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Starbound

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

93%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 22, 2016

Developer: Chucklefish

Genres: Creation, Adventure

Starbound is an extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game in which you take on the role of a character who's just fled from their home planet, only to find themselves lost in space with a damaged ship. Their only option is to beam down to the planet below and begin gathering the resources they need to repair their ship and set off to explore the vast, infinite universe…

Use the starmap to travel between star systems, settle down and farm the land, build and colonize a modern metropolis, take on quests to earn a living, or complete story missions to unlock some of the greater galactic mysteries!

With lots to do and a near-infinite number of procedurally generated worlds to discover, Starbound allows players to create their own adventures in space.

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IGN

9.1 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Starbound excels as a crafting and exploration game, as a 2D platformer with varied and engaging combat, and as a Zelda-esque story RPG with a detailed world and memorable alien cultures to interact with. The sheer volume of different kinds of locations to discover, items to craft and build great structures with, and flashy ways to vanquish aliens prevent any part of the experience from getting boring quickly.

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PC Gamer

84 / 100
PC Gamer

A charming space sandbox that will keep you busy and entertained for hours.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Still a little unpolished in places, but with its huge variety of locations and gameplay elements this already stands toe-to-toe with both Terraria and Minecraft.

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Game Informer

8.5 / 10.0
Game Informer

If you’re a fan of games like Minecraft and Terraria, Starbound is not to be missed. It can keep you enchanted for hours, whether you’re playing solo or on a server with friends

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