Battlestar Galactica Online is a browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game based on the SyFy television series Battlestar Galactica. It is a space flight combat game in which the players select to play as one of two factions—Colonials or Cylons—in a persistent world, team-based war.
The player begins their experience in a basic space fighter, a Cylon Raider or a Colonial Viper, but as they acquire resources, they are able to both upgrade their ships and acquire new, deadlier ships. Each individual player can acquire up to 15 different types of ships, each with different load outs and combat roles.
Since there is no winning the game, players compare their success to other players through leaderboards, victories in live events, and through character level advancement, for which there is no level cap.