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It's 2160, and the Eastern Alliance has launched a surprise attack on the Western Coalition's fleet and decimated it. The call has gone out for volunteers to become Alliance fighter pilots, and you have signed up with the 45th Volunteer Squadron.

Designed by Chris and Erin Roberts, the creative force behind the Wing Commander/Privateer megaseries, this space fighting simulation features the genre's standard mission types: escort, fighter sweep, interception, attacking space stations, fighting in asteroid fields, etc.

12 pilotable fighters (you can choose which you fly as well as missile loadout, but not all are available in the early missions), 9 enemy fighter types.


Starlancer Dreamcast You and your team jumping through hyperspace or warp or whatever
Starlancer Dreamcast Briefing screen
Starlancer Windows Hyperjump
Starlancer Windows Watch out for enemy craft explosions

Alternate Titles

  • "星际枪骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Definitely flashier and better, but nothing new here... Windows Kasey Chang (3645)
Fair game, at best... Windows tbuteler (3025)
A genuinely fun space shooter. Windows DarkDove (64)
Engaging gameplay, but the story is not. Windows James P. Wong (2399)
What a great Ride!! Windows William Shawn McDonie (1088)

Critic Reviews Windows May 26, 2000 18 out of 20 90
PC Gameworld Windows 2000 88 out of 100 88
FiringSquad Windows May 04, 2000 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 07, 2001 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker Windows Jul, 2000 82 out of 100 82 Dreamcast Apr 12, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 8 out of 10 80 Windows Sep 18, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Gamekult Dreamcast Feb 16, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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You get a fishtank in your bunkroom when you've "moved" over to the Yamato... And you get to "feed the fish"!

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