Starlancer (Windows)

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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.


Starlancer Windows Before each mission you can change your ship armament
Starlancer Windows Patrolling around Fort Baxter
Starlancer Windows [Cutscene]  Mission briefing
Starlancer Windows Loosing Fort Baxter

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 (3652) unrated
Fair game, at best... tbuteler (3025) 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 (2399) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
What a great Ride!! William Shawn McDonie (1088) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Clubic Jun 05, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90
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 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
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Sep, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70 (UK) May 30, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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All the games designed by Digital Anvil (Starlancer, Freelancer, Conquest, Loose Cannon) take place in the same universe and are all part of one long storyline.

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Bill Stepec (50) added Starlancer (Windows) on Jun 29, 2000
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