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Darkstar One

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
76
3.6
Xbox 360
64
4.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Darkstar One Windows It is actually possible to change the armament in-flight, handy ...
Darkstar One Windows Every space game needs a space chick
Darkstar One Windows A tunnel entrance is locked. You may find artifacts inside.
Darkstar One Windows Retrieving a cargo container

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)

The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Aug 18, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Jul 17, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Pro-G Windows Aug 16, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Spazio Games Xbox 360 Jul 06, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
GameZone Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Aug 05, 2010 13 out of 20 65
Strategy Informer Xbox 360 Jul 19, 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

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