Starsiege: Tribes (Windows)

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Starsiege: Tribes is a first-person shooter set in the Metaltech universe which pits different warring tribes against each other. This first-person 3D action shooter is designed to focus on cooperative multiplayer gaming. Use single-player training missions to develop the skills required to become veteran warriors, then join multiplayer combat between 2 to 32 players connected over the Internet or LAN on a wide variety of battlefields, fulfilling different objectives, using wide variety of weapons, armor, and equipment.


Starsiege: Tribes Windows Engineer fixing a broken station.
Starsiege: Tribes Windows Flying with the jetpack.
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Alternate Titles

  • "星际围攻:部落" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Redefines multi-player gaming. JL3001 (20) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Entertainment quality is top notch. Everett Lamb (10) unrated

Critic Reviews

GameGenie 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Freak Feb, 1999 96 out of 100 96
FiringSquad Feb 04, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Feb, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul 01, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Computer Games Magazine Jan 05, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online Dec 23, 1998 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Player One May, 1999 75 out of 100 75 1998 70 out of 100 70


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The demo to the game included 3 levels and quickly hosted an extremely large community, it was active the entire lifespan of the full game, even long after Tribes 2 came out, thousands of fans logged on to the original demo and fought it out in organized clan matches. Rarely has a demo supported so many dedicated fans for such a long period of time.

Free release

On June 3rd, 2004, Sierra released Starsiege Tribes for free to celebrate the upcoming release of Tribes: Vengeance. It was later re-released in 2015 by current rights owners Hi-Rez Studios, albeit as the Tribes Action Pack release (which bundles both Tribes and Starsiege into one), alongside freeware releases of the other Tribes games and the two EarthSiege games.

Server shutdown

The servers went down on 14th December 2005.


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Kasey Chang (4622) added Starsiege: Tribes (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000