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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 Windows One of friendly ships gets destroyed by the enemy
Starlancer Dreamcast You and your team jumping through hyperspace or warp or whatever
Starlancer Dreamcast Ships in this universe are ostensibly made of rubber and bounce off each other
Starlancer Windows Game have database on all fighters and star ships too

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 (3652)
Fair game, at best... Windows tbuteler (3022)
A genuinely fun space shooter. Windows DarkDove (64)
Engaging gameplay, but the story is not. Windows James P. Wong (2400)
What a great Ride!! Windows William Shawn McDonie (1088)

Critic Reviews Windows May 26, 2000 18 out of 20 90
Power Unlimited Windows Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90
neXGam Dreamcast 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2000 84 out of 100 84 Dreamcast Dec 12, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82 Dreamcast Apr 12, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Absolute Games ( Windows May 16, 2000 70 out of 100 70 (UK) Windows May 30, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Dreamcast Feb 16, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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All the games designed by Digital Anvil (Starlancer, Freelancer, Conquest, Loose Cannon) take place in the same universe and are all part of one long storyline.

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