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 (4,056 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 27, 2013

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Recommended By Curators

"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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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

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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!

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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 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
205 of 219 people (94%) 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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77 of 88 people (88%) 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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50 of 56 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.2 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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39 of 44 people (89%) 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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41 of 50 people (82%) 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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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This is the only game I ever written a review for, and sorry it has to be negative.

1. This game is adamant on putting you into the Russian server after an abyssmally long wait time. It is unplayable. Massive packet loss and lag makes you unable to enjoy this game at all. I would rather play with bots on an emptier server, by myself.

2. Starting out, this game seems easy enough to tier up and get more powerful. And then everything gets EXPONENTIALLY harder to purchase or level up. Combine this with constantly being put on an unplayable server you see how unpleasant it gets.

3. Ship designs are recycled. Come on man, it's the same thing with a different shade of paint. Even the voices get tiring after awhile.

4. PVE quests lack direction. Questing has to be challenging but not frustrating, Combat challenge > Wandering around trying to find a space rock.
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39 of 50 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I would not reccomend this game to my worst enemy it sucks that bad, Its a combination of WoT and a money grab game. This game offers nothing in the realm of detailed tutorial nor does it explain how to rank up, instead it runs you through controls and basic fight scenarios and then it throws you to the mercy of the rest of the playing field. You have to rank up with 0 control of how you do so, there are ZERO PVE Zones to test your ship and your own abilities. this game Claims to be PVP and PVE but it is simply arena based PVE / PVP of which you dont control which you get. Dont waste your time or money on this game and send this developer a desounding answer of their attempt as making a get rich quick game. This game sucks plain and simple.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Lets see..where to begin...

So i started playing in OBT a long while ago...i played more then my 7 hours on profile says (not sure why it wasnt tracking). I played it up until i reinstalled steam on another computer and the game fell into a hole and i never realized it was gone...This went on for some time until i recently picked it back up...and subsequently set in back in the hole and walked away. Heres why,

Admins are asshats. Any review you look at in recent weeks will show this.

Gameplay, while rather fun was far better in OBT. Now you wait 2 mins or longer to be put against 1-2 other people (generally who may leave or atleast one will) and then its you vs a ton of bots..not exactly a challange. It seems like the game has litteraly died, what was once a very active (and fun) low tier is now fully dead..and T2 stuff isnt much better; you simply die faster to better geared pilots.

Progression is much like WoT, which i dont mind as i play world of tanks...unfortunately for this game the tree's dance all over the place. Unline in WoT where, for example, you go from Hellcat up to T110E4, and stay in TD's the whole way...This game places you from class to class in most cases..and it gets very slow after T2-3.

Graphics imo are on par..solid stuff. It runs smooth, there isnt much clutter, and overall its a good first impression. The problem starts after you get a little further into it. Lucky for me i had already got a lot of progression out of the way in OBT and ended up with some very nice gear to use at tier..stuff you seem to simply not be able to get anymore. I think the game could be very good...but at the moment..there is no justification to recommend this to anyone..it simply loses luster after a few short hours...

pity..
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Grindy space game which you can play a variant of in The Old Republic (the Star Wars MMORPG) which comes with cool laser sounds.

this game starts out okay and quickly turns into your standard grind or you can spend money to speed that up. Not sure if that is bad or not, I personally love endless unlocks and working for reward.

This game is plagued by admin abuse, bad matchmaking, and while a fun space game never really feels like youre hurtling through a void but sort of... motorboating around Florida wetlands. BUT in three dimensions.

I have been constantly amazed at some of the games that come out of Russia, this one is not one of them however. I even curiously googled the admin abuse issue and found lots of cached topics that have since been deleted but thanks to the semi permanence of the internet can see all the locked and deleted posts which are hardly worthy of being deleted. Unless you are trying to hide some really bad PR, which is what it is. When in doubt, do what Putin would do!

So bottom line is it's Sochi in space and pink eye is a serious risk?
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Avoid This Game!!!!

Read up on the reviews. Got hit with the ban bat by an admin due to me loosing internet and apeared to be afk. WHen i was let back into the game after 3 days. I tried and talk to a GM about it. When i asked why i was ban for an issue that was completely out of my control. I was told that i should not question "them" and was hit with another ban for 3 days. World of tanks is the same game but not with sci fi feel to it and the customer service is awesome there...... these admins need to be fired. They alone have ruined this game for me and about 7 co-workers. Be Warned
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Very slow progress, with rewards being lower compared to costs the higher you go. This is made worse by the fact that you need most of a decent setup together before you're likely to do well in a given tier, so if you want enjoyable games you're stuck in the tier below the gear you're grinding to get.

Recently had an interest in playing the game again, but a quick skim of forums makes it pretty clear that the grind and buisness model is as bad as ever, possibly worse.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The game forces you to jum between factions to upgrade things on a ship which seems silly.

I don't see the point of the armoury, as you can not fit devices on to some ships, you have the menu on the ship for what does fit and you can upgrade them there.

The PvE missions are too hard and force you to either wait until everyone dies or pay to spawn back in. And the missions can take some time with many stages.

I feel that the Pay to Win might factor into the strength of some combats too much.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
If your idea of playing a space fighter game is sitting for around 3-5 minutes in a queue waiting to fly around space for even less time, this might be your game.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
ABUSIVE ADMINS
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
So
Overall this is a good game. Nice mechanics, nice graphics, good level of detail.
There is one tweak, though. The game gives you very limited opportunities to earn the synergy which is required basically for almost everything in the game. Not to mention ship repairs and ammunition refills. And without your ship repaired and rockets to fire - guess what, you cannot fly out there and provide a good result in the battles.
Glad there is one way to fix that - money. That's right, pay al least 4,5 usd for a small bundle and here you go - repair your ship, buy ammo, spend it on everythnig and anything you want.
So, short to say, it is kinda free and gool up to the moment you come short on synergy and stop enjoying the game.
p2w
Edit: Oh, did I also mentioned that matchmaking is waaaaay crappy? 'cause it is
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Pay to play and pay to win = very lame. Does not matter how cool the game looks or how it plays. If you dont buy any ships then you wont get very far. If your gonna pay for a game in this genre then buy Elite Dangerous :)
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
The game is fun for a little while, but there are several issues later on in the open world part of the game. You are pitted against super accurate pirates, cartels, etc. in a laggy environment. Facing one or two at a time is managable, but these enemies are nearly impossible to defeat in groups due to the fact that they almost never miss any shots. The missions, on the other hand, are okay, albeit difficult. Missions are supposed to require teamwork to complete, which is something that does not happen very often. I cannot count this fact against the developers, though, as promoting teamwork is usually more complex than adding different classes of ships into the game.

Although the open world portion is only one part of the game, it is a rather large area that still needs work. I doubt I will play Star Conflict much or at all until it is fixed. (Making the pirates miss from time to time like a person would is probably the best change the devs can make.)
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
74.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
So far, So good.
Star Conflict is a mix of player vs Player and Player vs. Environment( CPU controlled opponents) giving it both a healthy and inviting mix for bot online and solo players alike.
There is easy money to be had all around and no real need to spend real world dollars to have a good time.
It has Dogfighting, Mining, Scavenging and other aspects that make it a fun package to play.
I recommend it fully to anyone who likes flight/space sims.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Fu'ck this sh'it..
wait so long to go battle..
no friendly people in chat either..
feel so alone & dont know what to do for first time playing lol...no..
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Interesting.
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