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 The target list
Darkstar One Windows Fighting a Raptor cruiser
Darkstar One Windows Every space game needs a space chick
Darkstar One Windows A tunnel entrance is locked. You may find artifacts inside.

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 Powerplay Windows May 31, 2006 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Aug 18, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2006 77 out of 100 77
GameZone Xbox 360 Jul 15, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Teletext Xbox 360 2010 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Xbox 360 Jul 30, 2010 6 out of 10 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jul 27, 2006 12 out of 20 60
GamingLives Xbox 360 Jul 19, 2010 3 out of 5 60
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Aug 03, 2010 5 out of 10 50
NowGamer Xbox 360 Jun 25, 2010 4.4 out of 10 44


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