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SubSpace (Windows)

77
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A revolutionary online game, kept alive by its devoted player base. Anatole (52) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
The asteroids are the LEAST of your worries. Haystack (7) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The ultimate Internet action game! JubalHarshaw (161) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
SEE Interesting locales, RUN from trigger-happy pilots, MEET interesting people... and blow them out of the sky! Narf! (128) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Best Massively Multiplayer 2D Spaceship Game Ever Andrew Clark (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall MobyScore (24 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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90
Electric Playground
All in all, Subspace is still a great amount of fun and easily one of the best games playable on the Internet. Not only that, but because of the lack of a real single-player mode, Virgin has decided to release this as a budget title at less than half the price of their regular games. The demo version is also still available on their web page if you want to give the game a brief spin around the Net before you lay down any cold hard cash.
83
Power Unlimited
Vergeet C&C: Sole Survivor; hier is SubSpace. Een erg leuke, eenvoudige on-line arcade game. Een simpel doch doeltreffend spelletje: betere on-line tijdverspilling is er niet.
80
GameHippo.com
Continuum is a great multiplayer space shooter that plays like a game of asteroids where the asteroids can defend themselves. It combines the best of the space-shooter genre with the best of the MMO genre to create something that almost anyone can enjoy... unless you are just bad at playing Asteroids, of course.
80
GameHippo.com
Anyone ever played SubSpace? Continuum is the continuation of this freeware game. Continuum is a multiplayer top-view space game. It features 8 different ships - each with their own unique abilities. The graphics and sound effects of the game are fantastic, and game play manages to keep up with it. Keyboard shortcuts allow for easy access to all the upgrades you have, and you never have to leave the action.
80
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Grafisch is Subspace zeker geen hoogvlieger, maar al bij al ziet het er niet slecht uit. Het geluid valt best mee. Eigenlijk vonden we Subspace een redelijk goed spel. Vooral zo'n wedstrijdje powerball is echt de moeite waard. Heb je soms heimwee naar je oude C64 games, probeer dan dit spel eens.
79
GameSpot
On a simplistic level, it's a nonstop, blast-every-enemy-in-sight shooter. But the gameplay subtleties mean it may take several months before a "newbie" can begin to control his destiny. You select one of seven spacecraft, each with strategic strengths and weaknesses, and use the arrow keys to control it, including the down arrow for reverse thrust. You enter a game by selecting a server based on its proximity and gameplay approach, from beginner and so-called Chaos shoot-em-up sites, to capture the flag(s) and hockey-like sites.
70
PC Player (Germany)
Lassen Sie sich durch die anfangs ungewohnte Steuerung nicht abschrecken - wenn man einmal den Bogen raus hat, macht SubSpace einen Heidenspaß. Allerdings ist die Lernkurve sehr, sehr hoch. Das sorgt gerade im Hinblick auf die Telefonrechnung für eher zwiespältige Gefühle. Und selbst wenn Ihnen die egal ist: "Mehr" als ein Herumsausen, Abschießen und Plaudern mit anderen Spielern während des Flugs gibt es nicht.
70
Computer Games Magazine
The strengths of SubSpace, though, are also its weaknesses. On the up side, it's a great Asteroids clone. On the down side, it's still just an Asteroids clone, albeit with lots of people and friendlier rocks. What's great about this game, though, is its ability to combine simple mechanics with fairly complex strategies and tactics. While it won't give chess a run for its money, SubSpace can be much more than a mere twitch game. With six different ships, the ability to attach oneself onto other ships as a turret, and numerous game styles (capture the flag, deathmatch, teams), there is a surprising amount of depth to the game. Add to that the ability to set up additional SubSpace servers, and this becomes a good deal for thirty bucks.
60
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Still, SUBSPACE has a following, and I never had trouble finding several games to join. Since the CD contains a level editor and server software, there should be even more games on the way. If you're looking for some 3D multiplayer mayhem with dozens of like-minded gamers, SUBSPACE may be for you.