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Sid Meier's Starships

By 2K

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Description

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.

What's New in Version 1.3

AI’s will play by player chosen constrained victory rules.
Players will now start with one ship on impossible difficulty.
Megabot strength has been increased.
Wonder Victory now requires 9 wonders.
AI will now attempt more missions per turn on Impossible difficulty .
AI will now use stealth more often.
The Negotiate button on the bridge view is now named “Negotiate”.
Fixed the damage meter in the Fleet Overview when ship need repair.
The How to Play screen now states that a population victory is but one way to win the game.

And other minor bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Good Gameplay Yet Short, Easy and Buggy

After completing the game on moderate and hard within the first 2 days of buying it, I began the impossible campaign, which, though more realistically challenging, might have actually been called impossible for the reason that, halfway through the campaign, it won't let me save anymore and then soon crashes. Not worth the expensive price label. Looks like they cut corners on the game testing.

Not finished

I just wrote a massive review and for some reason it didnt send. Im not writing it all again.

Basically this game lags on my iPad 2 and crashed on the first day. I completed it in a few hours. It lacks customation options and strategic depth.

Civilisation Revolution on my iPhone had similar problems, crashing and a lack of depth.

At the very least the crashing and lagging should be fixed via an update, if this was a car I would take it back to get it fixed.

This game could be really good, even great if the technical quality was better and the game had more strategic depth.

Buggy, repetitive; huge potential only partially realised

Will crash often on money changing screen.

Crazy that destroyed ships can easily be repaired.

Ship fighting is repetitive.

No clear overview of your planets' statuses nor the progress of yourself versus your opponents - how can you see who is close to winning?

Sid Meier's Starships
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  • £0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 568 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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