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Space Siege (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.3
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.7


The Press Says

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80
G4 TV: X-Play
Okay, so running through dungeons may not be top on your list of things to do when you get to space, but we can think of a many less entertaining ways to spend your time than a trip through Space Siege. It's definitely action-packed, especially when playing with friends. It's just a damn-shame that Chris Taylor and his cronies at Gas Powered Games didn't get with the times and mix in a proper action-focused control scheme. We can't help but think of the serious can of cybernetic whoopass we could have opened on the Kerak if only we could circle-strafe.
76
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Space Siege is een toegankelijke en degelijke game die geen aardverschuiving in het genre zal veroorzaken. Voor de liefhebbers.
75
Impulse Gamer
At this point I really do not see much replay value to this the weakest addition to the Siege series. Space Siege may be for those more hard core fans that know that not every addition to a series is going to be a slam dunk blast of an adventure. Or some one looking for something new to pass the time, myself one time around with Space Siege is enough.
73
Jolt (UK)
With so many big-name sci-fi games on the horizon, Space Siege feels more like a stop-gap until something better comes along. For the most part it’s an enjoyable if unremarkable shooter, where satisfying gunplay and alien carnage struggle to overcome a shallow plot and quirky controls. Overall it’s not a bad buy if you’re hard up for entertainment at them moment, especially if you intend to give the co-operative multiplayer a go.
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Peliplaneetta.net
Space Siege on periaatteessa mielenkiintoinen teos. Chris Taylor on riisunut toimintaroolipelistä kaiken ylimääräisen, kuten hahmon tasot, hahmoluokat ja erilaiset varusteet. Mitään paperinukkea tai hahmon ulkonäön kustomointia ei ole. Inventaariotakaan ei tarvita. Ikään kuin pelimekaniikan ja pelaajan väliin olisi haluttu vetää mahdollisimman ohut kerros peliä.
70
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
Space Siege is a decent enough game, and in the current climate of quality starved PC games it should sell a few copies. After playing it all the way through I can't help but feel however that the developers were going through the motions and the end product lacks some play-testing. The combat system is unfinished, clumsy and the computer AI is quite appalling. Tactically the game is non existent and the looting aspects of Dungeon Siege are missing. There are very limited choices in game which restrict the role playing aspect entirely. I can only moderately recommend the game if you like what you see, otherwise, avoid.
67
GameStar (Germany)
Einen gewissen Reiz möchte ich Space Siege nicht absprechen. Es macht schon Spaß, der Alien-Brut Geschosse und Grnaten um die Schleimköppe zu pfeffern. Das simple Charaktersystem stört mich dabei kaum, Chris Taylors Neuwerk spielt sich eben wie ein Actiontitel mit Draufklick-Gefechten. Doch ohne Ausrüstungs-Sammelsog muss die Abwechslung stimmen - aber die stets gleichen Levels und Gegner bin ich bald leid. Für 15 Euro dürfte Space Siege als Zwischendurch-Snack taugen. Für 50 Euro steckt zu wenig drin.
67
Krawall Gaming Network
Spaßig, aber nur für zwischendurch geeignet: „Space Siege“ richtet den Fokus auf die Action und vernachlässigt den Rollenspielanteil – ein Fehler. Daher ist das Spiel auch nur bedingt empfehlenswert.
64
PC Games (Germany)
Ich wollte es nicht glauben: „Da muss doch noch was kommen!", dachte ich bei mir. Und tatsächlich, nach achteinhalb Stunden quälender Langeweile und monotonem Vor-mich-hin-Geschnetzel zeigte sich Space Siege gegen Ende von einer besseren Seite. Bloß machte dieser kurze Augenblick ordentlicher Action nicht die vorangegangene Enttäuschung und das fade Spielgefühl wett. Schade drum, da bleib ich lieber bei Alien Shooter 2.
64
Fragland.net
Let it be clear that despite these complaints there is still some fun to be had as Space Siege ain't no slug like Harbinger for example. But if you look at the whole package then it surely ain't at least the decent Diablo-in-space we've hoped for nor is it an excellent action game by itself either, and thus I can't recommend SS at its current full price.
64
IGN
Expectations are tricky, particularly when a developer takes a proven game concept to a new setting. We didn't want to presume too much about this "dungeon crawl in space" approach to Space Siege but many of us here at IGN are fans of the original Dungeon Siege and were cautiously hopeful about Gas Powered Games' new action RPG. While Space Siege definitely delivers the superficial experience of a classic dungeon crawl, it fails to provide the player with enough meaningful choices or variety to make it worthwhile.
60
Power Unlimited
Was deze game in 2004 uitgekomen dan was het een toffe Diablo/Dungeon Siege kloon geweest die wat slordig was afgewerkt. Maar anno 2008 verwacht ik wel wat meer van meneer Taylor en kornuiten.
60
Thunderbolt Games
The gameplay in Space Siege is an improvement over many of the other action RPGs that I’ve played, but the plot and the design leave a lot to be desired. I would have really appreciated if the developers tried to imagine beyond the traditional stereotypes of the space genre to create something truly unique. Unfortunately, they instead chose clichés, which sadly bring down the gameplay experience. While Space Siege is by no means bad, it is a very typical and uninspired video game.
60
Good Game
Occasionally you’d come across a big rhino alien, or a big robot boss, or lithe assassins, and you feel like it’s gunna pick up, but it doesn’t. The last boss had a few tricks up his sleeve that proved a challenge, but it should have been like that the whole way through. I’m giving it 6/10 rubber chickens.
60
Game Informer Magazine
Space Siege has two good bits - the cool dodge move and lots of explosive environmental elements - wrapped in a thin layer of utterly forgettable content. I'd stay away from it unless the very idea of an isometric hack n' slash in space seems too good to be true.
60
UOL Jogos
"Space Siege" parece ser um jogo menor da Gas Powered Games, sem o mesmo requinte e inspiração de seus jogos anteriores, como os "Dungeon Siege" ou "Supreme Commander". É um RPG de ação à moda antiga, com uma trama interessante e que ainda tem seu apelo entre os fãs do gênero. Mas sofre demais com seus controles deficientes, design de personagens bastante comum e os poucos caminhos contundentes que dá para que o jogador chegue ao final.
60
Cheat Code Central
Overall, Space Siege is mildly entertaining, but many of its features will leave the player feeling unsatisfied. Conversely, Space Siege does manage to do some things right, such as making combat fun, which is practically a given considering how much time is spent cutting through enemies. The lack of atmosphere, tension, and urgency doesn't help either, especially since the player is supposed to feel like humanity is on its last leg. The characters fit into the common stereotypes, making them far too shallow to be interesting. In the end, Space Siege attempts to blend the Action and RPG genres, but all it manages to do is strip the best parts of both and throw what's left into a heap of cybernetic rubble, making fans of both genres equally disappointed.
59
Gamesmania
Was kommt dabei heraus, wenn man ein schon simples Action-RPG wie Dungeon Siege noch weiter vereinfacht? Leider ein komplett überflüssiges Casual-Rollenspiel ohne Herz. Es ist schon traurig, was Chris Talyor hier mit Space Siege abliefert. So gerne ich mich damals durch die beiden Dungeon Siege-Spiele geschlagen habe, so froh bin ich jetzt, wenn Space Siege wieder von meiner Festplatte verschwindt. Ein derart liebloses Gesamtpaket bekommt man sonst allenfalls von Lowbudget-Produktionen vorgesetzt. Eine potenzielle Zielgruppe können wir für Space Siege nicht erkennen, selbst absolute Anfänger werden mit einem Dungeon Siege auch heutzutage noch mehr Spaß haben.
58
ActionTrip
What the developers tried to do is wrap Dungeon Siege into a sci-fi package resembling Mass Effect and have failed miserably at it. While it certainly lacks the depth and epic atmosphere of Mass Effect and similar top releases, it also doesn't live up to the rich content and immersive settings of the Dungeon Siege games. This is the first time we are honestly disappointed with the folks at GPG.
55
Worth Playing
I'll admit that as I started going at it hardcore, I began to feel a twinge of affection for Space Siege; it had become some degree of fun to slaughter aliens wholesale for no other reason than because I could, and the controls were finally starting to sort of gel despite their oddness, but the restrictive nature of mouse-based combat with a dodge button really never sat well. (Point of order: I am a fan of games like Alien Shooter Rampage, where the player is given free motion, and this may have biased my opinions on the controls.) I've found that despite executing a number of things competently, Space Siege really has little going for it as a whole and winds up being a simply average product with an uninteresting cast, a plot full of clichés, and some confusing design decisions. This one may prove to be an appealing bargain bin title for a few hours of entertaining destruction, but only Diablo fans will feel truly at home, and they have other choices that they'll probably enjoy more.
55
Game Informer Magazine
The parts you collect from downed aliens can be used to upgrade the abilities for you and your clueless AI controlled robot companion, but the options are so limited you'd swear they took the design from the current two-party political system. Unless you're hard up for a modest retro gaming fix, don't surrender to this siege.
54
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Het is zonde dat Space Siege deze kant is opgegaan. Gas Powered Games moet waardering krijgen voor zijn poging om belangrijke morele beslissingen te verwerken in een genre dat typisch uit hacken en slashen bestaat, maar is uiteindelijk niet geslaagd in zijn uitvoering. Het was een goed idee. Maar er is meer nodig dan alleen een goed idee om een goed spel te maken.
50
GameSpy
Space Siege is a game that had a lot of potential, but it feels like it was never fleshed out beyond the very basics. It lacks depth, offers minimal incentive to continue playing past the first hour or two, and doesn't do anything with its online offerings that could convince you to neglect the countless other games that offer far richer multiplayer experiences. There's no reason to pick this one up unless you're desperate for something in the space milieu. If that's enough to make you happy, it may be time for you to raise your standards.
50
CanardPC
Space Siege n'est pas en soi un mauvais Hack & Slash : la prise en main est correcte, l'interface épurée est fonctionnelle, on note quelques bonnes idées… Mais Space Siege n'est pas non plus un bon jeu : trop facile, trop simplifié de partout, trop répétitif, trop moche… On pourrait dire plein de choses sur le nouveau titre de Chris Taylor, tant que ça ne concerne pas le multi qui est encore inaccessible à l'heure actuelle. Ma pauvre mémoire n'en retiendra pourtant qu'une : Space Siege est un Hack & Slash pour attardés, on peut donc considérer la démo comme un test de Q.I.
50
Good Game
It runs on older PCs, and it’s certainly not lacking in time, there’s more than 1 ending according to your decisions. I think that above all, it demonstrates that a moral dilemma needs to be reflected in the game’s mechanics for the player to care, rather than just the story. I’m giving it 5/10 rubber chickens.
50
Gamer.nl
Chris Taylor mag dan wel teren op vele glories, met Space Siege verliest hij behoorlijk wat aanzien. Het spel weet de rol van het zoveelste rollenspel niet van zich af te schuiven. Maar ondanks alle negatieve aspecten is Space Siege zeker geen wanproduct. De besturing zit degelijk in elkaar en de actievolle confrontaties volgen elkaar in een razendsnel tempo op. Het ontbeert het spel echter aan diepgang en finesse, waardoor het totaalplaatje een en al middelmaat is.
50
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Space Siege's timing is fascinating, however - releasing just prior to Too Human on Xbox 360, it's hard not to draw comparisons, not least because TH's original plot dealt with very similar subject matter (its title is pretty meaningless since the story switched to Thor-in-space). And also because anyone who thinks TH is a disaster really should play this (and, if it isn't too impolitic to do so, I'd include Eurogamer's TH reviewer amongst those people). While riddled with design disasters, Too Human seems like an action-RPG holy grail by comparison to this startling mess. Better yet, play Shadowgrounds: Survivor instead of the both of 'em.
50
GameSpot
It's a shame Space Siege went in the direction it did. Gas Powered Games should be given credit for trying to infuse a genre typically defined by hacking and slashing with important moral decisions and branching gameplay paths, but ultimately failed in the final execution. It was a good idea, but it takes more than a good idea to make a good game.
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Play.tm
Overall, Space Siege is quite a sad game really. I'm sure no one deliberately went out to create such a boring experience with depressing backdrops and uninteresting characters, but that's exactly what has happened. The branching storylines that were meant to display the moral quandaries that so many players wish for in games just doesn't quite work. When your options as a player are to go the human route and be weaker with no advantages, or to be cybernetic and stronger, why would you even contemplate being cybernetic? I really can't find any reason to recommend this game, it's not the worst game ever, there's simply no point in playing it unless you've played every other half decent RPG first.
45
Computer Bild Spiele
Immer das Gleiche und das ganz schön einfach - daran krankt das neue Spiel des Entwicklerstudios Gas Powered Games ("Dungeon Siege", "Force Commander") eindeutig. Es ist zwar löblich, dass auch Anfänger nicht überfordert werden, doch selbst die dürften nach ein paar Stunden öder Ballerei langsam die Lust verlieren.
40
RPGWatch
None of it would matter if the game was just loads of fun to play like Alien Shooter Vengeance. In that game, it would have been a blast if you played it in a language you didn't understand, so the RPG-lite features and story were just icing on the bloody cake. But Space Siege never puts you in 'that place', where you are very powerful but still in a constant struggle for your life. Sure there is a horde of enemies around every corner, but the pacing and lousy control scheme and lack of tactics make it a dreary affair. You kill them, pick up the upgrade parts, move on, kill more, move on, kill more, and so on until you decide you've had enough for that gaming session.
40
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Казалось, что после Dungeon Siege 2 ее создатели отойдут назад, окинут взором ужасающую картину провала и сделают выводы. Ан нет — не успел остыть растерзанный критиками аддон Broken World, как Gas Powered Games вновь прыгнула в бездну. Точнее, в космос.
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Eurogamer.fr
En fait, j'ai également envie d'attirer l'attention sur les jeux sortis de nulle part. La première fois qu'on a entendu parler de ce truc, c'était il y a moins d'un an, peut-être moins de six mois. Il est arrivé sans que les attachés de presse ne nous harcellent avec des photos hebdomadaires, super rapidement. Il va vraiment falloir reconnaître ces produits franchisés bien en amont. Il n'y a pas de secret : le cycle de développement d'un jeu qui vaut le coup, c'est long, on a le temps d'en entendre parler, de se pâmer devant chaque screenshot, de boire un coup avec Chris Taylor quand il vient à Paris. Un produit signé Chris Taylor, ou la suite d'un jeu très attendu qui nous tombe tout cuit dans le bec ne peut qu'engendrer de la méfiance. J'aurais dû le voir venir car rien dans ce jeu, aucun aspect ne peut séduire qui que ce soit. Ni un fan de Taylor, ni un amateur de STR, de Hack'n Slash, de jeu d'action. Bah de jeux vidéo en général, disons-le tout net".
20
Dagens Nyheter
Rollspelselementen är där mest för syns skull och det är inte ens ett hyfsat hack&slash, för kameran tillåts inte titta uppåt. Däremot kan fienden stå på de övre våningarna och peppra mot en. Så man springer som en höna med nackspärr och svär. Roligare kan man ha.