Dynamic abstract sandbox universe. Changes and evolves as you do.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,258 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 17, 2011

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Solar 2

 

Recommended By Curators

"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
6 of 6 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 10 people (80%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 13 people (69%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
The only thing you need to know is: black hole mode. Get this game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Great game, highly recommend.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Pre-Release Review
I like it, just play and finish it. It just kept growing!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Simple, awesome fun.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
I crashed ♥♥♥♥ into eachother then sucked in the universe into my hole. Gets a tad repetetive over time 9/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
9/10. One of better indie games i played recently. Little too short evolution but its fun and... i like it!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Quite fun but the game itself lasts very little, or you can go and create incredible systens just for the fun of it.
On longevity they tried the "do that again for the achievemnt" and sometimes it works.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
A simple, sandbox-y game with revolves around growing from a tiny asteroid to a complex multi-star solarsystem or even a black hole big enough to make the universe collapse onto itself. While it can be rather relaxing to play, the novelty of it's concept (which is nothing groundbreaking in itself either) quickly wears off. Beyond the basic main game there are a few "missions" and "challenges" to offer a bit of variety. The missions are being offered and commented by "The Entity", an obnoxious talking MS Paint-tier emoticon and self-proclaimed "God". While these missions do add a bit of a challenge to the game, they have no real replay value. The dialogs ramblings of The Entity add to the feeling of redundancy when repeating a mission.


So, what does this game offer to keep one playing? Grinding. A lot of that. May it be achievements, or just some extra suns for your five-billion sun solar system. And to be fair, that's where this game shines.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Its a cool and relaxing game sometimes, but its not worth the money at all.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Great game!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
its hard to call this a game
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Solar 2 is fun for a few hours. Growing bigger, playing with gravity, colliding with things... it's fun but the fun wears off after a while. Most missions and achievements involve a lot of grinding and trial and error.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
This game lost my interest pretty quickly.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
173 of 189 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2013
Solar 2 is one of Steam's best-kept secrets. It's equal parts space physics simulator and arcade game.

I find it very relaxing and entertaining to zip around space, gobbling up asteroids into a giant star-katamari and evolving my planets.

It's not a perfect game. I wish that there was a better way to battle star-vs-star with the AI. The best strategy I've found for stealing planets is to knock them out of orbit with a shielded planet, then chase them down. This works, but it's very damaging to your suns and planets, and tends not to be worth the effort. The best strategy for growth is roaming about the galaxy looking for free planets and asteroids to grow your system.

No matter. Solar 2 is not really designed for long-term play. I find it works best to pop in for a while and just knock around a bit. See if you have the patience to develop an 8-star system, for instance.

The missions offer a nice break to the gameplay, but some are easy and some are very frustrating. It's a mixed bag.

A Multiplayer mode would have been welcome, too. Still, I find little to complain about in Solar 2. It's not perfect, but it is a light and fun sandbox game, which lets you decide how you want to have fun. Try the Demo.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
148 of 194 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
You start out as an asteroid and build up mass until you are a black hole. If that doesn't sound like the tightest poop there is, then I don't know what to tell you. But seriously, this game has a surprisingly extensive amount of content, beautiful graphics, and excellent gameplay. I highly recommend it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny