Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. The whole world for PVP and PVE!
User reviews: Very Positive (4,326 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 27, 2013

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"If you can stomach the tiered progression grind of games like World of Tanks, this is a sci-fi ship-combat version that's worth a look."
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December 25

The fleet power counter!



Artifacts have been collected but it's just the first stage of our preparations.
Do not neglect brute force, stronger fleets is what we need!
Each vessel will be important in the upcoming battle!
Hurry, there's no time to waste!

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December 25

Panorama: Unknown Space


Unknown space
Some pilots managed to get into previously unknown and extremely dangerous locations. Apparently, what they saw was a mysterious Alien world full of secrets. Scientists believe that these areas are in another part of the galaxy, or probably even beyond it. Others put forward the theory of a parallel universe and subspace outside our space-time continuum.
Follow the link to see the beautiful panorama!

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Reviews

“Star Conflict is a rather brilliant action-shooter”
Manapool

“It’s a Russian MMO heading to the west”
Rock, paper, shotguns

“The game, which will blow up the world of space”
Playground

Just Updated



Update 1.0 has officially ended the beta testing stage!
All players have now access to the new global game mode "Invasion"!
You will see - new ships, craftable T5 ships, new modules, new achievements and, of course, the alien invasion!

Hurry up to take part in the station protection from the alien attack, which has already begun!
"Invasion" is just the beginning!

Read more at our official website

About This Game

Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish.

The whole world for PVP and PVE!

  • PVP battles on dozens of space locations
  • PVE missions and quests for groups or lone wolves
  • Unique sandbox mode with extensive PVP and PVE capabilities
  • Corporations' battles for influence
  • More than a hundred ships of various types and purposes
  • 9 tactical roles, hundreds of modules and the possibility of modifying
  • Production of modules and ships!

Key Features:

  • A Fleet at Your Fingertips
    Take command of varied battleships, from nimble scouting ships to heavy frigates loaded with guns and rockets. In due time, you can command your own fleet.

  • Survival in outer space
    You can undock from the station and travel around space colonies invaded by an ancient alien race. You can complete quests, collect valuable items, craft modules and ships, meet other players to fight or team up to resist pirates and evil aliens from deep space.

  • Choose Your Path
    Each ship can be used for strategic missions—investigate the area, hunt enemies from the shadows, or gain support from allies. Impressive arsenal of weapons and gadgets, as well as the opportunity to craft items and ships will help you with it.

  • If You’re Not With Us, You’re Against Us!
    Form an alliance with friends to create a deadly squadron of elite pilots. Fight with other players, perform PVE missions. Create corporation and take part in the battles for control of the territories. Enter your name in the annals of Universe history.

  • Gain Experience and Skill
    Develop your abilities, establish specialized skills, and perfect your tactics. You could rush into battle full-force, operate stealthily from a distance, or sneak around your enemies and strike a crushing blow from behind — the strategy is up to you!

Story

Three thousand years have passed since the first colonists left Earth. Now the galaxy is divided between the militant star empires and independent mercenary groups. In a remote corner of the galaxy — Sector 1337, the area of the dead — a world has been left behind. Here, the ruins of a great civilization of Aliens have recently been discovered. Huge factories and sprawling cities are falling into decay. Fragments of ships lie on the fields where massive battles were once fought. But there is not a living soul. Everything has been destroyed by a mysterious Cataclysm — a pulsing anomaly that burned out all life within this sector.

This doesn’t stop mankind, the new «owner» of the Universe. Mercenaries and adventurers have flocked to the sector to sift through the ruins and loot its abandoned artifacts, without consideration of the danger. Many have disappeared — including members of well-armed expeditions — but those who have managed to return have uncovered unprecedented riches. So looters continue to come here, to find the Aliens’ lost treasures — and to fight for them.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium-4 / AMD Athlon II
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: 512 MB NVidia / AMD Radeon / Intel (HD 3000, HD 4000) with support for Pixel Shader 3.0 (AMD Radeon X1000 not supported)
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 x64
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon64 X2 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: 1 GB NVidia GeForce 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5750 / Intel HD 4000 and newer
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard (10.7.X)
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel
    • Graphics:512 MB NVidia / AMD Radeon / Intel HD 3000, HD 4000
    • Hard Drive:At least 3 GB of free space
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    Recommended:
    • OS:Snow Leopard (10.8.X)
    • Processor:2.3 Ghz Intel
    • Graphics:1 GB NVidia GeForce 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5750 / Intel HD 4000 and newer
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:At least 3 GB of free space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium-4 / AMD Athlon II
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: 512 MB NVidia / AMD Radeon / Intel (HD 3000, HD 4000) with support for Pixel Shader 3.0 (AMD Radeon X1000 not supported)
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and newer, or SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon64 X2 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: 1 GB NVidia GeForce 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5750 / Intel HD 4000 and newer
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
473 of 500 people (95%) found this review helpful
258.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I would love to recomend this game, I honestly would. I played it for a very long time, Baught many of the packs, and contributed as a community member... And loved every moment of it....

The Game keep's growing, Keeps expanding, and keeps getting better and better content wise, as a game.


However,

As of late, in the last 6 months, the game seems to be degrading based on my below observations:


1. F2p, P2p. Or Sub Based?

* It is now 100% Pay to win (Actually it's sub based desguised as an F2P, you can download the game for free, even play for free "Technically", but if you actually want to progress your character you must purchases a Sub, or Licence).

If you are not willing to spend money, do not install this game, I am one of the payers telling you this.

I saw people complaining about this, so I let my licences and some other things run out, just to see what the deal was and if the complaints were valid, Sadly.... They were. You can not progress at all without one.


2. Power Tripping, Unprofessional, Abusive Admins and GM's.

I am not going to sit here and insult the Admin Staff as a whole like some, as there are some who are generally good people who try to do the job properly.

However,

A great majority of the "Visable", Admins, community managers, and GM's etc, are sadly infact exactly the above. They will make comments, level threats, make up rules, or interpret rules to their advantage so they can punish you, just to show you they can.

Not because you actually did something "wrong" or violated a rule, but because you "upset them personally" with something you may have said or an opinion you have expressed.

The main issue I suppose is that if the Admins etc, were to actually follow the rules and enforce them, they would be forced to permanently ban themselves for violating them.... Repeatedly.


3. Some of the changes to the ships, have rendered them almost useless, when compared to other ships of the same class. Some small tweaks would fix this issue, and Balance between the races is now definitely an issue due to ship specializations, and specifically their assigned special weapons/abilities.

An easy fix to this would be to allow the player to change these like any other module, to whatever they want.


So with that, I can not conciously recomend this, what could be, a fantastic game.

I am not going to stop playing, and of course if the above changes, and the Dev's crack down and get professional admins, rather then immature ones, as well as fix some of the other issues, I will happily change this review, and recomend it in the future,

~Mal
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475 of 512 people (93%) found this review helpful
168.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
I want to give a positive review, I really do, but it feels dishonest to do so.

This game is plagued by its own development team. Unless you are a member of the Russian Master Race your problems and concerns are of no interest to them. The Devs do not want to support a non-Russian community, provide materials for the non-Russian Wiki, collect feedback from non-Russian players or even give complete patch notes to the non-Russian player base. They don't want to fix glaring issues with the game, they don't want to know about what you find fun, and they sure as hell don't want to provide a quality experience - that might get in the way of monetising you!

The core mechanics of the game are good, but used to be better. Much of the game's content is burdened by insane amounts of grind to coax money out of you, and other elements of the game are sealed behind paywalls to ensure proper Pay to Win behaviour is enforced.

Play it by all means - you can have fun providing you don't go beyond Tier 3 - but don't invest any money in it.
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901 of 1,022 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Abusive Admins. WARNING!!!!!

I previously recommended this game, but I can no longer do that in good faith. I was talking in chat, stated an opinion and was muted by an admin for an hour because he wanted to "prove a point." Read some of the other reviews. This is a pretty common issue.

UPDATE: I've now been permanently banned from the discussion page by a moderator because of this. I'm honestly shocked at the blatent abuse of admin privileges. It's a shame because I did enjoy playing this game up until this point.
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295 of 317 people (93%) found this review helpful
170.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Grindfest to the max. Pretty much just doing the same thing over and over, day in and day out, feeling like you're actually achieveing something. This game used to be a lot of fun. Maybe because the lower tier ships weren't so maddeningly far out of reach. I used to feel like I didn't have to spend money to enjoy this game. Then I bought a 3 month license just to start progressing. After all the effort I put into the game and not progressing very much, I had to take a long break from it. Came back after roughly 3 months and it's still pretty much the same game. Ridiculously long wait times to actually play, even more attempts to convince you to spend real money on the game.

The devs are moving it in a new direction, which is nice, but this is one of those games where I wish it wasn't just a perpetual beta. Just like FireFall, it seems the devs are focusing on the wrong areas and are adding new content without addressing existing issues. Feels like a huge letdown. Granted, it is free to play, but I was hoping for something more.

If you've played World of Tanks, you've already played Star Conflict. Sadly, I had let them both go. Seems too many games fade out because it's all a money grab... It might be for you, but after more than a year, I've come to realize this is not for me. Take my input with a grain of salt. You never know what you'll like unless you play it.
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306 of 343 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
"Abusive Admins. WARNING!!!!!

I previously recommended this game, but I can no longer do that in good faith. I was talking in chat, stated an opinion and was muted by an admin for an hour because he wanted to "prove a point." Read some of the other reviews. This is a pretty common issue.

UPDATE: I've now been permanently banned from the discussion page by a moderator because of this. I'm honestly shocked at the blatent abuse of admin privileges. It's a shame because I did enjoy playing this game up until this point."
-goblox

♥♥♥♥ the power tripping admins
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251 of 276 people (91%) found this review helpful
96.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Used to play this game a lot. Absolutely loved it and now? What happened? It legit turned into crap. Admins are very biased if you aren't russian and the new update and tier changes just ruined the game. Don't even bother after T3. You'll get clobbered. PvE was a lot of fun with my engineer ship and for PvP when protecting the VIP player. It's all down the drain now.

Such a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ shame
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250 of 275 people (91%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Admins are abusive and are ignorant, they will ban you for literally anything including opinions that aren't directed at anyone.... When the Pacific rim came out and someone in chat asked people how it was, i said i watched it high and loved it and they banned me.... Feel really bad that i wasted 50 bucks on a game i don't play anymore for stupid bs like that.
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247 of 278 people (89%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I started playing this game when it was in a very early stage. You might even say it was a beta stage. The game was great, 2 PvE levels, a good ship tiering system, balanced gameplay for paying and non-paying players...

... But all that changed when 'the update' came (around last year or so). Ships that had certain powers suddenly had different (underpowered) powers, other ships that had certain 'roles' suddenly became other roles and you had to dismantle your entire ship and buy new items for it. PvE became less rewarding and paying players became extremely overpowered, almost forcing you to buy stuff/experience yourself.

And when a F2P game is forcing me to buy stuff, that is where I draw the line and stop playing. You should not even start this up, it will only end in frustration.
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180 of 196 people (92%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Star Conflict is a good looking arcadish space sim with pretty fun gameplay and enjoyable flight physics. The ship models looks great with some really well designed maps and sky boxes.

Unfortunately, just like vast majority of free to play titles, this is an incredibly grindy game as you progress up the tiers while it feels more and more pay to win too. I think it is also a bait and switch as the first couple of tiers are pretty fair and enjoyable but as you move up the tiers of your ship, the grind and pay to win gets exponentially worse.

Avoid it at all cost. I do not recommend this grind fest. A game should be an enjoyable experience, not a grindy mechanism that feels like a second job.
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345 of 423 people (82%) found this review helpful
172.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Been playing for about a month now was really enjoying my self

Then what i feared happened was playing a game (Domination) and one of the GM's was in the match was abuseing the team for loseing i had a go at this person now i wish i kept my mouth shut but told him he was a donkeys ♥♥♥
Then 30 minz after match BAM!!!!!! chat banned for 24 hours got harrased and warned if i ever have a go at any gm i'm out of the game for good WTF!!!

I think they belive russian Communisim and censorship is forceable on every living citizen of the planet

All I Say Is This People Be WARNED you utter a peep at a gm or any one else who knows a GM even if your in the right
Watch out buddy the russian Communisim hammer is gonna rain on your parade

Spent about $500 Australian will never ever buy or even look at another Gaijin Entertainmet Game again
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271 of 335 people (81%) found this review helpful
1,866.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Mixed feelings. Good Game, but abusive admins.

Game it self is good and highly addicting. Its a space shooter the maps look good. Not many like it. Its grindy like most free to plays.

Now the bad.

1. Most expensive free to play I have encountered. I have about $800 in this game.

2. The Admins are abusive and insulting. All the admin are aged 15 to 22. Don't ask how i know, just trust me I did the research. That should explain the bullying issue right there. There are many other who have stated the same thing in their reviews about admin abuse.

3. Mature rated game that curses at you, but even discussing moderation will get you banned let alone if some ones says any foul words. There is a profanity filter, so their really is no need for them to troll the chat box like they do.

4. Once you progress to the upper tiers, their matchmaking takes a long time. Sometimes longer than 10 minutes for a round that last as short as 2 minutes. The only way to keep from going bored to death is to hit the chat box which will lead you into trouble even if you do not use profanity.


I have a in game clan. Its been very successful (top 10 most of the time) and is the reason I have so many hours and money in this game. Many times I have the game open just to capture the chat logs to help my fellow members later on when I get back.

My main issues is; I should be treated better simply because I have invested so heavily into this game. As far as pay to win, that's not what I was expecting, nor is it so. I am not a rule breaker. I always help people, and yet this is the only game ever where I have been moderated, let alone banned multiple times.
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121 of 133 people (91%) found this review helpful
259.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Well i played this game when it was at an early stage, even bought a pack, then suddenly after the patch where some ( alot ) of ships where remade and most turned obsolete and some given to the russian comunity in a tier that about the majority of the rest of the comunity didn't have i lost my faith in this game. You couldnt play against russian teams because they either abused games or just used aimbots to do their dirty work. The forums of this game are a joke, the mods there are either abusive or rude or both and have little concept of what they should do in there. The game turned from fun in PvP to a grind where some are carried by the dev team and the rest are the cash cows. If this is still the case, stay away from this game or dont bother buying stuff, i did it and i regret it.
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114 of 132 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Seems like a massive money hole to me, about as pay to win as you can get. You have to pay quite a lot to win as well it seems, meets all sorts of income levels.
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87 of 96 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I rate this game negative albeit I intend to play it further a bit and had some fun with it.
It can be fun and is challenging but there are many negative aspects.
- Pay to win. All currently available DLC's cost you 223,94 €. You get 4 or 5 AAA Titles for that.
- There is a short Tutorial but the game is very complex and most things are unexplained. The Wiki is mostly in russian language.
- Grind. All you do is to level up different ships to get a better one with slightly improved stats. rinse and repeat.
- You can loot occassionaly usefull things for a certain module but since there are so many modules you can rarely update the stuff you need right now.
- Balancing. The balancing is NOT for a fun game experience but solely for generating money for the developers. You will see MANY artifical walls which restrict you from progress when you don't want to pay the "incredible" prices for things that should be in there right away. this appears like extortion to me. And this will never end no matter how much you have paid already.
- Long waiting times (1-5 minutes, European Server) when you want to do a battle. Be sure to have something to read for that time.
- Depending on time of day few players so the battles are filled up with "stupid" bots.

I have not done much PvE and been not in a Corp so I cannot rate these aspects. But corps mainly require Voice Coms (Teamspeak) so this only works if you live alone.

Other reviews have mentioned unfair bans. I have none experienced myself but I will certainly NOT pay (waste) hundreds of Euros when the game can restrict me from playing it that easily.

So the game can be fun if you like Grind and are willing to pay many money. Everyone else should be aware that this is a simple cash mashine for the developers where you provide them the content (opponents) and shall even pay for it. The more I think about it the more I dislike this business model.





as reply to TigusVidikis's comment:
>Pay to Win??? why?
Because you can speed up your progress significantly with real money. Faster progress means faster success and an advantage over players who don't do it.

> Premium ships are just different ships. Better in some stats, worse in others.
But they start fully leveled. Non-premium ships are therefore worse from their stats until they are leveled up also. but there is little point in flying a leveled ship any more since you mostly want to level up the next one. so for most of the time the premium ship IS better.

>The only real thing to give you an edge is and indirect bonus, if you go premium you get more XP and more loot.
more xp and more loot (items, upgrades) means better stats than one who doesn't pay. better stats means better chances. better chances means winning more often. winning more often means even faster progress. so from my conclusion this IS pay to win.

from what i have seen you can achieve most things by stupid grind. but it will take you a long while and will certainly not be fun for the most time. the game is purely balanced to annoy you so much until you pay. and the developers are greedy.
for 1 € (euro) i get 300 galactic standards (gs).
one month of premium licence (+50% xp, extra loot) cost you 3000 gs = 10 €
a second set of implants cost you 2000 gs = 6,7 €
a rank 11 ship costs you 6.2 million ingame credits this are around 12000 gs and thus 40 €.
to change ONE visual aspect of ONE ship costs you 150 gs = 0,5 €.
even beeing the mentor of a new character afaik costs you 200 gs = 0,7 €.
so if you want to play it seriously and have fun doing it you have little chance without paying. thats what everyone starting this game must be aware of. if you have plenty of real money to spend play it. but don't let you fool by the "free to play" tag because this is a lie.

I see that the developers must eat and want to be payed for their work. but the payment scheme applied in this game is obviously greedy and reminds me of extortion. and this is not only my opinion i have heard several other people mentioning this as the most annoying aspect of the game.
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82 of 93 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Abusive Admins,,You will have to spend after the first 72 hours,, that is if plan to be competive,,, Not a Russian?? then dont speak in chat because it will get you banned,,, Disagreeing with admin,, Even politly will get you banned and told if it happen again ,, banned from the game,, Zero respect for the players,,,The admins are cutting this games throat,, Just thought I save you from getting yours cut in the that process :)
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110 of 135 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This is an instance where I wish there was a "meh" option instead of just the yes or no on the recommendation. As F2P games go it's not terrible, a bit like a space-WarThunder. But I'd have to say no on the recommendation anyway because the amount of progress you make in the free sense trails off pretty quickly.

It's pretty, it's fun, it's amusing, but unless you start throwing money at it you never feel like you make it past level 5 or so, and that's intensely frustrating as you start getting thrown into matches with the players who HAVE paid and will slaughter you.
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101 of 123 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Grind. Pay to win. More grind.
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84 of 100 people (84%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Poor balancing. Terrible infact. I played through a couple of ranks and I was getting thrown in against huge gunships and Impossibly nimble dog fighters that seemed to have some kind of FTL drive.

Really narrow progression and unfair items against lower ranks. Was fun for about 2 or 3 hours.
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84 of 104 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Cool looking game, But as for team play I suggest finding friends to play with. There is a big pay to win aspect to this game and most people would rather rage quit rather then sit through a whole match. 5/10
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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Wow that trailer looked awesome. If only the game was the same.

Endless grinding, slow combat, repetetive.
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