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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (614 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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October 7

New huge update released - Dominions

Additions:
- New pirate base type – Dominions were added. They have a lot of special features and available for visiting only when player sticks to the pirate clan. Some functions were transferred from pirate bases to Dominion;
- New micromodule type that increases items wear was added (side effect – during pirate subplot progress it is possible to receive micromodules with levels not matched to their description);

Balance changes:
- AI skill selection algorithm was improved;
- AI algorithm for getting micromodules was improved;
- AI now less likely would change his equipment to worse, even if it attract him with low cost and small size;
- Acryn and micromodules for rocket weapon now split their bonus to every missile in salvo;
- Botter and Optimizer micromodules now provide reliability bonus, scanner bonus of Beta Patch micromodule was increased;
- Low level droid characteristics were increased, micromodule-related repair bonuses were rebalanced;
- Rarity and cost of slot opening micromodules was rebalanced;
- Rocket micromodules and acrynes base power was increased;
- Lirecron’s EMP effect now ignores armor;
- Esodapher now always deals maximum damage;
- Ships destroyed by Turbogravitron’s splash now generate splash themselves;
- Caphasitor damage in arcade battles was reduced;
- Junior droid now reduces main droid wearing two times (three times with compability);
- Keller and Terron equipment was improved (effect takes place only with new game starting);
- Drug addiction mechanic was reworked – now illness doesn't have “Incurable” period.

New cheats:
- MADEINCHINA (equipped items transformed to unknown race);
- EXTRAONE (double all cargo bay items, excluding tranclucators and some script items);
- ROBOTFORCE (seven tranclucators of different races);
- RANGERSDREAM (spawns nodes around players);
- SKILL cheat now can be applied to modernized bases, tranclucators and scanned ships;
- New modding functional was added, including some for working with interface;
- Improved script errors logging was added.

Bug fixes:
- Fullscreen drawing and screenshots in planetary battles was fixed;
- Rare crash during ship guard missions was fixed;
- Errors caused by 16-bit color mode set at desktop was fixed;
- Few small memory leaks were fixed;
- Bug with random code executing after visiting hangar at military base, which just jumped was fixed;
- Bug with putting player into prison during Khan rank special mission with military camouflage cover was fixed;
- Few logic bugs in text quests were fixed;
- AI rangers behavior while collecting large amounts of nodes was fixed;
- Entries export from flight log to text file was fixed;
- Incorrect HWEAPON cheat effect applied to weapon with micromodules was fixed;
- Now selling all goods from cargo bay/storage pops us warning message to confirm selling tranclucators and illegal goods;
- Warning message about necessity for additional driver tuning was added for Asus Xonar family soundcards owners;
- Bug with rare delay of the mission status icon refresh was fixed;
- Fixed various text mistakes and mistypes.

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
125.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I play a lot of games. This one is in my top five of all time. Brilliantly balanced. Intelligent. Varied. Well-paced. Expandable. Fantastic. I wish I knew what the people who made this are doing now ... I'd just buy it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
One of my all time favorite games. Bought when it was first released years ago, bought Reboot when that was released, and bought it again on Steam. Normally, that would bother me. With this game, I have no regrets.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I played Space Rangers 2 : rise of the dominators to death.
I played it to death because it's awesome.
What about Space Rangers HD: A War apart? Any better?
This isn't just an upgrade but a complete overhaul. There are a lot of little changes and some very big new mechanics. If you're used to the older games I think some things you may find frustrating, but it's a good frustration not a bad one. Like being check-mated unexpectedly, it makes you want to play again, try something different and adjust your strategy.

The developers don't work in english, so communication is sometimes a little brief and intermittent. There have been regular updates but I can't tell you what half of them did as they drifted in undocumented. That minor quibble aside it's well worth your money. It's a classic that keeps getting improved so hopefully those little translation problems will be tackled eventually. Even if not it's a great game and well worth the money.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
The game of my childhood and youth never gets old. So funny and so deep at the same time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Everything about this game is a a+ i rebought on steam and all they have done is add free content and patch patch patch
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
A great addon to a great game. At first view is has little visible difference from the generic game, but actually there are quite a lot of them. I can recommend this game to true fans of Space Rangers, but if you want to make an aquaintance, i reccomend you to start from the first part. Both parts are exellent, but different.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I had played the original Space Rangers 2 Reboot, which this HD release improves upon. Despite it's faults, I really enjoyed the game and put a lot of hours into it. A War Apart adds new content and some bugfixes which makes for a better experience. The Pirate clan added to the game gives it more depth and makes it much more fun to be an actual pirate in the game. You may join them, or you may use their territory as a safe zone. The original game made it very difficult to pirate efficiently. Still, the Dialog remains a little on the dodgy side, not much has changed there. If you played the Reboot and enjoyed it, this is a recommended purchase. For someone new to Space Rangers however, this is a solid game with quite a few modes of play. Whether your quests can take you to do an RTS section or a Text adventure, you aren't forced to do them if they're not your cup of tea. I will say this is a game for an older gamer, and it shows it's age even in this re-release.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I spent no less than 1000 hours playing this game back in 2007 and I feel so good having this game back now, a better one. I spent hours doing and caculating trades for maximum profit, I digged all the text quests like a crazy miner, I blew the whole galaxy up. If you played this game before you know the feeling when you got a massive hull with all available slots with high armor, it feels FREAKING GOOD BABY! And that moment when you caught a superb deal of trade and you see your credit account cha-ching up, it feels ♥♥♥♥ING GOODDDDDD!

This game isn't a MMO but it makes you feel like you're playing a MMO game.

♥♥♥♥! This game taugh me so many things about life!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Space Rangers 2 is one of the best games I ever played!

However this Pirate expension is bad . Aside from new weapons and ships there is a lot of problems with quests because of new pirate faction .

Let me explain . You might get a quest to kill a pirate . If that pirate is inside pirate system you will not be able to kill him because other pirates will attack you. You also might get a quest to protect all commercial ships in pirate system (good luck)

Plus if you under pirat faction you will ruin your reputation by killing other pirates even though they have no problem fighting you .

This expension will constantly put you agaist pirates or rangers with dominators doing their own thing .

Overall its the same game but if you own Dominators just stick with it .


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4 of 18 people (22%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I had this game on my wishlist for probably over a year and after reading a lot of positive reviews I was invested in finally sitting down for a whole evening getting my hands dirty and trying to learn the game with the hope that it would something that I could lose myself in for a long time. However, after playing over the tutorial and the early game for almost three hours I had absolutely nothing to show for it.

First I had to dig up the manual to find out what the races and personalities meant. Then, after playing through most of the tutorial I repeatedly died to a training drone (!) because my starting ship was not cut out for it. Then I realised that the game had left my starting equipment on the station without telling me I had to equip it before leaving and managed to beat the tutorial by repeatedly docking to repair mid-combat. Finally, I got into the game proper and can find no indication in the game or in the manual as to how to make enough credits to even keep up with the cost of repairs.

I desperately wanted to be able to get into the 'rhythm' of this game so that I could enjoy what appears to be a cornucopia of varied content, but it fought me every step of the way. I am honestly amazed that this experience is not reflected in more of the game's steam reviews. These people must have infinite patience.
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1 of 23 people (4%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
What is this game? That's for you to find out!
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
142.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Overall, this game improved on a lot of the older glitches that occurred in the previous versions. I would say that most of the gameplay is still roughly the same, however, it is still the wait and see approach. Meaning you have to slowly build up your cash stack + artifact stack + micromodule stack + ship + equipment, before you're strong enough to solo. Cheats are severely nerfed in this version, so I suggest not using them. The planetary battles are fun, but some of the newer ones really just involve luck. However, you can get so much money from planetary battles at the end. I would rate it a 4.5/5.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Space Rangers is one of those bargain bin games that you stumble across then end up spending an unhealthy amount of time playing.

It adds a lot of variation to the game with the many different types of "minigames" from your old school text based adventures, to RTS ground combat to turn based space combat. While the actually quality of the minigames are medicore, RTS ground combat is simple and the text based adventures can feel as if it turns into reading a novel, the ability to have have over the top adventures breaking out of prisons, searching for subs, piloting a fallin craft into orbit etc can make up for it.

The game has a semi-serious with a decent amount of comedic events and references, as long as you don't require someone to tell you what to do being adventurous can allow many hours of gameplay with your selfmade goals created from the spur of the moment.


3.5 out of 5 chiliwigs
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
151.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Really great classic nostalgia here. The old time graphics are the only hump to get past. Once you do, you'll enjoy (what feels like) endless gameplay. Game has multiple ways to play and multiple endings. The only downside is that you can't really ignore enemies for long and just have fun trading goods or exploring planets. It has a nice array of text adventures that is a really great throwback to even older gaming.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Still fun to play like it was 10 years ago. I love it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Metascore of 68 is a joke.

They seem to be coming to the bizarre conclusion that most people playing this will have also played the (incredibly obscure) original Space Rangers, back in 2002 (Russia) or 2004 (w/ the, eh, "somewhat decent" English translation).

Right.

If you never played the original Space Rangers and don't mind a learning curve of a few hours, this ranks amongst the best of the genre. The only gripe I had with it was that the land invasion missions tended to carry on late in the game (then again, I had already been playing something like 50-100 hours..).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
"hey, lets listen to my favorite song!!!"

it is impossible to describe this game in several nutshells. it is 2d space trader universe, it is odd and unnecessary RTS, it is pure psychedelic arcade shooter, it is surreal text adventure. its also very very difficult
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Space Rangers HD is an awesome game and a big improvement over Space Rangers 2 Reboot! I know you're going to say how Can Ranger Ponyhare say this with only one hour of game time. I can say this because I have spent seemingly countless hours playing this game with the Steam Client in Offline mode. I'm trying to keep this review brief and make it as helpful as possible, so I'm only including thoughts about the Pirates. First there are basically two pirate factions, Independent Pirates that are out for their own ends, but are willing to follow you if you have enough Leadership Skill and Cash.
Second is the Pirate Brotherhood that will take Systems from the Coalition and Defend the systems they have but who will never follow you. At least they didn't follow me and I made the Rank of Capo in the Brotherhood. Offending planets controlled by the Brotherhood is not like offending Coalition Planets. You can't Bribe individual planets into good relations. Better relations are only accomplished at a Business Center if you Build a Pirate Base and at a Pirate Base if you change your identity or Join the Pirate Brotherhood; or leave the Pirate Brotherhood and Rejoin the Pirate Brotherhood. Playing the Pirate Story line quests also adds some unique adventures but I'll leave that to you the Reader to Discover when you play Space Rangers HD!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
"you are dead"

what can i say i love this game, it has all the depth you want and infinite replayability in a universe thats deep and every game is unique. i simply cant recomend it enough
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Space Rangers is one of those games that over the last 7-8 years of knowing about it, that I can always go back to and enjoy. In my opinion it is the absolute best sandbox space sim that's ever been made. To enjoy it you have to be able to create your own adventures because there is no structured plot. It's all emergent in play.
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