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Sword of the Stars is a 4X strategy game, set in space. There are 4 races: Humans, Liir (dolphins), Tarkas ( dragons) and Hivers (Insects) . Each race has a unique style of playing and exploring the galaxy which is 3-D.

The Humans use jump engines to travel through subspace at 4 ly/turn, but they must use fixed node points in space and must be able to jump with the energy provided by the power core,no refuel allowed in 5-D.

The Hivers travel very slow at slower than lights speeds, but once arrived, they are able to set up jump gates, traveling instantaneously to any other gate world.

The Tarkas have a common Star Trek hyper drive, enabling them to explore in a free way the galaxy.

The Liir are able to cover great distances, as their ships use infinite-small teleportation,but slow down at half speed near planets and black holes.

Once you encounter a space hazard (meteors, slavers, asteroid monitors, derelicts or space swarms) or enemy ships, a battle occurs in real time and you may see even the crew working inside your cruisers, as all damage is graphical: no health bars.

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Sword of the Stars Windows Fight!
Sword of the Stars Windows main strategic view of the game
Sword of the Stars Windows Nova Roma planet
Sword of the Stars Windows Galaxy - routes are very important

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sword of the Stars: Повелители звезд" -- Russian spelling

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Wonderful Idea Hindered by Execution Professor (95) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
The best 4X game since Master of Orion 2 lucian (37) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Aug 18, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot Aug, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Action Sep 29, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Fragland.net Mar 09, 2007 71 out of 100 71
Gameslave UK Oct 01, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2006 60 out of 100 60
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 26, 2006 12 out of 20 60
GameSpy Sep 08, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Oct 05, 2006 10 out of 20 50
InsightBits May 14, 2009 2 out of 5 40

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lucian (37) added Sword of the Stars (Windows) on Sep 16, 2006