Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

Recommended? Sort of.

I bought this at a steep discount years ago (less than 10 bucks), and have alternately loved and hated it ever since.

The game was originally released in a mid-alpha state, resulting in a lot of the rage evidenced in some reviews. After a free expansion, about 50 mid-sized patches and over a hundred micro-patches, what you have is basically a game in permanent mid-beta.

Most of what could be fixed without a complete redesign has been. What remains is an extremely time-consuming, mostly rewarding game that will occasionally infuriate you.

Real player with 2953.3 hrs in game

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I currently have over 1,000hours in this game.

Here a list of things within the game on a scale of 1-10

Individual race design- 8/10 (each race still feels completely unique and fresh like they did in the first game)

Artificial Intelligent race design- 10/10 (this was actually done flawlessly and very unique compared to

other artificial intelligent races created in the same and even other sci-fi genres. It’s a very fresh new look on AI playable races)

Story- 2/10 (there is no story, other than the lore you get from either the forums or within the encyclopedia their really nothing else.)

Real player with 1290.7 hrs in game

Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition on Steam



Updated Added 3/24/2019

Keep in mind this is a game still in beta phase, so it’s not quite finished. I’ll likely update my review as Beacon continues development.

I absolutely love top-down shooters and Beacon is no exception, in fact, it makes me appreciate them more. I’ve stuck around playing since it was released on Itch. It’s changed quite a lot, such as additions of enemies and bosses, loot areas, and of course all the bug-squashing, both technical and literal. It’s a little terrifying that there’ll be even more enemies and bosses later, which means plenty more ways to die, but hey, mutations are a thing.

Real player with 68.5 hrs in game

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Beacon has a nice low-poly artsyle, a pretty good soundtrack, and interesting writing and ideas. It has some weird design choices regarding weapons and enemies, but is over-all rewarding, if not occasionally frustrating due to a few enemies.

The gameplay is pretty typical: you can use 2 guns, have 1 equipment, 1 consumable/held passive, a grenade type, and as many passive non-held items as you want. You can smack things and dodge-roll, too.

The big game idea is that, when you die, you use DNA pickups you collect from enemies and can “mutate” next run… Or you can do what I did and beat it without mutating, which is pretty doable. Mutations change how the character looks/acts/stats and how the character reacts to items and story elements.

Real player with 48.6 hrs in game

Beacon on Steam

Haunted Space

Haunted Space


Battle capital ships and Lovecraftian creatures amongst the stars in a horror-laced space simulation. Experience the horrors of the void alone in this single player, narrative driven experience.


Overcome the odds in fierce multi-stage boss battles against ancient God-like creatures composed of organic matter and space debris


Take on quests across multiple systems or strike out on your own to fight, explore and scavenge resources and credits. Trade, craft, customise your ship and fight to survive as you uncover the mystery of a galaxy haunted by an ancient civilisation.


In HAUNTED SPACE, the innovative co-pilot system allows you to choose the level of control you prefer, from a complete space simulation, through to a more arcade style experience. At its maximum level, the co-pilot makes the game accessible for blind and visually impaired users, and it also supports eye-tracking

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Haunted Space on Steam

Rising Constellation

Rising Constellation

Rising Constellation is an awesome game which is mixing strategy and role play at a perfect level.

It offers many distinct gameplay based on factions and its agents mechanics - however, remind it’s strongly depends on team play!

Indead, this game is part of those who are perfectly designed to work in cooperation with your mates, but definitely not alone.

Use Siderians and rule your teamates, just because you’ll get the economy power - or perhaps you’ll prefer bite everyone using large fleets lead by Navarques.

Real player with 933.3 hrs in game

Rising Constellation is 4x RST game still in developpment.

Created from a small team of Swiss developper, I was a player of thier first MMO RTS 4x game: Asylamba.

I see RC (Rising Constellation) like an MMO RTS 4x game based on Agents (Navarques – Ereased – Sidérians).

I really enjoy the game for is background story (lore can be added by players participation) , B&W graphic style and is MMO possibility !

There is now 1 mod to play : fast flash 2H gamemode , this is quite small with 1 or to 2 games per week with a small cummunity.

Real player with 837.1 hrs in game

Rising Constellation on Steam

Colossus Mission - adventure in space, arcade game

Colossus Mission - adventure in space, arcade game

I think the people most likely to enjoy this are fans of cave flyers, so I give it a recommended rating since that appears to be the game’s target audience. Meaning if you look at this list and think to yourself “yeah my kind of games,” then Colossus Mission will be for you. Everyone else will probably want to hold off on it, or at least wait to see if it gets any substantial updates.

In about an hour of play, I completed 55 of 73 levels. I expect it would take me another hour to beat the rest of them; the later levels were really becoming a steep challenge for me. The scoring system allows you to spend your earned points to skip stages if you find them too difficult. Each skip costs 5 points, and you can earn up to 3 points per stage depending on how well you perform while completing them

Real player with 1.1 hrs in game

COLOSSUS MISSION is an arcade game with raw and slightly angular graphics and a various levels of difficulty.The first stages are easy but then the game becomes much more difficult. I recommend it to players who are interested in flawless playing games on time.

Check my other reviews at https://store.steampowered.com/curator/38149651/ ☺️.

Real player with 0.6 hrs in game

Colossus Mission - adventure in space, arcade game on Steam

Star Waker

Star Waker

A wonderful bullet hell game, after not having played a bullet hell style game for many years it was quite enjoyable to play this game, even with its few frustrating moments. But what bullet hell game doesnt offer such frustrations every once in a while?

This game takes place IN SPACE! As Ariane Ducenar you learn of the back story of the galaxy and what all has happened to your fellow kind. Learning quickly of a virus that has doomed mankind into a mostly permanent semi-cryogenic stasis in pods awaiting a supercomputer to make a cure.

Real player with 17.9 hrs in game

Star Waker is a nice Shooter with a compelling story and some RPG elements. The upgrade system in particular is very well done, rewarding you for achieving bonus objectives and the skills changing the way you play as you unlock them. The story is nice but some times the good ideas are a bit held back by a somewhat poor delivery. Gameplay wise while there is some cases of annoyance due to “unlucky” inavoidable damage (but the game seems to be built with that in mind), the fatastic boss fights were definitly worth it as for some of them I was feeling like I was fighting a boss in a souls game.

Real player with 16.1 hrs in game

Star Waker on Steam



The game has some polishing to do - things are a little tricky to figure out at first; there’s too much text on some screens; and I like the retro vibes from the art style, but not all the cards have unique art at this point. Once you past the initial lack of clarity though, it’s interesting and unique gameplay. The card effects are simple yet the strategy is intricate, and the deck manipulation aspect is something I haven’t experienced before - l have to think about every play, as opposed to some rogue-like deckbuilders where I often feel I’m on autopilot. I tried it on Steam Link too, and it transfers nicely to mobile. I look forward to seeing what comes of it.

Real player with 15.8 hrs in game

Top notch for an indie game! My son loves pokemon cards and he got right into this game, I’ll have to get him a copy!

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

Cosmica on Steam



Orbital - first person sci-fi survival horror. You are one of the last, (or maybe last) crew member. Your mission is to find out what is going on and get out from the spaceship. Will you survive, or not, will depends only on you.

You are an ordinary member of an expedition to explore new worlds. Your responsibilities include maintaining the ship’s subsystems and maintaining the working equipment. After another expedition to the surface of the nearest planet, you began to notice some oddities in the behavior of an electrician. But you blame this on the unexplored effects of exposure and the electromagnetic field of the new world. And one day you wake up as usual. But nothing else is normal on your ship.

Can you be smart and get off the ship that has turned from home to your worst nightmare?

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Features of the game

Several unique types of monsters

You will not feel safe in any corner of the ship. Only by getting used to one situation in the world can you unexpectedly find yourself in another. And what worked before may now be useless. Can you adapt?

The same spaceship - a different place

The location of the items changes and the available rooms change after each failure.

Different scenarios

Explore the ship, collect notes about the last moments of the life of the crew and find a way to get out of there.

Dangers and Opportunities

Using the work tool, discover new places and previously inaccessible areas. You don’t have a chance to confront your enemy directly. But you can distract and run away. If you’re careful

Death is the loss of everything

If you are lost, this is the end. When you die, you will start the game from the beginning. On a different ship, in a different situation. Another person. Good luck.

The ORBITAL on Steam

After The End: The Harvest

After The End: The Harvest

Originally written for early access version 0.9u3 - 29May2017

Edited for version 1.4 20Jun2018

After nearly 90 hours and having seen the game to its completion, I’m finally comfortable editing in a final review.


–- The game’s description and screenshots are very accurate for what you’re getting here: an expansive open-universe RPG with the look and feel of an old action-adventure SNES game.

— Among the biggest selling points for After the End continues to be developer interaction. Throughout the early access period and post-release, The Sworn has consistently been available to field questions and bug reports in the forums. I very much value this!

Real player with 86.6 hrs in game


In a time of loot box gambling and unfulfilled promises many devs have been screwing over customers so it’s nice to see

an early access dev actually keep true to their promises and finish their game. This game has a couple of small issues, but what it does achieve is

so fun and refreshing that it is worth peoples attention.

I originally played through and finished the game during its 0.08 alpha.

It was prety different but i loved it! You can read my original review under this one.

Real player with 60.0 hrs in game

After The End: The Harvest on Steam

Gears of Eden

Gears of Eden

PLEASE NOTE: You will need a free key to play our Alpha Demo that you can get for free on our website !

In the distant future, the dawn of an intelligent machine civilization is taking place in a remote star system. Humankind is remembered only in myth and legend.

You awake alone, afraid, and disoriented on an abandoned asteroid in the depths of space. Wait. Awake?

You were never meant to be awake… you were never meant to experience the confusing phenomenon of self-awareness. You are a machine after all, programmed for the express purposes of deep-space surveying and exploration. How, then, did you come to be alive? And what is the purpose of this newfound sentience? There must be answers out there… somewhere…

Let’s find them! Gears of Eden is an open-world role-playing adventure game that features exploration, mining, crafting, missions, and more! Set in a gripping story that explores the hidden past of a machine world and the dangerous implications of its future, Gears invokes a slowly unfolding narrative that reveals itself through gameplay.

Your journey begins on an abandoned mining asteroid in deep space. Gather resources, repair and upgrade your components, and start searching for others as you seek answers to the mysteries surrounding your creation.

So, how are we making this happen? We are starting with a very light proof-of-concept demo version of GoE. This showpiece will give only a small taste of what the full game will offer. Our aim is to complete the demo, reach a wider audience, grow and develop the full game. But we can’t do it without your help!

Here’s what we’re working to provide in our first full demo and full release. If this sounds like a game you might be interested in, please add us to your wish list, follow us, and visit our website to see how you can get involved in Gears!

GoE Demo Version

  • Take control and play as a sentient rover

  • Open world exploration of one location (small asteroid)

  • Resource discovery and mining

  • Power and inventory management

  • Crafting and upgrading of tools/parts

  • Base interactions and upgrades

  • Drone deployment (make your minions mine for you)

  • NPC interaction

  • Story driven mission (limited in demo)

  • Narrative Content (limited in demo)

  • End game conditions/story

GoE Full Version

The features in the full version will depend on the success of our demo, budget, feedback, and a lot of interaction and communication with our fans. These are some of the features we already have in mind to get you started!

  • Character customization

  • Modular ships with customization

  • Base building (power stations, solar arrays, communications, defense, etc.)

  • Alien life mechanics (combat, resource trading, etc.)

  • Markets and trade economy

  • Multiple locations with unique challenges

  • Richer story with an unfolding narrative

  • Mini-games

  • True multiplayer interaction

  • And much, much more!

Gears of Eden on Steam