Sid Meier's Starships

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews
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54 / 100
Mar 16, 2015

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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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2015

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

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Recommended
Mar 11, 2015

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

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 15, 2015

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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7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2015

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

Top Critic

4 / 10
Mar 29, 2015

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

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Mar 11, 2015

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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7 / 10
Mar 11, 2015

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

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Unscored
Mar 30, 2015
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Unscored
Mar 13, 2015

The way that ships, planets and research all simply accrue numbers in various areas rather than opening up new avenues to understand, explore and exploit makes Starships seem like a game set at the end of humankind's ambition rather than the beginning of a brave new age.

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