Space Rangers is one of the greatest and most unknown video game series of the past 10 years. An obscure offering from Russia, the second game, now released on steam, is remastered and well worth a couple dozen... Hundreds of hours of your time.
You play as a solo ship captain and choose how to advance your way through the galaxy--will it be trade? Piracy? Military conscription? Courier work? Bounty hunting?
Obviously. But what makes this game so different is that the galaxy is being slowly taken over by "Dominators", a Borg-like machine race with 3 factions which annihilate fleets and conquer star systems. To fight them is futile. At first.
As if that were not enough, the game also incorporates text-adventures for fun and profit, as well as planetary battles ala Starcraft. The ambition and scope of this game has to be commended.
This is the closest that any game has ever come to advancing the genre began by games like Star Command, Rogue and Wing Commander: Privateer. And now the game has trading and acheivements? I give my highest recommendations and hopes for this game.
Posted: November 25th, 2013