Top Critic Average
As far as space simulators go, Starpoint Gemini Warlords boasts a lot of good things: a wide selection of ships, trading, combat, RPG and strategy elements. While the control system can be overwhelming, true fans of the genre will look past that and truly enjoy the experience.
Review in Italian | Read full review
My relatively short experience thus far with Starpoint Gemini Warlords has me pretty impressed; play it as an RPG in space, a 4X game, or just explore endlessly without a plan – there's a lot of choice in how you enjoy it. One thing is for sure: it will be a long time before you ever feel bored.
If you're seeking an interesting space sandbox which offers a new take on core mechanics, Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a solid contender. If, however, you're looking for thrilling, dynamic space battles you'll be better off checking elsewhere.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords is fun but also looks "incomplete" when we face combats. A good 4X experience full of details and options, and with a very positive technical aspect.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
If you enjoy space based strategy games such as Stellaris then Starpoint Gemini Warlords is great for giving a new perspective on space combat, leading your fleet from the front lines.
There is an enjoyable game in here, but it currently lives down the road. For now, however, Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a product that doesn't do any one thing well enough to justify its price point and the accompanying time investment it requires of players.
Despite its shortcomings in the real-time combat portion of the game, Starpoint Gemini Warlords remains a massive, robust space strategy game. However, due to a combination of unstable performance, an unintuitive camera system, and an overall rough combat system, I can only imagine what could have been.
Ambitious, but unfortunately falls under the weight of those ambitions. Trying to juggle too many things, there's a decent game here, it's just hidden under awkward controls, a restrictive camera and the need to vomit. Also the names kind of dumb.
With a lack of identity often causing confusion about what the game is even trying to achieve, and an utterly disappointing campaign experience, there isn’t much to go on if you want an enjoyable and in-depth story adventure.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords brings an interesting dynamic of gameplay and mechanics due to the fact that it incorporates a crossover of genres that go from RPG to a 4X-based style. On the other hand, there is definitely room for improvement when it comes to audio features. This negative aspect of the game, aligned with the lack of depth in the characters background, can make it hard to stay engaged for long periods of time. Despite the listed issues, Starpoint Gemini Warlords succeeds in offering different quest options presented in either a story-campaign mode or an exciting free-roam scenario. Overall the best element found in Starpoint is the extensive array of features it combines to create a complete space exploration.