Our journey begins when Max Walker starts a contract with the Alliance of Planets and immediately gets drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict. His mission will take him beyond the reaches of space, while fighting many different opponents and meeting pirate overlords, scheming politicians, deceitful allies and ambitious leaders – all...
User reviews: Mostly Negative (121 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 16, 2014
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About This Game

A BREATHTAKING SPACE ADVENTURE



Beyond Space is a cutting-edge 3D space shooter game that immerses players in the darkest plots in a similar vein to the best Space Operas.

Scores of planetary systems, nebulas and asteroid fields to explore. Fully detailed 3D Graphics, mesmerizing, beautifully painted spacescapes, spectacular special effects, and rendered glows, lights, sun flares and reflections.

All of which intensified with an ambient yet dynamic soundtrack and great sound effects.

You are Max Walker, a spacefaring adventurer and pilot-for-hire, who gets drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict.

AN EPIC SPACE ODYSSEY WORTHY OF THE GREATEST HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS

Our journey begins when Max Walker starts a contract with the Alliance of Planets and immediately gets drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict.

His mission will take him beyond the reaches of space, while fighting many different opponents and meeting pirate overlords, scheming politicians, deceitful allies and ambitious leaders – all entangled in a space epic that will change the face of the galaxy.

Dive into this original story with its rich and captivating storyline localized in English with English actor-voiced dialogues and cutscenes.

TAKE CONTROL OF POWERFUL SPACEFIGHTERS

Aboard your ship, show off your pilot skills with barrel rolls and boost jumps, while keeping a close eye on your "Incoming" warning system and shaking off tailing enemies and guided missiles...

Unlock a great variety of ships in the Hangar and select your weapons, shields and afterburners among the dozens of items to create thousands of possible combinations… to face any situation.

SMART ENEMIES

Enemies in Beyond Space are smart and characterized by their AI. Different units perform their own battlefield tactics. Fleet Squadrons will gather to strike, whereas pirates will act in a more disorganized manner… making them more unpredictable.

Advanced AI with an adjustable difficulty level to keep all players on their toes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OpenGL 3.2 or DirectX 10 compliant card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 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: 512 MB OpenGL 3.2 or DirectX 10 compliant card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OpenGL 3.2 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OpenGL 3.2 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Before actually reviewing the game itself, I need to ask if the description of the product is sarcasm or honesty. I have to go with the benefit of the doubt and say it's sarcasm, since I'm sure no developer would call this a "breathtaking space adventure" or "epic space odyssey worthy of the greatest hollywood blockbusters".

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Figured I'd put this up in front of the rest of the review: if you can look past some uninspired story, bad voice acting, messy mouse aiming, generic sounds/music, and sometimes lousy menu navigation, then I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I, however, could not. If you see it in the 99 cent aisle, sure, it can give you an hour or two of fun. But for $4, I wouldn't.

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In short, the game isn't bad. In fact, the gameplay is quite nice. It's a simple, 3D shooter with multiple ships and weapons to choose from. And the graphics are fine for the kind of game it is. But everything else is pretty terrible.

Controls aren't impressive, particularly mouse control. I prefer using a mouse for high precision aiming, but this game doesn't have precise aiming. You merely influence the direction the ship goes, almost like there's some sort of mouse acceleration. If you don't want to use this odd aiming, you can try your luck with a joypad or using the arrow keys for aiming. Unfortunately my joypad has a deadzone issue, and while it would have been nice to have an option within the controls to fix that issue, I don't expect it as it's a hardware problem on my end and not theirs.

Story (there's a story?) isn't all that immersive. Then again, this game doesn't aim for story, assuming the description of the game is sarcasm and that it really doesn't aim to grab the audience through its "space opera".

Voice acting is abysmal and at times, cringeworthy. I'm sure with better scripts, the actors themselves could have done something more impressive. But there's just something about the dialogue that has me shuttering when I hear it.

Music isn't bad, but it's nothing special, either. Take any generic space-orientated game and pull the music from it, that's what you have in Beyond Space.

Sound effects are fitting enough, but once again, nothing special.

Menu navigation. I noticed I had new weapons to choose from but couldn't figure out how. I then figured out that you had to swipe through the weapons in order to view the new ones added to your inventory. As far as I can tell, there are no arrows to click for viewing other weapons. You have to swipe the mouse.

I experienced some performance issues in the tutorial and really can't pinpoint the reason. One of my CPU's cores were at full usage for some reason and it gave me some stuttering in the game, but all other levels didn't really have that issue. At least the ones I played, as I wasn't interested in playing for much longer than I already had.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Nice graphics, poor controls, cheesey voice acting and bad story...2/10 dont buy
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Game has stability issues, missions are incredibly short, storytelling is non-existent, voice acting is rough, subtitles have many errors, and you can't lock on to a specific target. Even on sale for $2 I wish I could get my money back.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Badly ported, the game could be fun, but since i can't actually switch weapons or anything in the hangar (you have to grab the screen and drag, and since the controls are bad it always snaps back to the original weapon) it's getting a negative review.

Maybe of they fix the controls I would change this, but since the game is 3/4ths of a year old, i'm not holding out hope for this to happen.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
The only way I would be able to recommend this game is if all of the bugs were to be fixed.
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