Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Reviews Summary

Fresh, Fun Exploration
Solid Space Gameplay
Derivative and Repetitive

Summary: While the game can feel repetitive at times, and the toys-to-life implementation feel unnecessary, Starlink: Battle for Atlas has a gem of true entertainment captured within its refreshing open world and space exploration gameplay.

Rating Summary

Based on 101 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 101 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

The toys are unnecessary, but Starlink: Battle for Atlas is still an enjoyable space adventure.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 15, 2018

Ubisoft's late-stage toys-to-life entry is pretty, derivative and slightly lacking in charm.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Oct 15, 2018

A muddled mess of good intentions and corporate greed that ruins a promising space adventure with needless repetition and horribly expensive toys to life gimmicks.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018
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Oct 15, 2018

At its core, Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a fantastic space exploration game, with solid flights, fights and enemies, but can be a complicated toys-to-life proposition to recommend, and understand.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2018

An engaging entry point into space combat and exploration, with just enough sophistication to be attractive to some veteran pilots

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7 / 10
Oct 15, 2018

Starlink is a fun, albeit repetitive, game of space combat and exploration--but the digital version of the game is the way to go if you're on a budget.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Oct 26, 2018

I just wish there was more to do.

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Oct 22, 2018

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is really a title that begs for a sequel. As a proof of concept, it's an absolute success

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7 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a good game that's robbed of greatness by a lack of ambition and terrible toys-to-life implementation. Everything it gets right – the clever mix-and-match shipbuilding, the combat, the controls, the imaginative alien worlds, the decent space opera storyline – can't escape the vortex of tedium that comes with pedestrian mission design, planets that are mechanically the same, and the crushing knowledge that people who buy just the Starter Pack are getting an unquestionably inferior experience.

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