Starbound (Windows)

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Starbound is a 2D sandbox game where the player takes the role of a character from one of the six races fleeing their home planet, only to be out of fuel in orbit of an unknown planet. The player must attempt to survive the hostile planet, gather resources, craft items, and continue the exploration of other planets in the known universe.


Starbound Windows The appearance of your starting ship is based on the race you choose at the beginning of the game...
Starbound Windows Title screen
Starbound Windows As well as dangerous, lava-filled caves.
Starbound Windows Sometimes, you can find other forms of civilization (such as this Apex base) while exploring the numerous planets.

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Critic Reviews

IGN Jul 28, 2016 9.1 out of 10 91
Polygon Apr 22, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Shoost Feb 05, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
CGMagazine / Comics and Gaming Magazine Aug 10, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Aug 01, 2016 79 out of 100 79 Feb 21, 2014 7 out of 10 70


Topic # Posts Last Post
Steam/Humble release 27 Lain Crowley (6787)
Mar 21, 2014



  • GameStar/GamePro (Germany)
    • 2013 – #2 Best Early Access Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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Indra was here (20902) added Starbound (Windows) on Dec 27, 2013
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