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Description

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.

Screenshots

Starlancer Windows You can even fly inside space stations in some missions
Starlancer Dreamcast Ship selection screen
Starlancer Dreamcast You and your team jumping through hyperspace or warp or whatever
Starlancer Windows The Patriot Fighter just after being launched

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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 (3616)
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

GameSpy Windows May 04, 2000 92 out of 100 92
Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Joker Windows May, 2000 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Gamer's Pulse Windows Jun 28, 2000 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker Windows Jul, 2000 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Windows Jul 31, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dreamcast Feb 28, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Windows Sep 15, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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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