In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages on. In a bid to save Earth from destruction, you must take control of the Strike Suit – a revolutionary fighter craft with the ability to transform into a lethal suit of space armor.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (146 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 8, 2014

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"Simple controls and epic space combat make for a lot of fun here, this takes the good bits of anime space combat and delivers a great space shooter."
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July 24

Introducing the Revenant! Free Update.

Mastered the Marauder, Raptor and original Strike Suit? Take your dogfighting skills to the next level with a brand new suit of space armor.

The Revenant is a Stealth Suit for pilots looking to take on their enemies in a new way.The Revenant’s primary function allows it to activate a cloak that renders it invisible to enemies. 'Sneak' up on Colonial ships and take them out before they even know you're there. Careful, though: stealth needs to be used with care - once you activate the Suit’s weapon systems, you’ll be visible once more.

The Revenant’s weapons have been designed to deal with the Suit’s main threat: fighter craft. The cannon is based on the original Strike Suit cannon but with a higher rate of fire. In addition, the missiles are short range missiles with a short lock time and reduced Flux cost.

Get behind the cockpit of the Revenant and experience Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut in a whole new way.

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About This Game

In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages. Take control of the Strike Suit – a craft with the ability to transform into a hulking suit of space armor - in a bid to save Earth from destruction. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dogfighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos.

Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story spanning 17 unique missions. Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart piece by piece. Upgrade your Strike Suit and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of six craft, including three Strike Suits, to experience dogfighting action as you’ve never seen it before.

The Director’s Cut is the definitive version of the game featuring a next-gen graphical overhaul, restructured campaign and additional content – including the Heroes of the Fleet campaign.

This is space combat reborn.

Key Features


  • Fast, frantic space combat: freely engage multiple enemies, dogfight other pilots, fight massive fleet battles and defend vast structures.

  • The Strike Suit: strategically switch from Pursuit Mode (speed and power) to Strike Mode (a powerful, highly maneuverable combat mode).

  • Capital Ship Destruction: take capital ships apart piece by piece – take out their turrets or target weak-points to blow out entire sections of their superstructure.

  • Vibrant and vivid universe: space is far from the dark, featureless void you'd expect. Discover the color and vibrancy of the Strike Suit universe across 13 unique locations.

  • Ship Designs from renowned Mechanical Design engineer Junji Okubo (Appleseed: Ex Machina, Steel Battalion).

  • Music from award-winning sound designer Paul Ruskay (Homeworld) including a collaboration with Japanese singer/songwriter Kokia (Tales of Innocence, Gunslinger Girl: II Teatrino).

  • Director’s Cut features new ship models, improved textures and lighting, a restructured campaign, the Heroes of the Fleet mission pack and the Marauder and Raptor Strike Suits.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM - Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM - Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
It's like Painkiller in space
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6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Badass mecha game! More Strike Suit than the vanilla version
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10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Overall enjoyable. Fast paced, tons of action and explosions. The end brings a fairly interesting twist to the whole story. I don't think it's worth more than $10 though. So if it's on sale, give it a shot.
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12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
The Macross game I've been waiting for! XD
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7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
It's a fun campaign, and unlocking all the missiles and guns makes it worthwile.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Not your average space shooter. Your ship can turn into a Gundam Wing style robot with massive firepower, which is needed to survive the immense number of enemies.
The game has a good plot, and is fully voiced, with GOOD voice acting.

As for gameplay, it is easy to control with either keyboard and mouse OR controller -- in fact, the controller support is the best I've seen in a game like this ever.

Definitely recommended.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
The original SSZ and Infinity looked pretty nice graphics wise. This so-called "Director's Cut" has upped textures... but at a steep cost: lack of shadows - which actually turns this down to looking like a mid-era PS3/XBox 360 game unfortunately. And well, that's what this company has built it from: the consoles.

Now the Born Ready is dead - it's devs moved to another project (who are shilling it on the discussion board) - shadows coming "soon" is no more. Apparently the graphics dev for it had quit the company in the summer.

You get all the DLC, including the Marauder which was promised to be exclusive to Kickstater backers (hah), but unfortunately these suits are unlocked deep into the game.

That being said, it's a decent game for three bucks. I want to go back to the original SSZ, but the gameplay in this version has been tweaked for the better. Difficulty was kinda gruesome in the original - that was fixed.

Can I recommend it? It's hard - but at the price of $19.99. ($3 are for the owners of the original SSZ) Definitely not. Lower than $10? Probably. But I definitely won't be supporting any of these hacks in their future endeavors.

Oh yeah, and they turned all Strike Suits into ducks.
Ef that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Spaceships blowing up other spaceships, in space

if your space combat erection lasts for longer than 4 hours seek medical attention

9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Probably as close to a non Dynasty Warriors Gundam (although the transforming is more like Macross...) game North America will ever get. >.> /sadpanda
Also fills in small spot of that gap left by the lack of Wing Commander since WCP.
For that, this game deserves lots of love!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Black Fleet rekt me hard, i was not ready for that. nor was my body


i r8 11/10 m8. No h8, g8 game (y)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I found this one great fun to play with lots of action that kept me coing back for more.
good music and voice overs that realy do suit the game it seems to have been well put together.

I never played the original as it had such bad reviews and nasty posty forums posts all i can say is i was a fool and should have tried this one sooner and made up my own mind.

Definatly way worth the $6 it cost me in the sale if you get the chance to pick this one up cheap dont miss it you wont regret this purchase if you like space combat games.

plays great on xbox360 controler controls are very easy to use and get used to.
spectacular back drops that look hand painted adding to the imersiveness.

cons
felt a little too much like it was on rails as you couldnt find multiple ways to finish the same mission it had to be done the way they want you to do it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
For everyone that likes arcady space combat games with a semi-cheesy storyline and especially for those who like the Macross-franchise - this is your game.

The campaigns are decently long and have good variety - free hunting of fighters, hit&run attacks on stations, attacking capital ships, (short) escort missions, all are there. No multiplayer but challenges get you some replayability.

The main focus of the game is Combat. Fast, frantic and very colorful with LOTS of missiles everywhere.
The Strike Mode of your main craft is a so obvious hommage to the Variable Fighers from Macross the missile systems are even called "Itano" and "Circus". And its sooo fun to unleash a barrage of fourty missiles decimating an entire enemy squadron.
From dumb-fire rockets to big torpedoes and fire-and-forget-spammable missiles - if you like the trope of the Itano Circus (also called Macross Missile Massacre) you're gonna love the combat here.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Intense space battles, fantastic visuals , great sense of huge endless space and giant ships , what else you want?!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Strike Suit Zero is an excellent game. Spanning multiple missions, this game takes you across a multitude of various action packed scenarios. Fly around in a ship of your choice(as you unlock them of course) including the strike suit(a transforming spacefighter/mech combo), and blow enemies away with your piloting skills. There's a nifty feature where you can evade missiles fired at you by launching an electromagnetic pulse(EMP) but you can't overuse it so the game is fairly difficult not just due to that but other things as well. It's fun though. Fun as ♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
If you like Decent Freespace style games, you will love this game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Wing Gundam Simulator

11/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Great game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I was feeling some buyers remorse after buying a joystick for Star Citizen, and finding out the game was kinda slow and boring.

Fortunately a friend recommended I use the thing with Strike Suit Zero, and now my remorse has been replaced by joy.

Thank You Strike Suit Zero.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
It's been quite a while since I played the original SSZ, swearing to never go back to this pile of... disappointment.

Then SSZ DC came out, and I decided to take it for a spin. Why the heck not.

Has the game changed much since the days of the original? Yes. Graphics have been ramped up, textures reworked, the story makes a little more sense now, mission design was improved a bit...

How about gameplay, then? Well, difficulty has been scaled down, going from "bat♥♥♥♥ insane" to "barely managable" (on EASY). Controls have improved a bit, all those bricks they call fighters and interceptors now turn a bit better yet do not loose precision aiming. Capital ships now have their weak points displayed on the HUD so you at least have some help with destroying those monstrosities (and you will be doing a whole lot of that).

And this is where it ends.
You still need MAD PILOT SKLZ to have a paper cat's chance in hell to get to the good ending. Check out the achievements ranking to confirm this.
The Strike Suit itself still feels flimsy and underpowered - so still no piloting a big indestructable mecha with a can of whoopass In Space. (at least you get it sooner, if that's any consolation)
And the music? If you expect a pounding rendition of something like, say, MUSIC FROM THE LAUNCH TRAILER, turn around and walk away. Because this is where the composer that wrote that piece went - and you'll never get a pleasant beat in the whole game.

Was I expecting much? Well, yeah, it was supposed to be a game about War Mecha In Space, and those are generally expected to be made of awesome.
Did I get much? Not at all. Even in full cheat mode the game is a chore, flooding you with dialogue when you are way too busy to pay attention, and staying perfectly silent when there's a lull in a battle.

Can I recommend this to anyone I know? NO.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
really fun SpaceSim... XD
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