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Starlancer PC

Space simulator, where players can try their hand at the controls of futuristic units. In the twentieth century, two divided factions of people waged an interplanetary war for the primacy of the Solar System.

Simulation | science fiction

Starlancer Release Date PC


developer: Digital Anvil publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Microsoft Studios Official website

English language game language: English

STARLANCER combines the action of first-person space combat with the drama and intrigue of a classic air combat movie. Countries from around the world including the United States, China, Russia and Great Britain have formed strategic alliances and now battle for control of Earth, Mars and other planets across the solar system. As part of a newly formed, ragtag aviation unit, the 45th Volunteers Squadron, players must prove themselves and earn the respect of their peers.

Key Features Include:

* Stunning 3-D graphics and effects. StarLancer will provide a level of graphic details and effects not currently found in space combat games with particle effects, dramatic source lighting and realistic ship destruction. More than 80 types of spacecraft are rendered in extraordinary 3-D detail throughout the game.

* Dynamic mission structure. StarLancer missions are designed to challenge players, create a wide variety of gameplay and enhance the story lines. Players fly in over 25 gripping missions that range from escorting marine boarding ships to free POWs to leading an assault on space stations built right into an asteroid field.

* Immersive story line. StarLancer features a dramatic story based on the dynamic history of 20th century warfare. To enhance the story, StarLancer includes over 25 minutes of Hollywood-quality full-motion computer-generated cinematics, over 250 unique pilot animations and 36 custom-composed original music scores.

* Living universe. Rather than the standard environment in current space combat games with space being fairly empty beyond the enemy fighters, the universe in StarLancer feels alive and will be more interesting for players to participate in. Neutral craft can be seen going about their business by performing functions such as unloading freighters or escorting convoys.

* Multiplayer capabilities. Players can work together cooperatively through the entire campaign with up to 4 players or dogfight in 6 different deathmatch modes with up to 8 players via LAN or the MSN™ Gaming Zone (

* State-of-the-art space flight engine. Whether players are engaged in a dogfight with swarming enemies or escorting a torpedo run on a massive capital ship, the StarLancer 3-D engine provides unparalleled fluidity in gameplay with balanced, consistent frame rates.

* Interactive ship environments. Players will be able to navigate key parts of their capital ship with immersive 3-D walkabout environments. Players will have their own interactive bunkroom with a locker for medals, CD player, simulator pod for flight practice and even a fish tank.

* Lethal spacecraft and weaponry. Players may choose from more than a dozen ships using a unique 3-D drag-and-drop interface. They can arm their ships with more than 20 weapons, including nova cannons, pulse lasers, collapser guns and jackhammer missiles.

* Experienced developers. StarLancer is being developed by Erin and Chris Roberts who are widely credited as the inventors of the space combat genre with their tremendously popular Wing Commander and Privateer series of games.

Last updated on 10 February 2011

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1 – 8  

User score: 8.3 / 10 based on 198 votes.

PEGI rating Starlancer

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

Starlancer System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium III 450 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • graphic card
  • sound card
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