Reviews for Stardrive

82

StarDrive, a game made by one man.

XGpredator | Dec. 31, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »

Bearing in mind that STARDRIVE was mainly developed by one man with a tiny budget, the final result is a true tour of force, because the game has all the specs of a 4X Space Strategy title: diplomacy, space combat, etc.. Not to mention some of the ideas of Master of Orion II, such as espionage and design of vessels. Alas, STARDRIVE also owns almost as many mistakes as qualities, its still worth a try if you're fan of the genre.

83

Awesome Game!

Trollfaceyomama | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all Trollfaceyomama's reviews »

I specifically checked for multilayer before buying and noted from their home site that it would be added after launch. I then checked that regular updates were being made. There are bugs, but compared to EA's track record, this game is perfect at launch!

I thought Sins would be better than what it was, and was looking for a GalCIV multiplayer for the wife and myself (since Stardock punked out and wouldn't release one!). This game is not quite there yet but well on it's way. Thanks Zero, look forward to a long and happy relationship with this game.

90

Finally a great MOO replacement

linquisitor | July 25, 2013 | See all linquisitor's reviews »

For those older people who remember MOO3 and how much of a disappointment it was the wait is finally over. Stardrive is, in every respect a spiritual successor to MOO2 - with a hefty does of nostalgia thrown in.

A 4X strategy game with a great system for customising ships and an intriguing tech tree.

I've had no experience with any bugs or crashes to date.

80

Give it a chance.

austin1173 | May 14, 2013 | See all austin1173's reviews »

This game is made by a VERY small company, and yet it is still better than some of the AAA developers out there. To me, this game reminds me somewhat of 'Sid Meier Alpha Centauri'. Unfortunatly, this game isn't perfectly optimized, so lower end systems WILL NOT RUN THIS! GRAPHIC SETTINGS CANT BE CHANGED AS OF NOW! If you can play it, it is fantastic. Not too much micromanagement, but a lot if you want. This game is a work in progress, but what it is now, is a great game with many hours of fun.

91

Stardrive is Worth it!

Nawab2012 | May 5, 2013 | See all Nawab2012's reviews »

This is not your typical 4x strategy game, but that is what makes it so unique and thrilling to play. A lot (and I do mean a lot) of emphasis was put on ship design and combat and it is in these categories that Stardrive achieves greatness:

Fighters will circle one another, trying to find the best firing arc, and engage in fast paced combat; Capital ships exchange powerful volleys of missiles, torpedoes, or lasers while trying to fend off smaller craft with point defense weaponry; Support ships send out repair drones or resupply your fleet with ammunition during longer, extended battles; The whole thing turns into a symphony of destruction the likes of which is usually reserved for big budget scifi movies.

Other than the combat, the ability to create ships of your own design (By design, I'm talking about the internal components and not the external "look" of the ship) is easily the most appealing aspect of the game. Design choices make a huge impact in battle too: Place a reactor core in your ship with no armor or shields around it for protection and your just asking for an enemy to land a lucky blow and send your brand new frigate to oblivion.

There is something just so satisfying about coming up with a well thought out layout for your ship and watching it excel in combat against your enemies.

It is certainly not perfect and like all 4x games there is a learning curve, but if you are fan of large scale space battles and deceptively deep starship design then there is nothing out there quite like StarDrive.

94

An exceptional game still in progress.

Diet | May 1, 2013 | See all Diet's reviews »

I've personally had an excellent time with this game, the attention to detail is superb. That said, it's still heavily in development and has its share of bugs. If you visit the official website you can see updates and post from the one person that made this game, and trust me, he is working day and night to fix every single bug posted on the forums. Given a bit of time, this game could hold out to be one of the best space 4x titles in years. Just remember it's still being updated constantly, so if you have issues, post them on the forums and give it a while, and they'll be gone.

85

Great game

ZeJudge | May 1, 2013 | See all ZeJudge's reviews »

This game is awesome from what I have played so far. I am an hour in and it already feels like one of the greatest space sims out there. It has the great smooth graphical feel of Haegemonia and the depth of Endless Space. The researchable tech tree is quite vast and the customizable ship designs are pretty awesome by giving you complete freedom.

I would have given a higher score but I haven't explored everything about the game yet.