Take control of a fleet commander returned from exile, rise through the ranks of the United Space Federation forces and join an epic war across the stars.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (78 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 2, 2012
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Reviews

“...in my opinion this is one of the best games ever.”
90/100 – http://calmdowntom.com/2012/08/gemini-war-review-pc/

“...a solid new entry into the RTS / 4x hybrid market.”
83/100 – Thirteen1

“Gemini Wars is a fantastic space strategy game.”
80/100 – http://www.gamercast.net/gemini-wars-review

About This Game

Decades have passed since war erupted between the United Space Federation and the Alliance of Free Worlds. A bloody conflict that seemed to have reached a stalemate is now about to change, when a third faction suddenly appears.

Take control of a fleet commander returned from exile, rise through the ranks of the United Space Federation forces and join an epic war across the stars. Start with a small group of
frigates, and climb your way to controlling battleships, carriers and planetary bases, in huge space battles and boarding actions. Build space stations and orbital facilities to fortify
your position, build your fleet, extract minerals and research upgrades. Execute boarding actions using marine special forces, and bombard your enemies with orbital long range cannons.

Key Features

  • 3 unique factions, with different units and strategies.
  • Epic 16-mission based single player campaign.
  • Skirmisch and multiplayer gamemodes providing endless re-playability.
  • Control fleets of starships, space stations and planetetary bases.
  • Cinematic battle camera and CGI cinematics during the campaign.
  • Research tree leading to powerful units and upgrades.
  • Planetary colonization, planetary invasion and boarding actions.
  • Battles across the galaxy in multiple star systems.
  • 30 Steam Achievements
  • Unique gameplay providing a refreshing twist to the 4x RTS genre.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor:Single Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DirectX 9 compliant
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 8.1 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:7
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DirectX 9 compliant
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9 compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OSX 10.5.8 or higher
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2 GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon 2400 / NVIDIA 8600 or higher
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OSX 10.6.7 or higher
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2 GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon 2400 / NVIDIA 8600 or higher
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Got this game on sale. Didn't get it before because of poor reviews.
When I started the game, I had low expectations. Turns out I ended up playing it whole night.
The story (and characters) is a bit predictable, but doesn't stop it from being fun.
Huge battles, a lot of destruction and well, fun!
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Honestly its worth buying on sale only. I can see what they were trying to do with the game. But it falls short compared to other games in the genre. Boring missions, pisspoor voice acting, and an annoyingly long tutorial period of around 3-5 missions. I have not and will not finish this game. In the end interesting story but poor implimentation. 4/10 Not Recommended
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game is passable a passable RTS in space; there's just not enough here to keep me interested for long.

Graphics are meh, strategy is so so, and the story is cliche. Manuevering your ships for that perfect ambush can be fun for a while.

Get it on discount, and it might keep you occupied for a night or two.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
First off this game is not a top notch AAA title and treat as such. When it was first released it had bugs and save game issues. I waited much later to buy in a indie bundle and couldn't go wrong. If you like Sins of the Solar Empire but with an actual campaign this game is good. The user interface takes some getting used to and could be optimized better to control your planets and territories but for a cheap and enjoyable game it's alright.

Game seems stable now and I'm on 8th mission. If you get be sure to catch it in a indie special or steam sale. Wouldn't suggest paying full price.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
The serial number for this game doesn't work. The registration process is ridiculously difficult. Spend your money elsewhere.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I would rate this as an average / good strategy game.
If it had more updates that would expand the tactical options, I would rate it as a great game.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Game requires a username and password everytime you play even when your not online. Also password recovery is a poorly designed system. While gameplay is good for an indie game it is not worth even a small amount of money considering the number of restrictions the creators put on the game. When games use too much DRM like this you basically buy the game to not play it.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
If you're looking for a clickfest, this one is not for you.
It's slow at times, but exactly like strategy games should be.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Have you played great space games like Endless Space or Sins of a Solar Empire? Looking for another space game to help you get your epic sci-fi fix? Perhaps you are looking for a nice space game to give to your friends or family as a gift. Well DON'T look here. Simple and sweet, this game is a cash cow whose sole function is to con unsuspecting consumers looking for good space games out of their hard-earned money. I have never seen a game with so little redeeming qualities before i was burden with this game's prescence. Firstly, this game has all of the major mechanics of Sins of a Solar Empire, but it fails to take any of its finess. I literally couldn't care less about either of the factions if I tried. The game's interface was complex to the point that it gets in the way of the gameplay. there was very little unit and defense diversity and even that was plagued with rediculous prerequisite and resource costs. What I'm trying to say is that this game is a waste of everyone's time. But then again, that is what cash cows are meant to do: Steal away your precious money and time
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
yeah i cant write a polite review on gemini wars so i'll just i didnt like the gameplay however i intend to complete the campain for the fact that the only good thing about this game is the story but that is all the gameplay itself is terrible lets hope the sequal has better gameplay personal rating 2/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Not bad if you like spact RTS.
Its got a few bugs though.
Could have been great with some extra funds thrown at it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
While an entertaining premise the gameplay itself is very slow. The ui is unclear and button placements are hard to find and not intuitive at all. For example career mission one takes far too long to get going and when i found out i could build new ships at a nearby military station i self destructed it and failed the mission (the self destruct button is above the build button and has no "are you sure" warning at all. 2/10 would not recommend. Too bad really, could have been an awesome game.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Not bad, but also not good, the game is simply....satisfactory. Myself I found the game boring after a few missions, for even with different objectives, the missions become repetable, with loooong stages of waiting for resources/research/construction.
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
This game is just bad. Not bad as in buggy, or unfinished. Bad as in, just not fun, and down right boring. Although, it does have its share of bugs. I wasnt able to run it fullscreen without having the UI stop responding, and just to play the game single player, you have to create an online account that you log in with every time (just annoying).

You spend most of the game looking at your ships as little blue dots, not actual ship graphics. You have to zoom in to an unplayable level to even see your ships graphics. And combat is a snore fest. Even basic frigates last forever, even with 20 enemies blasting them. Takes forever for any ships to die. Im ok with the bad voice acting, and mediocre graphics because the game is an indie game, but the rest of the game is just unacceptable as something I would play when Im looking to have fun.
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
This game feels like it is still in beta with all the glitches.

Pros:
Good concept. I enjoy how quickly bases can be built if you have the resources which makes comebacks not entirely out of the picture. Easy to pick up.

Cons:
Ships will shake violently when trying to move and sometimes won't even move when part of a large selected group. AI is horrible for skirmishes. I played a skirmish where the AI player sent its starting construction ship to where I was building my fleet about 5 minutes into the game and it was destroyed easily ending the game.
Gameplay mostly involves waiting around for resources and ships to build up while the AI does nothing to stop you and then easily winning, but if you move into their space too early they send massivly overpowered waves to crush you.
Full of glitches that simply freeze the game and make you have to re-launch. Research points are hard to come by at first, but then there isn't enough to research and you have an abundance of unuseable points.

If you can deal with all that is wrong with this game or if any patches come out to fix the many problems, then this is a decent game.
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58 of 94 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Requires registering with email to do anything besides look at the title screen.

The title screen was in low resolution.

Music on the title screen was not very good.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
Bought it during a recent sale - did not know what to expect, was looking forward a HW kind of experience. But the lack of z, lack of overall graphical polishing and relative simplicity of the mechanics are a bit of a disappointment.

Maybe the fact that I played some EVE Online between 2003 and 2011 didn't help much with my expectations :-/
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Forces you to register with email, password and serial key before it lets you play.
No subtitles on cutscenes/video mission briefing.
Annoying unskippable dialogue stuff in first mission.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Okay the trailer looks awesome and all, but this game... not for me... like I thought it would be better, but no... Yes it is awesome when you get Carriers... but thats probalby the best part... maybe battleships, but not so much... The rules are weird too... now the story is great and all, which is why most people get it don't get me wrong, but like man the power you want and don't have. It's kind of like Homeworld, if you like that game you will probably like this one, agian the campaign... just like homeworld... not the vs mode that came with the update... that sucks... for real thats not what this game was made for... play the story if you get this game... It's an amazing story line. overall rating: 4/10 again great story, no I would not, hold on... Recommend= No due to lack of happniess in me, Sasifactory is the word I was looking for.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Sadly, I can't recommend this game; the interface is broken and it doesn't launch correctly. In addition, the multiplayer is broken, the options are bad and once you finally fix it, it still doesn't run!
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