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"STARBOUND IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE NEVER-ENDING GAMES EVER" - Polygon.com
"Starbound is still in its early days, but the beta is a promising new adventure spanning a really, really big universe." - Gamespot.com
In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.
You’ll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, discover populated villages and abandoned temples. Explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees and treasure. Make use of over a hundred materials and over one thousand in-game objects to build a sprawling modern metropolis or a sleepy secluded cabin in the woods, and do all of it alone or with friends!
Starbound lets you live out your own story of space exploration, discovery and adventure. Settle down and farm the land, hop from planet to planet claiming resources, or make regular visits to populated settlements, taking on jobs and earning a living. NPCs are scattered about the worlds, offering quests and challenges for those looking for a little extra excitement in their lives.
7 playable races
A procedurally generated universe with unlimited procedurally generated planets
All content available in online drop in/drop out co-op
Generated dungeons full of unique enemies
Randomly generated monsters
Thousands of items
A deep crafting system
Own and decorate your own Starship
Develop your own home planet
Menacing boss battles
Procedurally generated guns and melee weapons
Farming, hunting and survival mechanics
Built from the ground up to support modding
Ongoing free updates
What will you find?
It started out so promisingToxicFi7h | Oct. 8, 2015 | See all ToxicFi7h's reviews »
I liked this better than Terraria, I know that's considered a sin, but it's true. The controls are simpler, I can start building right away. Granted it takes forever and its a good idea to get improved tools, but I can start building right away. After the latest add-ons, the introduction missions are much much better. But there's a big issue at the core of this game. Bad managing and eternal beta status aside, its in the core of this game. One you get fuel for your spaceship, which you will after less than 20 hours of playtime, the game is over. Its over, you might as well uninstall the game. This is because since you can go to any star system, any planet, any place in the galaxy you want at any given time, you have no reason to invest in a certian planet. Whats the point of building a fortress if I can just go to another, less dangerous planet at any time? The fact you can build crafting tables in your ship doesn't help the matter, further reducing the need to invest in planets. On the surface, the game is great. Great soundtrack, great art direction, an interesting mythos and lore. But after you get your ship working, whats the point? Why fight monsters if you can just beam up at anytime to the safety of your ship? why build a bed and a house with a fireplace if you aren't forced to eat, sleep, or take shelter? You're not punished for not eating or sleeping, so how can this be a roleplaying game? It really hurts me to write a negative review over this game.
Best early access I'm still playingCornwallace | Sept. 22, 2015 | See all Cornwallace's reviews »
As of now I'm still playing starbound, I can't honestly say the same of Terraria. Perhaps it is style, but I like the idea of having biomes and different creatures an ftl or planet jump away. I like the mission tutorials, and recently added tenant system, although I have not got to the very late game content myself it looked very fun on CohnCarnage's stream and while my friend was zipping around with a jetpack. The fact that it is still being developed is also a plus to me so while I would say it is worth it as is it is also a good investment in a future game.
Early access, but nearly a full gameRiVenoX | Sept. 3, 2015 | See all RiVenoX's reviews »
Starbound is a really enjoyable game, though it's not complete. It has much of what Terraria offers, but expands greatly upon it. Different planets with different requirements and rewards. Storyline quests, zones with indestructible scenery (a town, some boss zones, and several endgame trials), and other random NPC's to encounter. There are quests to complete which help you advance throughout the game, and instead of a home base near the spawn, many people just use their ship as a base of operations. You can create teleporters to take you to any other teleporter, giving you fast access to your favorite planets and areas. It's a game worth owning, even if it's not completed just yet.
Really good gamebryce0110 | Aug. 16, 2015 | See all bryce0110's reviews »
I had always like game like Minecraft and Terraria, so I tried out this game. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to play it again. I got really excited after the update that added many items and ship upgrades. Can not wait for more updates.
Starbound: It works, but still okay.Saga9400 | July 2, 2015 | See all Saga9400's reviews »
While similar to Terraria, Starbound is it's own beast, The space travel mechanic keeps the game fresh and exciting. With the addition of a storyline ,while optional, it does give you some direction on where you're supposed to go but doesn't really hold your hand for it. The new Tech system is great and extremely helpful, and so far i haven't encountered any game breaking glitches so far and it still has content waiting in the works However, there are a lot of things that wouldn't really make me want to recommend it, it's a lot of walking around before you get any movement items, digging and finding specific materials could take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes (based on how rare it is). the change between being too weak and way too strong is very sudden, multiplayer is basically single player with more people, There's no point in hoarding items because you will find something better, managing inventory space takes forever and chests are small,Customizing your character has no positive or negative impact on gameplay and the game gets pretty boring after a while. The game still needs a bit of work but it is looking to be something great. The price fits but i'd still recommend buying it on sale.