Darkstar One

Critic Score User Score
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 Fighting a Raptor cruiser
Darkstar One Windows Retrieving a cargo container
Darkstar One Windows Asteroids
Darkstar One Windows Space is a rather colourful place

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

PC Action Windows Jun 19, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Gameslave UK Windows Jul 25, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameTrailers Xbox 360 Jul 22, 2010 7.1 out of 10 71
Pro-G Windows Aug 16, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Jul 18, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Spazio Games Xbox 360 Jul 06, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Deaf Gamers Windows 2006 6 out of 10 60
GamingLives Xbox 360 Jul 19, 2010 3 out of 5 60
Game Watcher Xbox 360 Jul 19, 2010 6 out of 10 60

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