Dynamic abstract sandbox universe. Changes and evolves as you do.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,225 reviews)
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

Windows
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
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
So relaxing and pretty i use to play this in small amounts after getting home from work to listen to the music and enjoy the colors. One of my friends talked me into buying it when it was cheap and i never had a regret.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Solar 2 Is a preaty good game for realatively cheap, it has a good soundtrack,which makes for a great ambiance, and some good game mechanics. I would definately recomend a purchase.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
THis game is awesome time killer. It has very interesting missions and a very interesting story. I recommend it to anyone, it is worth it.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Solar 2 has been my primary mobile game for a while now, and from my little experience on the PC version, it seems nearly identical.
Anyways, Solar 2 is certainly unique. It's really a lot of fun. It seems like the kind of game that would be more fun on a mobile device, but I could be wrong.
I would highly recommend Solar 2 if it seems like your type of game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
First off - NOT WORTH THE MONEY

Despite this, I'm gonna recommend this game because it is fun. It's short, the missions aren't that fun and the controls make them awkward, but just crashing around space and working your way up to a blackhole before ending the universe can be an amusing pass time. The art is beautiful, the ambient music is lovely and watching an alien civilisation build itself on your solar system is fun, before you blow them up for fun or use their planet as a bowling ball to blow up a star.

Despite what reviewers said about this being 'unique', it isn't. Such games have been floating around the internet for a long time, crash your rock into smaller rocks or be a fish and eat smaller fish to grow. I think there is one about being a virus or something as well. Most are free flash games or part of the larger arcade-style gaming packs that used to be distributed back in the XP/2000 era. Solar 2 just has decent graphics, unlike all those other ones.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Cool concept, just not much fun for more than an hour. Very repeatitive and no so much fun. Wish getting to the black hole stage was sooner. This game is very much a niche game. Hopefully someone can take this concept and go farther and have more fun with it. Missions are pointless as well. No benefit from them expect a funny line maybe. Wouldn't recommend this unless you LOVE SPACE or STARS.

What I like:

It's fun trying to get to the black hole stage


What you need to know:

-Got bored before getting to the black hole stage
-Not much variety in gameplay( just suck up asteroids and plants )
-Mission seem to stop midway through
Don't know who this is really for

My Score:
D-
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Solar 2 is a simple sandbox with not a lot to keep you compelled. Gameplay revolves around smacking into things to grow (asteroid and black hole stages) or get things in your orbit so you can press some keys to grow (planet and star stages). Missions and challenges play around with these goals, mostly by telling you to avoid contact with most things and not grow.

Some people say that the game is relaxing, and it can be if you don't care about doing anything. If you want to see anything new in the game, you will have to fly through 2D space and hope that the strange physics doesn't impede your progress. I can accept being attacked by spaceships and having to avoid obstacles, but my biggest issue is that pulling an object into orbit has a bad habit of rubber-banding the object into you, reducing your mass. So the method of growing your planet or star can randomly decide to remove your progress just because the programming has clear-cut orbit paths with the first object being yanked to the closest orbit.

Even the black hole stage is underwhelming, HOW could they mess up something that should be total fun to let loose and eat everything! Once you reach black hole stage, other black holes begin to appear, although they never spawned in the previous stages of the game. These other black holes can take objects from you, and if you hit a larger black hole than your own, you are forced to restart the state with no progress. This restart is made more terrible as black holes have a nasty issue of failing to pick up many items. Apparently entire stars and systems can fly around a black hole and not actually be swallowed.

I remember liking this game originally, but I only played for about an hour. The game has definitely become dated and feels especially mediocre now. Controls are weak, physics are annoying, and the gameplay is a repetitious grind full of elements that impede your progress. I believe I got the game for cheap in a bundle, but I wouldn't really recommend it for even $2. It's a time consumer, but similar games could be found for free. I'd recommend just playing a game you know you like, as this won't last long for most players.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
The only thing you need to know is: black hole mode. Get this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
If you like chill games somthing to do when your really tired buy this game


8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
An enjoyable time filler, or waster, whatever. The mobile version is great too for on the go.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
When you first play this game, you start as an asteroid, smash into other asteroids to become a planet, collect even more asteroids to seed life, etc. In that sense this game is really great, there are awesome challenges for almost every level and there are other planets with life and aliens to fight. It really was great back then, but there is a time when you have done all the challenges, and got most of the achievements, when you ask yourself what to do next. And this is really THE reason why I don't recommend this game, after the campaign is over there is not a lot to do left (apart from froming a 40 star system, which I do not recommend trying even though it is an achievement). The surface is there, but the essence is not. After you have unlocked all the star templates, you could go back to the beginning and play all missions again, but it didn't feel like a good experience anymore. I would even say that a modding API couldn't cure that, which is why I cannot recommend this game to anyone who is searching for something to spend more than a few days on.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
I played this game to completion and it was pretty good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
You start as and small astroid,to progress you 'Attract' other astroid and merge both you and your astroid together to form and evove to a planet,later on as the sun.The final form you are able to get is the blackhole.This game provide me Hours of wandering through the space and Trying to complete missions.Overall this is a good game if you want to waste some time.
7.5/10 Should have more content and the missions/objective is too hard
One more thing,this game is not worth $10 wait till its on sale to make it worth
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Pre-Release Review
I like it, just play and finish it. It just kept growing!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Nice little game to play if you've got nothing else or you wanna play on your laptop during a long, boring trip.

Commendable for the sheer scale of events. You wanna be a black hole? Sure, why not, be a badass black hole. The badassest of them all. Eat asteroids, eat planets, eat stars, eat other black holes, and then eat the whole mother♥♥♥♥ing Universe, nothing's there to stop you except the inevitability of you collapsing under your own gravity. Dayum, space, you scary.

Or... OR... you could actually, you know, do story missions and become God. But they're hard.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Great game, highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Simple, awesome fun.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
built our solar system, destroyed it.
found our solar system as another place, still destroyed it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Honestly will give you hours of enjoyment.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
I don't know- maybe I'm not playing the game right, or maybe I'm just bad at it, but the game felt terrible all the way through.

The movement was what made it so unbearable for me. There are two ways to move: slow and monotonously, meticulously avoiding any stray asteroids in your path, or barreling through space and taking hits like you owe money to Mike Tyson. Even if you try to move at a slow and cautious pace, the orbital strength of other neighboring bodies is often strong enough to pull you in and smash you, and you won't have the momentum to break out of it.

The minigames are just bad. Either dodge a bunch of things being thrown at you, or don't smack the planets, just the rocks orbiting them. The game MIGHT have some redeeming qualities if it can be made into a touchscreen game for mobile tablets, but I don't see that happening soon.
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