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A young pilot of the humanoid Amarn race has graduated from the academy and is now returning to his home planet Goldin. However, upon arriving there he learns that unexplained events has been occurring in various corners of the galaxy lately. There is a suspicion that these events have something to do with the Precursors, a mysterious ancient civilization whose relics seem to be of interest to different organizations in the galaxy. Taking control of his father's spaceship, the hero embarks on a space journey that will hopefully answer all his questions.

Precursors is a mission-based first-person shooter with role-playing, free-roaming driving, and light space combat simulation elements. The game's main plot is linear, but the player can undertake side missions at any time, gathering resources and developing the main character's statistics in a RPG fashion. When leveling up, the player can choose which of the forty available perks to increase. Most of these perks are combat-oriented. Combat and on-foot exploration is done in traditional FPS fashion; the arsenal ranges from standard guns and rifles to alien biological weapons. There are also several types of ground vehicles the player can drive during missions.

Similarly to Xenus games, the game's world is populated by representatives of different factions: Empire, the Democratic Union, the Free Traders, the Clatz of the Nest, the revolutionary Clatz, the bandits and the civilians. The player may choose to perform missions for various factions, which affects the protagonist's reputation with them.


The Precursors Windows Soothing view on the planet Morento - apart from the fearsome spiders, of course
The Precursors Windows Protecting a base with an awesome vehicle - eliminating enemy flying pods
The Precursors Windows A little farm on the edge of the world
The Precursors Windows A high-tech tribal village

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Alternate Titles

  • "Предтечи" -- Russian spelling

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Why don't they make more games like this? Unicorn Lynx (181564) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews Dec 04, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82 Mar 24, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
7Wolf Magazine Dec 23, 2009 5 out of 10 50
PC Gamer Mar 19, 2011 47 out of 100 47
Absolute Games ( Jan 23, 2010 37 out of 100 37
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Jan 04, 2011 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
Surprising greatness 3 Slug Camargo (589)
Sep 01, 2011


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Werner Spahl (19) added The Precursors (Windows) on Aug 24, 2010