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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 Nostromo? Sounds familiar...
Darkstar One Windows Each station has a window, where you watch what's happening outside (notice the space battle in the distance)
Darkstar One Windows Bogeys ahead!
Darkstar One Windows Flying through a forest in a cutscene

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 Games (Germany) Windows May 29, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Aug 18, 2006 81 out of 100 81
GamingExcellence Windows Sep 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2006 77 out of 100 77
GamingTrend Xbox 360 2010 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jul 19, 2010 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
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2010 65 out of 100 65
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpy Windows Sep 01, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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