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Very Positive (39 reviews) - 92% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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About This Game

Space Rangers HD: A War Apart remasters and expands the world of the cult classic Space Rangers 2. The game is developed by the SNK-Games team in close cooperation with fans of the series.

The biggest of the improved features is a new scenario dedicated to the pirates threatening the galaxy. While the Coalition spends all of its resources to fight the Dominators (sentient machines who seek to eradicate all life), the pirates have united under the banner of a mysterious leader. Under this new master they have begun their own guerrilla war to seize power in the weakened Galaxy. Players can now choose with whom to deal, the Dominators or the pirates, or both at the same time. If you choose the latter path, you will receive new story and side quests, new goals and promotions. After winning one of the wars, you can either finish the game or continue playing to win another.

Players begin their pirate career as the lowest of the low, and will make their way to the top of the pirate hierarchy, completing story missions and learning new information about the organization and its unknown leader whose actions threaten the very existence of the Coalition of sentient species. All player actions affect what kind of place the Galaxy will be at the end, with the victorious Coalition that managed to overcome its enemies or with a collapsed alliance from both external Dominator and internal pirate pressures.
The game has received a major technical overhaul in addition to the addition of new content. All of the main menu, loading screens, planet and space station vistas were reworked. Now you can choose a display resolution of up to 1920×1200 and planetary battles employ modern render technologies.

Key Features:

  • New pirate subplot. After completing any one of the story branches a player can either end the game, or continue playing to complete another branch. the player’s actions influence the entire Galaxy, while the balance in either of wars may be tipped not only by the player, but by AI actions as well. No two playthroughs will be the same.
  • Major technical overhaul. Display resolutions up to 1920×1200, multi-core processors, Windows® 7, and anti-aliasing in 3D planetary battles are now fully supported.
  • Extended soundtrack means you’ll hear more than 15 completely new musical themes specially created for deeper immersion into the amazing Space Rangers universe.
  • Other improvements include more than 10 new text adventures, 15+ planetary battle maps, 20+ government missions, unique non-story events, new equipment and micromodules, access to all hyperspace engagements from the main menu and more!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 4 2.5 GHz / AMD Athlon XP 3200+ (2200 MHz)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 7800 GT 512 Mb / Radeon 1800 Pro 512 Mb or similar
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.4 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8600 GT 512 Mb / Radeon X3550 Pro 512 Mb
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
One of my favorite games of all time, this HD 'revival' of SR2 makes it even better (unless you dislike the new Pirate faction, which you can disable using a mod).

The game presents a ton of features that can suite a wide-range of playstyles. The living and dynamic universe is probably the best one I've seen in a videogame, where NPCs actually have their goals, agendas, skills, equipment and all that. If you don't fight the war, it will fight itself. If you don't improve, your adversaries will.

The space (main) part of the game is played in a turn-based fashion, but there are also 'arcade arena' battles which you fight in real-time in a top-down view, RTS missions and text missions of different types and styles.
Ironically, I tend to dislike turn-based games, I don't play the text quests (unless I'm REALLY in the mood) and I never bothered with the RTS battles much..still, it's one of the few games I've replayed many times.

If you're interested in space games, or in games with dynamic worlds..most definitely try it out!
It's a shame there's still no plans for a Star Rangers 3, or for some space sim games from the same developers.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
115.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I replay this game every once in a while. Don't go into it thinking that you will be able to win fights right off the bat. It takes a while to build up to it.
-the puzzle/text based quests are my favorite part
-the realtime strategy missions progressively get harder but are super fun
-I have never played another game with so many different modes (text based puzzles, rts, arcade style shooter, turn based strategy)
The only con this game has is that it is translated from russian and sometimes the things people say don't make a lot of sense.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
This game is an amalgam of Ur-Quan Masters, text adventure games, space sims and RTS. The main game is a space sim: you're taking control of a space ship in a semi-turn-based 2D space environment. You can fight, trade, hire companions and do various tasks like patrolling sectors or delivering valuable goods. You can also enter black holes, which changes the game to an Ur-Quan-esque arcade shooter. Sometimes the quests you get on planets or stations are text adventures or RTS missions of varying difficulty. Some are balls-bustingly hard.
Space Rangers is self-conscious, funny — hope they didn't lose their jokes in translation — and most importantly, Space Rangers is thoroughly enjoyable in every facet.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
590.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
cant.. stop..playing..

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Unbelievably fun game! Simple in design yet extremely complex in depth and storyline! Infinite replayability.
The way this game mixes up genres is amazing: turn based strategy, rpg, sandbox eploration, rts, text adv, etc

Decent enough graphics, good sfx, great storyline and the ONLY turn based game I like!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Love this game definitely has potential. easy to lose track of time
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Good game, buy it!
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
I've played some trading games and I've played some turn based games (gal civ2 and Patrician). I could not figure out what was going on in Space Rangers. The fonts are small and hard to read. As far as I can see there is no tutorial. I picked a race. I stopped in at a store and got totally confused by what was going on. I think I was buying things and I overloaded my ship but I never saw where my max load was recorded. I managed to take some things off and got the ship ready for launch. I picked out a destination, at least I think I did and then I took a turn. Time moved on. I could see the date change but I was still in the same building as far as I can tell. If I moved through a vast space and went somewhere else I would have liked to arrive in a place that looked different and maybe seen myself traveling. I expected to see a ship on a map move or something to give me some sense that I was going somewhere. I had no idea where I wanted to go or why I'd want to go anywhere. I read some of the news. They talked about deals somewhere. Nothing appealed so I just decided to go somewhere to see what it would be like.

Anyhow, I was so unenthused that I quit. I may give it another try but I don't see the attraction of this game. The various screens have nicely drawn artwork. Very inventive. It looks like they knew what they were doing but they just couldn't be bothered to lead new people through some of the gameplay so they could experience the game. They did have time to put up single spaced walls of text that could make you go blind the lines are so long.

I was also annoyed by trying to find the guides on steam in english. The english speaking market buys a lot of games, developers. It might be worth it to show a little competence. There is an in game "help". I guess that means reading help goes towards your two hours of trying the game so you might just get stuck with this game because all you did was read the help page. Not cool.
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6 of 28 people (21%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
The core features/concepts of SR3D are things that I would typically find enjoyable in a game, however the horrendously bad UI - lack of UI scaling - and clunkly control scheme make it a very unenjoyable experience for me.

Instead of simple easy to read tool-tips, the game has a static display in tiny (almost unreadable text) right on the bottom edge of your screen. So when you're clicking on a button all the way on the right side of your screen, you have to pan your eyes back to the bottom center of the screen. The text and font used means not only do you have to suffer the annoyance of looking back and forward, but also strain your eyes reading it each time.

My frustration with the UI is only equaled by the atrocious control scheme. It's hands-down the most unintuitive and clucky contol system I've ever used.

It's a modern game with some nice ideas, but has all the drawbacks of a 30 year old game in terms of interface and usability.

It's not a particularly pretty game., It lacks voice acting, And character models and animations are extremely primitive- but all that could be forgiven if the UI and control system weren't so evil.
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94.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
Its a remake of a remake of 2004's russian game , top down, turn based space'em up with text adventures, puzzles, a 3d rts(at which I still suck), pirating, looting, trading, joining the military, fighting off three alien robotic invader species type game with a universe that really feel alive.
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115.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
best of the best
musthave 100%
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
So I tried this game - picked it up on sale at some point - and the first time I played it the TUTORIAL missions sent me to a planet where two enemies attacked and killed me.

"That's a bit ♥♥♥♥ed..." I think to myself. "How was I supposed to know they were the enemy? They had no markings, they just made a bee line for my ship as soon as I entered the system. Fine, at least I know they're coming, I can be ready for them".

Yeah, nah, you're ♥♥♥♥ed. Your guns can't do any significant damage to them and your shields are like butter

"Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Perhaps I went to the wrong planet?" Nope, your Instructor decided to send you to a planet orbited by two guys who want nothing more than to ♥♥♥♥ up your day.

So I give it up as a bad idea.

Decided to give it another try today. New game, knowing my instructor is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who will sell me out. Upgrade shields, weapons and engines...

Still ♥♥♥♥ed. Bad guys are even tougher than they were the first time, and I'm somehow doing even less damage.

And all this is still in the first three missions of the tutorial. Aparently all it is going to teach you is that the game, which looks like it could have been a fun top-down space epic, is ♥♥♥♥ed.

Don't waste your money.
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