Dynamic abstract sandbox universe. Changes and evolves as you do.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,362 reviews) - 90% of the 1,362 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 17, 2011

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"Murudai released games on NG, Rig released music on NG. They teamed up and made Solar 2!"

About This Game

In most games you see stars in the background, you shoot asteroids or you live on planets. But in Solar 2 you ARE these objects! Enter a universe where you must prove yourself to the resident god-like figure by doing its many bizarre and varied tasks. Or just ignore it and see how big you can grow!

Solar 2 is an open-world, sandbox game set in an infinite abstract universe. Play constructively: grow your system, nurture life on your planets and attack enemy life in huge space battles. Play destructively: crash into other objects and cause chaos, use your orbiting objects like wrecking balls, steal planets from other systems.

Key features:

  • Dynamic abstract sandbox universe. Changes and evolves as you do.
  • Non-linear missions and open-world gameplay.
  • No boundaries. Drift forever in ambient space bliss.
  • Full of weird eccentric humor and stuff.
  • Extensive custom sound track.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or greater
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 50 MB
    • Video Card: 128 MB Graphics Card that supports Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Additional: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller support
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or greater
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB
    • Video Card: 128 MB Graphics Card that supports OpenGL 2.0
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or above
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card with 128 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
I just love it!
You can go "full speed" and make a black hole and kill all the universe or make a "perfect" solar system and play with it for hours!
The atmosphere and music is awesome :D

Guys, just buy it!

10/10 relaxing gameplay
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Makes a fun space screensaver/10
Smash two rocks together to make a bigger rock.
Catch little rocks with your big rock to make a "planet"
Grow your planet into a star, and capture planets.
Unlock the black hole and let it roam rampant through the cosmos.
Not worth 9.99$, wait for a sale.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This is an excellent and original "sandbox" game. Simple controls, but difficult enough. Spot on punishment (minus mass) which sets you back just enough. Challenges, "story" mode and steam achievements make this well worth the price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
in the vein of Sparkle2evo, Osmos, and other absorption games, here's little Solar 2, for PC and tablet.
I played it once.
One hour.

short game 10/10 would destroy universe again
worth $3 TO $5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Solar 2....what is there to say about it.... A lot. Strap in ladies and gentleman as I take you through this awesome indie space game. I'm going to talk about this game in grave detail and also add stores of my gameplay. I've only played for a couple of hours but the fun is instant. This review is gonna be rather long so if you aren't into long reviews i'll have a summary for you at the bottom :)

First finding the game on store: I stumbled across this through looking at my recommended "praise gaben!" and instantly was intrigued by the screenshots and the introduction video; an added bonus was the sweet glorious blue text saying "very postive" this is a must for me as reviews determine whether I buy or not...That's why it is my duty to make reviews for the kind people of the master race so they don't miss out

Downloading/ loading up: Okay let's get back into the review, As soon as solar 2 popped up in my libary I was ready to go, lava lamp setting the mood give a sci-fi feel to my room (I love to get lost in games...setting the scene beforehand helps ;) ) The download was very quick and i was in. You are thrown right into the game with the press of your enter key.

Gameplay: You start of as an asteroid with one simple goal...To grow! This is done by travelling at breakneck speeds and colliding with other lonely asteroids...It is a little tricky as the pesky asteroids would move at the last second allowing you to shoot past them with a firm middle finger plaved in their direction. The priciple is the same from there, you collide into asteroid after asteroid until you've gained enough mass to officially be called a planet. This is not good enough however, you must get bigger, stronger and most importantly you want to host life!

Features: The main feature of Solar 2 is the life that forms on your planet/planets once you've growed into a big boy planet. You grow to either love or hate these people and trust me you get mixed feelings. You see, once lifeforce has evolved on your planet, this takes a couple of minutes if that, the people of your planet start installing defenses and firing space ships into orbit. These ships often fly behind you or circle around the planet and take down aliens or other planets. The main reason you may grow to hate your people is these ships....yes they are good defense but when you're a planet you still require asteroids to absorb...these ships however destroy most asteroids before you even get to them causing mass frustration...luckily you can full on smash into these little ships teaching them a lesson...as well as exploding them causing insta-death for the ship...but they deserve it! muwahahahaha-sorry

Story time: So he's the little segment I like to call "story time" in which I tell you something that happened to me in my travels through this game...Todays story is about my first time becoming a star... So once you've become a planet that holds life what's next? Well, becoming a star of course. This is where the awesomeness is truely revealed. I named my sun The Milky Sun (Sadly you can't actually name it in-game) and I set off In search for planets to defend me. You see, once you reach star level you need to consume whole planets to progress to the next level but you can also keep some of these planets so life can grow on them to defend you. The first planet I found was a gem, it already had life on it and they were pretty advanced meaning I had a good defensive force. I pet named the planet Milktopia. Now me and milktopia had good travels together, I gathered other planets but always consumed them to become bigger. The story gets interesting when I became a medium star which can hold 6 planets in orbit; I had all 6, 3 with life, 3 without. Then aliens...flipping aliens surrounded my solar system as I ventured into their teritory. Queue the badass music. 100s of little ships fired out of my 3 advanced planets attacking the alien invaders head on and the cannons based on the planets blasted away. I felt like I could rule the world...galaxy. I was wrong...so so wrong. The aliens kept on attacking and I wandered where they were coming from; I moved to the orgin to find a big ♥♥♥ star with roughly 10 fully armed civilized planets. My pants filled with crap. I instantly fled but the aliens were stubborn. They kept on sending waves and waves of ships after me. One of planets exploded, then another one by one my planets were dying. I managed to escape as the aliens tired of chasing me...all that remained was my trusty pal milktopia. His life was sort lifed however as I traveled into a asteroid field, milktopia took heavy hits and exploded leaving tears rolling down my face...RIP milktopia RIP

Summary: This game is fricken awesome and if you're a fan of sci-fi or general space game then you should definitely try it. The music also adds to the sweet badass feel and the gamegenerally is relaxing as you drift through space. Controls are really simple even a monkey could play it (no offense)
-Awesome soundtrack and funky, soothing graphics
-Solid fun gameplay that challenges you (to some extent)
-Vast galaxy meaning ulimited potential and exploration
-Cheap price especially on sale or on cheap key websites (don't tell gaben I said that)
-At times the AI aka the ships that defend you can be a little "special" and fly straight into your planet
-Maybe needs some more features to add to the replay value

Hope this review wasn't too long and helped you making your decision. Feel free to add me if you want just message me saying you've seen my review; I'm always looking for some more gaming pals...Peace :)
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