many small cutscenes.

Alternate Titles

  • "暗星一号" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Darkstar One: Broken Alliance" -- Xbox 360 title

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User Reviews

Merely adequate space sim Windows StJude1 (11)

Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2006 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Windows Jun 19, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Windows Aug 14, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Freaks 365 Windows 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gameslave UK Windows Jul 25, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jun 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox 360 Jul 20, 2010 6 out of 10 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jul 27, 2006 12 out of 20 60
ActionTrip Windows Sep 04, 2006 57 out of 100 57
GameFocus Xbox 360 Aug 06, 2010 5.4 out of 10 54


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