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Darkstar One puts you in the shoes of Kayron Jarvis. Fresh from the flight-academy he learns from an good friend of his father, that his mysterious death was caused by sabotage. As a last gift from his father, he gets the ownership of the one-of-a-kind ship Darkstar One and now makes his way to find out the truth behind his fathers death.

Darkstar is a mix of Freelancer and Wing Commander: Privateer as you can fly your ship either with a mouse or a joystick.

As you solve the riddle you can visit 330 star-systems in which you can trade goods from other systems, take contracts like blasting a pirate gang out of the sky or try to be a pirate yourself. Every action influences the reputation with at least one faction and the game gives you total freedom in what you want to do or what career you want to pursue.

It is also possible to search for artifacts. As opposed to other games of this type, you don't buy a bigger ship. Through the whole game you only fly the Darkstar One. You upgrade the ship through artifacts you found in asteroids. If you have enough artifacts for an upgrade, you can boost the basic attributes of the ship. This enables you to install more and bigger weapons or goodies like a shield-booster.


Darkstar One Windows Several options are available in the in-flight menu
Darkstar One Windows The target list
Darkstar One Windows Approaching an asteroid.
Darkstar One Windows Each station has a window, where you watch what's happening outside (notice the space battle in the distance)

Promo Images

Darkstar One Screenshot
Darkstar One Screenshot
Darkstar One Wallpaper
Darkstar One Wallpaper


Alternate Titles

  • "暗星一号" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Darkstar One: Broken Alliance" -- Xbox 360 title

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User Reviews

Merely adequate space sim Windows StJude1 (11)

Critic Reviews

neXGam Windows 2006 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 29, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Yahoo! Games Windows Aug 14, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Worth Playing Windows Nov 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Jun 30, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2010 65 out of 100 65
IGN Xbox 360 Jul 20, 2010 6 out of 10 60
The Guardian Xbox 360 Jun 29, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Aug 03, 2010 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Windows Sep 01, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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