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Starlancer (Windows)

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Description

It's 2160, and the Eastern Alliance has launched a surprise attack on the Western Coalition's fleet and decimated it. The call has gone out for volunteers to become Alliance fighter pilots, and you have signed up with the 45th Volunteer Squadron.

Designed by Chris and Erin Roberts, the creative force behind the Wing Commander/Privateer megaseries, this space fighting simulation features the genre's standard mission types: escort, fighter sweep, interception, attacking space stations, fighting in asteroid fields, etc.

12 pilotable fighters (you can choose which you fly as well as missile loadout, but not all are available in the early missions), 9 enemy fighter types.

Screenshots

Starlancer Windows Tug is stealing container with highly explosive ore
Starlancer Windows Yamato's hangar
Starlancer Windows Enemy battleship is launching torpedoes at friendly station
Starlancer Windows Bandit down

Alternate Titles

  • "星际枪骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Definitely flashier and better, but nothing new here... Kasey Chang (3654) unrated
Fair game, at best... tbuteler (3026) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
A genuinely fun space shooter. DarkDove (64) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Engaging gameplay, but the story is not. James P. Wong (2400) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
What a great Ride!! William Shawn McDonie (1152) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pelit Jun, 2000 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) May, 2000 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Jul 31, 2000 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Apr 28, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
PC Gamer Jul, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 25, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) May 16, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 30, 2000 7 out of 10 70
incite PC Gaming Jul, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The Starlancer demo includes two missions not in the main game, which function as a prequel to the game. You fly from the ANS Yamato and are witness to the sneak attack by the Coalition forces.

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Bill Stepec (50) added Starlancer (Windows) on Jun 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by haydn dalton (1)