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.
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Very Negative (107 reviews) - 19% of the 107 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2012

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“...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
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Dean
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Through it's ingame screenshots, Gemini Wars certainly sold the idea to me of an exciting, space themed RTS. However, when getting into the game, I was sorely dissapointed and after 20 minutes of play decided I couldn't be bothered to continue, closed and uninstalled.

Problems that stick out like a sore thumb with this game are as follows:

- Dull voice acting.
- Looped soundtrack.
- Uninspiring gameplay.

Real shame.
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BigPapaSpandex
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 11
Pros: Whoever made this game put alot of time and effort into it.
Space is cool.
Epic battles.

Cons: Long cutscenes which bore you.
Battle camera is very slow moving.
Game may put you to sleep.

#trashORtreasure
#GameVersUS
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mynameswasrob
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 8
couldent beat the second or third mission. It was still telling me how to play. felt like one of those free games you get for your phone were one place is making so many units per time space and you are sending them to a new piont so you get more ships faster to send to a new point. might be why i lost early but thats the impression i got
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Vakama112
3.1 hrs
Posted: June 19
This game is terrible. Glitchy, the devs don't even care about the players, there is basically no customer support, etc. There is no variation in the units and factions, the gameplay is a slow crawl at all times, and honestly, I wouldn't play this game if it was free.
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Viral
1.0 hrs
Posted: April 22
If i could get past the part where it wont play and hasnt for the last 2 years i`d leave a review here...
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RushingEdge
40.7 hrs
Posted: March 28
figures, I wonder when they added this product key non-sence, now I can't play my game I bought two years ago, felt like playing this now I can't. Steam I've said it before, product keys from 3rd parties don't work, stop endorcing them. when you buy a game digitaly there is no point and really no need for product keys unless its a gift for a freind. Why because digital accounts keep all your purchauses in a library to play, delete, and reinstall at any time and for a pc user that is the whole point due to hard drive space. A static key should only be used once to downlaod the game if bought in a store as a hard item not when bought and downloaded digitaly. As a gift for a friend expected and needed. to date 3 games I've gotten a product key for do not work and I'm getting very mad because this is broken.
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Helushka
0.4 hrs
Posted: January 29
I have to say that I'm a huge space game/sim/strat guy... I love them all from Eve Online to Homeworld.... I was hopeful with the screenshots that maybe just maybe this might be ok. However, with ships that shake like they are freaking out and just a poor overall starting experience I have to say I'm glad I only paid the sale price of $3... I might check it out further if I get bored but I would look else where to spend your time and money.
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Judge Fudge
12.1 hrs
Posted: January 25
Unfinished game, dev left this to make other games.
The game had a lot of potential with the groundwork being done but it lacks any real features outside of campaign.
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Romans 1:18-22
2.2 hrs
Posted: December 8, 2015
Clunky controls. Not very engaging.
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m8
1.2 hrs
Posted: December 6, 2015
doesn't work/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
87 of 113 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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40 of 52 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
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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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
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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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2015
I'd like to post a review, but I can't play it. Apparently, a very common problem with this game is that it won't let you register the CD-key. You have to register an account with the developer (even if you just wanna try the single player campaign), and the registration system is broken. It seems you can fix it by contacting support by email, but let's be honest: If you can't even get past the main menu without contacting support because of a bug that is still around after more than two years, is it really worth the effort? I think not.

TL;DR
This is broken. Don't waste your money.
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85 of 140 people (61%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
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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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
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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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
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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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Its a halfway decent space RTS. The gameplay is nowhere near as interesting as the promotional photos, however its still fun enough to play on rare occasion. Worth $5, not $15
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