Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection

Third party DRM: Steam

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Description

Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection is the original Sword of the Stars games and the three expansions Born of Blood, A Murder of Crows and Argos Naval Yard.

It is the year 2405, and human scientists have discovered a new technology that allows travel from star to star at speeds faster than light. But tragedy strikes, as Earth is ravaged by an alien force. The dawning of a new era was stymied by a grim, new reality...


Sword of the Stars:

  • 4 distinct races - Human, Hiver, Tarkas and Liir

  • A powerful state of the art engine delivers breathtaking graphics and robust game play

  • Each race has a unique mode of transport between star systems, creating very different styles of play

  • Over 150 distinct technologies to research on a dynamic tech tree

  • Over 40 weapons from six different weapon classes

  • Players can design and build ships from three size classes - Destroyer, Cruiser, and Dreadnought

  • Up to 8 players can play against the AI and one another over LAN or online

  • Choose from a variety of scenario campaigns to play alone or with friends


Born of Blood:

  • Play as the merciless Zuul Slavers with over 90 brand-new ship sections and their unique drive system – the Tunnel Drive

  • Over 25 additional technologies

  • 15 more weapons you can add to your ship designs

  • New ship sections for the original four races, including: War, Projector, Boarding, and a new type of defense satellite – the Torpedo Defense Platform

  • 4 additional galactic encounters, a new grand menace, plus 3 unique scenarios and 6 original maps

  • New game features, including Slavery, Trade Routes, and Diplomatic Communications


A Murder of Crows:

  • A New Sixth race – The Morrigi

  • New Ship Sections - Over a dozen new ship sections

  • Unique ‘Grav Flock’ Drive System for Morrigi

  • 15 new weapons

  • 27 new technologies and the new Xeno-Cultural and Drones tech tree

  • Drone carrying ships in all three size classes

  • Construction ships, a variety of orbital stations, spy ships, police cutters, and more

  • A whole new set of GUI enhancements and additions


Argos Naval Yard:

  • 19 new technologies

  • Over 75 new ship section to build

  • 10 new weapons / 3 New Scenarios

  • Single Player / Multi-player with co-op scenario maps

Customer reviews

92

Fun, it's a classic.

drafek | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »

The game is a classic, if you don't mind details and like a great strategy game, this will be a game for you. There are 6 races! Alot of technologies! and single player, multiplayer and even co-op! This edition includes all dlc's which do add alot of this, new gameplay, a new race and alot more. Worth getting!

87

A definite buy for any 4X Fan!

Plasros | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »

SOTS, together with the two expansion packs, turned out to be a fantastic 4X game.

While the original SOTS felt a bit incomplete, the massive improvements included in the collection turned it into this reviewers favorite 4X.

Make no mistake, this is not an easy game to master - there are a LOT of tricks to playing it - but it offers more diversity in tactics and strategy than any other. The sheer options one has and the number of strategies and counter-strategies is intimidating.

It is clear that a lot of love and care was put into this product and it shows. While it still has a few kinks and flaws (like some blurry textures, engine that is not fully optimized), the things it does offer (re-playability, truly unique races and play-styles, customization, etc..) do make them trivial in comparison.

Definitely worth the low price on sellers like GMG.