Space Rangers HD: A War Apart
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Space Rangers HD: A War Apart remasters and enhances the world of the cult Space Rangers 2. The game was developed by the SNK-Games team in close cooperation with fans of the series. New story branch, upgrades, equipment, planetary battles and famous text adventures expand the boundaries of the already lush universe of the game in every direction, roughly doubling the game content. The game has also received a major technical overhaul to for seamless compatibility with modern OSes. Game art was reworked to support display resolutions of up to 1920×1200 and planetary battles employ modern render technologies.
Space Rangers HD: A War Apart takes place in 3300AD. Our galaxy is invaded by the Dominators, combat robots that come under the influence of an alien technology. Players find themselves in a living, breathing world where they can engage in multiple activities: fight in space and hyperspace, trade, accomplish government missions, liberate planets from the Dominators in 3D RTS battles and complete text adventures leading to unique plot twists and rewards. The game ending is not set and players may find a victory of either side at the end – anybody can live the life of a pirate as well as that of a hero. All player actions affect what kind of place the Galaxy will be at the end.
New pirate subplot. After completing any of the story branches a player can either end the game, or continue playing to complete another branch. Player’s actions influence the entire Galaxy. No two playthroughs will be the same.
Major technical overhaul including full HD display resolution and multi-core processor support.
New text adventures, over 15 planetary battle maps, over 20 government missions, unique non-story events, new equipment and micromodules and more!
Good gamemcofdiablo | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
I have never played Space Rangers before, but when I saw all the positive reviews for this HD remake of a game I decided to give it a try. And I've found it very good game after all.
First of all, the game looks and feels nice. Music reminded me of good old times - some electronic and ambient mixes. Graphics are not the most important thing in games for me, but if the game has good visuals it's always a big plus. Space Rangers look pretty.
Gameplay is simple but engaging. You can follow the story and choose the side to fight for, or you can just explore the space and trade. It is not that complicated as in X series, the process is easier, but nonetheless it is interesting.
And there are text quests as well!
All in all, very nice game. Check it out.
Funny game.Obsessor | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
There are tons of things to do here. You can fight in the ongoing war against unstoppable machines(theme similar to Borg collective from Star Trek). You can be a pirate or a trader. Or you can combine all of those for maximized effect.
This game is a mix of open space exploration and combat, with well developed trading element. The galaxy is live, there is something going on all the time. Many jobs and missions to complete, sometimes popping out of nowhere. And there is a part of the game where you descend on a planet to complete a ground mission in full 3D. Purely RTS gameplay, where you have to destroy enemy base with mechs that you can construct from scratch combining many parts available - torsos, heads, legs or tracks, many different weapons.
There are also text, yes - text! - based missions. You are faced with tasks like participating in culinary contest, or trying to get something done in a place where beaurocracy is taken to whole new level of nastiness. Feels like some old, old adventure game.
Yes, all this in one game. Very satisfying experience.
Great funrjb789 | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
Space Rangers 2 was easily one of my favourite games as a young child. I can recall putting hours into it as I wasted away my childhood in glorious fashion. This game is essentially a remake of the cult classic but it also includes plenty of new content and tons of amazing HD textures which really bring the world to life. I am going to break down the new aspects of the game: The new pirate subplot really adds to the already lengthy campaign and makes you feel even more powerful than before. The extended soundtrack is also a delight to the ears and I absolutely adore it The new missions are also very fun to do. This is a must buy for any fans of space games
Nice RTSCavalieroscuro | Oct. 22, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
Space Rangers HD is a solid game. This remastered version offers new story branches for an already long games, adding several features like HD graphic and new soundtrack themes. There are new mission, new planets, new weapons...basically it's an enhanced version of the original games, here you will find all the things you loved from it, plus new entries. A good choice for an RTS.
Rich galaxylok0812 | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
Space Ranger HD is the continuation of Space Ranger 2 by expanding the world that was released a long time ago. The game features a rich galaxy with different types of fractions, lot of variety missions, as well as an extensive trade route making this game a really immersive space simulation game. Similar to other space simulation, as the player you can choose to be part of the galaxy within this huge world and slowly progress to the plot of the story. If you are looking for a rich space simulation galaxy then definitely give this one a try.