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Satellite Reign PC

A cyberpunk real-time strategy game inspired by the legendary Syndicate Wars, developed by 5 Lives - a studio founded by the developers of the aforementioned title.

Strategy | cyberpunk | science fiction | RTS | tactical

Satellite Reign Release Date PC

28August2015

developer: 5 Lives Studios publisher: 5 Lives Studios Official website

English language game language: English

Satellite Reign is a cyberpunk real-time strategy game for PC in which we command four agents who operate in a vast, open city. The production, powered by the Unity engine, was developed by 5 Lives, a studio founded by, among others, Mike Diskett, one of the creators of Syndicate Wars and some other titles by the legendary Bullfrog. Satellite Reign is a true spiritual successor and a modern remake of 1993’s Syndicate, while the skillfully crafted cyberpunk game world references classic examples of the genre, such as The Matrix and Blade Runner, in many aspects.

Plot

Satellite Reign is set in a distant future in which the world is ruled by rich international corporations. The life and career of every human being revolves around them. In this reality, the poor live in the slums that are located at the bottom of megacities, while the rich reside in the upper areas. The brutal police and private armies keep order and make sure that power is held invariably by the same people. However, a time for change has come — in the poor district of the cities, a mysterious organization appeared. Its goal is to turn everything upside down and strike at the heart of the most powerful corporation.

Mechanics

The title is a real-time strategy game in which we command a unit with the aforementioned organization which functions within a grand, futuristic metropolis. The developers encourage players to experiments and avoid the typical division into straightforward missions. Instead of completing predetermined objectives, we can decide ourselves what to do and how to perform jobs. The game lets us, among other things, rob banks, bribe other characters, hack various facilities, and kidnap scientists. These things are possible thanks to the city behavior simulation which also has the police and the citizens react to all our actions.

Fighting the police and corporate mercenaries is at the core of Satellite Reign. Every member of our units is described by the character class and special abilities which we develop with time — this unlocks access to many tactics that range from direct combat to silent kills and stealthy infiltration. Another important thing is the fact that we acquire better, more advanced equipment in the course of the game. What’s more, the player can develop technology and manufacture new kinds of weapons, gadgets, and implants that enhance our characters’ capabilities.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 8,1 / 10 based on 79 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 9.6 / 10 based on 185 votes.

Age restrictions Satellite Reign: Good for all ages.

Satellite Reign System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 2.4 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce 8800 GT or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
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