Sid Meier's Starships Wiki

Sid Meier's Starships Wiki

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  • Category: Games
  • Last Updated: 2015-05-02
  • New version: 1.3
  • File size: 542.45 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Sid Meier's Starships

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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.

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How does it Work?

Take command of a fleet of powerful starships in this adventure-driven strategy game from legendary designer Sid Meier. Travel to new worlds, completing missions to help save and protect the planets and their people from dangerous Space Pirates, to powerful Marauders and other hostile factions. Build a planetary federation as you strengthen your fleet and secure your homeworld as you attempt to preserve intergalactic peace and your vision of humanity. Set in the universe of Civilization: Beyond Earth after the age of the Seeding, Sid Meier’s Starships offers sci-fi/strategy fans a full stand-alone game experience that also features cross-connectivity with Beyond Earth, expanding the depth of both games. See if you have what it takes to rule the universe!

• 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.

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Top Reviews

  • By netskink

    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.😕

  • By Comer blade


    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 😁😆😁😆😁😆😁😆😁

  • By GreenChickenLabs

    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

  • By Irgun48

    Good game

    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.

  • By Stratified suffice

    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...

  • By SnowTurbo2002

    Great game but needs better tutorial

    Great game but needs a better tutorial, too much detail but not straight forward.

  • By dougieghdshnjnfnjsdnvsD

    Pretty good

    Fun game it just lacks difference in ships and content. Over all it's a good game... For iOS that is

  • By TychoMaudd


    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.

  • By BWGunner

    Too simple

    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.

  • By IronGiant

    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....

  • By nathanielwheeler

    Insanely Frustrating

    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.

  • By Tuned2Jazz

    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.

  • By CardinalZealot

    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.

  • By Artinobil

    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.

External Links

2K' Official Website

$2.99 on iTunes

Download for Android

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