A hyperdrive malfunction sends Keith T. Maxwell tumbling through space and time to fight for his life against a mysterious alien armada that is wreaking havoc.
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Release Date: Aug 21, 2012

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With the recent release of Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD, Fishlabs Entertainment’s award-winning sci-fi saga finally blazes onto your Windows PC. Millions of installed copies and thousands of raving reviews by fans and media alike leave no doubt that Galaxy on Fire 2™ is the undisputed benchmark for open space shooters on mobile devices. And now it is ready to take the PC by storm as well and set it on fire with a compelling story line, next-gen 3D graphics, rich sound design and action-packed sci-fi gameplay!

In the game you will take over the role of the intergalactic adventurer and war hero Keith T. Maxwell. Catapulted 35 years into the future by a malfunction of his hyperdrive, he suddenly awakens at at the far end of the galaxy, where he quickly finds himself fighting for his life against a mysterious alien armada that is wreaking havoc on the warring races occupying this volatile sector of space. Despite his efforts to return home, Keith is drawn into a deadly plot to investigate and stop this alien menace. Along the way he must fight space pirates, trade cargo, explore new territories and negotiate with shady characters to uncover the truth about this powerful enemy and ultimately find his way home. Old friends and new enemies join forces as Keith takes command of a dangerous intergalactic mission that sends him deep into enemy space, bringing the war to an explosive conclusion that will set the entire galaxy on fire.

Follow the rich and engrossing storyline through a fully 3D, war-torn galaxy with over 10 hours of action-packed gameplay, or head off on an interplanetary journey of your own design: mining asteroids, trading ore and supplies, taking on mercenary missions, working as a pirate and manufacturing new weapons and equipment as you seek adventure and excitement on the final frontier. Buy and customize more than 30 different types of spaceship to aid you in a variety of heart-pounding missions, including escorting convoys under pirate attack, capturing intergalactic criminals, rescuing alien VIPs, transporting valuable goods between star systems, commanding mercenaries on dangerous tactical assignments and recovering alien technology from the darkest corners of the galaxy. With fully customizable controls for mouse, keyboard and gamepad, Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD brings the finest outer space adventure to your PC - bigger and better than ever before!

Key Features

  • A vast, living galaxy with over 20 solar systems and dozens of beautifully rendered planets
  • 100 unique 3D space stations and more than 30 customizable spaceships
  • Unique reputation and diplomacy experience systems
  • Choose between story-driven, mission-based and sandbox gameplay
  • Complex trading system with over 170 different commodities
  • High quality visuals and a rich 3D soundtrack including full voice acting in English and German
  • Optimized to take full advantage of the rendering power of current generation PCs and older models alike
  • Fully adapted controls for mouse, keyboard and gamepad
  • All 3D models rebuilt from scratch for next-gen visuals, featuring four-times the original resolution and even more textures on all spaceships, stations, jump gates and asteroids
  • Individual texture sets for all 30 spaceships including diffuse, normal, and specular maps in an HD 2048 by 2048 pixel resolution
  • Enhanced background images and resolution on space environments and planets for a crystal-clear experience on large HD screens… and beyond
  • Additional DirectX shaders and post effects as well as heavily revised explosion, engine flare and muzzle flash special effects

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel x86 compatible CPU with SSE 2GB RAM
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9c compatible garphics card with more than 512 MB RAM
    • Sound: DX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel x86 compatible CPU with SSE2 3GB RAM
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9c compatible garphics card with more than 512 MB RAM
    • Sound: DX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Product received for free
Galaxy on Fire 2 ™ Full HD, simulation game with space theme and science fiction. This being developed by Fishlabs Entertainment GmbH and distributed by bitComposer Games, released on 21 August 2012. Galaxy on Fire 2 originates in mobile version which was eventually brought to PC, put in full HD.

Google Play Version

Unfortunately the game looks like it was ported, for lack of a better expression, only in its base version in which has less stellar systems, planets, ships and bases.
His story really gets interesting addressing time travel and its ongoing attempts to show what someone is able to undergo to reach your goal. Unfortunately the course of gambling it ended up tiring and losing its depth, it ended up taking me to become unmotivated to read, finally taking me to skip the dialogues.
The battles in the game are fantastic and fun, but there might be battles involving different tactics and not just go out shooting and noted that the differences are only the use or no shield.
Soon to control the ship for the second time, you will notice that it is very different from starting with a good delay to reach the goal points. Just then we realized that the game has upgrades system which is working well and equipped items should avail the need of the mission for a better chance of success.
Overall the game has about 10 hours of campaign and about 15 hours of secondary missions. Being them:
- Destroy certain amount of enemy ships.
- Transporting items.
- Transporting people.
- Mining certain items.

Things that caught my attention in particular:
- The environment is beautiful, especially the planets.
- Evolution system and adaptation of items, which make the player create other tactics to succeed in the mission.
- Being open world.

GOF 2 can draw attention both for the beautiful world that has, as for his synopsis. However after all, it may be just what really pleases, not that you can not have fun, but it's all so simple and time-consuming that eventually becomes boring because even if you are moving in the story, which will see why functions unlockable, nothing else will change. Its main and secondary missions are interspersed as it basically should do the same things: follow up to a point, autopilot or not finally deliver something or defeat someone and then immediately part to another location, a bit of history and return the beginning of the cycle. It is also surprising that the PC version has less expansion than the mobile version, here it is full HD, however which could save the game even more content, is exactly what is missing. Thus I believe that is not worth it.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I played this game A LOT back when it came out for iphone and I absolutely love it and think it's the best game n the app store to date, but I'm disappointed by the PC-version because unlike the mac-version you can't get the expansion packs
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
137.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Very simple yet fun space shooter. Just don't expect any depth whatsoever.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Not recommended because it's not the full game and so buyers are well aware this is a ported mobile game that should have stayed mobile. Took me 37 slow and semi-afk hours to collect every single achievement in this game, and most of them are a bit grindy, especially to visit exactly 100 of the game's 100 total stations. I did that while at work, and nobody even noticed I was gaming on my tablet pc (Dell Venue 8 Pro) because it was that uneventful. Of my time playing, a very small percentage of it was spent advancing the plot, and most of it being achievement-conscious and thoroughly visiting every station as I moved around the map and took on select non-story missions as they were offered. My method actually ended up quite well aligning with finishing top-equipment blueprints and having enough money to acquire an end-game hull right when the story completion wrapped up the checklist of gold medals still missing.

I played through it all with a mouse. It was doable, but a whole line of ship upgrades, namely -maneuvering thrusters-, were completely useless because they only made it harder to keep the darn ship going where you want it to.

Combat amounted to this order of events: Approach an enemy, they are already approaching you. See incoming fire that cannot really be dodged because all the ships you drive are sluggish (they do all have fast pitch/yaw control but are drifty with high inertia and low top speed). When you're close enough to start dishing your weapons out, you do, and the enemy and you neither fail to dodge this first volley. Then you pass by one another, and the enemy never fights back after that because all you have to do is make your 180 degree turn and then keep the enemy on your screen and he'll never get another attack angle on you. Some weapons auto-aim, which is frustrating when they lock on to something other than your intended target, flagging you as a traitor to friendlies. The only way combat in this game becomes hard is when there are potentially over a dozen ships all coming at you this same way.

The game has [supposedly] more depth after DLC, better controls, and is generally just more appropriate on the iphone or android as a mobile game.
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340 of 380 people (89%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
Well, let's start with the good.

-As you can probably see from the screenshots, the game looks nice.

-Fairly large, open universe.

-The filler parts of the game are well designed and somewhat enjoyable.

-It runs at a solid 60FPS

-The voice acting is ok.

Now for the bad:

-The campaign is really short. I've clocked just over 7 hours and I've spent at least 3 of them mining and doing freelancer missions. The campaign itself is somewhere between 2 and 3 hours at best.

-You don't get any advanced ships or weaponry during the campaign. All of the rewards from the story missions combine to about 100k which is the price of a single high end piece of equipment. Top of the line ships meanwhile cost upwards of 2 million. Thus you'll spend most if not all of the story flying a starter ship or one marginally better and if you want the end-game stuff, you'll have a lot of grinding to do.

-While we're on the subject of the story, it's quite mundane. Without spoiling too much, it boils down to some gibberish-speaking aliens popping up all over the universe and stealing cargo and we have to stop them. Who are they, why are they doing this, is there more to this? Who cares, just shoot them.

-The universe is underdeveloped. There are 4 different factions but I only noticed that when one of them started shooting me because I got friendly with their enemies. Who are they and why are they fighting is a mystery. Naturally, you can't affect the wars (which incidentally would've made for a much better campaign than what we got)

-The combat. It feels like a poor man's Freelancer combat and that game is what... 10, 15 years old? I think it suffers from being developed for mobile devices.

-Lack of support. Apparently the developers were very surprised (and quite unpleasantly so) by the fact that PC players didn't throw twenties at them for the 2 hour experience and they've decided to essentially take their ball and go home to the iOS crowd that has more money than brains. As a result this is all we're going to get. No patches, no DLC, no modding support, nothing.

-The developers themselves. Looking over a few of their replies to their customers, reveals them to be quite arrogant and obnoxious.

-The price. Frankly, the game is overpriced for what it is. If they had bundled the DLC with it, MAYBE it would be worth 20 bucks. As it stands, it most certainly isn't.

In conclusion, while the game has it's moments, I can't recommend it at it's current price. If you can get it on sale 70% + off, go for it. Otherwise, stay away
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347 of 394 people (88%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015

This is normally an Android and iPhone game and it's free on Andrid. Don't know about iPhone version.
But the PC version is $20, and doesn't even have some of the free content of GoF2 Android.
Android version additionally has:
Loma system and Kaamo club (Shima System) and about 10 more systems that PC version doesn't have.
30 more ships in Android version.
PC version doesn't include autoturrets, mines, sentry guns, and more cool weapons.
More blueprints in Android version.
Top-tier equipments aren't included in PC Version.
DLCs aren't included. In Android even if you buy all DLCs you don't spend $20.
9 achievements aren't included.
Why Deep Silver? WHY!?
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197 of 213 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Galaxy on Fire 2 isn't a bad game. The graphics are good, combat is okay, and there's a fair variety of missions. I cannot recommend it, however, because the game was functionally abandoned by its creator. GOF2 started as a tablet game, and like many such games, the best and most interesting parts are available as DLC. But Fishlabs only ported the core game to Windows, and they've made it crystal clear that nothing more is forthcoming because the Windows port "didn't make enough money" to bother supporting any further. For what I paid, I assumed that content was already included, and after finding out that it's not only not included, but it will *never* be available, I feel ripped off. There is no way this game is worth anywhere close to the asking price. Fishlabs Entertainment doesn't deserve your money because they don't support and stand behind their products.
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154 of 170 people (91%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2015
DO NOT BUY FOR PC! If you really want it, get it for your phone.

At first I was rather excited about this. It is, in just about every way possible, a very basic, simplified, single-player version of Eve Online (even some of the ship/station names and appearances are a little too similar to be purely coincidence). It is a freelance space simulator where you are a pilot and must hop from starsystem to starsystem trying to make a living through mining, combat missions, bounty hunting, or even just freighting trade items from station to station. Then you can put your earnings towards whatever you need to further your goals, better mining equipment, tougher armor, better weapons, larger cargo holds. The idea is solid, but execution is lacking.

Outside of the very very beginning of the game, mining became immediately useless as you could make far more cash in less time through combat missions. And by the end of the game even the combat missions had been phased out once you had a good cargo hauler and the ability to warp anywhere in the galaxy without having to system hop. You end up with 2 systems where you buy up all of an item for cheap, then warp to the other and sell it, then warp back and repeat.

Your money also tends to just sit around. In my first hour and a half of playing I'd already found and purchanced (without the use of guides) the best armor, shields, scanner, tractor beam, repair bots, and mining laser. From there there was nothing left to upgrade apart from getting bigger ships and better weapons. And thats only cause the best weapons are pure luck as to whether you will find them, but I'd already secured the best readily available ones. It's flat upgrades across the board you are looking for and since you can sell items for the same price you buy them unlike most games, you never lose money. If its better, buy it, cause when you find the next upgrade you can just sell your current for full price and buy the next. Theres no reason to try and save money or skimp out on small upgrades as you can't really lose money even if you try.

The game is also incredibly easy. At no point did I ever die while playing, or even come close as I recall. This game originated as a mobile phone game so the controls are very simple and oversensitive with a mouse, and enemy hitboxes are unrealistically large to the point its hard to miss.

It was a mobile phone game that was poorly ported to PC. At multiple times my UI buttons would flicker on and off, some of the menus just wouldn't work requiring you close and open them a couple times, and trying to actually use any of the buttons on the HUD instead of hotkeys was the most aggrivating thing ever as it seemed to desire to actively fight swapping from having the mouse control flight to having the mouse control the UI. Click to swap to pointer mode, a second late it swaps you back to flight mode, click it again and yet again before you can get to your target button it swaps back to flight mode.

Their worst mistake? They also decided to NOT INCLUDE THE DLC!! A horrible mistake as many parts of the dlc fixed many problems with the gameplay by adding some extra use to mining, so extra storylines beyond the single super short story, extra side missions hunting down high bounty criminals to extend the end game, adding automatic turrets to actually make turrets useful, adding extra ship equipment so you dont stagnate an hour into the game with the best stuff, extra ship and star systems to hit up for better missions and gear, a main base to call your own for storing items and ships so you can have more than a single ship at any given time, and this list could go on longer. With the DLC included, this would have been a decent freelance starfighting game worth picking up on sale and playing through in a weekend. Without the DLC it is a horrible thing that will get incredibly boring shortly into your playthrough and leave you feeling incredibly cheated out with just how little they give you to do.

Sorry for the long post. Really wishing I'd gotten this on the phone instead...
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162 of 188 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
When I say I do not recommend this game, DO NOT TAKE IT THE WRONG WAY:
Galaxy on Fire 2 is an amazing game in almost every aspect and I simply loved it on both mobile and pc. However, the cost for the PC version is simply too high, especially considering that none of the expansion packs are included or even available. If these expansion packs were to be added in future updates I would recommend without hesitation, but the cost and knowledge that "Supernova" and other expansions will never be added is too much.
Great game, with some unfortunate mistakes. If its ever on sale though, consider getting it for sure.
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110 of 130 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
It's overall a every good game, I've played it on my Android phone for around 10 hours.
Be ware! This game on steam does not include any DLC as iOS/Android does.
It took me several hours looking for ships/space station that exsit only in DLCs...
I strongly recommand you to wait for the DLCs.
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33.4 hrs
Posted: October 26
I have the normal pc version, but i want to get the expansion packs for valkyrie and supernova. I want to get them without having to download some stupid mod that might ruin my game altogether. Is there a way for me to get the packs. Also I read on the forum that for some devices you have to go to the store again and buy the game and once you say download it will install the packs but that was only for IOS devices like mac and iphones. Plzzz help cuz I love this game to bits.
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9.0 hrs
Posted: October 10
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36.7 hrs
Posted: October 5
When will the by new missions ?
Very good game i liked.
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7.3 hrs
Posted: October 3
ok first of all i bought the game cuz it says full version but its missing storyline 2 an 3 an its missing at least 10 of the best ships (an i mean they awesome!!) and its missing the space station where u can choose to keep your ships that u buy and most importantly its missing all the upgrades u can get for all the ships u buy.
I had the complete game on my tablet but my tablet was too slow to play the game properly so i got it on steam hoping that i could finish it but i cant.
So anyway this is still a cool game but only about 2 days of playing will get u the best of everything.
also for the people who ARE going to get the game if u see vossk organs get them cuz they the rarest product in the game an any dealer who wants them will pay over half a million for 10 tones whitck is at least 50% profit
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19.7 hrs
Posted: October 1
I'm enjoying the simplicity of this game. There are some parts of the game that are mediocre such as the graphics, which are dated and a bit glitchy. The interface is useable, but not that good either, ie control icons on the screen are set too wide apart, which might be ideal for a phone but not for a 32" screen! The HD is good, but the graphics are jumpy and fractured at times; I'm running a top end system with a gtx 1080, so I'd expect smooth movement and graphics not tearing of the render on screen.

Okay now the good points, the story is very retro (which I love) all-in-all good fun to follow, and has kept me interested. I wish more games had decent stories.... I like the ships and upgarding system too; these are fairly stock for a game of this genre, but it adds a feeling of customsation, which players of this genre will enjoy. I can't say I've seen much point in trading so far... Mining is okay too, but slow going. The freelance missions will help with your cash flow problems. The really good aspect of this game is the price, it is still a mobile games price.

With a bit more polish on the PC Hud/ UI, a look into the glitchy graphics, I'd give this game based on the cost comparison a 9/10. As it is I'd say 7/10. Worth a buy based on the price.
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10.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
I know this was a converted mobile game but it still felt short, easy and lacking. It was decent but it is something I would wait for a sale on. I wish the expantions were released to fill it out a bit more.
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