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Darkstar One (Windows)

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Darkstar One puts you in the shoes of Kayron Jarvis. Fresh from the flight-academy he learns from an good friend of his father, that his mysterious death was caused by sabotage. As a last gift from his father, he gets the ownership of the one-of-a-kind ship Darkstar One and now makes his way to find out the truth behind his fathers death.

Darkstar is a mix of Freelancer and Wing Commander: Privateer as you can fly your ship either with a mouse or a joystick.

As you solve the riddle you can visit 330 star-systems in which you can trade goods from other systems, take contracts like blasting a pirate gang out of the sky or try to be a pirate yourself. Every action influences the reputation with at least one faction and the game gives you total freedom in what you want to do or what career you want to pursue.

It is also possible to search for artifacts. As opposed to other games of this type, you don't buy a bigger ship. Through the whole game you only fly the Darkstar One. You upgrade the ship through artifacts you found in asteroids. If you have enough artifacts for an upgrade, you can boost the basic attributes of the ship. This enables you to install more and bigger weapons or goodies like a shield-booster.


Darkstar One Windows A space station interior
Darkstar One Windows Several options are available in the in-flight menu
Darkstar One Windows A tunnel entrance is locked. You may find artifacts inside.
Darkstar One Windows Scratch one

Alternate Titles

  • "暗星一号" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Darkstar One: Broken Alliance" -- Xbox 360 title

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User Reviews

Merely adequate space sim StJude1 (11) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

neXGam 2006 9 out of 10 90
PC Powerplay May 31, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) May 29, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Aug 14, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Freaks 365 2006 8 out of 10 80
Boomtown Jul 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 17, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2006 73 out of 100 73
Worth Playing Nov 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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Sicarius (60987) added Darkstar One (Windows) on May 27, 2006
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