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 (650 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

    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
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 41 people (95%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
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.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD is a space-based flight arcade simulation from Fishlabs Entertainment, it is a PC remake of the Galaxy on Fire 2 game on iOS and Android.

Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD, in terms on gameplay, it is very similar to the iOS and Android version. You can mine asteroids for resources, fighting pirates, buying and upgrading ships, doing missions like destroying space garbage, defending space station or transporting cargo or people. For a PC game, Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD is too short and very lack of features. It's very fun to play, but there's just not much to do in the game, especially since the DLC wasn't released on PC.

Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD graphics are indeed good, but to called it Full HD it's just kinda lying. You may call it false advertising. Other than that, the graphics are good and the performance are great, no lags, frame rate issues and such, the game is playable.

Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD is a good game, fun to play, but kinda overpriced, unless the DLC are included with the base game. I recommend this on sale.

Rating 6/10
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30 of 48 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I have spent many hours playing this on an iPad and truly love the game. But without the additional content (and with the knowledge that it will never be released for PC) I would advise folks to pass on this one and any other game these developers put out. It is the add-ons that make the game fun...without them it is so-so.

Frankly, I feel ripped off. Twenty bucks for half a game. If it is ever on sale for $3.99, pass anyway.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Plays really well on PC and while it lasts is fun. It's a cut down Elite style game with a story that is sufficient for style of game (just don't expect anything special) and lots to buy and upgrade to. Unfortunately the life of this game is where it falls down. Without all of the expansions available on the mobile versions (Apple/Android) you soon find yourself at the end of the game with all the upgrades available and a wanting for more. Disappointingly the expansions are not available so the fun ends there and that is the only reason not to recommend this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Calling this Full HD is false advertising, Gimped HD is far more accurate. It has no pc support and none of the DLC will ever be released for it, furthermore, non DLC content, like the top tiered ships (Ghost, Dark Angel, etc.) have been removed from the PC version. Apparently the devs hate pc gamers.

With that said, its still a lot of fun, just keep in mind that 3/4 of everything mentioned in the guides you won't be able to do.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Game is FUN, but they didn't do as much with it as they could have, or should have.
Blueprints are a bit overly painful to usye. Moneymaking - mining is the easiest thing to do for cash.

Apperantly the DLC isn't available on steam yet, either.

I ahve finished the main quest lien, but there's a ton of sidequests to do that aren't really that interesting. Anyhoo, gonna wait impatiently for the dlc to be piorted to steam, hopefully at a decent price.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I highly recommend this game but not on PC because it's free on android and iOs devices and you can buy the DLCs for it. The PC version doesn't have any updates or DLCs because it didn't sell good. Well I'm not surprised because it doesn't worth 20 euro while it's free on other devices.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Let's clear up the elephant in the room.
This is a port of an iOS game. However, the game looks and (mostly) feels like it could have been a PC exclusive. Heck, it's the prettiest game I've seen. The FPS is also really solid, with no problems at max settings.

The controls are solid, with a streamlined playstyle that's meant for iOS and transitions well to PC.

The story is, well, a bit ♥♥♥♥. Just a load of missions strung together. Nothing too special. Also, Keith's a ♥♥♥♥.

With that said, the game has a lot of room for simply flying around and enjoying space. The soundtrack really emphasises that. (I speak from my hundreds of hours on the bus playing the iOS version)

Sadly, Fishlabs went on to make GoF: Alliance, leaving this game with no DLC on PC (and the DLC is pretty damn awesome)

If you love space flight games, or can get it for cheap, pick it up. If you want to try it, get it on iOS.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Small taste of what Star Citizen will be like.

No DLC! Mobile version of the game has 4-5 different DLC's but not full version.
Story is pretty short if you skip the few types of side missions etc.
Game could use with more ships, weapons types and enemies,
blueprints are almost non existent.
Fractions and reputation could be expended. No reward for sticking with one-two fractions.
Hanger could use of more ways to build your ship etc.

Great game regardless. Can't wait for GOF3!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This is a great game. What I've found that got me turned off from it eventually was the fact that there's no music (or dull music, I can't remember) and less overall "life" to the world because of that, and also because of not much ships flying around. But the game is great, that's for sure. Especially if you like Space Rangers game for example.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Rather fun space exploration game. The non-mobile version feels... unfinished. It ends quickly and leaves you hanging a bit. If you can get passed this fact, then this game is quite enjoyable.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
its good and all BUT.....where are the DLC's ??? Let us BUY them...what??? you dont want to make more MONEY with them??? dont see the logic in not wanting to make money :(
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Let me start off saying, this is a really short game... If you let it be. However, after having played for about 5 minutes, I was contacted by a friend on steam who saw what I was playing, and told me to take my time as the game was really short if I just followed the storyline.

As it turns out, he was right, and I'm glad I listened, because what I got was a really good experience instead of a mediocre one. The ingame timer says I completed it in 11 hours, 45 minutes, and I'd estimate the main storyline would take about 3 hours or so. That's not to say I was extremely thorough, because there's a lot more systems to see and more expensive ships to buy than what I saw, and purchased, but the game did end rather abruptly, and after it finished there was really little reason to play on (though it's a possibility as it's open ended).

Now, the game is probably the closest you'll come to playing freelancer again, and it's not really in the same league at all. This is a much more simple version of the same style of gameplay, but it's not without its charms. The voice acting is appalling, but you quickly learn to just smile at it, and completely disregard it (at least that's how I coped with it).

So what makes this game fun? Well, it's one of those sandbox type games, where sure there's a main story, but you don't really care so much, as there are lots of star systems to visit, with even more planets to dock at. Each planet has a space lounge, where you are offered side missions for money, or good/bad deals in terms of merchandise. These missions range from the typical defend this convoy, or destroy the pirates, to scanning out a traitor at the local defense force, and getting shot at by everyone else afterwards until you dock, or transporting goods, or passengers to other systems. It's a good idea to do these missions, as it sets you up with a base currency so that you may buy a better ship with more equipment slots.

The real money making doesn't start to roll in until you get a so called Khador drive, which lets you travel to star systems without using a jump gate. This is part of the storyline, and won't take long to get. Once you have that, you're able to sort out what's profitable to sell where, as long as you have been docking at all stations in the system you've visited (it'll give you system name for where it's most profitable to sell a certain item at), but enough about that. Another way entirely to make money is to mine. You do this by outfitting your ship with a drill and getting a scanner, and then just drilling astroids outside the various stations. It comes with a minigame of its own, but it was rather boring, if you ask me, so I didn't really get into it.

You also have to be careful who you do missions for, or against, because there are 4 "friendly" factions in the game, and they are paired up against each other, so doing missions for the Vossk will decrease your Terran reputation to a point where they will outright shoot at you, and refuse to let you dock unless you bribe the station chief. You can fix this by paying a diplomat which sometimes spawn in space lounges if your rep is low enough, but it'll cost you a pretty penny to do so.

The story itself is nothing new. Start out with nothing and find out it's up to you to save the world.

There are many different ships to choose from in this game, and they are all different in terms of weapon/equipment slots, armor, the way it handles, and so on. You can outfit you ship with a wide range of modules, including shield, armor, tractor beam, cloak, booster, agility mod, warp drive, passanger cabins, and more. This allows for a great deal of flexibility. The weapons comes in form of primary and secondary. The primary slots are for your autocannons, blasters, lasers, and what have you, and the secondary is reserved for missiles, rockets, or emp bombs to disable enemy ships (this will also allow you to steal their cargo if you have a scanner and tractor beam for example).

You'll see combat almost everywhere you go, so some good advice would be to get a shield and an armor mod and equip them on your ship as soon as possible, and go from there.

Actually.. I will finish the review off with a couple of things I thought were a great shame.

You can't really play this game with a controller. The game allows for it, but this being a iOS port, it wasn't designed for it, and even if you are using a controller, everything ingame will be listed with keyboard commands on the HUD. The keyboard/mouse works well enough, so it's not a big deal, but I thought it was weird.

Two expansions were released for the iOS, which supposedly made the game a lot better, and introduced new mechanics (upgrades) and ships to buy along with a new storyline, but that will never make it to the PC.


I could ramble on, but I suppose I've written a lot already.
Overall I really enjoyed the game, and if you can live with a less than stellar experience, I'd recommend you get the game while discounted, and enjoy the ride. There are a ton of achievements you can chase to keep you busy, and if you want the best ships in the game, you'll be playing for many more hours than I did, so in terms of bang for buck, I certainly got mine.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Objectively, I must admit that Galaxy on Fire 2 shouldn't really standout from any other game in the genre. There are games with much more in-depth economy systems, games with more advanced flight simulation, and games with a better storyline. Like I said, it shouldn't stand out. But it does, at least for me.

Something about this game just does it for me. The atmosphere is handled so beautifully. The game has a really immersing vibe, and the way everything comes together into an overall experience is just fantastic. Particularly when starting a new game, I get really into the look and feel of the whole game. It also has fantastic graphics and art; the ships have some really cool designs, and the stations have really sexy interiors when you're docked. There's a lot of nice touches in the presentation as well, like difference in audio when talking to somebody in person vs over radio.

From a gameplay standpoint, this game is better viewed as a more casual entry in the space combat/trading genre, but what it does it does well. If you're a hardcore player, you may want to look elsewhere, but for everyone else this is simply not a game to be missed.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Having a great time mining, running missions, and shooting up pirate ships and pirate bases. Very relaxing gameplay, and very easy to control with keyboard and mouse. Circle strafing the bad guys always feels good. Stronly recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
I first found this game on iOS and so jumped at the chance to play it on a device with higher processing power than a 4th gen iPod Touch. The graphics are amazing compared to the iOS version because my iPod coundn't handle the HD version of the game. However, somethimes they can be a little bit too much. I was a little annoyed that (last time i checked) the Addons are only available on iOS. Despite this, I still think that this is a great game and would definitely recommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Excellent game! I remember as very long time ago I played it on the phone, it was very cool. And now this game is and on the PC, I advise this game for all. I like all about space :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Galaxy on Fire... everyone knows mobile verison of this game. It was always one of the best games on old Java phones. But how does it work on PC? In fact, it's weak. Mechanics which worked great on phones, on PC is simply too boring. After short while game becomes very repeatable - just fly to a gate, shoot down everything you can and fly back. And again. And once more. And even one more time. GoF had a lot of potential, but unfortunatelly, it was lost by simply copying game from phones, instead of expanding it to make it fit PC standards. It's good to bring back memories about old java version, but even great fans of it will probably abandon PC version after few missions.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
FIrst, let me explain my NO recommendation. It would be hard for me to recommend this game without playing it completely through. That said, I stopped playing it within the first few hours. Weeks later I installed it again, to give it a second chance, and again stopped playing it within the first few hours.

I, honestly, found the game didn't hold my attention. I've played games similar to this one and have been extremely drawn in by not only the galaxy but the story content, "Freelancer" comes to mind. That said, this game really didn't have anything for me. I found the space missions to be somewhat short and rather dull. The commentary, aka storyline, lost my interest before I even left the first station. Graphics were a little dated. Equipment and effects seemed plain and ordinary. There really wasn't anything to keep my attention. This game isn't for me. Note, I said "for me".

The whole reason I got this game is because it came highly recommended by some Freelancer playing friends of mine, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Obviously they liked it, which means there are people out there (perhaps you) who will enjoy it as well. For me, it failed to entertain.

I'm not going to recommend it, as I personally didn't enjoy it. I'd much rather stick to Freelancer, which may be a dated game (so is this one) but is still, in my opinion, at the forefront of the space RPG and has an extensively powerful modding community.
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