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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 Protect the container from pirates.
Darkstar One Windows Several options are available in the in-flight menu
Darkstar One Windows The stellar map
Darkstar One Windows Having an argument with a Mortok, not a good idea...

Alternate Titles

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

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Merely adequate space sim Windows StJude1 (11)

The Press Says

games xtreme Windows Jul 19, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania Windows May 30, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Windows Aug 14, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 07, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Gameslave UK Windows Jul 25, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Teletext Xbox 360 2010 6 out of 10 60
guardian.co.uk Xbox 360 Jun 29, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Jul 27, 2006 12 out of 20 60
NowGamer Xbox 360 Jun 25, 2010 4.4 out of 10 44

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