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Space Rangers PC

A combination of a classic space simulator (space-sima) with a strategy game. The whole thing resembles such titles as "Frontier", "Homeworld" or "X2". The basic element distinguishing "Space Rangers" from games with similar themes is the continuity of events.

Strategy | science fiction | RTS | Space

Space Rangers Release Date PC

27December2002

developer: Elemental Games publisher: 1C Entertainment Official website

English language game language: English

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The action of the game takes place in some galaxy where several intelligent races live. Each of the races has its own views and philosophy, and these define to a great extent their relations with the others. In the past it led to many armed conflicts, however, by the time the game starts, military opposition has been replaced by economic and political competition.

And now, on the outskirts of the galaxy a new hostile race appears, the Klissans, which start conquering the planets of Galactic Commonwealth, without any mercy or negotiation. On these planets they build new ships for their already huge fleet. Their motives are beyond comprehension, but one thing is clear: They are not going to stop.

In order to discuss this situation and decide on the appropriate action, Galaxy Council is convoked. Due to the information obtained from the Gaal ambassador, Gaelmbo, the Council takes the decision to give all volunteers (Rangers) small spaceships, so that they can fight Klissans.

Our hero comes into existence just at this moment. He or she is one of the dozens and hundreds of volunteers, which are attempting to save the galaxy from slavery. The ranger gets a small spaceship and the freedom to act as he pleases. From now on everything depends on his choice. There are no certain ways to win the game, each of the rangers decides on his own, what to do to stop Klissans' invasion and to prove that it is him who is the Hero whose destiny is to save the world from the Dark.

In the beginning, the small spaceship of the player is too weak to deal with the warships of Klissans, so the first task is to get all the necessary equipment. The player has plenty of opportunities to accomplish this, by way of trade and completing quests. That is, the player buys and sells cargo and takes missions from planetary governments. But he should not forget that there are many rangers in the galaxy, and each of them is dreaming to become the fabulous hero. Thus, the rangers would all try completing missions of different governments (which often contradict each other) and get the most profitable deals. Cut-throat competition - this is the essence of the initial stage of the game.

All this time the player should watch how Klissans are doing. He does not know the actual size of their armies, but it is possible to judge their strength by the number of systems captured, which is shown on the galactic map. The player also has information on the other rangers. On any planet he can get the list of the active rangers, in which he can see their achievements.

Gradually, two things happen: 1) Rangers become stronger; 2) Klissans capture more planets and start approaching the center of the galaxy. The interests of the sides start intersecting. Rangers have to take military action against Klissans and try to defend the planets attacked and liberate the ones already conquered. The successful rangers start getting money from the governments of the planets which have been helped, and this allows them to press harder on Klissans. The latter, in their turn, start making more powerful fleets and trying to capture the most developed planets. The opposition nears its culmination.

It is difficult to predict the exact outcome of this course of events. However, it is clear that if rangers are passive and are unable to counteract the nasty guys, the story is going to have a bad end, both for them and for the galaxy. If another ranger manages to destroy Klissans, it also means that the player has in fact lost. Thus, there is only one way to the victory: the player must find the secret base of Klissans and destroy it.

Game mode: single player  

Media type: 1 CD

User score: 7,8 / 10 based on 53 votes.

PEGI rating Space Rangers

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Space Rangers System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium II 400MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • 300MB hdd (zalecane 400MB)
  • graphic card zdolna do pracy @ rozdzielczości 800x600
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP
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