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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (875 reviews) - 76% of the 875 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2012

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"A very fun Freelancer-style game with a short story-based campaign and plenty of missions to do afterwards."

About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 53 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I have found this game to be thoroughly enjoyable. From doing quests, buying new ships, exploring the galaxy, finding or purchasing really neat upgrades, Galaxy on Fire 2 has the whole package. The story seems rather interesting, starting off with a hyperspace malfunction which takes a well known war hero to the other side of the known galaxy, decades into the future. Starting over, in an new corner of space, during a vastly different time, chart your own course and reclaim your identity.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This is a highly enjoyable game.

You play as a pilot thrust forward 35 years in time after an accident in his spaceship. You end up in the midst of a war and need to find your own place between 4 warring factions as well as pirates and the Voids, an alien species no one knows much about.

This game offers a wide selection of vessels to suit your various needs, you can work in mining, as an escort, a freighter, rescuing politicians, as a merchant, cleaning up garbage and so on and so one.

You can also hire other ships to help you out.

Each ship is customizable with various slots and there is a tonne of different types of equipments to choose from. Suffice to say you have a lot of stuff to play around with yet it never overwhelms you.

The graphics are very nice and the music score fits very well. Controls as decent although could be better but nothing that detracts from the experience.

The achievements are both in game and in steam and fill a purpose in-game as every medal you gain you earn more cash from your assignments.

The story is also nice to follow along and if you finish it before finishing all the achievements you're free to keep playing on and characters in the game will respond differently to you.

All-in-all this is a good game and I recomend it, it will give you 20-25 hours of good gameplay.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
please add the addons of this game (the google play store ones) to steam !!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Galaxy on fire 2™ Full HD is a brilliant space-trader and fighter simulation. It encompasses the full range of space trading; from mining astroids for raw minerals to trading in each space station to get the most money. I just finished my playthrough of it, although on easy, as a first comer. I might have to try the game out on harder difficulties to see what truely this game can offer me!


=Open world

=Freelance missions

=Plenty of things to do


=Cheesy storyline near endgame

=Fighting isn't the best

=Collison boxes on stations

Besides those pros and cons, I definately reccomend this game.
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