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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Jango Wolf
( 25.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
So the first thing that sucks about this is that it is missing the DLC. Which is why I don't like the idea of dlc. They tend to go missing in pc ports.

The rest of the game is good. Two things worth noting are how annoying mining is and ships. I learned pretty early on that it is just a good idea to just buy the next ship you can afford. Most of the time they are better and you will automatically sell it to buy the next one. So there is no reason not to. I found the mining to be annoying because of the mini-game for it. I am basicly a sitting duck on a asteroid and the only way to stop mining is to blow up the asteroid. Which sucks. I did find out that if I actived my cloak right before I begin mining it will stay on, but I can't do it while minning. So I would have just prefered the simple approach most space games make with minning. Just float next to the asteriod and shoot it with a minning laser. I highly recommend you just completely forget about minning. This is a combat space game. Just focus on blowing up pirates and who ever people pay you to blow up.

Story was alright.
Weapon selection is good.
There are only a few different types of missions.
Ship upgrading kind of sucks because the best ship cost the most.
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DeathByFire105
( 73.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Dev team missed multiplayer option. would have been 10/10 would play non-stop if it had one.
get it for the single player its a good way to spend a day or 2
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ScrewBioware
( 44.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
It's fun but the mobile versions are free and you can buy the expansions, which will not be released for pc sadly.
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Sexy Knight
( 63.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Okay I know, its a mobile game ported to PC.

I know that the OSX version actually has more DLC.

But that aside... man this game's pretty fun.

It really is nothing special, but it's decent fun. Theres a lack of spaceshipy games on steam, soo if thats your thing, you'll enjoy this!

After like 40 hours of gameplay there is literally nothing else to do, but I mean, those 40 hours we're pretty fun.
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nordstar66
( 108.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Great title. Shame that the DLCs are not available on pc.
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supergreenperson
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
This game doesn't have its DLC on PC.

Edit: Just wanted to say that this game is absolute trash without its DLC, and that it absolutely in no way whatsoever supports any manner of gamepad. You should definitely never purchase this absolute ♥♥♥♥ product.
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Leonardo Myst
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
I would love to recommend GoF...
But the PC version is essentially abandonware as the developers put their focus on the mobile version.

If you're looking for a good space explore/trade/combat/sim for PC stick with the X series.
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Deadpool
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Brilliant game if there was more of a game but kind of just dies after awhile no DLC on steam but you can on other version in my opinion i don't recommend it on steam but buy the game some where else it's worth a play
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Big-Ben
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
I played this on the iPad, but no longer owning a tab, I thought I'd get it for my laptop. I was a little disappointed really. I've completed it in a little under 2 hours, and there are no expansions available. For my iPad there were expansions which gave me loads more missions and loads more features. Why aren't these available for the PC?
The game just seems unfinished without them, and well, after completing it in a couple hours, thats it. There isn't much to do now.
I'm certainly glad I bought this when it was on offer.
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Dies-A-Lot
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Nice graphics, for its age. I liked the various cartoon face icons they used for comms channel. It was a nice touch. Also liked that once the story is over, you can actually spend time exploring.

Unfortunately, fairly boring and unengaging story. Lots of grinding to get decent gear. The usual "we don't care if it's a space game, we're going to pretend we never heard of Newtonian physics", but I'm getting used to the lack of phoques game developers give.

It was vaguely amusing. But not great. Still, probably worth $2-$5 or so.

Pet peeve: automatic targetting system. If you want to fire a guided weapon at an enemy (say, to not run the risk of hitting a friendly during a furball), you have to let the automatic system lock on. Unfortunately, if there's a friendly anywhere NEAR the enemy, even nowhere near the targetting circle, the system will lock on to the friendly, not the enemy. Even if the friendly is behind the enemy. Which is very annoying. Also, if you try to use the automatic targetting system to lock onto the station (for docking), it's just as likely to lock onto an asteroid BEHIND the station.

Other pet peeve: (slight spoiler)
Other pet peeve: if you're anywhere NEAR the freighter, even behind it, when it's going through the worm hole you'll end up pulled in ahead of it and it's game over.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game doesn't have its DLC on PC.

Edit: Just wanted to say that this game is absolute trash without its DLC, and that it absolutely in no way whatsoever supports any manner of gamepad. You should definitely never purchase this absolute ♥♥♥♥ product.
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324 of 363 people (89%) found this review helpful
21 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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335 of 385 people (87%) found this review helpful
21 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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194 of 212 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 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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155 of 174 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 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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161 of 187 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 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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108 of 128 people (84%) found this review helpful
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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53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
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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104 of 141 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
For reasons i can't begin to fathom, this game seems to be a popular target for bashing... largely by people who have either never played it or only played for a few minutes. It may not be as complex as the X series of games, but personally i think that is one of many plus points about this title.

This game essentially plays as a slightly dumbed down version of the classic Freelancer, and is every bit as enjoyable as the title that clearly influenced the design. So, it's easy to pick up and start playing, plus it has an engrossing storyline which it also allows you to follow at your own pace (so you can put the story on hold while you raise enough cash to buy yourself a much better ship and/or better equipment and armaments, for example).

Visually the game is very pleasing, even though there are occasionally some very serious jaggied lines in clear view no matter how much anti-aliasing you're using. I run the game with 8x AA and 16x AF and yet they are still quite prominent, especially on the space stations. Incidentally, in the game configuration application it has the option to run 16x anti-aliasing but this option is always greyed out and i've never been able to select it... nor do i know anyone who has, no matter what graphics card they are using. This is one of only two negative points. The other is that stability could be improved. I've only had the game crash twice, but it is annoying when it happens during a mission and you need to start it from the beginning again.

The console versions of this game may have additional DLC which will not be coming to the PC version, and yes that is a shame that we won't be getting it, but don't let that sway you from buying it. The core game itself is extremely good and well worth buying, especially at the low price it's currently on sale for.
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