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Space Rangers HD (PC DVD)

by Excalibur Publishing
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • New pirate subplot
  • Major technical overhaul
  • Extended soundtrack
  • 10 new text adventures
  • 15 planetary battle maps
  • 20 government missions, unique non-story events, new equipment and micro modules


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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  • ASIN: B00FS43QMC
  • Release Date: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,443 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Space Rangers HD: A War Apart remasters and expands the world of the cult classic Space Rangers 2. While the coalition spends all of its resources to fight the Dominators (sentient machines who seek to eradicate all life), the pirates have united under the banner of a mysterious leader. Under this new master they have begun their own guerilla war to seize power in the weakened galaxy.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Keith_Joseph HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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'Space Rangers' was a highly rated but mostly unknown video game from 10 years ago. It was an obscure offering from Russia's 'Elemental Games' back in 2005, two years before 'Supreme Commander' arrived. This is the second Space Rangers game, now released on Steam as 'Space Rangers HD: A War Apart'. It is the same 'Space Rangers 2' game remastered with additional content, and it's well worth a few hundred hours of your time. Granted the game moves all over the place: you can trade, you can fight, you can scavenge, you can build, you can text chat and you can undertake missions, plus there's the pretty, if somewhat retro, futuristic graphics that jump around from static menu driven screens to live action movement and fighting. The game is set in the year 3300, and looks like Eve-online crossed with the original Starcraft game, although game-play is more akin to that of 'Tradewinds Legends' (in PC story mode), the BigFish trading/fighting game which my teenage son and I quite like.

In Space Rangers HD you start off as a solo spaceship captain and choose how to make your way through the galaxy - and you are part of the Space Rangers, a very ancient non-military order pledged to defend the coalition of planets. You can choose to be a Warrior, Mercenary, Merchant, Corsair (a kind of fast shady-dealing semi-pirate messenger I think), or Pirate. The game offers five different races including human and five types of careers upon which you start, and your personality and space craft reflect your race and your profession. Some races and professions are more respected by other races in the coalition. But what makes this game different is that the galaxy is being slowly taken over by "Dominators", a Borg-like robotic race which annihilate fleets and take over star systems.
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By G. Wake VINE VOICE
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Once you get it working you get a game with various different kinds of play. If you imagine Elite (complete with trading, rambling text based bits and slow moving space battles) with a little Command and Conquer cum Mech Warrior mixed together in one game then you’ve got Space Rangers. It’s quite pretty, but the interface is woefully out of date and the game play slow, fiddly and not really worth a lot of effort. I had a number of goes at playing it, followed the tutorials (which is not as easy as it should be) and got bored each time. There are much better, more interesting, more modern games than this.

In order to get it working, to install this programme you must also install Steam (which involves a download so you’ll need to be online,) create an account and register the game against it. On the plus side Steam means you can install the game by on more than one PC, without the CD or licence, and by downloading it from Steam and have access to the community side of Steam with forums, guides, videos and reviews. Unfortunately, for this game, the majority of the ‘community’ is in Russian so may not be that useful if you don’t speak Russian.

I’ve found having Steam installed somewhat complicates the process of running the game. You end up with the Steam bootstrapper programme trying to run all the time and it seems to be forever trying to sell you something else (through the Steam store) Furthermore I’ve had more trouble getting Steam to work on my new Windows 8 PC than I have with anything else for years and I’ve found the online support really isn’t really very useful. It does work fine on my Windows 7 laptop though.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Baffled 25 Jun. 2014
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Not really sure what the purpose of this game is - can it really be that boring? Or am I getting it wrong.

The installation went fine although it takes a bit longer than usual games as you have to install the additional "steam" which means you must be online to register etc.

The tutorials were wordy and not entirely clear and I got bored very fast. I tried it on a couple of occasions, but ended up giving up. Graphics-wise it looks nice though...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old School 16 May 2014
By Mr. M. Regan - The Regsy TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a bit dated looking, not a lot of swish in the graphics or sound department, or sound for that matter.

But then again it doesn't really need it, its not a first person shooter or a flight sim looking for photo realism, its a turn based strategy game, that has a lot going for it, pretty simple to master the controls, not easy to master the game. Its a proper old school tactical game, the kind of thing that will keep you going for hours, days, weeks maybe even months. Its got a good mix of style here as well with space combat but land based combat as well, you can customise your ships and land units to try and outfox your foe.

This is a game that will keep you going for a while, as long as turn based strategy is your thing then I recommend this, I have knocked off a star for the dated look, not so much for the game itself but it is the same for the menus and in game controls, otherwise great.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing 30 April 2014
By Margaret7 VINE VOICE
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I asked two young folks in my extended family to road test this game. They do a LOT of gaming and were very excited to have a new one to get into. However they found it disappointing.
On the good side, the graphics were great and it ran smoothly, but the bad side, in their view, is that they felt it was not clear what you had to do and it was very boring just flying around in space. There were no 'missions' - and the tutorial did not help. It was also very slow to install and they would not recommend it to anyone who is a first-time gamer.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
I quite enjoyed this. It is certainly much better than many games put out by the publisher.

It is quite easy to play and can probably be played on fairly old PC’s. Read more
Published 8 months ago by The Emperor
4.0 out of 5 stars Old School Space Strategy
This is a hugely enjoyable old school computer game with some updated aspects.

As a turn based strategy game it works very well as you trade between planets etc and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Zipster Zeus
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern version of Elite
Many years ago, I played Elite on the BBC micro.

This is like a modern version for the PC. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Paul Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars Old Skool!
This is a proper old skool game! Think back to the early 90's when games were on big floppy disks, and they went on for hours. Read more
Published 9 months ago by MSU
3.0 out of 5 stars Space Rangers
I've read in another review that this is based on an old Russian video game? Whatever, my nephew who gave Space Rangers the once over,said it was OK as far as graphics and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jago Wells
4.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem
I first played this minor classic several years ago, before it was graced with a coat of new content and an impressive HD top hat. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr. Paul S. Bird
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK but a bit dated.
Space Rangers HD

Test run on an Intel I5 CPU (first generation), 16 Gb DDR3 1600MHZ RAM, 1 TB 7200 and a five year old graphics card (I forget the spec exactly)... Read more
Published 10 months ago by RJP the Book Boy
4.0 out of 5 stars Marmite
Space Rangers is something that you either love or hate. Overall it feels a bit outdated so you'd have to be a real fan if you want to look beyond the old graphics and music. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rob Collins
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
Not the most enthralling game I have played this year. Although the premise of the game is relatively rehashed, the lack of story and poor quality game play make the playing... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Astore Stargazer
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