Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection is the original Sword of the Stars games and the three expansions Born of Blood, A Murder of Crows and Argos Naval Yard. It is the year 2405, and human scientists have discovered a new technology that allows travel from star to star at speeds faster than light.
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"...strategy blender Sword of the Stars mixes one part Homeworld-style RTS combat with an equal portion of interstellar empire builder Master of Orion. The concoction works superbly, adding an intricate turn-based strategy layer to the signature 3D real-time space battles."
— PC Gamer UK

"Has the things you crave vis a vis stellar dominion."
— Penny Arcade

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Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection is the original Sword of the Stars games and the three expansions Born of Blood, A Murder of Crows and Argos Naval Yard.

It is the year 2405, and human scientists have discovered a new technology that allows travel from star to star at speeds faster than light. But tragedy strikes, as Earth is ravaged by an alien force. The dawning of a new era was stymied by a grim, new reality...

Sword of the Stars:
  • 4 distinct races - Human, Hiver, Tarkas and Liir
  • A powerful state of the art engine delivers breathtaking graphics and robust game play
  • Each race has a unique mode of transport between star systems, creating very different styles of play
  • Over 150 distinct technologies to research on a dynamic tech tree
  • Over 40 weapons from six different weapon classes
  • Players can design and build ships from three size classes - Destroyer, Cruiser, and Dreadnought
  • Up to 8 players can play against the AI and one another over LAN or online
  • Choose from a variety of scenario campaigns to play alone or with friends

Born of Blood:
  • Play as the merciless Zuul Slavers with over 90 brand-new ship sections and their unique drive system – the Tunnel Drive
  • Over 25 additional technologies
  • 15 more weapons you can add to your ship designs
  • New ship sections for the original four races, including: War, Projector, Boarding, and a new type of defense satellite – the Torpedo Defense Platform
  • 4 additional galactic encounters, a new grand menace, plus 3 unique scenarios and 6 original maps
  • New game features, including Slavery, Trade Routes, and Diplomatic Communications

A Murder of Crows:
  • A New Sixth race – The Morrigi
  • New Ship Sections - Over a dozen new ship sections
  • Unique ‘Grav Flock’ Drive System for Morrigi
  • 15 new weapons
  • 27 new technologies and the new Xeno-Cultural and Drones tech tree
  • Drone carrying ships in all three size classes
  • Construction ships, a variety of orbital stations, spy ships, police cutters, and more
  • A whole new set of GUI enhancements and additions

Argos Naval Yard:
  • 19 new technologies
  • Over 75 new ship section to build
  • 10 new weapons / 3 New Scenarios
  • Single Player / Multi-player with co-op scenario maps

Wymagania systemowe

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista)
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB Available
    • Video Card: DirectX® 9 compliant video card with 128MB RAM
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 8.1 or better compatible
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9c
    • Internet Connection: at least 56k modem
    • Multiplayer Requirement: Gamespy key (provided by publisher)
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39 z 39 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
115.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 listopada, 2014
This is one of the most underated 4X games ive played. Ive put way more than 112 hours into it before i had steam. The combat controls take a bit of getting used to but once you have those nailed this game will eat hours of your life.

Planet management and the tech tree are easy to understand but the tech still retains depth. After an 8 hour long game you will still have lots of tech still to discover.
Whilst the graphics are a little dated it really doesnt matter once you are playing and you are immersed. Combat is enjoyable to watch especially when you have 3 massive dreadnoughts trying to face off against an entire enemy fleet.



This is a really solid game one of my favourite random buys ever .Its worth every penny and if you see it in a sale definatly grab it!
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21 z 21 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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23.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 października, 2014
If you like space battles featuring fleets of custom ships, buy this game.
If you like colonizing, conquering, and converting other factions or races, buy this game!
If you have ever wanted to be the undying sage presence that guides an ancient race of space-faring birds as they subjugate the far reaches of the abyss, tearing through the galaxy on the quest to restore their empire to it's former glory, BUY THIS GAME!
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25 z 28 osób (89%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
677.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 29 października, 2014
Classic game, runs great on older cpu's, and has almost infite replay value. Much better than newer games coming out.
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13 z 13 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
196.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 14 listopada, 2014
A surprising favorite among 4X games. I've put 90% of my time into this game before getting it on Steam, and I still come back to it now and again. Everything about SotS is cut down to its best aspects; empire management is user friendly and simplified, but still a powerful way to gain an advantage, while combat is straight to the point and engaging. You will never spend twenty minutes meticulously planning your next turn. Instead you'll be rushing to make new designs and push production, scraping together fleets to push your advantage and stave off annihilation.

If this game had better publishing, it would rank among the classics. And once you think you've played it out, just try the ACM mod.
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9 z 9 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
20.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 października, 2014
Pros:

A very deep strategy game combining slow paced turn based strategy with battles handled in a tactically rich real-time, so fans of either should find something to enjoy. Gameplay is smooth, Intuitive, and mostly bug-free at this point.There is seemingly limitless customization with a wealth of ship designs and weapons systems to implement all with their own strengths and weaknesses, countless tech options allowing you to customize your playstyle depending on what research you choose to specialize in, along with each playable race feeling truly unique in their playstyle. Multiple scenarios to play through with differing victory condition based on your race and/or faction within that race.

Cons:

The sheer amount of information on the screen and choices to make can be a little mind boggling at first but is fairly intuitive and doesn't take too long to learn. Graphics are a bit dated at this time but certainly acceptable. Music is forgettable but maintains a pleasant atmosphere in the game. The AI doesnt scale particularly well however often remaining pretty easy on any difficulty but you can offset that with handicaps while setting up the match. RNG tech availability can leave a game terribly unbalanced if you're extremely unlucky. Lack of a true 'story mode' may turn off some players.

Overall a solid game that has given me hundreds of hours of entertainment long before it was available on steam,
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10 z 11 osób (91%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
171.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 października, 2014
A truely epic space 4X game. Turn based, but with real time combat inbetween turns. Find your way through a huge tech tree that changes with each race and play through.
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6 z 6 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
123.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 października, 2014
Best space 4x game I have ever played. Each race travels differently. Every game has a different research tree. Awesome random events. Only issue is automating battles with drones and balance of some weapons.
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5 z 5 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
233.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 29 września, 2014
Probably the best x4 I've ever played. No kidding. It's almost like Stars! without the micromanagement. The only problem is that the servers are down, so you'll have to use hamachi (eww) or something for multiplayer.
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4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
70.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 listopada, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Very fun game with random tech tree to spice up each playthrough. The combat is well paced going from simple to complex as you research new guns and toys for your ships. The trading feels a little overpowered.
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4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
165.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 22 listopada, 2014
This is a great 4x game. It has a few shortcommings, but overall its a highly enjoyable game worthy of many many playthoughs. One would figure that the sequal would be awesome... but this one is good.
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4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
66.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 grudnia, 2014
Basically Rome Total War in space. Only less buggy and you don't have to worry about ♥♥♥♥ing squalor(Diplomacy is still lacking, but who has time for that while commiting genocide on bird/fish/dog/ant/whateverthe♥♥♥♥tarkansare people?).

Combat plays kind of like Star Wars: Empire At War, only MUCH more in depth. You can pin point exactly where you want your ships to fire and with what weapons. Every weapon has it's own use and even your basic destroyer class ships still have their uses end game.

The research tree is race specific and semi-random, so although you do have a few technologies you can count on being there, don't always expect to get that Anti-Matter Missile Upgrade. However you can still salvage technology from enemy ships, so not all is lost. The tree itself is vast and makes you feel like you're playing pokemon(GOTTA LEARN THEM ALL!) for scientists. Unfortunately, finding out how something is effective requires either a google search or trial and error.

I play on a Dual Pentium 2.3 ghz laptop with an integrated graphics card(♥♥♥♥ you Intel), and yet so far I have yet to hit a spot where framerate becomes an issue. However once an AI controls a large territory they take longer to figure what they do(so I assume) and so you get a 30 sec to 1 min delay in turns. Which is extremely frustrating when you are just trying to skip turns.

I've played with the AI on normal difficulty and default economic settings and so far I've been able to take on empires twice my size(probably due to me beefing up my economy then research end game tech a little early and I did finish around 400-500 turns so not the quickest by any means). The time limit can be a curse when you are trying to comb the area for enemy units or simply trying to glass a planet.

Great game, definitely something for those of you who want to conquer the galaxy, plenty of race variety and scenarios to make you replay this game.
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4 z 5 osób (80%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
17.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 października, 2014
old school
in depth
Space Strategy
FUN

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7 z 11 osób (64%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1 person found this review funny
15.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 7 grudnia, 2014
i like it make another *throws glass*
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2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1 person found this review funny
0.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 grudnia, 2014
I have no idea how to play this game but i like it
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2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1 person found this review funny
11.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 24 stycznia
The best space 4x game there is. Total War... in space! In the turn based strategy layer you explore and colonize worlds, research and build spaceships. When two fleets meet you get real time battles.
This game has great depth, where you have to manage refueling and repair, try to counter your opponents using techs on a tech tree that has random branches missing every game. You have to deal with random events and epic Grand Manaces and AI rebellions that can be far more dangerous than your opponents. The races are really different, each with its unique travelling method, strenths and weaknessess.
All this is presented in a faily easy and intuitive way. An epic game.
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2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
67.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 31 stycznia
This is one of my favourite games. It's got so much variety that every race feels like a different game.


This game is definitely a 10/10 for me.
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2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
4.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 lutego
I can't recommend this enough. This is the most fun I've had with a 4x since Alpha Centauri. They implemented a lot of elegant solutions to reduce tedium and streamline management without losing depth or complexity. The UI is not intuitive largely because they kept it from being cluttered, as such the tutorials are highly recommended.

Ship design was done very well. It is very satisfying to come up against an overwhelming opposition, make a few minor adjustments to a design and alter its tactics and come back and win not because you had bigger boots but because you used an effective strategy. There is a lot of depth to design, and variety is rewarded.

Strategy in combat is very enjoyable as you are given plenty of useful tools. You can make a 2 tier setup with heavily fortified ships engaging close range and long range support keeping distance without having to constantly switch between the various groups to give orders. That might sound oversimplified, but it doesn't play itself. It simply gives tools that streamline basic tactics and the end result is a smarter and more fluid battle. Also, combat is simulated in engine, there are no behind the curtains dice rolls to verify hit and miss. If missiles get shot down, it's because anti-missile turrets hit their target. Furthermore, it is possible to target specific points on the enemy if you want to disable something specific, like getting behind the enemy and taking out their forward shields, or their engines. Combat is as tedious or simple as you choose to make it, and the end result is a rewarding experience.

Diplomacy is available, but rather than assume you want to be friendly with the neighbors, the default is war, with alliances and NAP's being something you have to work for if that’s what your into. It's there if you enjoy the challenge of diplomacy, but its assumed you want to blow things up. With that said, any time you encounter a new player or AI for the first time your ships are set to hold fire, so the game respects the possibility of peace, but you must research their language and diplomatic options for them to be available.

People say this is underrated, and I have to agree. I'm more than a little annoyed that I didn't find this gem until now.
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4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
105.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 lipca, 2014
„Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection” jest bardzo rozbudowaną strategią turową dla osoby nie umiejącej j. angielskiego jej zrozumienie może okazać się bardzo trudne co przełoży się na niechęć do tytułu ( największy problem może pojawić się przy badaniach które odgrywają kluczową role w grze). Nie należy się jednak na samym początku zniechęcać ,gdyż gra jest naprawdę warta uwagi. Jeżeli ktokolwiek miał do czynienia z grami z serii TotalWar™ i do tego interesuje go futurystyczna wojna w kosmosie bardzo prawdopodobne że gra wciągnie go na długie godziny i nie będzie chciała wypuścić ;).

Po w skrócie o elementach gry:

Badania – gra posiada bardzo rozbudowany system badań który jak wcześniej wspominałem ma kluczowy wpływ na rozgrywkę i będzie miał wpływ na nasze uzbrojenie, szybkość przemieszczania się ,a także na proces „uzdatniania” planety do życia.

Projektowanie – bardzo atrakcyjny element i przyjemnie rozwiązany element gry. Dobry projekt statku może przesądzić nie jedną bitwę i przyśpieszyć naszą kampanie wojenną.

Bitwa- wokół tego elementu gry skupiają się wszystkie inne bo przecież po co nam potężny uzbrojony w najlepszą broń i przemyślany pod kontem taktycznym pancernik jeśli nie będzie można go wypróbować na polu bitwy.

Dyplomacja- pakt o nie agresje … pfff? Może jeszcze sojusz ?! Najlepszym dyplomatą jest flota jeżeli takową będziemy posiadać to w bardzo krótkim czasie pakty o nie agresje same zaczną sie pokazywać oczywiście gra oferuje nam zawieranie różnego rodzaju umów innymi cywilizacjami ,ale kto by się tam tym przejmował mając tysiące ton demokracji w postaci pancerników ;)

Jeśli jakiegoś ♥♥♥♥♥a przekonałem tym tekstem do zakupu gry i nie będzie dawał sobie rady w jej zrozumieniu zapraszam do zadawania pytań;)
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42 z 42 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 lipca, 2014
I had to buy this game again in order to review it. My hours played does not include the older Steam version that isn't sold anymore.

This is hands down my favourite game of all time. Therefore I am actually going to take time writing this review.

Ridiculously deep, engaging gameplay that can allow for 250+ hours for a single large game - a game filled with desperate struggles against merciless and highly adaptable AI in long late-night/early morning sessions. A very nice physics engine allows for some interesting RTS battles with completely customised ships bristling with esoteric weaponry - from the humble red laser to giant space revolvers that shoot asteroids that glass planets.

With a quasi-randomised tech tree system and 6 different races that each play completely differently, it is easy to spend thousands of hours on this game and still not experience everything it has to offer. Multiplayer is just as good - coordinate with a friend or compete against them in 4X/RTT combined gameplay. If you thought multiplayer games of Sins of a Solar Empire or Civ were long, this game is somewhat longer, but rewards you with deep satisfaction during and after play.

Overall it is similar to the Master of Orion series of games if you remember those, but also feels akin to Total War with the RTT combined with turn-based strategy, and the depth of control available during battles. Most of the time you are trying to expand, tech up and survive in a turn-based 4X type strategic map.

However, if one of your ships encounters something hostile, you are given the option to fight manually; this is often very rewarding, you are able to visually assess the ships, including tech level and weaponry, and to also destroy them with extreme prejudice (or not if you prefer). The RTT game engine allows polygon targeting, allowing you to aim shots at precise parts of their ships - snipe off their turrets or shoot out their engines so their inertia causes them to crash into a planet. The level of detail simulated allows for incredibly fun and often unpredictable fights. This is not like Sins, where ships have simple health bars and succumb after a set number of hits; exactly what and where you hit things is of great importance - hit a tanker in the fuel tanks hard enough and be rewarded with a satisfying secondary explosion, sometimes disintegrating the ship and everything small within a large radius.

Visually, it is quite dated now, something that they tried to fix in the sequel, which is somewhat buggy and sometimes broken. However, this original is very well polished, and I would highly recommend this gem of a game to anyone with half a brain and some patience.

If you do end up enjoying it as much as I have, the sequel may be worth trying, but be prepared for a general feeling of lack of completeness that is absent in this original. I wouldn't fault the devs too much for that, Paradox wanted them to release at an incomplete point and it was do-or-die for the studio. It has come a long way since release but the devs aimed a bit too high and fell short. This does not mean it is terrible, much fun is to be had, with a lot of new things to be tried - if you have the patience and an SSD to cope with the *occasional* CTD - (occasional is a relative term).

TL;DR: this is a very good and underrated game, buy it (it is also cheap), play it. Don't buy the second one if you are new to the series unless you are a masochist with too much money.
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36 z 38 osób (95%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
83.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 stycznia, 2014
So my friend introduced me to this game as he wanted more friends to play with. It was an old game (relatively) and I expected a few laughs and not much else. I didn't ask for this. I didn't ask for Civilization in space. I didn't ask for all the lore and all the different races and ships. I didn't ask for interesting space combat and with ship by ship construction and pretty high level strategy. They even forced multiple maps down my throat with a tech tree that is randomly generated from game to game! It was horrible. Terrible. I didn't want this.

On a more serious note. The game is fun, as usual especially with friends. Has a pretty good learning curve, interesting races with tons of lore to read. Every race plays different and is interesting in what they are good and not good at. Good mechanics and has actual space battle where you control the ships in 3d space. It can be a bit daunting at times and for some people it might get boring if things get slow. However I very much liked this game. Certainly gave me some sleepless nights staying up to play it. Graphics are solid. No real complaints, though games do tend to go very long.
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