Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition

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Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

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Based on 6 critic reviews

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 3, 2017

Regardless of how well-received their initial product was, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is an evolution of it.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Aug 28, 2017

If you've enjoyed the original game or you're a fan of space strategy games, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a good choice. You really won't find too many quality games in this genre.

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Game News Plus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2017

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is an interesting game with a unique lore. As a space simulation with a fun and interactive combat system, RPG based elements and micro-management, it succeeds on providing a satisfying experience. Although it has a couple of flaws, old-school game lovers will surely enjoy playing Halcyon 6. However, if you're looking for up-to-date graphics and sound, you should think twice about giving this game a chance.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 18, 2017

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a decent update to a game that always had promise, but it's still not for everyone. Rebuilding the Federation, making allies, making enemies, and all the choices I had to make were all compelling, but honestly the combat didn't thrill me and happened just that little bit too often. If you don't mind this as much, then the Lightspeed Edition is a good time, just not quite an essential purchase.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2017

There's a certain appeal that comes with the territory of being the boss. You have minions, they are supposed to do what you tell them to do, life is great. Until of course that your entire federation is destroyed in a heartbeat and the only thing you have left is an alien relic that you're using a space station. Stuck in the middle of now enemy territory with pirates to boot, welcome to Halcyon 6!

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Cubed3
Eric

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6 / 10
Aug 20, 2017

As an update of the original (which players get for free if they already own Starbase Commander, which is a great bonus), Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition adds some cool new systems, but fails to fix the problem of a grind in combat. Adding timers to moves slowed a system that was always very slow even further. Given how prevalent combat is, it is unfortunate this was not more heavily addressed, as the rest of the game shows tremendous improvement. It is simply is not as "lightspeed" as it should be.

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