Age of Space
Age of Space offers a unique experience combining real time resource management and tactical combat in 3D. Step into the shoes of an interplanetary mercenary balancing on a knife-edge between the established might of the United Earth Alliance and the rag-tag band of Martian rebels. Grow your power as you fight for either side in the battle for control of the solar system.
Build and expand upon your mining outpost as you gather resources in real time. Unlock new and unknown technologies salvaged from the wreckage of your enemies. Customize and build massive warships from your shipyard. Nudge the balance of war by accepting missions from your star map, fight pirates for fame and riches or become an outlaw yourself…
All spaceships come in different sizes and fill different roles and purposes. All spaceships have unique bonuses that you should exploit in order to get the most out of your ship. A spaceship has a set of properties and three different sets of hardpoints where you can install modules and weapons:
Passive modules boost primary attributes of the ships.
Active modules are your backline of weapons and modules that are available all of the time
Tactical modules are impactful tactical weapons that can change the tide in any battle, but require high amounts of energy to use
Evolve your four captains into becoming commanders of massive capital ships. As they gain experience they will be able to pilot increasingly advanced spaceships ranging from tactical cruisers to motherships.
Put yourself and your crew to the test in instance-based combat scenarios. Design your fleet, execute your strategy and profit. Manoeuver your spaceship in 3 dimensions from a 3rd person perspective. The rest of your fleet will either be controlled by AI, your friends or a combination of both. There will be different types of contracts to choose from:
Play any contract (except a few solo missions) together with up to three friends.
Read More: Best Space Singleplayer Games.
Astroplatformer is a platform game that uses space theme. The game has a flow of story intertwined with humor. You must protect yourself from various traps and enemies as you try to collect valuable materials throughout the game.
Variety of Locations: In a platform game layout, you can navigate all the solar system planets, explore anomaly levels and discover hidden treasures in space.
Level-Specific Designs: Different levels include different mechanics, illustrations, enemies and other materials. Each planet has its own design style.
Great Soundtrack: Each level has specially selected music and sound effects. In this way, you can feel the spirit of the environment.
Simple Controls: You don’t need crazy keyboard reflexes to play this platform game. It’s easy to learn. Controls can be easily understood and implemented. The main purpose is to provide a relaxing experience.
Aight… Greetings! My name is Vincenzo. I’ve heard some rumors lately: Some people claim I’m crazy, some people claim I’m a genius. Don’t listen them. I am just an astronaut who works alone. Come, join my adventure. I am going to use my personal spaceship! (I made it in my garage.)
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Homeworld Remastered Collection
PLEASE SEE EDIT AT BOTTOM, ORIGINAL REVIEW IS POSTED IN ITS ENTIRETY FROM RELEASE TO CURRENT STATE
Sadly, as a HW player since the first game came out, (Back in 1999) I cannot recommend this game.
The first time I played Homeworld, I was a young boy about 8 years of age. My grandfather introduced me to the game, and whenever I go see him I will still play LAN games against him, on the same two disks that we have always played on. Now, with that being said, at 8 years of age I didn’t really understand tactics or how to win, the main objective for me was to build a heavy cruiser and try bum rushing the enemy mothership, praying that my prized cruiser didn’t get salvaged in the process! As I grew older and understood the game more, I enjoyed it more as I began using formations and tactics to alter the outcome of battles, some of which were against slim to none odds.
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Homeworld remastered collection
Homeworld is one of my favorite games, when i heard it was coming to steam, i immediately bought it (and it was the reason i got into steam) and when i got my first game, i couldn’t be more excited.
By playing both remastered and classic versions, i can see all the improvements they have done, and unlike many remasters out there in popular games, this one actually improves some gameplay mechanics rather than just giving some crispy new graphics.
So here it is-my Rebel Galaxy review. Full disclosure-I’m friends with the devs and got an advanced copy of the game. That said I’ve done my best to be impartial.My Tl’dr opinion? I love it and was well over 100 hours in before I took a break from it. This is so many things about space games I love rolled into one.
The game goes for a Firefly/Wing Commander:Privateer/Freelancer vibe. The solar systems in this game are on the wrong side of the galactic tracks and haven’t had a bath in aeons. They’re rude, crude and filled with rocks and junk. Rebel Galaxy features an interesting cast of characters. It’s one of the games unfortunate downsides that you never really get to know any of them very well. It’s loaded with the kind of wink/nudge humor you’d find in TV series like Farscape or Firefly-for example one of the commodities you can trade is called ‘Narco-cola’ and it is just that. Powerful narcotics in the form of carbonated beverage. If you’re a fan of stuff like Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy you’ll appreciate the humor.
The more I play Rebel Galaxy, the more I’m reminded of Freelancer, which is unfair to both games. The only thing that they really have in common is that they are both space-games in the vein of Elite, but with a thin story to get you into the game. Aside from that, they have very little in common in terms of gameplay or story or mechanics (aside from what they’ve inherited from Elite.
You play as a nameless, faceless space jockey who’s been left a broken-down corvette (the way you do) by your aunt, and told to meet up with her. This thrusts you into the story which introduces mechanics such as scanning, communicating, mining, trading, and mainly getting around the space. Like Freelancer, you’re initially restricted to just the first sector, though in this case, it’s not because of story, but because (a) you don’t have a jump drive and those are expensive and (b) you’ll probably die immediately because of the higher level enemies.
I have a game on my tablet that looks just like this, but better in every way. It looks better, plays better, sounds better, shows more polish, offers more challenge, and was overall much more satisfying.
This game appears to be a broken copy of that exact game.
Right away I was blasted with very loud and really annoying music. I went for the settings I n the corner of the screen and tried clicking it, but the settings button didn’t work.
Not a good sign.
Out of the box it supports 21:9 ultrawide, which was great. The graphics were garish and bland. The background looked pixelated and not terribly attractive. The game lacks a certain visual polish overall that make it a bit hard on the eyes.
Slightly over priced, but decent endless runner.. With good discount it is a nice buy.
Fun, easy to play, nostalgia filled shmup
I just got a business laptop (no dedicated GPU), so I got me some games to be able to play on the go (when away from my nVidia GTX 780), and this little number scratches a lot of my itches:
Great, beautiful, old school pixel graphics
Fast, fun gameplay
Some customization, you get to choose weapons (3 slots), energy or shield power ups for your fighter (Between missions, in a separated ‘hangar’ screen, from in game pick-ups)
Not very difficult really. You may need to repeat a couple of levels early on to get your armour and weapons suitably upgraded, but once you’ve got adequate armour and weapons you’re pretty much unstoppable. The unusual mouse control pretty much allows you to zip to any spot on the screen instantaneously making avoiding enemy projectiles pretty easy, and even if you do get hit it won’t bother you much if you’ve been upgrading your armour.
There’s a variety of weapons, but the differences are mostly cosmetic as they all shoot straight forward. One has a small scatter arc, and one shoots through enemies, but really there’s no real strategy to selecting weapons aside from going for the maximum damage per second you have points for.
Earth is no longer habitable and your mission is find another suitable planet where mankind can re-establish itself. So, my dear astronauts - take control of your spaceship and find our next home!
Last Horizon is an action/exploration game where you take control of a spaceship which has the capability to terraform ecosystems so when you reach your new home you will have all necessary resources for the human race. However, before you get there you will need to make sure you keep the fundamental resources you and your vessel needs to successfully reach your destination.
*– [Real player with 6.6 hrs in game](http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198003030375)*
A very basic game, asteroids has more complicated controls. You are a little ship that can only thrust, turn left and turn right, nothing else at all. The game itself consists of leaving a dead world and colonizing a new world which is one particular planet you must reach at the end of the level. Your ship has fuel, oxygen and a hull. If any of these get to 0 you die, you can replenish these by landing on planets with the right materials where most planets have all three in at least small quantities and many have all three in abundance. Also along the way you need to pick up terraforming materials which you get from certain special planets. You only need to do this once but additional materials give you a better ending planet and a higher score. Also there are a few planets that have colonists you can rescue, just land on it for a certain amount of time with similar effects.
*– [Real player with 6.0 hrs in game](http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197971544967)*