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 Cut scene - docking
Darkstar One Windows An alien pirate ship is about to be shot down.
Darkstar One Windows Protect the container from pirates.
Darkstar One Windows The PDA keeps the player up to date

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

Gamesmania.de May 30, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) May 29, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 07, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 17, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Boomtown Jul 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Worth Playing Nov 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 27, 2006 12 out of 20 60
ActionTrip Sep 04, 2006 57 out of 100 57
GameSpy Sep 01, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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