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Average Player Score Based on 530 ratings
7.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 530 ratings
  1. 10 (80)
  2. 9 (122)
  3. 8 (165)
  4. 7 (84)
  5. 6 (28)
  6. 5 (13)
  7. 4 (10)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (15)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:7.8

    Not MOO3, but the closest thing since

    If you are like me, when you first play this game, you might be a little put off. Some of the voice acting is laughable (like the human scientist), the graphics aren't exactly cutting edge, and planetary management is ve... Read Full Review

    13 of 16 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Sword of the Stars

  • Review Score:8

    Excellent

    I bought this game for 1 quid at HMV, and have not regretted it. It streamlines the planetary colonizing to a point where there is no micromanagement but still you still retain the joy of colonization. The real time bat... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.1

    Lack of ship building variety and simplified combat system, turn offs for me.

    I'll start off by saying something nice...I found the interface easy to use, the graphics are nice and modern, the game play is OK. I'm a creative guy, I like to be able to do things my way... what put me off was the tot... Read Full Review

    1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    A surprisingly good, and extremely deep game.

    I first heard about Sword of the Stars when a demo was thrown on fileplanet. I played it for a while, thought its fine and un-installed it. A couple of months later, i was looking for something to do and went back to th... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2

    save your money for something else

    I heard about this game from a co-worker. So I bought it and tested it out and it blows. First only 4 races in a universe? 2nd, lots of researching before you can do anything, which I am starting to find out about space ... Read Full Review

    6 of 35 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    Not MOO3, but the closest thing since

    If you are like me, when you first play this game, you might be a little put off. Some of the voice acting is laughable (like the human scientist), the graphics aren't exactly cutting edge, and planetary management is ve... Read Full Review

    13 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.3

    Zerg of the Stars. No matter what, every game is a zerg rush.

    The problem with Sword of the Stars aren’t the funky graphics, or the poor planet management, or the cheesy tech tree. It's the horrible combat. The combat is real time, had it been turn based, (Like in Space Em... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Enjoyable combat, no crap.

    Did you play MOO 1-3 for their economy and the ablity to control every last building on a planet? then dont buy this. Did you Play MOO 1-3 for the joy of ship design and combat? BUY THIS GAME. as other games in this ge... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Not Worth Buying!

    Ok I thought I would try it so I went out and bought it. Ok first the main interface looks like it was designed by a 6th grader. The story line is non exsistant. Only 4 races in the galaxy? This game falls short of the o... Read Full Review

    1 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    Fun, focused in the simplicity of a laser!

    I've read many of the other user reviews and I wonder one of two thing, did they play the game (or only the demo) and do they understand what space-empire sims are supposed to be? To start off, Sword of the Stars is a... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    This is a great multiplayer 4X'er.

    As the header states this is a great multiplayer 4X'er. If you're looking for the depth and detail that games such as Space Empire or Gal Civ II offer then avoid this, because you will be let down. If you want to enjo... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
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