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 (5,532 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 21

Attention pilots!


For correct work of the game universe it's highly required to UPDATE your client.
Reset the launcher or update your steam-client.
It is neccessary for the game work!

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May 21

New Patch Star Conflict v.1.1.4



Pilots! In today's update the game gets two brand-new Empire and Federation fighters, as well as three new modules for your ships! Corporate dreadnoughts will also receive new modules.

As for the global map of corporate control over sectors, T4 level locations will become available for capture. We also fixed several important bugs, and made changes to the gameplay ‘Capture the beacons’.

All corporation pilots, who managed to build dreadnoughts during the competition ‘Arms race’ will receive a special commemorative achievement ‘Space Engineers’

Mercenaries, find more information 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
203 of 229 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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144 of 164 people (88%) 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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109 of 128 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I played this game with a few friends of mine. We were all excited about it and even bought several of the packages ($49.99) ones.

Summary: The game has a solid foundation and could be a great arena/World of Tanks alternative. Unfortunately the developers (like several other eastern european developers) rely heavily on cash shop purchases, premium time purchases, an incredibly steep progression curve (post rank 7), and a near impossible PvE environment. Do to the difficulty, extreme progression curve and the steep cash requirement to progress or even play the game beyond rank 7, I cannot fully recommend the game.

Pros:
-Ships in space!
-Lovely graphics, awesome ship designs with personality (unlike the flying turds in Eve).
-An interesting open world element starting at rank 4. In many ways similar to Eve Online. If the developer capitalized on this and rebalanced the AI encounters found in open space, this game could have been a winner. See Cons.
-Ship role customization, although limited it does allow some degree of freedom to tailor your ship to your liking.
-Includes both PvE and PvP missions.
-The crux of the game takes place in Arena style battlegrounds or instances.

Cons:
-Steep difficulty curve in PvE missions starting at rank 4. These become near impossible without fully upgraded, fully tiered ships which can be either incredibly expensive or take an inordinate amount of time.
-Open World exploration loses its luster at around rank 6, as NPCs send you on suicidal near impossibly difficult sectors of space (which are open to PvP ganking). This relegated open world to only end-game fully upgraded (think all purple equipment) ships or gank squads.
-Cash shop solution for nearly anything. Equipment requires faction marks in order to level it to Rare (blue) status. Unfortunately it is prohibitively expensive to switch factions in order to grind their marks. Although a Cash Shop solution is offered.
-All weapons, modules, and ship equipment can be ranked up (improved) all the way to purple status using the Cash Shop gold emblems.
-PvP arenas can be hit or miss depending on whether or not your ship is fully leveled and equipped for that tier. Again, since you can do everything through the cash shop, you can easily fully gear up a ship with purples for PvP. Also, be prepared to encounter fully upgraded, cash shop ships out in open space as they suffer no repair costs when destroyed.

If I knew the developer had plans to lessen the PvE difficulty curve as well as remove the cash shop/cash requirements for switching factions, I might recomend the game. Until they do that I strongly recomend you steer clear of it. It is my understanding that this developer has no plans to do that and would rather run it into the ground.
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85 of 100 people (85%) 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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60 of 70 people (86%) 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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44 of 54 people (81%) 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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37 of 45 people (82%) 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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40 of 52 people (77%) found this review helpful
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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27 of 36 people (75%) 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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30 of 43 people (70%) 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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22 of 29 people (76%) 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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16 of 21 people (76%) 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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7 of 10 people (70%) 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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5 of 7 people (71%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Love it, only downside being that ships progress into better versions of themselves, not sidegrades, and you can end up fighting someone with a better version of your ship, i.e. is not a balanced playing field.

There is a definate pay to win streak, but you get a great into to the game playing free and the cost is less then other MMOs.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
110.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
lots of fun, like wot but in space and lot less pay 2win. I would also love if the game had a larger player base, my biggest and only problem really is the fact that it takes from 0 seconds-3 minutes to get me in a match. Now it is usually less than a minute which is awesome and heck its even better than League of Legends but sometimes it can span over 4 minutes in periods of downtime. I really enjoy the player base they are fun and cannot stress how much I would recommend the game. It is 3rd person which i would love to be fixed a.k.a FPSSSSSS style but yolo. Spaceships are really great. If u cant buy elite dangerous right now and jsut want to shoot stuff up? Star conflict is ur man!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1,420.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
There are a lot of people who dislike this game. Before you believe what they say, go and look at how long they have played. If it is less than 100 hours, I guarantee they are still learning how this game works. I have TONS of time invested in this game, and I can honestly say this is the best game I have ever played. Why? Well, it's free for starters, and that's a huge plus.

Many free games favor premium players—the ones who actually pay for in-game content—so that the incentive becomes to pay for content to gain the upper-hand. While there is premium content in this game, it is not at all overpowered. In fact, there are many veteran players like myself who choose regular ships over premium ships because we know the real difference between them and can make the right decision. The truth is, while there are plenty of people who Pay to Win in this game, they do not win because of their money. They win because of their time spent learning this complex game and growing from each battle—every win, every defeat.

There is plenty wrong with this game, however, but I see it more as a challenge than a hinderance. First, the developers are Russian, so it is difficult to be in contact with them. This might seem minor, but it has grown to become one of the biggest issues in the community. However, much of the community is active on the forums, so we do have some contact, but mostly with moderators and game masters. Secondly, the game is hardly advertised. Obviously, this is a problem. But the BIGGEST problem in the game is the lack of players, which kind of comes from the aforementioned issues. I do not believe this issue will last, however; many are coming to the game because it is exciting, and it is growing...albeit slowly.

I really do love this game; it's a wondrous space-fighter with plenty of action and ships to choose from. The grind in this game is very long, but it's worth it. To be honest, it has to be this long because of how complex it is. Too many people simply buy their way into T5 (the highest rank) and end up really bad. Why? Because they did not play their way to the top like most others. This might be the longest way, and it might well be the most annoying way, but it is by far the best way to become good at this game.

So, if you are on the fence about whether or not to try this game, please, trust me—it is definitely worth a try. What have you got to lose besides time? It's well worth the time if you enjoy blowing things up, that's for sure. Also, if you love space fighters, this is a game to check out and keep at it.

Do not give up in the beginning. It is hard. It is REALLY hard, especially when all the ships in T1 (the lowest rank) are all terrible. When you get into T3 (basically the mid-game), you will see the game's beauty. The epic fights, the ferocious clashes, the immense strategy.

Play this game, you will not regret it unless you give up.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I haven't played Star Citizen nor Elite: Dangerous and you could say I'm a bit of a noob in space-sim genre, but if you're looking for a good space shooter, this is one of them. :)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
This game is very fast paced and enjoyable. Its like the things you see in the movies, explosions everywhere gunfire and a bunch of baddass looking ships you will see. Gaijin did a great job at this, i have played some other games such as war thunder that they made and i have not been disapointed.If you like fast paced action then this is your game.

Pros:
-Very fun
-Good fast paced action
-No P2W
-Good developers
-Pretty good graphics

Cons:
- I was expecting a game with lots od roles in each ship such as gunners radio operators etc, a bit like in war thunder.

Rating:

9.5/10
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