Star wolves is a 3D space RPG with deep strategy and tactical elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds.
User reviews: Very Positive (52 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 2, 2010
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Star wolves is a 3D space RPG with deep strategy and tactical elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds. Corruption prospers planet-side and only space can give a man his freedom, but not without a cost: space is not a safe place anymore. Human space pirates, rogue AI computers that rebelled against humanity and empire patrol ships roam space in search of easy prey.
Players begin the game as a bounty hunter with little more than an old, run-down space fighter and a dream, but as they advance in the game and prosper, their piloting and battle skills improve, allowing access to more advance spacecraft. Players can control a party of up to six bounty hunters, each possessing different skills, abilities and personality.
Team tactics give players vast opportunities in battles when shear fire power isn't enough. Tactical ruses, planning and executing ambushes or deploying spaceships' special abilities provide cunning commanders the ability to crush enemies according to their style of play.
  • Spectacular 3D real-time battle system
  • Original blend of tactical and action game play
  • Variety of missions and mission-types including stealth, hit and run and assault missions
  • Non-linear storyline and game play
  • Secondary and secret quests along with primary missions
  • Over 25 space fighters
  • Dozens of energy and missile weapons
  • Over 40 missions
  • A choice of eight game characters, both male and female, to form your party
  • Original RPG system

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2 GHz (or comparable)
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 128MB or ATI Radeon 9800 128MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB
    • Sound: Sound card
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.2GHz or Pentium 4 at 2 GHz with Ageia PhysX
    • Memory: 1 GB or more
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 512MB or ATI Radeon 1900XT 512MB
    • Sound: Sound card with multi-channel sound support 5.1
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
A friend told me, long long time ago, that I would like this game. Sadly, I don't trust his video-game taste that much, so I ignored that...Until yesterday, I saw this game at 0,99€ because of a sale. Only an euro?! Dude, I get that back in two days by idling! So, did I like the game in the end?

Surprisingly, IT'S GOOD! Now, hear me on this one, the game is nowhere perfect. It has issues, and as usual, I will talk about the bad things of the game first, to take them out of the way.

The first, and worst issue of them all is the voice acting. HOLY MOTHER OF F#CK, THE VOICES ARE DREADFUL. They're not AS bad as games like Ride to Hell, but they're still terrible. I can understand it, since the game was made in Russia, though. Old Spanish games like Praetorians also had terrible English voice-acting...But it's still an issue in the end. The cutscenes also look really dull and outdated. Now, I know the game is old, from 2006, BUT FOR F#CK SAKE, THERE WERE GAMES LIKE HALF LIFE 2 IN 2004 ALREADY! Another problem I see with the game, is the IA. When you tell a ship to go somewhere, they try to go there in a straight line, instead of dodging anything that's on their way. I have already lost 2 ships, because they tried to go through a space-station. THEY LITERALLY DID THAT. JUST RAM INTO IT. WHAT THE F#CK, MAN?! Another pain in the ♥♥♥ is the resolution, I can't put the resolution I have on it, so it looks weird. It's not the first time I see something like this, though, games like Warcraft III already had that issue, because they where made for 4:3 screens, and now everything is widescreen. The last minor issue, is the music. Why is a minor issue? Well, it's really generic and dull...But you can get used to it. Or just mute it, and play something else on your computer.

Now, that being said, what's left is a weird game that's unique, or at least it was on it's time. A hybrid between space-strategy games and RPG, with bits of Rogue-like gameplay. If you want a comparison, let me just say: This game is like mixing "Knights of the Old Republic" 's chat system, "Homeworld" 's gameplay, and "FTL" 's Rogue-like and RPG elements.

You start on some sort of "Space-Burger-King", were you can read news, trade, and go into new adventures. Whatever quest you accept, will send you into a new map, with the stuff you gotta do: Escort someone, send cargo, hunt someone who was a bounty on their heads, or just plain killing spree. The more you play, the more pilots you will get to join your team, and the more you advance, the more stuff you will be able to buy.

The game's graphics might be outdated, but for a GOD DAMN EURO, this game has quite a lot to bring. If you're a fan of Homeworld, or FTL, you might like the game. If you liked them both, then there's no reason NOT to buy the game. Just get ready to get your ears blown up by bad voice acting. Oh, and if you're interested, you can get the sequels quite cheap this week as well. I think the second game was 2€, and the third one 3€. Getting them all for 6€ is quite a deal, on my opinion.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Suprisingly good and addicting game, English voice acting is a little "interesting" or comical at times but game play more than makes up for it. Overall a very enjoyable waste of time well spent.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Bottom line? A good strategy space game. If you dont like strategy nor space, then maybe you should pass.

So far, I've had a really good time playing Space Wolves. There is a decent amount of ship customization, and basic character building elements change how your character plays. There is a decent variety of ships available, mixing things up. The missions arent boring and you stay engaged while playing. There are some tough choices to make occasionally, so you feel like your have a say in how the game plays out. You get to select the order you play your missions, like a real mercenary. The graphics are 2005-2007ish, which still looks decent, and it can have its beautiful moments, like when you explode the enemy capital ships.

Those are all of the good things.

There are a few bad things, but they are not so bad as to overshadow the good things done here.
Firstly, you cannot (to my knowledge) customize the controls in the game. This is an issue usually, but so many of the controls are on the mouse that it hardly makes a difference. I am sure there are ways to change the controls elsewhere, but users shouldnt have to do that.

Secondly, there a few bugs that happen occasionally which are annoying. I've only encountered one, which crashes the game when you try moving ships in your inventory. It only happened twice, and now I save more frequently, so it doesnt make much of a difference.

Lastly, the english dubbing is laughable at best. The game was obviously not made by native english speakers. Alot of the common sayings in english are absent, and it makes things sound really awkward. Also, some of the voices in the game sound like they are supposed to be robotic/computerized, but no voice modulation was made, so they sound human, which is creepy. Each time I meet a new character, I laugh at their voice acting, that's how bad it is.

All things considered, it's important to remember this game is normally $5, and I obtained it for $1 on sale.
With a price like that, this was a huge deal. I very much like this game.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
11/10 like skyrim with guns
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129.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Recommend
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This is an old game but really addicting with unique game mechanics, combining space warfare with RPG elements and tactical battle mechanic where you can pause anytime you want to make better strategy. Even though English voice acting is not their forte but it's still a good one. I have finished this game several years ago, I'm really satisfied with it and I want to play it again.
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This is a very nice game to play. I wouldn't call it one of the best games in existence, but it is still pretty fun. This genre is my personal favourite, space games are addictive. Star Wolves is kind of like EVE-Online, but single player mode, so maybe more like EVE-Offline. The graphics are maybe not the best, and the game is quite slow paced. The pace does count quite a lot, but the idea of the game is the major point. I think it deserves a yes more than it does a no.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
59.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Nice surprise.

I got this on sale for 2 dollars to try after finding another surprise. I had gotten S.P.A.Z. (space pirates and zombies) from some cheap bundle on the net and found it to be really addicting.... costing me 80 hours of time. I had never played these type of space games and I was looking for another. Found this cheap and it is really addictive too. It is old, so yes, there are issues but, if you get it for really cheap, can't complain.

--Sound issues... I just turn it down and play the radio, don't loose much from the game.
--Contols... I have not had a problem. I use pinnacle so I mapped my 360 controller to most of the keys I use from the keyboard. I keep my left hand on that for "keyboard" controls and drive with my right on the mouse. Works great for me.
--Resolution scaling issues. The game does not like to be forced into large resolutions. Although I have fiqured out how to make it work well enough for me and the game plays nice stretched across 68" of real estate across 3 monitors in Eyefinity.

It is addictive and fun. IF you can get past some of the issues and get it on sale, it is a good $2 well spent.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
English voice acting may not have been their strong suit, in any of the games in the series. That said, I can definitely recomend Star Wolves (1). It's a bit limiting in it's budgetary balance, and like many old school RPGs between battle maps, towns are little more than an interface screen. The good aspects come from in game choices leading to different forking game paths. Having more than 1 ways to solve a puzzle etc.

Fighters can be reconfigured or replaced at the space ports between missions, if the item you want is there for sale. It might be old, but it is a fun game. Especially for what they are asking.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Probably the better one of the 2 real games ,(Dont mind star wovles 2 , thats just a joke)its a RPG RTS and can be quite hard for a new player actualy.I remember when I got owned by the aliens and bersekrs, and it can make you rage some times , losing fighters and always getting beaten.But thats the poin!To have fun!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Very good space tactical game where you control a squad of several fighters with different specialities. RPG elements and squad skills have HUGE impact in this one.
Sometimes buggy, sometimes allows you to work around the quirks of AI. Beware! Russian voice acting is poor, bland and unemotional here.

Overall a great space squad RPG enjoyment, completed it several times over the years
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0 of 55 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Ugh.
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2 of 75 people (3%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Crap...

Update 10/7/14 ........... Still crap...
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0 of 69 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
slow and lame
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47 of 58 people (81%) found this review helpful
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
GREAT game, just started getting into it. Its confusing to learn the controls at first, their IS no tutorial in the first installment, but totally worth looking at, if your a fan of full control of up to 6 fighter units, and a mother ship (making it 7), and full scale squad tactics. If you've played eve online, think of it like eve, but with out the first person view point.
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
86.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I've had so much fun with this game. Some good mods available on the publishers website that enhance the play as well. This game represents a playstyle that has died out sadly. Check out the first two if you like this one.
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2013
Star Wolves is a hard game to describe. It's probably best described as a space battle manager where you are managing this mercenary group, Star Wolves, in performing missions for the highest bidder (but you do get to choose). You don't control the crafts directly, but you give waypoints, and attack orders, missile launches and defenses, and so on. You can configure each fighter for different roles: missile defense (jamming), support, escort, attack, and so on. The mothership is also under your command and serves as repair and rearm station for all the fighters, and it is armed with multiple turrets (albeit, it can be overwhelmed). The idea is to defeat the enemy forces without suffering losses of your own by managing your resources: the pilots and the fighters, carefully. Each pilot has his or her own skill tree and can be unlocked with experience points, which opens up special abilities that can be tapped in battle, such as better accuracy, double defense for 30 seconds, and so on. There is also a bit of trading and salvage as you can often salvage weapons and missiles off destroyed enemy ships, and sometimes, even steal whole fighters. Plot is somewhat on the lame side, and most dialogs are in text only, but graphics are good. All in all, it depends what sort of gamer are you. If you want hands-on fly-the-ship kind this is NOT for you. But if you like giving orders and see them carried out this is good for you.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2012
An interesting game, for many reasons. Probably best described as a diamond in the rough, this game's strengths are not immediately visible.

The initial impression might be rather unfavourable - the user interface and menus could use some work, only two resolutions are supported, controls take a bit to get used to, and the most annoying one: it's painfully evident the script-writer's English wasn't his forte (same for voice actors).

Still, once past all that the game uses a good-looking graphical engine, the combat mechanics are solid, and the game universe is not only large but also quite elaborate - historical and current events are presented with lots of detail, the various factions each have their own distinct flavours, and the story offers interesting twists and turns, as well as a fair amount of choices that affect how future events unfold.

At £9.99 Star Wolves is a bit too pricey, but a good discount will make the game a worthwhile play for fans of the genre.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2012
While a bit dated, this is one of the best space RTS/RPG's I have had the fortune of getting my ♥♥♥ kicked by. The voice acting is quite bad, the game itself has some bugs left and right, and the draw distance makes it seem like you are floating in empty space. However, the customisation of your units and the multiple ways to use them put this game right up there with C&C for me. In this game decisions really matter, even financial ones.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2012
One of the best space RTS with influence of RPG.
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