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 (856 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
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
It's good but it is also free on the Apple App store and the Google Play store. So only buy it if you want to play a simple entry level space sim.

*It is REALLY easy to grasp. If you never played a space sim before but were always interested, this is a good way to dip your toes in the genre.
*It has a learning curve a 6 year old could grasp.
*It's as casual as a space sim can get (this may be a negative for some)

*It's short
*It has little to no challenge
*Being a good entry level space sim, it is very basic
*No cockpit view, so immersion is limited

Overall I'll rate it 7/10. I had a good 10 hours of fun with it on my phone. I'd say wait and see if it goes on sale though. I know you can't really rate a game on price, but you can value it on the principle of price and with $20, you will not get your money's worth when you can get it for free, or an older more in depth space sim for the same price or less.
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9 of 14 people (64%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game isn't for you if you're a real stickler for space-sim.

Tl;Dr: Its a freelancer-like that's worth a play if you can get it on sale, but don't go into it with high expectations of a deep long game.

The controls were made for an iOS app, so the whole combay system is 'simplistic' at best and 'hilarious' and worst, but works well for what it is and is not clunky. The enemy ai only has two modes, 1. Fly straight at enemy and fire when in range, 2. when you get close, turn around and fly straight away from the enemy or at a slight angle, turn around when far enough and repeat from the top.

On top of that, all the npcs are actually faster than your ship. You have only one speed, and its slower than all npcs except large freighters can move by default. (and even the large freighters are almost as fast as you). The only way to keep up is to use the booster addon you can install to your ship, and its sort of a 5 second speed boost followed by a long wait for another, with inertia absolutely not conserved whatsoever. In combat, actually, npcs will slow down to as fast as the player can move, and then at scripted distances will speed up suddenly to normal speed.

The story starts cheesy, gets good, and then ends horribly really quick. That ending, man.

It feels like the dev team started with a good concept and got most of the resources and plot done for the first chapter of what was supposed to be a AA game for iOS, and then got bought out and fired and replaced with a team of college students with a 1 month-from-now release deadline.

The gameplay as a whole is pretty nice and a good timewaster, but enjoy the random sandboxy stuff you can do and don't dive too quickly into the main missions or you'll find it ending really suddenly (With a pretty terrible ending that also leaves more questions then awnsers).

Turrets are absolutely useless. Don't even bother with them. They're all manual, and in order to make them not useless hood ornaments you have to open the interface, press the turret button, and then slowly wheel the turret around while your ship helplessly flys in the direction you left it.

Apparently automated turrets were added in an expansion, but the expansions are only purchasable if you have the iOS version of this game, and the devs have clearly stated that they are NOT bringing the two expansions to the pc version EVER because they're "a mobile gaming company".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Very cool game with nice graphics.
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