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Star Control II

MobyRank MobyScore
3DO
77
3.6
DOS
83
4.0
Macintosh
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User Reviews

Greetings, puny humans! We are Toys for Bob, and we know how to make you addicted! DOS אולג 小奥 (168743)
A very disappointing masterpiece DOS Adam Luoranen (78)
[v1.0] A diamond in the rough that could well use severe polishing. DOS Indra is here (19699)
Why it's not even best game of the year baffles me DOS R M (3)
Not just best sci-fi, but possibly best *game* period. DOS WizardX (116)
An incredible adventure such as is rarely seen. It inspires and satisfies. I have never played it's like, nor do I believe I ever shall again. DOS Steelysama (106)
The game that singlehandedly justified buying a 386. DOS Jonathan Daggar (5)
A Starflight clone. Windows Jeffrey Graw (61)
A breakthrough game in lots of aspects DOS vulture (14)
Manic Miner in Space DOS lucian (37)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
3DO 19 3.6
Android Awaiting 1 votes...
DOS 188 4.0
GP2X Awaiting 1 votes...
Linux 8 3.4
Macintosh Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 15 3.6
Combined MobyScore 230 3.9


The Press Says

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100
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Alt i alt har dette spillet, siden første gang jeg prøvde det, vært en eneste gigantisk måpefaktor. Ikke er det mulig å fatte at to mennesker brukte under et år på å lage noe så gjennomført, og det er hvertfall helt utrolig at dette spillet ikke fikk den mottagelsen og utbredelsen det fortjente. Dette spillet bør være et testamente til framtidige spillutviklere om hvordan spill bør og skal lages.
100
WindowsAbandonia Reloaded
All in all, The Ur-Quan Masters is a very nice game, that easily places itself in the top 100 of games ever made, and is definitively in the top 10 of best freeware games ever made. If you've played the original Star Control 2, get this one NOW. If you haven't played the original, well... shame on you! Go play this port now! It's a game you'll remember for a long while, trust me.
100
LinuxAbandonia Reloaded
All in all, The Ur-Quan Masters is a very nice game, that easily places itself in the top 100 of games ever made, and is definitively in the top 10 of best freeware games ever made. If you've played the original Star Control 2, get this one NOW. If you haven't played the original, well... shame on you! Go play this port now! It's a game you'll remember for a long while, trust me.
100
WindowsGameHippo.com
The Ur-Quan Masters is a game of high caliber. The engaging storyline, in-depth universe, excellent combat and hours of great dialogue will see you coming back to this game again and again. I would also like to thank the boys from the UQM project and the game's original creators; may your roots always be well watered.
97
DOSNetjak
No game has successfully ties in all the genres like this game did, and no game probably ever will. After the disaster that was Star Control 3, it's unlikely that it'll get remade, since I think Accolade still owns all the rights to it. Also, the original developers, Toys for Bob are going to work on something new. Something called Minions, which they've said would be like "Star Control 2 in a fantasy setting". I can only hope.
90
DOSAll Game Guide
Ergonomically, the game is quite efficient and its color schemes are elegant. The main interface seems to borrow heavily from the earlier Starflight series with roughly 50% of the screen's real estate being devoted to the main view port, 30% to a window dedicated to dialogue and a planetary map while in orbit and the rest to menus and status indicators. The MS-DOS based Star Control II has one of the best original scores of any game heard to date. Overall, the game is a true masterpiece, combining the perfect balance of action, ambiance and story.
90
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
The sequel to Star Control, it combines the action combat sequences of the original with the exploration and role-playing aspects of Starflight I-II. More deeply textured than the original, it offers hours of “simple, hot and deep” play. Winner of CGW’s Best Adventure Game of 1993, and deservedly so.
90
3DOVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
Star Control II is an incredibly deep strategy game. This game is so deep, you should get college credits for finishing it! The 3-D rendered graphics of the alien worlds are beyond belief. The far-out landscapes and cosmic creatures are fantastic - better than recent sci-fi movies. (Heck, I think lately the best science fiction can be seen in the computer and video games and not at the movies, but I digress.) The voice acting is cheesy at times, but besides this one flaw, Star Control II has long-term play value with an entire galaxy to explore.
83
3DOElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Surprisingly I like this version! I've seen the PC version, but this 3DO import blows it out of the water. The enhanced graphics really caught me eye. Of course the CD-quality sounds are definitely a plus for standards. Even though the sounds were great, it was hard listening to the other aliens trying to speak in English. The Versus Mode is still kept intact. If you love the PC version, you'll love this game.
81
DOSPower Play
Was kann mit so einem bewährten Spielsystem schon schiefgehen. Reiche hat ausgiebigst Starflight kopiert, das Ganze mit einem ausgereiften Strategieteil vermischt und alles mit ansprechend schönen Raumgrafiken und Spacesounds vermischt. Trotzdem ist's kein pures Plagiat, sondern wird durch die gelungene Mischung und Neuverarbeitung von Bewährtem zum eigenständigen Abenteuer. Besonders erfreulich, daß der Computer eine echte Herausforderung ist und die Schiffsduelle nicht im Vorbeimarsch gewonnen werden. Durch die Kombinationsmöglichkeiten der Flotte gibt's Kurzweil satt. Auch wer den Rollenspielteil gelöst hat, kommt so noch in den Genuß eines ernsthaften Raumkampfsimulators für zwei Piloten.
80
DOSGame Players
There's so much to do -- so many planets to explore and mysteries to solve and battles to fight -- that the game may dominate your spare time for quite a while. And when you finally finish, when you crush the loathsome Ur-Quan and free the galaxy, don't be surprised if you find yourself wishing the game were a bit longer.
80
3DOGamePro (US)
This nicely crafted outer-space adventure definitely challenges the space between your ears. If you're into sci-fi and strategy games, Star Control II should keep you under control for days.
79
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Star Control 2 hat alles: Ein bißchen Wing Commander, ein bißchen Sim Earth, ein bißchen Elite und noch eine Menge anderer Komponenten, die sehr geschickt kombiniert wurden. Zudem wird die famose Grafik und der stimmungsvolle Sound nicht nur Anhänger des Vorgängers begeistern, die sich das Spiel auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen sollten. Übrigens: Ein 386er mit mindestens 20 MHz ist ein unabdingbares Muß.
75
DOSASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Irgendwie ist die Spielidee hinter Star Controll II von Accolade nicht gerade neu: Ferne Planeten anfliegen, mit dem Landefahrzeug erkunden, Rohstoffe sammeln, und verwerten, wüste Kämpfe im Kosmos bestehen, nach und nach die Ausrüstung des eigenen Schiffes verbessern, und eine ganze Reihe ineinander verschachtelter Rätsel lösen. Das alles präsentiert sich in 2D-Ansicht und in Form einiger Menüs. Selbst die Idee mit den Altvorderen, der verschwundenen Rasse prähistorischer Raumschiffbauer, wurde in ähnlichen Spielen schon genüßlich ausgeschlachtet. Trotzdem. Star Controll II hat etwas, das gerade Science-Fiction-Freunde ansprechen dürfte. Nix berauschendes, solide Unterhaltung eben.
74
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Das große Jahrhundert-Spiel, das sich jeder unbedingt zulegen muß, ist Star Control 2 nicht geworden. Sofern man sich für eine Mischung aus Action und Rollenspiel begeistern kann, bietet es aber professionelle Qualität, viele Gags und genug Spieltiefe für ein paar spannende Wochenenden. Bevorzugt Liebhabern von Science-Fiction-Stories zu empfehlen.
72
3DODefunct Games
Basically, what it comes down to is Star Control 2 could've been the 'must have' title on the 3DO. It was non-linear ahead of its time, and had so many options, that simply cannot be explored. The best solution is to get Ur-Quan masters for your PC, and try to mess with it so you don't have a damn clock. Then you'd have a genuine winner.
70
Windows7Wolf Magazine
Ну а в остальном - Star Control 2 как Star Control 2. Для страдающих ностальгией и желающих ознакомиться со старинной классикой вполне сгодится, но привыкшего к современной графике и эффектам скорее отпугнет. Жаль, что разработчиков не хватило на полноценное осовременивание - сюжет того стоит.
70
DOSRetroguiden
Och när man kommer över den höga svårighetsgraden i början samt det faktum att spelet är helt tangentbordsstyrt, kommer man över det väntar timmar av underhållning i en galax som precis som moderna spelstäder som Liberty city går att utforska lite som man vill. Och någonstans i bakgrunden hägrar hela tiden en välskriven historia om en rymddiktatur där allt inte är vad det först verkar.
58
3DOGénération 4
Après une présentation fabuleuse, tout en beauté et longueur, on se retrouve confronté à un jeu de stratégie spatiale, où vous devrez prendre le contrôle de différentes planètes pour pouvoir en retirer des ressources et vous constituer une flotte spatiale. Lors de la rencontre avec une autre race extraterrestre, on aura le choix entre la diplomatie et le combat. Cette phase se révèle la plus mauvaise du jeu et se présente sous la forme d'un ridicule petit jeu d'arcade. À deux, on n'a justement droit qu'à cette partie du jeu. La 3DO nous avait habitué à mieux. À éviter.