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Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Vehicular
Setting

Description

It's 2160, and the Eastern Alliance has launched a surprise attack on the Western Coalition's fleet and decimated it. The call has gone out for volunteers to become Alliance fighter pilots, and you have signed up with the 45th Volunteer Squadron.

Designed by Chris and Erin Roberts, the creative force behind the Wing Commander/Privateer megaseries, this space fighting simulation features the genre's standard mission types: escort, fighter sweep, interception, attacking space stations, fighting in asteroid fields, etc.

12 pilotable fighters (you can choose which you fly as well as missile loadout, but not all are available in the early missions), 9 enemy fighter types.

Screenshots

Starlancer Windows [Cutscene] For the crimes against allied forces you would be executed
Starlancer Windows Eliminating enemy satellites on Saturn's orbit
Starlancer Windows Battle around enemy ion cannon
Starlancer Windows [Cutscene] Superior officers salute you for performing above your duty

Promo Images

Starlancer Screenshot
Starlancer Render
Starlancer Render
Starlancer Render

Alternate Titles

  • "星际枪骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Definitely flashier and better, but nothing new here... Kasey Chang (4608) unrated
Fair game, at best... tbuteler (3146) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
Engaging gameplay, but the story is not. James P. Wong (2448) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
A genuinely fun space shooter. DarkDove (68) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
What a great Ride!! William Shawn McDonie (1180) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Clubic Jun 05, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Jeuxvideo.com May 26, 2000 18 out of 20 90
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2000 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) May, 2000 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) May, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Gamer's Pulse Jun 28, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
4Players.de Jul 31, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 30, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

The Starlancer demo includes two missions not in the main game, which function as a prequel to the game. You fly from the ANS Yamato and are witness to the sneak attack by the Coalition forces.

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Bill Stepec (59) added Starlancer (Windows) on Jun 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by haydn dalton (1)