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In Tarr Chronicles humanity is at war with an alien race. The player flies a space ship and is part of an expedition to retrieve an important artifact but just before the goal they get attacked by aliens. The fleet survives the battle but the mother ship gets damage which causes it to malfunction during the next hyper jump - and an odyssey begins... The story is told by written journal entries and conversations during the missions.

The game is divided into nine missions which basically consist of to killing a lot of enemies together with AI ships while flying to a certain point. The controls are action oriented; almost all actions regarding moving and attacking can be performed with the mouse. Of course the player can also use a joystick.

Before every mission he has also the possibility to customize his ship by using different parts which he receives after missions, e.g. weapon systems, shields or trunks. Every item has a certain weight and energy consumption which limits the player's creativity. If the player is not satisfied with the item variety he can enter the workshop and create his own - the needed resources are gained by disassembling other parts.


Tarr Chronicles Windows The red circle shows where to shoot (demo version)
Tarr Chronicles Windows Main menu (demo version)
Tarr Chronicles Windows The ship assembly (demo version)
Tarr Chronicles Windows The galaxy where the wanted artifact is (demo version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Хроники Тарр" -- Russian spelling
  • "Khroniki Таrr" -- Russian title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Oct 17, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74 Oct 16, 2007 72 out of 100 72
Game Captain Oct 07, 2007 71 out of 100 71
games xtreme Oct 25, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Daily PC Game Reviews Mar 17, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gamers' Temple, The 2007 66 out of 100 66
PC Zone Nov 29, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 25, 2007 57 out of 100 57
DarkZero Nov 16, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Oct 15, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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  • Tarr Chronicles (Product page for the game on the developer's website (English).)
  • Tarr Chronicles (Product page for the game on the developer's website (Russian).)
Patrick Bregger (218084) added Tarr Chronicles (Windows) on Jan 07, 2010