Starlancer for PC

StarLancer recruits space fighter pilots into the 45th Volunteers, a ragtag group of U.S.-led Western Alliance freedom fighters tossed into the war against Russia's Eastern Coalition. It's the cold war in space. This is the first game by Digital Anvil, the company formed by legendary game designers Chris and Erin Roberts of Wing Commander , Privateer , and Strike Commander fame. It's no surprise that StarLancer 's gameplay follows standards set by its classic predecessor and obvious inspiration, Wing Commander . Players are briefed on the tactical situation of the upcoming mission, then choose a fighter and ordnance. Only a few playable ships are offered at the outset; mission performance determines how quickly you earn access to more powerful fighters. StarLancer 's ships are well balanced: some are fast and lightly armored, while others carry powerful weaponry but can't keep up with an agile foe. But while the ships are cool, they lack the customizing features found in FreeSpace 2 and

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Wing Commander XVIII? From MICROSOFT?

bymurgan Sep 28, 2001
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fabulous Graphics, Immersive "experience"
Cons Cheesy plot, stupid wingmen, repititious sound, poor mission structure.
Recommended it? Yes

Perhaps the most unusual thing about this game is its pedigree. This thing has more credits than a Hollywood blockbuster movie. Top billing goes to Microsoft, with Digital Anvil and Warthog getting credits, with no idea as to who does what.

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High intensity action

byNaughtius Oct 4, 2000
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros great gameplay, graphics, storyline
Cons no save features to speak of, somewhat bad AI
Recommended it? Yes

I have had Starlancer now for about 3 months and had been desperately trying to make it work on my old PII 233. If I had stuck with that machine, this review might never have been written, but thanks to the new machine I purchased, I can review this game to my satisfaction.

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Wowey!is it easy!

byMillereli Aug 31, 2000
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros cool ship control / plot
Cons short / easy
Recommended it? Yes

This game is great as far as graphics go and its got a cool plot. It also has neat ships, although there are a few that i never even used. The game is also to short, and i have yet to see an expansion pack. The game is sort of a remake of ww2 as far as the game play goes- theres a killboard and a... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

Key Features

Genre Simulation
Rating T - Teen

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