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Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

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The Enhanced Edition contains Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter and the first expansion, the End of Flesh. The new expansion introduces the new playable race, the Loa. All previous DLCs containing new avatars, new combat music, alternate voices, skins, and new badges for the warships are also included.

Customize your own starships, amass your fleet, explore the outer reaches of the galaxy and expand your empire. Research new alien technologies and bring them into battle with a mix of turn-based strategy and real-time skirmishes.

Now a new Faction bursts onto the scene, a race of Artificial Intelligence who once served as slaves and now return seeking vengeance. Playing as the Loa, your Fleets will become masters of metamorphosis, shape-shifting into new forms to become the ships you need, where you need them. Durable and hardy, your colonies can be built on any rocky planet. Building an empire of silicon and steel, you will bring your former masters to their knees…or will you bring about the End of Flesh.

Key Features
  • Play as the Loa, with over 120 new ship sections and their own unique drive system – the Neutrino Pulse Gate
  • Over 25 additional technologies, including a new Cybernetic Tech Tree
  • 10 new weapons and attacks to use in battle
  • New ship sections for the original six Factions, including 2 new Leviathan class vessels
  • 2 new Independent Races to encounter, study and incorporate into your empire
  • New Random Encounters, a new Grand Menace, and new Star Maps
  • New Evacuation Mission, and Supplemental Mission system allowing players to focus on the Target or the Fleet
  • All Race DLCs: Suul’ka, Liir, Morrigi, Hiver, SolForce, Zuul and Tarka
Release date
Kerberos Productions
Paradox Interactive
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC


  • OS:Windows 7 - 64 bit
  • Processor:Core2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:512-MB DirectX 10, Integrated graphics (laptops) are not supported
  • DirectX®:10
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Sound:Any Windows Vista compatible sound device, stereo speakers or head phones
  • Additional:, DirectX February 2010 or newer (DX10). 3-button mouse and keyboard. Internet required for online play. LAN required for local multiplayer


  • Additional:, DirectX February 2010 or newer (DX10). 3-button mouse and keyboard. Internet required for online play. LAN required for local multiplayer
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Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The first part was really good shame that the developers don't keep going in this state it's just not playable. Over missing Tutorials and aids I could still see as a Fan of part 1 yes but since the game speteten in medium and end game cancel and bugs has clear Non-buy.
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Microsoft from French
For the pure fan of 4X good potential, the realization of the games and especially the non-existent tracking, make that the games still has bugs. Despite all, it is perfectly playable. You can see that the interface needs a big update compared to the tenor. Buy the bundel with the first at discounted price.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Even now after almost 2 Years, the Game is still not completely finished, which is a pity because it is a lot of Fun. For all People who are passionate about 4X games I would recommend it, it is a bit difficult at the beginning, but once you have understood the UI you realize that it is actually well thought out.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Despite a catastrophic launch, developers transformed their game into a 4X bead. The graphics are appealing, the soundtrack does its job and the gameplay is at the top. For once, each breed has a style of play (and a graphic paste) well to it. The AI adapts to the player's choices (even if nothing will replace a human opponent) and the alatoirs technology tree ensures that each part will be different from the previous one. I highly recommend this game to all the fans of strategy and combat spacials!!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
In My Opinion, if you approach the game unencumbered by previous catastrophic Conditions, this is a pretty good Experience, because even after this short Period of time I find myself in the opposite to the claims of others already quite good with the New ones. Mechanics of the Game and also the Mission system, if you have seen through it is not as bad as many say it facilitates some things but is unintuitive With some other died-pressed instructions. My biggest Problem was to get the Game to run first, which worked out after Shutdown various overlays, such as eg Steam And AMD Evolved.
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Microsoft from French
disappointment... If we were to summarize this game in a nutshell. No French localization... good either, English doesn't bother me too much. NO creation in the small onions of your breed, you take a predefined breed and Basta... HUMMM already it goes much less well. The search tree is nice as everything, a good point. No choice of constructions of buildings for our planets, we can choose to strive towards a voice of development or another but we can not choose to do what we want! It's simple I started playing it after doing a part of master of Orion 2, those who do not know... serious mistake:p Beh even if this game is ultra old, at least we can create our breed, at least we can choose the constructions of our planets.
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