Sid Meier's Starships is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by 2K. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - 2K, with the latest current version being 1.3 which was officially released on 2015-05-02. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 178 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.6 out of a possible 5 stars.
• Tactical Space Combat: Encounter unique tactical challenges in every mission, with dynamically generated maps, victory conditions, and foes.
• Fully Customizable Starships: Create an armada that fits your tactical plan with modular spaceship design.
• Diplomacy, Strategy, and Exploration: Expand the influence of your Federation and gain the trust of the citizens of new planets. Use the unique abilities of the each planet to enhance your fleet and Federation, and keep your opponents in check. Build improvements on worlds to increase the capabilities and resources of your Federation.
• A Galaxy Of Adventure: Explore the galaxy as you lead your fleet to distant worlds and complete missions to help the citizens of these planets. Fight pirates, protect colony ships, destroy rogue AI, and more.
• Multiple Paths To Victory: Will you win by conquering the greatest threat to the galaxy? Or will you unite a plurality of worlds in your Federation? Perhaps you will lead your people to push the frontiers of science. Each choice you make carries consequences on your path to victory.
Fun but bugs
Fun but the second or third game failed to reach a victory condition. Play for hours and then no missions to join, building everything, and reaching 80% population and nothing to do but shore leave. Save, exit reload does not fix problem.😕
I love this game soooo much because it was never made for the computer but rocks on the touch platform. It is incredibly fun for strategy and taking over galaxies or just sitting there like a peaceful superpowered Soviet Union. Fun tip: It became soooo fun that when I fully upgraded everything(building wise not tech). I was buying stuff to get the tech done then the UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED! I crashed the game because I became sooooo powerful and sooo OP as hell that I crashed it because I was near 100% done. Thankfully it was saved but still super fun. Tip: The crash was caused by me on purpose and not the game. LOL ROFL 😁😆😁😆😁😆😁😆😁
Game saving is broken
Don't even bother to trying to save a game When you return to load it, the game will sent you back earlier in time
This is perhaps the best space strategy game for the iPad 2 but 2K should continue their support and fix these bugs. The game seems to crash every so often, actually a lot lately.
I guess it's a step away from the norm with this.. that part shows
Space torpedoes don't need to look like atmosphere use...
Great game but needs better tutorial
Great game but needs a better tutorial, too much detail but not straight forward.
Fun game it just lacks difference in ships and content. Over all it's a good game... For iOS that is
The only reason this game gets more than 1 star is that it could have potential if it were polished up. As it is, the gameplay is broken. From blatent AI cheating to most of the depth of the game being ignorable. But the biggest kicker: you can win on the highest diffuculty during the first turn of the game, before the AI has a chance to even act. This game was terribly rushed and it shows. It's good for 2 play throughs, one to learn how to play and a second to realize it's not worth playing.
I love strategy and space and Sid, but this game is lame. Remember Masters of Orion? This game is not nearly that good. Civilizations? Its epic complexity makes this feel like rock paper scissors. It should be a lot more. At least it is down to $3. That’s not too horrid, but I’d be surprised if there was 10 hours of gameplay here. Like 300 hours of meh voice acting tho... weirdly.
Why Sid, why?
I've played civilization since before the time computers were involved. Huge fan of most of them. Deep, interesting and fun. Loved "Pirates!" As well. This game is not replay able. I played 4 times all the way through. Now I "get" it and it doesn't need to be played again. There are few choices in customizing your ships and most of them just don't make tactical sense. Maybe the designers had a plan for real depth and it will come out in some big future update? I doubt it. Take off Sid's name and this is a $2 app like the hundreds released each year: forgettable. I paid $10, I genuinely hope the extra $8 went to Sid, he is a brilliant game designer, but this game is not....
This is perhaps the worst tactical game I have ever played. Movement and firing are just terrible. In a game about spaceship combat, you'd think the spaceship combat would be enjoyable. However, the awful UI and controls makes the combat impossible to enjoy, due to mistakenly shooting asteroids instead of your enemy. This game wouldn't be worth it if it were free. Spend your valuable time on something comparatively rewarding, like Farmville. At least Farmville doesn't make me want to gauge my eyes out.
Boring, weak strategy, not worth price
That about sums it up for me. Too simplistic in terms of strategy. Geographic location of systems has little to no effect on game outcome. Customization of ships is bogus, because they are all the same design and just increase in ratings as you 'upgrade'. You pay about 13$ extra for the Sid Meier name, I think.
Buggy, no challenge, no variety
Looking at the version history it appears thus game is stuck where it's at. Focus bugs require you to "alt tab" out of the game and back in to respond to input. The game itself is very easy to win, lacks any strategy and has no variety.
Blurry pixels, shallow game
Why is this expensive game so low resolution and blurry? Reminds me of the old pre-Retina iPad games. Hurts my eyes. Also too buggy. Can't even scroll the spaceopedia... Not worth the money this was released too early. Also very short, finished on hardest setting quickly.
This page was last edited on 2015-05-02.
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