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Star Ruler (PC CD)

by Iceberg Interactive
Windows XP / Vista / 7
 Ages 7 and Over
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Vast, procedurally generated, galaxies with Unique Star Systems
  • Intricate Ship Design and Exciting Combat
  • A Unique Research System with unexpected discoveries that vary with every game
  • Engaging AI opponents including Non-Player Factions
  • Easy to use Interface, complex gameplay
  • Extensive modding support including Race, AI Scripts and weapons creation
  • Multiplayer co-op, Team, and free-for-all
  • Built in IRC chat.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B005GUPYAK
  • Release Date: 16 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,759 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

STAR RULER

Manufacturer's Description

Take command of a vast interstellar empire and safeguard your species from total extinction in a unique galaxy (3D or flat) with as many stars as your PC can handle (even 10,000+)! Prove your species' ingenuity through a deep and intricate combat system where anything (from individual components on ships to the stars themselves) is a target of opportunity

Twist other Empires into submitting to your galaxy-class wit with diplomacy and wheel-and-deal your way to supremacy. Research new kinds of weapons, engines, shields, and more, all of which retain their unique benefits as the game progresses, with a research web whose contents are shuffled every game at your option.

Exploit interstellar phenomena such as asteroid belts and stars and exploit them for yourself or destroy them to deny your foes. Create and destroy new worlds through advanced technological research. Match your strategy against up to 10 other opponents (online or LAN-linked)


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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Having fun can be hard work 28 Nov 2011
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a great fan of games based in outer space whatever the style - from Elite, to Alpha Centauri to X2/X3 - and Star Ruler brings seems to bring all of these together in one huge game. Most of all it is a real time strategy game where you have to balance military, economic, research and colonisation options. It is an incredibly complicated game so although it is easy to learn how to play it is amazingly difficult to learn how to play it well. To help you do this there is an online community where you can swop info on designs and strategies etc (a bit like Egosoft and the X2/X3 communities).

Being a patient person I love this game to death. I can imagine playing it for years to come. The question people need to ask themselves before they buy this is, "Am I prepared to devote time to learning to play this properly?" I've been playing for a month (sometimes several hours per day) and I still make basic mistakes like overstretching my economy by colonising too fast or neglecting military development to pursue research and I get wiped out by the easiest AI opponent. But I'm learning and improving. This can be a bit frustrating hence the 4 star rating for fun

The game is being continually upgraded by the developers through downloadable patches. I can't get enough of it but I can imagine some people will just hate it. To help you make your mind up you can download a playable demo ant it's well worth trying this out before deciding whether or not to buy.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fairly decent 12 Nov 2011
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Game is fairly good, it does get a bit long winded tho, there is no campaign, strictly sandbox build up empire game.
Its highly mod able I haven't tried modding it myself, but the community has lots of different mods going that overhaul it and change lots of stuff.

The ship designer is really cool, when I say ship designer tho, I mean the internal workings of the ship i.e. engines, weapons, shields or armor, power source etc etc, the actual ship "skins" you don't design in game, however there are people who make ships models that can be imported, if you want some variety.

The one thing that I do dislike a little is the newtonian physics on ship movements, the way it works is your ship accelerates towards a destination, then slowly decelerates, like how our space shuttles work - one big engine burn to speed up then to slow down, now when you order ships to attack they quite often overshoot where they are supposed to be going, thus you have to like order them to a point about half way in between where they are and where you want them to go, just to micromanage the travel of ships.

This game has a lot to it, and can easily get confusing, so is not for the faint hearted, however if you like the challenge its well worth it. There is an in game chat window that you can use as well to chat to other people around the world playing it, even if your playing single player skirmishes.
Games can typically last at least 6 hours

If you want something more arcade like, I would recommend sins of a solar empire instead
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably Great If I Knew How To Play It 2 July 2014
By Chaddy
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I brought this game because i loved Elite game in old days on Amiga but this is just too hard to start playing as a novice new player to this game. Why no "walk through" tutorial at start of game to help learn controls & game play? I nearly fell asleep trying to read the instructions so unless a friend comes round who knows game & can show me the basics to get me started this game is going to continue to gather dust in cupboard under stairs. If you are serious gamer & know how to play these types of space games you might be fine, if like me you wanted to re-live the fun you had playing space games in the Amiga days forget it, you will be better off playing "Star Trek Online" for free, at least you get started & out there flying around doing stuff instead of looking at back end of space craft clicking away with no clue & nothing happening.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not that great 6 Jun 2014
By Kim Bak
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Really annoying way to keep track of you army in 3d space. It takes just about forever to learn how, and still then it is still troublesome to play the game. Fine graphics, though the gameplay is a bit stiff.
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