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 (586 reviews)
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."

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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
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 33 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
A nice little game, which reminds me a lot of freelancer (in a way smaller version).

You're taking control of a space-pilot, who is accidentally jumping foward in time and finds himself faced with an alien threat.
Don't expect anything groundbreaking or new from the story, but it serves it's purpose.
The characters you meet are kinda clichee/flat, but the dialogue is good enough to keep you going.

Apart from doing the main quest, you can do in between whatever you like. Trading, fighting off pirates, doing escort missions, mining asteroids for ore etc. pp.
You''ll earn money from doing so, which you can invest in a new spaceship and equipment. There are quite a lot of ships to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. More cargo, better hull, more slots for primary weapons...

Depending on how man equipment slots you have, you can choose to install mining lasers to mine asteroids, getting different sized cabins to transport passengers, getting a shield, a cloaking device etc pp.

There is also the possibility to buy trading goods and sell them somewhere else for a higher price. Though the economy isn't really complex or deep in any way.

The main storyline isn't very long and also the systems/sectors aren't that big, they basically consist of an asteroid field, a space-station and a jumpgate.

So, if you don't mind a rather small space, repetition in quests after a while (to get money) and a relatively short main storyline, this might be for you if you liked Freelancer, Starlancer and similar games.
Posted: September 5
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
44.4 hrs on record
For those that find the X series of games a little intimidating this is probably the game for you.As a big fan of the X series I was looking for a 'Space Fix' as the new X game 'X Rebirth' is very very broken at the moment but I should point out that Galaxy on Fire 2 HD is no where near as in depth as those games so if you are a fan of the X series this game may not fulfill your space sim need.If however you are looking for a more arcade type space sim Galaxy on Fire 2 maybe the game for you.

The basics are simple enough..there is a storyline(a short one) and there are various freelance missions you can take at the stations to earn money and buy upgrades for your ship or buy another ship..you can also mine asteroids (an annoying mini game but a cash cow non the less).

It's certainly not a perfect game though, maybe it's because it was originally made for the Android/IOS platform and the pc version was an after thought but there are silly bugs and game oddities to contend with..For instance Pirates attack you on sight, regardless of how many 'friendly ships' are attacking pirates at that time the pirates will ignore them and come straight for you..sometimes shooting at you the moment you enter a sector(and before the sector entering animation has even stopped playing).Also some freelance missions have you attack convoys smuggling goods..fair enough..but the escort ships for those convoys may well be a 'friendly' fanction so once you shoot them down your reputation goes down with them and they will all attack you on sight..doesn't seem to make a difference how high your reputation is either with a faction...try to help out in the middle of a pirate attack and it just takes 1 stray 'friendly fire' laser and they all turn against you.

The freelance missions are the typical transport goods..deal with some pirates..taxi some people around..there isn't much else to do though they do pay well at higher levels if you are just going for the 'make money' approach.

Overall i obviously enjoyed it enough to play for over 40 hours but as I said I was looking for a space fix and was prepared to see past the flaws in this game..if you are looking for an easy introduction to space sims(and I use the term Sim very loosely) then give this a go(when its on sale)..ideally though you would invest 40 hours into X3 Terran Conflict or Albion Prelude for the same style of game..just done a heck of a lot better.
Posted: April 26
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52 of 82 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
No. Just hell no. Let me tell you why.
Game is abandoned on PC. There are no updates, every update is only for MAC or other platforms. Game mechanic is awful, you can't change keybinds or mouse sens, so whole gameplay force you to luck-shoot agaist enemies. Maybe after 10 minutes and 10000 bullets 1 will hit enemy. The idea of this game is nice, graphic looks cool, flying is fun. Everything is great, but not this crappy mouse movement that you can't change through options. First fight is totaly hard when your mouse is flying around everything but not the enemy. I was trying to play this game, but it's impossible due high mouse sens that you can't change.
Posted: May 29
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
A casual and light weight space-conflict/exploration that can't hide its roots as a Android/iOS game. Obiovusly as a game developed for tablets and phones it's very easy to pick up and is far less bloated and complex than other recent games in this genre such as the X series.

The game is broken down into a main plot that runs alongside freelance missions, open ended trading and mining. The first thing you'll notice is how easy it is to control and play, even with a mouse and keyboard it's easy to pick up and master in a matter of minutes.

Combat of which there is a lot is rather predictable and shallow, pirates will appear at most hubs and you'll soon find them a minor annoyance rather than a serious challenge. You can be helped by station defence fighters and by hiring wingmen to protect you although even on the hardest difficulty they are rarely needed. You are able to outfit your ship with up to four primary weapons depending on how advanced your ship is and four secondary weapons. Primary weapons constitute a selection of different laser based weapons whilst secondary are rockets and bombs.

In order to afford these upgrades you'll need to make money and you can make money quickly, easily and in a number of different ways. Completing missions is the fastest way to make money and these can be picked up from various talking heads in the bars of each space station. However they soon become repetitive and lack depth, you'll be offered a variation of defence missions, clean up missions, escort missions, retrieval and transport missions. The only thing that differs between the missions on offer is the location.

The next best way to make money is to trade goods between stations or mine for materials from asteroids from asteroid fields outside each space station. Mining is a mini game of keeping your cursor within a circle whilst it moves erratically as the circle becomes smaller. Once you've mined enough ore you can sell this on for a minor profit. Trading is a simplistic affair as you buy and sell a wide range of goods from station to station.

The worst part of the game however is the awful dialogue and amateurish voice acting, another of those occasions where just text instead of bad voice acting would have improved the game. If you can't afford good voice actors it's sometimes best not to have any. The protagonist is Keith T. Maxwell, yes you read that correctly, they named the main character Keith. The name Family Guy mocked as being the "most unattractive male first name in the English Language". Not to be outdone by such a terrible character name they follow that up with characters called 'Mkkt Bkkt' and 'Erkkt Uggut'. The plot itself isn't too bad if not clichéd. It centres on a mysterious race called the Voids who are striking at outposts across the Galaxy from wormholes and it's up to Keith to save the day. However the terrible dialogue and voice acting makes you want to avoid it or rush through it and to play the game as an open sandbox world instead.

Even with all these criticisms I would however just about recommended the game. It is extremely easy to pick up and looks pretty in places. It also doesn't require a big time investment or more than a few minutes to learn the game mechanics. A lot of people have described it as a poor man's Freelancer which it is but it still enjoyable enough for fans of space-conflict games and there isn't a great choice out there at the moment. Obviously this will change with the upcoming Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen.

Playtime: It took me 15 hours to complete the main storyline and most of the achievements and another 5 hours of idling to complete the last achievement.

Achievements: 100% completion, 92/92 achievements. They were easy to collect and the majority are obtained during a play through.
Posted: June 16
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Finished the game in 10 Hours.
Fast and easy story line, really fun to fly around and attack anyone you like :P
Posted: June 17
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105 of 124 people (85%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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