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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 Fighting a Raptor cruiser
Darkstar One Windows You may choose your next assignment.
Darkstar One Windows Asteroids
Darkstar One Windows Docking with a trading station.

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

PC Action Windows Jun 19, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GamingExcellence Windows Sep 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Aug 23, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Console Monster Xbox 360 Aug 08, 2010 70 out of 100 70
Cynamite Xbox 360 Jun 27, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Windows Nov 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Joystiq Xbox 360 Jul 22, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Deaf Gamers Windows 2006 6 out of 10 60
MondoXbox Xbox 360 Jul 23, 2010 5 out of 10 50
NowGamer Xbox 360 Jun 25, 2010 4.4 out of 10 44

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