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Spacebase Startopia

Realmforge Studios, Kalypso Media
Mar 26, 2021 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
63 / 100
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
4 / 10
IGN Italy
7.6 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
Windows Central
3.5 / 5
Wccftech
7 / 10
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Spacebase Startopia - Beginners Guide Trailer (US)

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Spacebase Startopia Release Date Reveal Trailer (US)

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Spacebase Startopia - Xbox Preview Trailer (US)


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Critic Reviews for Spacebase Startopia

Spacebase Startopia is a missed opportunity to meaningfully build on a classic, but it's still an entertaining management sim.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A complex space base builder remake that's marred by inadequate tutorials, clumsy attempts at humour, and a general lack of polish.

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That's not to say Spacebase Startopia is a bad game, it's just something of a disappointment. At best, it feels like a remake that makes a few missteps. It's a forgery at worst. If you really want more Startopia but can't stand to look at its dated graphics, there's definitely something for you here. Otherwise, you're better off docking with a different donut.

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Spacebase Startopia feels a bit too basic for a management game and is not something you could really spend hours cultivating once you have the station set up. What it offers is rather simplistic, and is marred by regular crashes on console and an AI advisor that you'll grow to hate.

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A good management game, empowered by a very unique comedic sci-fi setting. Campaign isn't the greatest and a little bit more content would have been great, but all in all a nice return for the classic 2001 Startopia.

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Spacebase Startopia is a complex management-sim, but once everything clicks there's plenty of fun to be had. It'll take time to learn everything, and the camera can be annoying, but it's still enjoyable.

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Spacebase Startopia is a great time if you like city sim resource management-based games, but unfortunately doesn't excel in any one area. Caution to those highly susceptible to motion sickness.

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Spacebase Startopia is a decently comical management simulation that looks back at and expands on the original Startopia. With a wide number of buildings and areas to develop, aliens to satisfy and even hire, there's a fair amount to do. Spacebase Startopia isn't without its issues, such as too much forced 'comedy' and a campaign that drags like a marathon, but you're still likely to have a good time if you like management sims.

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