In Stellar Impact you command a space battleship in intense tactical combat with teammates!
User reviews: Mixed (410 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 12, 2012
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Includes 4 items: Stellar Impact, Stellar Impact - Artillery Ship DLC, Stellar Impact - Carrier Ship DLC, Stellar Impact - Support Ship DLC

 

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"One of my favorite takes on the MOBA genre, that being said online is dead. Only look into this if you have a way to get a games worth of players."

About This Game

In space, war rages between allies and axis forces.



In Stellar Impact you command a space battleship in intense tactical multi-player battles! You can choose between several ship classes--from the fast corvette to the heavy dreadnought. Make your own skills template according to your preferences: attack, defense, speed, maneuverability or reconnaissance. Upgrade your spaceship, its crew and the weapons system to get stronger and crush your enemies in various game modes.



Join the fight now!

Key features

  • Innovative gameplay based on maneuvers and positioning
  • A deep tactical and strategic content
  • Up to 12 players in a single battle
  • 2 factions with a strong graphical identity
  • 5 unique spaceship classes
  • Find the best combinations of skills for your ship to eliminate your opponents and support your allies
  • 13 battle maps and various game modes
  • Tons of equipment and weapons to loot
  • Manage the experience of your crew members to acquire new talents
  • Auto-matching will send you into battle with other players of the same skill level

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: Dual core 2.33GHz processor or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 275 MB
    • Video Card: 512 MB GPU memory or better
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME
It is online only, and there is no one online since 2013. The tutorial is broken and the game has no single player. AVOID THIS GAME. Thanks Steam for selling a useless product.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Nothing to say for a dead game.
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24 of 40 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,264.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
The most uderrated hidden gem of a game you will ever have the fortune to discover.

This game has by far some of the most tactical gameplay that you will encounter in a MOBA. Think 19th century pre-dreadnaught naval tactics meets sci-fi. That means momentum, fire arcs, crossing-the-T, manouvers, formations! Combine this with the level of customization available to each ship means that there is a depth to this game that will make the game very rewarding for tactically minded players, throw in some fleet composition in the pre-combat phase and you have grand strategy too.

The next best thing about this game is the community, although it is small. It may seem so small that it is dead... and yet every weekend you will see players flock from far and wide, messaging each other on steam and the unofficial teamspeak server to get that 6v6 rolling, and roll it will for 5-10 consecutive games or more. Sadly, without new blood any gaming experience begins to stagnate.

So I say give this game a go. Its on sale, spare change. It might be one of the best buys of the year for you.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
I will give the game a ++++ review but please do note the devs have forsaken the game

which is ok because the game really doesnt have many if any bugs to be fixed.

the player base is still around but its just spuratic at times.

9 ship classes 24 skills 3 offensive mod slots 3 defensive mod slots and a turret mod slot. the game lets you choose a ship class and make it yours.

MOBA in nature with some capture the flag for additional perks for your team. unlike League or DOTA where 1 person truely carrys a team this game requires teamwork and your faction (team) tech level (level bar) is for your whole team so when one person does good you all get to reap the rewards of new tech. upgrading yourself in game offensive or defensive as well as your faction and purchasing minion escorts if you didnt bring the skill.

Join the TS3 and if it looks dead.. its just everyone sleeping. i've played 12v12 and 10v10 and 3v3 games this month so the game isnt GONE.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Game is dead. Can't even connect to the servers.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
It is a good game, cool idea and nice take on the MOBA genre. For the price it sells you should pick it up if only to increase the sadly tiny playerbase but be ready for a long wait times for the games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Biggest scam ever. False promises, blatant lies and then abandoned by devs. I will never buy anything from this company again and recommend everyone to avoid these developers. I wonder how game which is dead for more than 2 years and it's MP only could still be on market. To me it's a dirty fraud.

Oh and don't forget they made another game called Etherium. Will they abandon it too ? We shall see.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
At least 20 of my 32 hours of gameplay I spent in queue with few more guys, waiting for more players to join so we could play.

9/10 Would wait again.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I've been unable to play this game for more than half a year, there's no response from the developers and the website is not functional.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Sadly its dead now.
Has cool features,but they are killed by low number of players.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
This game could be great. But the Devs gave up on it long ago. Please dont buy, there are no players online so you will almost never get in a match.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
From what I hear, this is a great game. Unfortunately, I've no way of finding out how accurate that is, as the multiplayer is completely dead. And since multiplayer is the only way to play, that means the game itself is dead. For me the only thing it was good for was checking an old game off my backlog and farming a few trading cards.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Department of Gaming Defence


Dear gamers,

We regret to inform you that MSG. Stellar Impact has been pronounced KIA as of 22 April 2015
MSG. Stellar Impact will be taken off of Steam within the next 2 years

DoGD
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
The game still works. The negative reviewers that are on the front page saying the server is shut down are liars.
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175 of 204 people (86%) found this review helpful
51.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2014
Before we begin let me just say that there's a chicken and the egg paradox here: Nobody wants to buy this game because it's dead, but it's only dead because nobody wants to buy this game. So for those of you who just want to know how active the game is right now, the answer is "dead as dead can be". At the time of this review I have successfully completed 14 matches after having "played" for 36 hours.

If this was a free game then maybe the user population wouldn't such a problem that it is now, but it's not. This game will usually get a 75% discount during major Steam sales, if you see it, buy it. And here's why.

Picture League of Legends in space, that's the gist of this game. But there's much more to it that than. There's an overall ship progression that carries over from games that allows your ship to grow more powerful over a period of time. At the end of each match you'll usually get rewarded with augments, weapons, and medals to customize your ship. And you can choose between 4 different skills to take into battle to better fit your playstyle, and as these type of games go you also have an "ultimate ability" late game to make that final push towards the enemy HQ easier.

There are two main game modes: Conquest and Battlefield. Conquest is the main League mode where each team tries to sweep across the map and smash the opposing HQ. What's really great however is that there's an emphasis on teamwork because there's a shared technology/upgrade pool. You can spend your credits to upgrade yourself OR you can give it to the team and upgrade your faction's capabilities, particularly the strength of your minion ships. Plenty of potential for strong team coordination.

There are a total of 6 ships available by defualt and 4 DLC ships with unique mechanics you can purchase that greatly change the playing field. If you're going to get this game might as well opt in for the full bundle and get those 4 ships, at it's 75% discount they'll literally only cost pennies.

A quick breatdown of the DLC ships:

Science Vessal - First of all this is the only ship to begin at level 2. It has some powerful board manipulating skills including scrambling the enemy's movement and a tractor beam to drag your victims into your team's firing range. It's ultimate is an all consuming blackhole.

Support Ship - The ability to drop turrets and repair station on the field is a powerful advantage, the support ship lives up to it's name by being a power tactical asset to your team.

The Carrier - Introduces a new squadron mechanic to the game. You are able to launch fighters that allow you to "hit & run" from a distance and harass the enemy frontlines.

Artillary Ship - Is able to bombard from a distance. Instead of line-or-sight like most ships the special cannon does almost instant damage with it's barrages. Fully upgrading your range will allow you to sit comfortably behind your allies while chipping away at the enemies defences with little worry for your personal safety.

Is the game dead? Unfortunately yes. Should you buy it at full price? Probably not. Should you buy it when it's on sale? Hell yes! Should you tell your friends to buy it? Definitely yes!!

For those of you who do end up giving this game a try a few quick tips: The majority of the remaining player base is European, so if you want to find a good game chances are you'll need to adjust to their timezone. If you can't find a game you can at least do a PRACTICE MATCH against the computer. (A lot of people complain that they haven't been able to try out all the ships without realizing there's a practice option.) You won't get any experience towards leveling your ship, and you won't get to have any real ship on ship battles, the maps only have minions and turrets. But it's a way to get familiar with your ship without the pressure trying to win.

This is a really great game whose only real problem is a lack of players.
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69 of 77 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
It's a shame. This game could be very neat and fun. But it never built any playerbase, and it's only multiplayer, so there's hardly anyone to play with. And the whole 5 people you MIGHT run into playing it out there can't stand new players and are complete jerks(insert curseword here). I've tried to play it multiple times over many months and every attempt when I actually get into a game, the other players spend more time whining that I don't know their private lingo or do exactly what they want me to do than they do actually playing.
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80 of 97 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Under No Circumstances should this game ever be bought, You cant give this game away, Why? Because it has no working multiplayer as the servers are empty and has no SP. DO NOT BUY
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101 of 131 people (77%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
This game has been abandon by developer. DO NOT BUY!
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50 of 56 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
This is genuinely one of the best games I have plated on the moba front. Instead of focussing on some pre-defined characters it focuses on ships which can be customised with various abilities. More importantly it becomes about using your surroundings in combat and playing towards your opponent's weaknesses. Stars, nebulas and asweroid fields become tactical possibilities through which to achieve victory.

However I cannot recommend it as it has no player base and from what I can tell it has been abandonned by the developers some time between last time I played it and the last time I attempted to.
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44 of 53 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I want to recommend this game, I really do. It plays great, reminds me a lot of Warhammer Battlefleet Gothic. Unfortunately, it seems the game is dead in the water. It has no playerbase, and since players are actually required to play, you'll spend more time waiting for a game than actually playing. Right now, I cannot recommend until they do something to get players back.
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