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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 Ther are many camera angles available while playing
Starlancer Windows Welcome to the Mission Briefing room
Starlancer Windows [Cutscene] Enemy mothership exploding
Starlancer Windows Basilisk trailing smoke (a la Starblazers!)

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

Gamezilla Windows Jun 12, 2000 94 out of 100 94
ActionTrip Windows Apr 29, 2000 88 out of 100 88
IGN Dreamcast Nov 27, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88 Windows 2000 86 out of 100 86
neXGam Dreamcast 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Dreamcast Mar 29, 2001 83 out of 100 83 Dreamcast Jan 31, 2001 81 out of 100 81 Dreamcast Apr 12, 2001 16 out of 20 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Dreamcast Jan 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Dreamcast Feb 28, 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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