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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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phenix234
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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Guardian Wisp
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Good graphics and good single-player offline campaign. You should buy this game if you love challenges.
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Nova
10.7 hrs
Posted: September 19
On mobile, it was great, on PC and here in steam, with no DLC, you will have gone through everything this game can offer in just 6 hours. I spet the extra 4,7 hours grinding credits because i thought DLC would be included, which it isn't.
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Z3US
16.2 hrs
Posted: September 15
I feel that alot of the negative reviews are because they havent bought over the expansion packs yet.
Excellent controller support, feels very nice and fluid,
Absolutely beautiful textures etc. A joy for the eyes,
I love the gameplay & missions, nothing too complex, just good fun,
Mining and shipping feels rewarding to me.

Played the iOS version of this game back when I had an iPhone 4, had all the expansion packs, absultely loved it. Its an absolute classic.
Purchased the game as I wanted to give the HD version a go, and Im very happy overall.

The one gripe I have is I WISH WE COULD GET THE EXPANSION PACKS!
PLEEEEEASE <3 Id buy all of them without delay. It would expand the game so much.
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jpping10
47.9 hrs
Posted: September 8
I have replayed this game many times over. most fun i have had on a space flying game ever. wish i had more just like it!
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CMDR Darkstar Dragon
24.7 hrs
Posted: September 2
I found this to be a fun game to pick up when I had nothing else to do. The story is on the short side, but is still fun to play. Game would be better if they added in the expansions from the mobile versions and added multiplayer but wha6t can ya do? All in all, a fun space shooter.


7/10 -Needs mods
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Fantastic game. I definitely recommend you get it, but not here - download it from google play or the app store for your phone. The mobile version has two incredibly extensive expansion packs that I definitely recommend you buy - these expansions are not available for PC.

Plus you'll get the added bonus of having the game everywhere you go, so that helps.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Nice looking but very basic space shooter. Probably ok for playing on a tablet but on PC there are much better alternatives.

So I'm not saying it is a bad game, I would still not recommend it on PC as there are much better alternatives.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I enjoyed this more than I expected to.
I enjoy having something to play in a window while I watch Netflix, and I enjoyed doing so with this game.
Sure, it may not have the visuals or depth of other genre games on PC, but..
The graphics are decent enough, and crisp, if lacking in some level of extra detail.
The mechanics are broad if lacking complexity compared to other games, but I find them to be functional.
You might find you agree with some of the comments in negative reviews, but I had fun enough that it's a thumbs up for me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Galaxy On Fire 2 - Full HD Review

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Rating: 6.0 / 10* (see below) - An average space shooter with a bunch of problems

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Pros & Cons

+ Pros +

+ Nice graphics remaster, for being a port from a mobile game
+ Good variety of equipment, weapons and goods to buy and trade around
+ Secret Blueprints and star systems are a nice addition


- Cons -

- Very unbalanced, even at maximum difficulty the player is ridiculously overpowered
- Short, stereotyped and boring main questline
- On Windows, the two expansions Valkyrie and Supernova are not available, but are on Mac
- Broken economy will get you absurdly rich in a very short time with minimal effort
- Side quests are useless in terms of rewards: pirating / mining reward MUCH more in MUCH less time
- You cannot destroy space stations
- No unique quests, NPCs, dialogues whatsoever apart from main quest, just the same quests all over

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Conclusions

Galaxy On Fire 2 HD only has better graphics, but at its core is still a cheap and hastly made mobile game.

*I gave this title a sufficent rating because we understand it is a porting from a mobile game, but still even for a mobile game, the quality is pretty sub-par in many fields i mentioned above.

No game depth, serious unbalances in gameplay and repetitivity cripple this game, which could be as far as decent, but right now is low-tier mediocre on the verge of just bad.

I suggest buying it only for a few dollars if on a good sale, if not, forget it, it's simply not worth it.
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352 of 394 people (89%) found this review helpful
24 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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354 of 405 people (87%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. INSTEAD OF IT GET THE ANDROID VERSION.
THIS IS A WARNING YOU WILL AGREE.

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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198 of 217 people (91%) 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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158 of 178 people (89%) 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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164 of 192 people (85%) 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
Recommended
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.
but.......
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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