Star Control: Origins

Stardock

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
53%
Critics Recommend
Based on 15 critic reviews
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Star Control: Origins

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 20, 2018

Developer: Stardock

Genres: RPG, Strategy

Star Control is a space role-playing game in which you command Earth's first interstellar starship on a mission to save the Earth from hostile alien empires.

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GOG.com

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Mighty Head
7
Strong Head
1
Fair Head
4
Weak Head
2

PC Gamer

60 / 100
PC Gamer

An empty galaxy and endless grinding mar clever writing and engaging combat.

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IGN

6.9 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Star Control: Origins does a great job of creating a new universe and stocking it with a diverse range of weird and funny aliens to fight in intense arcadey space battles. But everything you're forced to do on a planet's surface is boring at best and an annoying chore at worst, and that kills a lot of momentum. Because of that, I didn't really start to click with Star Control: Origins until the last third of the campaign when money became mostly irrelevant and the focus shifted to its strong points of story and space combat.

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GameSpot

davidwildgoose
6 / 10
GameSpot

Star Control: Origins is a jolly space adventure that falters when it takes on too much action.

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USgamer

USgamer

Star Control: Origins is a solid reboot of a PC classic. It provide players with a a huge universe to explore, vast planets to conquer, and interesting aliens to meet. If you've wanted to be a sci-fi ship captain, now is your chance. Unfortunately, the main story lacks meaningful players choices, ship combat is simplistic, the great writing can sometimes devolve into repetitive dialog. Star Control Origins is a decent foundation and given the developer, it's likely it'll eventually be great, but right now it's just good.

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