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 (5,559 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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May 27

Eric Holst the Imperial Spacefleet Centurion



Pilots!
The center presents to you biography of our leading mercenary liaisons for Empire, Federation and Jericho.These are the employees you talk to while recieving tasks.
Let's start with Eric Holst the Imperial Spacefleet Centurion.

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May 26

3D Model of Loki



Empire constructors have worked out an extraordinary breakthrough. It’s a new well-balanced powerful ship. At first its development wasn't taken seriously but after extensive computer simulations, it became obvious that the project had promise. It is said that the constructor in charge of the ship development, was inspired by a weapon, used by the Emperor's guard.

Mercenaries, explore the cool 3D model of Jt "Loki" HERE!

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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 1.1.0 officially launches the new season!

From today, corporations can start building their own Dreadnought!

Dreadnoughts are huge ships with destructive fire-power. They have a variety of systems, which can be constructed and damaged in the combat, for example their different weapons: torpedoes, combat drones and guns of various calibers.

Dreadnoughts can move between locations of open space to take part in Sector Conquest.

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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
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz, Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon II
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 512 MB, NVidia / AMD Radeon / Intel (HD 3000, HD 4000) with support for Pixel Shader 3.0 (AMD Radeon X1000 not supported)
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 1024 MB, NVidia GeForce 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5750
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 2,0 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 512 MB, NVidia / AMD Radeon / Intel HD 3000, HD 4000
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mavericks
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 1024 MB, NVidia GeForce 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5750
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most modern Ubuntu distributions 13.04 or higher, SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz, Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon II
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 512 MB, NVidia / AMD Radeon / Intel (HD 3000, HD 4000) with support for Pixel Shader 3.0 (AMD Radeon X1000 not supported)
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04, SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 1024 MB, NVidia GeForce 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5750
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Additional: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
245 of 274 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Abusive Admins. WARNING!!!!!

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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166 of 190 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
1)after you get tiers like 2-3 it will turn into endless grind
2)stupid russians servers that will take 5 mins to get in a match when half of the team are bots
3)if you see admin dont have different opinion than him or he will ban you
4)pay 2 win

At the start the game was very good now it just nothing
4/10
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94 of 112 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
♥♥♥♥ admins, and that's all
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71 of 81 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Once upon a time -
this was a fun game where you could do space dogfighting as though there was air. The factions were pretty starkly contrasted in their attributes and special abilities on ships making for some interessting choices. It had an OK progression for a FTP game - the premium content was actually more powerful than what could be gained from grinding but it wasn't gamebreaking.

Then came the evil wiz-----a patch.
Aaaand suddenly it doesn't suffice to grind enough "standing" - now you have to grind synergy to unlock new ships that might or might not have a similar ability to the one you currently grind. Abilities got spread around more and some ships received things that are completely pointless on that hull and should've stayed where they once were. Then they switched around the weaponsystems, removing the cool ones and limiting the selection for ships even more than it was before (where at least you could find cool weaponsystems for all classes of hulls). Once you actually grinded enough synergy you hopefully have an astronomic amount of currency to actually buy that new ship as well. Did I mention volunteer secondary missions that lock the ships you select for them out for up to AN ENTIRE WEEK? Yeah - very fun gameplay element that. The premium content is basically mandatory if you ever want to get anywhere.

Now it's a shipwreck (literally) of what it could've been, heck of what it WAS.

DONT
PLAY
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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Its a fun/good space combat game, at least for the first few ranks, stuff is cheap level upping goes fast and the opponents aren't op yet. then the reality/moneygrabbing kicks in... I'd advice to play the first few ranks, and don't go ranking like a normal person would, instead stay in the low ranks and have fun. otherwise you'll get wooped by people who have paid.
in multiplayer you can get screwed over by teammates who don't know what they are doing.
It feels increb pay2win, I know thats a cheesy critique but thats the way it feels.
I had fun for a couple of hours, now ill delete it.
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51 of 63 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Do not bother.

The grind is massive. The gameplay is repetetive. Ballance is horrible. Low tiers are full of squads who have been playing this game for a long time, but come to low levels to kill new players in their fully equiped and upgraded ships.

Horrible expirience.
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
103.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Used to be a great game but fell apart as everything dumbed down. Don't get me wrong, I loved this game with a passion, but as each update passed. It became worse. Simpler *the bad kind* and a pay to win. Its sad. But its the ultimate truth.
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
140.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Awesome concept and solid gameplay
Horrible balancing and community
Fun when you aren't getting smurfed or teamstomped, but that's very rare

I had also purchased a DLC pack less than 2 weeks before a patch that made premium ships almost pointless, felt very much like bait and switch
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35 of 48 people (73%) found this review helpful
176.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Pay 2 win game,

The game is fun with friends, but when you must queue by yourself (because no one plays the god damn game) at higher tier you're screwed.

What's even worse is leveling ships, a horrible cancerous grind because starting with the worst modules and you'll lose most of the time (against paid ships and purple level modules/weapons), and since it's based on performance you'll get little to nothing and spend hours doing PvE instead.

There's free roam which takes hours getting place to place for a daily mission
There's PvP with leveling ships vs paid ships (not really balanced at all then since lower ships vs higher ships)
There's PvE which is the only thing worth doing, but you must wait for the "good ones" since some take forever or difficult.

And that's all there is, I never cared for this game, i only feel the developers tugging at my wallet.
If you like mindlessly grinding for hours, this is your game.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
There is no controller support for Mac. And there isn't any customer support to speak of. Don't download this game if you want to use a joystick made for Mac/PC or Xbox alike, simply won't work and support will just refer you to the forums without putting a thought into whether your issue is legitimate or not.

I really love the gameplay, it's fantastic and the graphics are breathtaking. If you like using a mouse and keyboard for a simulator, download this game, because it is wonderful for that. The draw of a simulator for me is being able to use controllers to more fully immerse myself in the world. I was really hoping this would be the case for Star Conflict, but it's not.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
It's a shame I have to go back and find it going to hell.
Do yourself a favor and go play something else.

My guess is the community has been forgotten, or admins are simply in an advantageous position over the actual head ups.
The game stopped being a game and now it's just like some country with a heavy civil war and dictatorship
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
2,079.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Pros
- Game combat can be enjoyable, not always though, in fact mostly not enjoyable unless you're fully decked out with equipment.
- Open space mode can have really nice battles between corporations, but not often enough.
- Graphics and effects are nice, could use a optional graphic pack for 4k texture.

Cons
- A lot of ping issues, which is the reason for your ship wobbling on its own. The admins just tell you to read over a connection issue forum post, but new players shouldn't have to do that, and instead the servers should be good enough, and setup well enough. Like good hosts that have the best location for the players on the game with good networking.

- The game is really really grindy, not as bad as some other games, but could be more focused on having fun.

- Once you reach Tier 3 pvp, it becomes really difficult for new pilots to adapt, and have any chance. Usually the reason why people quit the game. They enjoy it until T3, which is when they meet fully equipped, mk4 premiums that are almost impossible for new pilots to do anything.

- Not enough population on the game, all bad factors contribute to this, and its only getting worse.

- A few ships feel like they are pay-to-win, not saying they are, but having bonuses they are seen as p2w, such as the Spark, a lot of veterans use it because of the advantages over the Lightbringer. Mauler has advantages over Inquisitor AE. Dessert Eagle and Nukem I are a clear advantage over any of gunships in T3.

- Isn't really enjoyable playing alone, in order to enjoy the game fully, being in a team is needed, which is hard to play as a team.

- People have the image that are non-US corps cheat, which would probably be something to do with ping. Most of the Russian corps in game always seem to kill you faster then what anyone else would be able to do, again, probably because of ping.

- Teamwork isn't encouraged by the game, being in a squad will take forever to get a match. Which is ridiculous, but thats the game for you.

- Developers released dreadnoughts, and basically said "Hey, here are 3 dreadnoughts, you can't change them after you chose one, and here is no information about each of them. Chose wisely." They don't give us information we need to make good choices in game.

- There is a story about a corp, I will not speak of the corp or the user who got banned, but the user had an argument with a moderator, not a terrible argument, and this was on the forums. The user got banned from both the forums and in game for around 45 years. The corp he was a part of were going to speak up against the issue, but decided to quit instead, a medium/large size corp mostly quit together because of a moderators action. The corp leader even put tons of money into the game to help it.

I do not recommend as there is to many problems with a game that has so much potential.
If people think the game is so good, then people shouldn't be leaving. Being blind to the reasons the game is bad will waste your time and money.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Pros and cons:

+Cool maneuvering system
+Nice and easy targeting system
+Can be both competitive or casual
+Not very long waits
+Nice upgrade system

-Sometimes waits are long
-Pay to win game

9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
409.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I find this game fun. Though its my opinion.

Progression: You progress very quickly through the first two tiers, and maybe tier 3 as well. For some people things slow down at tier 4, for some people they say it grinds to a halt. Solution to that, get synergy levels with lower tier ship to increase fleet strength. 30% fleet strength=+30% synergy. You can also buy a premium account but you don't have to, to progress. You may have a problem earning credits, if you do its probably because you are buying or upgrading everything you can. While upgrading stuff does help, it doesn't do that much, a ships with Mk4 modules will have a slight advantage compared to a ship with Mk3, Mk2 or Mk1 modules, but that can easily be made up for with just a little more skill. I stay very competitive while having mostly Mk1 and Mk2 modules. I only really upgrade modules when i have a kit for it or if i use the certain ship alot. For instance the only ships that I have all Mk4 or M3 stuff for is some Tier 1 or 2 things, as well as the ships I use for tournaments. And because I don't do that at the moment of writing this I have (slightly over) 25 million credits. And keep in mind that module upgrades don't do that much per upgrade and can be made up for with just a little more skill.


Pay2win?: I don't really know where people get this from, (if you would like to tell me i would be more then happy to see why you think its pay to win.) Premium ships when you compare it to similar ships of its tier, for instance compare the Blood Tormentor to the Crus S, the blood tormentor seems to have better stats right? Well that's because you are comparing a ship with max synergy and a ship with lvl0 synergy. I don't know why the developers show the ships this way, maybe its to try and persuade the buyer into think that he/she is buying something that is better the nits counterpart when it really isn't. It probably worked on some people though... Also upgrading modules with gold gives you extra synergy but doesn't enhance the module or weapon by any more then just upgrading it with vouchers or credits or a kit or whatever other ways you can upgrade them.


Admin Abuse?: I haven't experienced this but from what I have heard you will get instantly banned by Russian admins if you have a different opinion about something(or them, probably them.) So I guess I will have to take their word for it since I can't prove the opposite.


Ridiculously hard PvE missions?: Maybe for some people, But the point of the PvE missions is they are supposed to be more difficult, and that's why you get such a greater reward for completing one. And no they are not impossible if you have lower rank ships, and if you get people that constantly don't know what they are doing (which is kinda unlikely to constantly get those types of players) then just ask some friends to squad up and do some PvE with you. It makes it alot easier. My corporation always has members online and there is always someone that will want to squad up for PvP or PvE. Me and 3 other corp members have beaten Rank 10-15 PvE missions using Rank 11 and Rank 12 ships. (though its easier when you do have higher rank ships)

Balance issues?: Its your opinion, the only thing that i think can get unbalanced is when there are two many of one type of ship, ships have roles that counter other ships,(fighters have tacklers which take down interceptors effectivly, Command ships which are very helpful for the team and can sort of do whatever, gunships are very good for dealing high damage in a short ammount of time to make them effective at taking down whatever. Also another balance issue i have is Tier 5 interceptors can get a little bit to durable(depending on how you build or setup your ship) and make them really hard to kill.

So my conclusion, fun game which is normally balanced, the grind wont be to hard if you follow the advice (some of my friends have around 60% fleet strength which means +60% synergy for battles. and yes you can go over 100%) While the admins dont have the best record you probably won't run into many problems with the admins (if you argue with me then your probably just that kind of person) try it out and you dont need to spend any money

just so you guys know i have a friend with a premium account and he makes around 650K per Tier4-Tier5 PvE battles that he finishes
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
97.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
First I was very happy to find this game. Its a Shooter not a Simulation.
Was telling an interested friend "wow - i can totaly personalize my ship (modules, weapons, crew, ...)".
But i kind of wrong: The Game was cool until Tier III. But then you will have to pay or accept it as your new 8h-Job and forget about real life.
So its more a DEMO than F2P!
Like some others said, its big fun in the beginning, but if you dont want to pay it becomes boring very fast, because of the need to level up and so the need to do lame PvE-Missions or endless PvP-Matches (waiting to start: 2-6 minutes, around 4 players and 2 stupid bots). First i didn't think "lame PvE-Missions" and "stupid bots" but if you have to do them 20-30 times just to level up and get a ship which is worse than your actual one, because its fresh and not leveled, you begin to forget very or less fast that this is/was a fun game and not your boring job.

It's no really P2W (for example you can't upgrade your weapons and modules for money) but you got to pay to have fun playing it over Tier 3 or 4.
If they would call it a Demo my review would be positive.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
321.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Thanks to Pyrosaur, I've been playing this a bit, and have to commend the producers for a good space flight simulator and combat game with a fair amount of variety. My only complaints are the long wait times to play the short skirmishes, and the unfairness experienced occassionaly upon encountering others who have elected to pay to win. I'm surprised that during the long waits we are not bombed by advertisements yet, as there must be an established captive audience. I would give this a solid 3 out of 5 stars.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
10/10 best kill assist simulator ever.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I'm gonna make this short and to the point. I love the gameplay of Star Conflict, the graphics are good and the controls are easy to learn. There is tons of gameplay to get out of this game as there are many factions to choose from and lots of different ships to unlock. There are also a good choice of missions.
However, this game in my eyes is a "pay to win" as people who subscribe gain a massive advantage over people who don't which really does put me off playing this game but you might be able to tolerate this unlike me.
Overall a good game.
I hope you found this useful!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
A lot of PvP and the PvE is not solo. You have to team up in order to complete the PvE missions. I have nothing against teaming and though yes, you can just undock and leave the station its a bit pointless. I like solo to actualy be worthwhile.

That said the game itself is very good, great graphics, plays well and the 'grind' doesn't seem to bad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
The game is fun however all you can do really is PVP/PVE which isnt really fun... If this game was combined with something like, Eve online then, Great combat + open world = Awesome, Also maybe instead of search for a battle you could maybe have players spread through the factions and have wars when they try and expand their border, Just a suggestion tho, 10/10 would write review again
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