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Sid Meier's Starships

2K Games, Firaxis Games
Mar 12, 2015 - PC
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6.5 / 10
PC Gamer
54 / 100
Eurogamer
Recommended
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
4 / 10
Game Revolution
3.5 / 5
Shacknews
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships produces a few good tactical battles before its AI loses steam and its strategy gets frustrating.

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Get a cardboard box, paint it silver, sit in it and pretend you're Kirk. There, we just saved you some cash.

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Still, small beans in a game that is otherwise so elegantly put together. Starships isn't Civ, but it is Sid, and that's fine by me.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Fast-paced and accessible are not words commonly used to describe turn-based strategy games, but Sid Meier's latest is a fun, breezy strategic time killer.

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Those looking for a core strategy experience may be disappointed, but the game is well suited for those that want a fun (if fleeting) tactical game

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GameSpot

Nick Capozzoli
4 / 10
GameSpot

Sid Meier's Starships stretches a thin premise over barebones gameplay systems.

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Sid Meier's Starships is a short and sweet companion game to Civilization: Beyond Earth that doesn't overstay its welcome. Without many options for game setup and a multiplayer mode, Starships is limited in scope, but its ship-focused combat and breezy progression has a broad appeal that fits well for both PC and iOS platforms.

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Ultimately, the game left me wishing there was more to it.

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