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The World of Starsector

The interstellar Gate System which binds the space of the Human Domain in a network of trade, industry, and empire collapses in an instant that shatters known civilization forever. Countless fleets are scattered and lost. The comforts of the high age of civilization are but a memory. Entire worlds cut off from the Gate network starve, burn, and tear themselves apart. Now, humanity is scattered in pockets throughout the galaxy, trying to recover from the great Collapse.
The story of Starsector concerns a dense region of space in the Perseus Arm left relatively unharmed by the calamity that destroyed the Domain. For over 200 cycles, humanity has been losing its grip on civilization and struggling desperately to hang on to what is left.
Current Features

Pilot your ship in top-down 2D combat
Command your fleet in tactical battles
Gain experience to level up your skills
Detailed space combat mechanics
Customize your ship’s loadout before battle
Hire officers to give skill bonuses, pilot auxiliary ships, and oversee your operations
Explore war-torn star systems
Exploit events to trade goods for profit
Win the favor or scorn of powerful factions
Discover new worlds and salvage lost derelicts
Mod support for diverse user-made content
Claim new worlds, build outposts and industry
Complete narrative missions and uncover hidden technology

What will you discover in the ongoing development of the world of Starsector?

Single player, gritty, dystopian sci-fi setting
Classic top-down gameplay style enhanced by modern technology
A procedurally generated galactic sector seeded with well-known core worlds and factions
Develop your character into a hot-shot pilot, a smuggler, a stern admiral, an industrial magnate – or anything in between
Outfit ships with your weapons of choice and add hull modifications to create devastating tactical combinations
Explore hundreds of locations to find habitable worlds, rich resource deposits, and lost technology
Assemble a large, powerful fleet or a finely-tuned task force with hand-picked officers and crew
Cripple core world supply lines to create easy prey for piracy or bolster the rule of law and try to reverse the Sector’s descent into chaos
Survey forgotten worlds and establish new colonies among the ruins
Use lost and forbidden technologies to advance your cause – can you afford to pay for the consequences of your hubris?
Leave your mark upon the world and determine the fate of the Sector with your decisions

Release date
Fractal Softworks
Fractal Softworks
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2023

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Starsector reviews and comments

An excellent game with a similar overworld gameplay loop to that of Mount&Blade, with a ton of depth and very engaging fleet combat gameplay. 
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