Captain your own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D in this tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth ! Space has never looked so inviting - but images can betray... It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, the situation in the wartorn system is further from resolution than ever.
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Release Date: Sep 26, 2014

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September 22

Starpoint Gemini series is on a massive discount

All Starpoint Gemini games are now on discount of up to 82% as a part of the Iceberg Interactive publisher's weekend on Steam. If you haven't already, come grab what you like today!


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July 23

Starpoint Gemini WARLORDS with a discount!



Step right up and grab your copy, ladies and gentlemen. SG Warlords just hit a discount!

Warlords has been in Early Access for several months and we're making good progress. A lot has been done already, but a hefty chunk of features still remains.

You can check out our latest feature video on the Warlords store page. And you can check out the commotion on the community board or on our own forum.

If that's not enough, feel free to browse our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

Safe travels, captains!

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“...one of the most positive and relaxing game experiences I’ve had in a long time”
80 – PC Gamer

“… if you’re the kind of gamer who really enjoyed the likes of Freelancer and the X-series, then you’ll want to keep an eye on this game.”
Escapist Magazine

“...largely nails that feeling of being a grizzled starship captain who doesn't play by the rules, making his living any way he can.”
75 – Strategy Informer

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Captain your own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D in this tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth ! Space has never looked so inviting - but images can betray...






It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, the situation in the wartorn system is further from resolution than ever.
The collection of freedom fighters named Gemini League is now reduced to a small group, with no power or influence, after losing their leaders. The Empire meanwhile, has used the re-opened Starpoint to occupy the once renegade Gemini sector - and beyond.



A multitude of Imperial warship fleets and mammoth motherships have crushed every trace of opposition. The situation was looking bleak, when they suddenly halted their armada and re-shifted their focus on fortifying Starpoint with staggering numbers. Rumours soon spread that they were afraid of something coming after them through the T-gate, from what was supposed to be the core of the Empire. What are they running from that makes even the mighty Empire tremble?



Starpoint Gemini 2 will take players on a breath taking journey, with dark secrets and unimaginable twists that will finally unveil the incredible truth...

Key features:

  • Complex, but easy-to-use RPG system, now coupled with dynamic real-time 3D combat.
  • Explore the dynamic game world as a whole, rather than through individual maps.
  • Use T-Gates, wormholes and riftways to travel faster around the Gemini system .
  • Fifty diverse factions ranging from states and companies to outlaws, locked in a powerstruggle, with over 100 commodities to trade or plunder.
  • Special revocable licenses acquired from factions offer various bonuses and unlock new options.
  • Hire mercenary captains to follow you on your travels and share your fate, and employ officers to fill key positions on your ship (engineering, navigation, tactical).
  • Random missions get generated depending on the player’s actions and allegiances.
  • Over 70 unique ships, fully upgradeable with various ship systems, with a.o. visible turrets, and a large arsenal of destructive weapons to blast enemies to pieces.
  • Direct ship controls create complete immersion.
  • Advanced physics provided by NVIDIA PhysX technology

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual core or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compliant graphics card with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7, 8
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual core or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compliant graphics card with 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Review - Starpoint Gemini 2

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Rating: 7.0 / 10 - To boldly grind as much as nobody grinded before

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The Good

- Good variety of pilotable vessels for various play styles: mining freighters, battleships, fighter carriers, it's all there

- RPG elements and alignments system enable the player to take the path they wish in both terms of abilities, perks and behaivior

- Fairly good, but not excellent mind you, number of different sectors to explore

- Main quest, a load of secondary missions, contracts, bounties, random encounters, global events... really, there is a lot of stuff to actually do in the Gemini Sector...

- Decent assortment of weaponry and modifications

- Space anomalies, ion storms, radioactive nebulas, and all sorts of space disasters to endanger your ship

- It takes really long to get to high levels, get all the good ships, weaponry, kill bounty targets and such things

- Quite complex but rewarding enemy ship capture system, you can really do an awful lot of money if you get good at it...

- Overall, more than good longevity, to complete everything the Gemini Sector has to offer, DLCs included, it will take you, say around... 100 hours (i played the beta version before release in the past and did so)

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The Bad

- Trading / Mining / Gas collecting / Scrap salvaging are good for making money at low levels, game start and quite a bit after, but from say level 15/20 and above, they become very underwhelming: contracts, bounties and most of all ship boarding surpass the gains by FAR, so players that want to play a Trading type character will be severely penalized in mid/late game and will have to do epic amounts of grinding to get anything

- You cannot destroy space structures if they are not part of a specified mission that involves their destruction. Solar arrays, gas collectors, bandit space stations, trading posts, all of them are completely indestructible: their structure will drop to 0 eventually but will still be perfectly fine. This MIGHT be a game design choice to avoid players break main quests and such, BUT doing so with all space structures is really unacceptable

- You can board space structures, and plausibly get all the sweet loot inside them right? Wrong my friends. Board a mining station, a resarch center or such, and the troops will say it is captured and the loot is being ejected outside: this will not happen. Never, ever. This feature might be incomplete or never finished by developers.

- You can only save your game while docked to a space station or a planet. Not a really big deal, just a poor game design choice

- Ship's autopilot can bug and randomly fly you inside space stations, space debris, asteroids, and turn your ship in a fireball.

- The ship's targeting computer is not able to target automatically asteroids or salvage piles, if you want to be a miner, be prepared to aim at every single little piece of asteroid manually and then collect its loot. This makes mining even more painful than it already is because of the problem i explained before

- The ship's targeting computer (yes, AGAIN) is able to, thankfully, target enemies in automatic fire mode, and is pretty accurate at it, more so than you doing it manually in fact, but the big issue is: the computer will randomly fire at all enemies in its range, and will NOT stay and focus fire on the enemy you locked on. You should understand how this will do in a battle. Yes, really bad.

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The Ugly

- When boarding a ship, ANY ally ship, be it random, hired mercenaries or quest companions, will STILL target the enemy ship you are trying to board, and there is NO WAY to tell them to do otherwise. This results in extreme frustration because maybe you are actually succeeding in the believe me really difficult task of capturing a ship (especially at high levels), but then some random ally blows it up making you lose time, your troopers inside it, and maybe also a mission involving the ship capture will fail. The developers said this WOULD be fixed many times on forums and steam hub, well it never was.

- Ship capture is the ONLY feasible way of making good amounts of money from mid game and above: contracts will start giving you a pittance, trading will long be worthless and selling those nice ships for money will be your only chance of making money to get better stuff and ships to actually progress in the story or freeroam, because enemies scale with your level and get better everything, and so you must do the same. Yes you guessed it, the thing i said before about boarding, it happens a LOT, so you can choose between getting ulcer from boarding, or grinding 70 contracts in say 6 hours to get 1 tier III weapon for that slot you are missing, and then again and again and again.


- There is a bug that can happen randomly, i presume it is uncommon: after completing a Main Story or DLC Main quest (Happened to me just after finishing Aethera DLC), and this is a really severe bug. What it does is simple: it RESETS the entire quest line of the main story to a random mission, so basically instead of progressing to the next quest, it says the actual active quest is one you ALREADY completed, and i found no fix for this, system cache check, restarting, even savegame editing, nothing. This has lead me to be unable to play Titans DLC because the quest is broken, and who knows what sorts of troubles will other players get from this bug.

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Conclusions

Honestly, SG2 is a nice space game, nowhere near the depth of some other games like the X series, but positively much more accessible than those, but still being complex enough to not become casualized, and that is all good.

Still, many problems as you read cripple the game and prevent it from becoming truly excellent.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
73.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I have mixed feelings for this game. I wish I could make the review neutral.

It's a space sandbox where you roam Gemini system, complete easy single objective quests, get money and buy better ships and guns. The game is quite slow-paced, and you'll probably want an open book at your table, so you can read it while your ship travels to whatever waypoint you've set. The combat system is pretty simple, devs probably wanted this game to be chilling instead of intense.

Positive moments:

- Beautiful space vistas and ships.
- You can destroy enemies, you can mine asteroids, you can buy things in one place to sell in another. It's a sandbox.
- A free DLC with alternative campaign from the first game.

Negative moments:

- The story is mediochre, we've seen all this a thousand times before.
- Voice acting in campaign is pretty bad.
- My PC fits the requirements, and yet the performance is really bad. I experienced crashes in long sessions too.
- Once you get yourself a carrier class vessel, you'll find out that there's like nothing else to do. You can bother yourself with achievements, but it isn't that fun.
- Unrealistic game world. Nebulas within a solar system, asteroids gathered in clouds rather than in rings, tiny planets and stars, you only fly forward when your engines are on: your ship stops once you turned them off, like a car would. I understand that it all was done to make the game less boring and more saturated with content, but it fells just toyish.

Starpoint Gemini 2 is still fun to play, even with the flaws I listed, but I can't recommend it for the full price. If you're into space, get it when on sale.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Since my life is so busy I cant play games much, I come from the angle of a almost n00b to the space sim, free open world games. I always wanted to see space but since our kind is more content sitting on this planet beating each other with sticks I suspect I wont achieve this dream....

So I bought most of the X series and I loved the idea but got so frustrated with the controlls and other nuancses that I probably spent about 4 hours in the last one I bought which was X3. I spent some time on X2 but due to lack of time I just never got into it.

If only there was decent space sim that is not so complex I need to study a 1000 page manual to get into it and this certainly proved to be the one I was looking for. Easy to get in but I suspect fiendishly hard to master.

Considering this is a brand new games studio I must give them a big 4 little thumbs up(I only have 4 thumbs). The interface is simple and clean. Objectives are forward and to the point. Graphics are great and I spend my time on the mindless train trip between Gordon and Blacktown with my laptop keeping me nice and warm as I just muddle around in the universe.


It is a bit grindy at the start as you try and figure how to get to bigger things but overall a very enjoyable experience if you want something really deep but not obscure.

Great effort and I am looking forward to what LGM studios brings out next.

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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
80.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I love this game. I thought I had a game breaking bug. So I complained about it on the discussion page. A developer messaged me back. He asked me to send him my save file and log. It turned out to be a mod I had from a couple years ago. I deleted the mod and the game was working fine again!

This game is beautiful. It can get a little repeative. But I really enjoy it. It's a really good one for the genre. I recommend it. grab it on sale, and you will really get your money's worth!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Gods, Starpoint Gemini 2 Where have you been. If you put a 4 x space mmo, remove the shoddy ai and shoddy players. And add ai that thinks, grows, and attacks! Plus there is good ship quality and animations! It can be slow at times, but this game is almost relaxing in pace. There is a lot to do, and a lot of fun. Highly Recommended
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Well what can i say i absolutely love this game. Every time i play this game it take's me back to when i used to play colony wars on PS1. This game is definitely made for people who dont have the time sit and grind the hell out of a game to get anywhere. For example im only 30 hrs in this game and im already running around the galaxy in a dreadnought feeling like a absolute power house. You rank up very quickly and theres easy money to make out their. Other then that the ships look awesome and the galaxy it self looks stunning.

the only thing i found wrong with this game is that it doesnt feel like a simulation it has more of a arcade feel to it but if your some one like me who doesnt have alot of time on your hands because of works and is raising kids then who give's a s@#$
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Once upon a time I played a 2D game called "Escape Velocity", a game about being a space guy with a ship, going around the galaxy doing things for money and getting involved in various shenanigens. It was very open, and it instantly made you feel like you weren't just an actor in a story, but a person in a universe. Maybe you were some poor shlub with a cheap ship just taking whatever work you could get to make a buck, often risking your neck in the process or maybe eventually you were the coolguy captain with a beastly ship deciding the fate of whatever chunk of space you ended up in. Either way you would be involved in cool space battles, or running in a panic from a situation you couldn't handle, or spending time carefully picking upgrades for your ship, or even buying a whole new ship ( or dreaming about buying a giant really expensive ship ).

Starpoint Gemini 2 is the 3D version of that experience.
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32 of 61 people (52%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I gave this 15 hours as at first it seems like lots of upgrades and stuff that make it seem technical which I like.

But this game has no substance and no depth.
I'm so bored I am watching a movie at the same time and still bored with it.

I could go into detail but whats the point when no one will ever read this.

Think of this as a boring point and click mobile phone game that requires grinding the same hand full of missions over and over to level up and get new ships. But then you realise its all the same.

And you will come to a point where you need to fly to a space station to save every single time you pass anyting as instant death is just around the corner. Do this boring save crap or replay the last 30min before you died.

Yawn.....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I went into this game as a buffer between waiting on a few other games im looking forward to. Keeping that in mind I do love all scifi/space games in general. The beginning was difficult i was having a hard time learning the controls and ended up giving up within the first two hours. I gave it another try and got the basics down and now am 36 hours into the game. I found myself loving it and enjoying the mystery of the story. From what i expect from a 30 usd game it surpasses in all categories. Yeah tutorials are not great, the voice overs are off sometimes and not perfect, finding the help section or explainations in the game about buying selling or how to bounty hunt and null and void. But with all that it is a 30 buck game reg price and i bought it for under 10 bucks. I rather enjoy figuring out how to figure out all the aspects of making money in game.

I say 2 thumbs up for what it is and i enjoy it even though i dislike 3rd person or control the ship games where im not in a first person view. 36 hours into it im not even in the dlc yet and havent even explored all the space available in the game aswell. I say its a win win!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Interesting and enjoyable game, shame the map was not more interactive, spend way too long searching for places.
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Lethn
1.2 hrs
Posted: October 1
So I bought this on sale and it was one of those impulse buys, I did not get this game at all when I first tried it, but when I was in a more patient mood to learn the confusing interface I have now started playing it more and actually understand it as I read the tutorials carefully and just got used to everything, there is a learning curve with this game, but considering it's singleplayer so you don't have to worry about player population and it's a really massive space sim it is definitely worth it.

Do you remember the days of Freelancer? Well I do and I played that game to death, one of the most fun aspects for me was the huge amounts of factions, the hidden bases, the exploration and the rather limited sandbox experience when it came to trading this game has decided to focus on all of that.

I may actually even check out mining properly now, because I remember wanting to do it in Freelancer but because that game was primarily about combat it was all very limited oh and just like freelancer it looks like you mine by shooting stuff rather than having any sort of specialised ship, which, while is a bit silly I do wonder if that's a good mechanic because it means you don't have to worry so much about how to defend yourself in space sims.

So to sum this game up, it very much has a learning curve, think of it as Freelancer on steroids because even the steering of your ship is very similar, but once you get into it you'll have no problem getting through the map and the various interfaces loaded with information.

If anyone wants a possible tip on getting into the game quicker, I recommend just getting used to using the context menu which you access with the middle mouse button. Unlike most context sensitive stuff on games this menu actually seems to work decently and you can use it to quickly navigate around space.
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beermaker
32.5 hrs
Posted: October 1
As I found, there are 2 ways to play this game:

1)
Goto C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starpoint Gemini 2\Saves\autosave.txt
Open with Notepad or Wordpad
Find Credits:
Insert any number you like
do the same with rank
-------------------> buy the best ship, do the main mission trail, and delete this masterpiece after 2 hours

2)
play it normally & bore yourself to death.
Why?
a) The is basically 1 mission in this game to do: go somewhere, destroy ship/scan anomaly/repair satellite, return.
b) Trade is not exisent due to minimal cargo hold (oh..., there is 1 bigger transporter, good luck finding it!) and hardly any price difference, wherever you go.
c) Combat is uniquely dull as you your primary stuff is fired automatically at random goals (ok, from time to time you get to press "spacebar" to launch a missile - enjoy!) and encounters are either slapped aside or way to strong. So either you smash, or get smashed. Endless fun, pls also see a)
d) the "news" from "other factions" are useless as they do not interfere with you in any way and after a couple of missions basically the whole universe is your ally anyway
e) there are some bugs that keep on annoy you (my faforite: the "shields-back-up-forgotten-bug" after leaving a station - handsome good fun)

I haven't cheated since "Ghostbusters" on C64 (Name: "Enter"-key, PW: 458 -> 1 million bucks)
This "game" made me.
Thanks for that, LGM.
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cormacphillips2010
19.4 hrs
Posted: October 1
I Love this game. Its a space RPG but you never you leave your ship. Sure its a bit old but graphics and gameplay are great.
Its not too simplistic to be considered an arcade space shooter but not a mad in depth space simulator. Its quite easy to learn how to pilot, fight, nav and trade. Along the way you got many ship upgrades and ships. However be prepared to earn the credits to buy these. The space fighting is alot of fun, however its very level dependent if you engage with an emeny above your level you die. So run away tactics are sometime needed until you own a fleet of ships.
There are a few problems sometimes the space fights can just kill you in seconds. You can only save you game at stations which adds to tension but alot of time you just end up replaying the same mission or area of space because of it. The soundtrack I tured off within 4 hours of gameplay its repitive and anoying and the sound effects could be better.
So gamrplay is quickly learned but sometimes the fights are too difficult.
soundtrack could be better.
graphics are up to standard.
A fun space adventure.
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adelicjimmy
212.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
Yes get this game, wait do you need to hear the dialog and be given direction?
Okay less one sided. But if those are both no then hell yes get this game.

Where to start, I got this game on sale, and wanted to refund it. However I gave it one more try and managed to get through the first little bit, and all of a sudden I loved it like crazy...

Side notes I guess
I really like the ship details and variety, although I wish there were more. (I always want more ships)
The story line got kind of lame and or broken near the end.
The main dialog is painful. Punishment for warcrimes painful...

So if you are going to give it a go
-Turn off the dialog!
----Do IT! (the music is nice though, and in freeroam the dialog is much less death)
-And get ready to be spammed like crazy by "helpful" tutorial pop ups as soon as you start. (some are very helpful)
----You can skip them or dissable them at your discretion though so not a big deal.
-You can zoom out with the numpad +/- keys
-You need to restore default keybinds when you start, or the delete key doesn't bring up your tactical view (which once up is handy)

I think those are the main things that coloured my lack of enjoyment with it at first, so knowing that you should have a much better run of it.
Oh I found the gunner class was less entertaining than the other two classes, even if you are mostly planning on shooting everything

But seriously I have had a heck of a lot of fun with this game, and will likely continue to do so for a good bit more. I haven't tried all the ships yet and there are still some achievements to go.

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shann_cs
7.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
I lost interest in the game although it's quite decent. I tried all type of missions, trading, exploring etc., upgrade ship and weapons. IMHO it needs 3 things..
1.) balancing:
- railgun weapons are far better than all weapon types (beam, plasma)
- some red (high-lvl) missions are easy, got killed on some easy ones (low-lvl)
2.) more deep mechanics
- trading very stupid (although very effective to earn money till ~lvl10)
3.) removing first ?LGM? screen when launching game!
- it's very loud forcing me to throw my headpones from my ears in instance

I recommend this game for all space-sim-explorer-lovers not for common player looking for something new..
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Groovdog
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Really wanted to like this game but it is very poorly designed. Mission levels not coordinated to your level but rather to some arbitrary zone level so a Level 1 mission in one zone is not the same as Level 1 in another. Game aide is beyond poor. Goes to window mode all the time. Spend 90% of your time flying between points. In my opinion better options in this space, try Rebel Galaxy. This may be deeper, but it is too boring for me personally.. Someone remake Privateer pls. And forget about Star Citizen, too damn ambitious. Props to the developer for responding, this is obviously based on my playstyle interests which may not align with yours.
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chech
37.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
If you are going to play this game, don't bother opening it until you see a video that teaches you how to board ships. This game's economy is useless/broken without this feature, and it isn't taught ingame. First time I played I got bored to death in two hours and left it. Months later, I saw a gameplay, found out how to board ships, and tadaaa, new game!

It's not going to be the best game of your life, but you can spend a few hours having fun.

And for those that say that it's like a solo EVE, it has absolutely nothing to do, EVE is much better, but it's a great PvP gank feast built exclusively for gankers.
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KarmageddonGR
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
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