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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 Title screen
Starlancer Windows [Cutscene] This maintenance worker forgot to power off that panel
Starlancer Windows Intercepting torpedoes
Starlancer Windows Battle around enemy ion cannon

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 (3654)
Fair game, at best... Windows tbuteler (3026)
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 (1152)

The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows May 15, 2000 87 out of 100 87
FiringSquad Windows May 04, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania Dreamcast Mar 29, 2001 83 out of 100 83 Dreamcast Dec 12, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82 Dreamcast Jan 31, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games ( Windows May 16, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Gamekult Windows Sep 15, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Dreamcast Feb 16, 2001 7 out of 10 70
incite PC Gaming Windows Jul, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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