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Best space combat game?

04-13-2010, 09:39 PM
#1
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Location: Greenville, SC
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Best space combat game?

I got Black Space today as others were talking about it on the forum, but that was before I knew there was a demo of Galaxy on Fire. And I've got to say, I like Galaxy on Fire better. Black Space is by no means a bad game and worth the $1.99 I paid for it, but GoF beats it graphically, combat wise, etc. )at least what I could get out of the demo).

I'm surprised that Galaxy on Fire has actually been going up in price (now $5.99 once $2.99 and $4.99). Is the full game worth it?

Are there better space combat games out there? If so, any suggestions (and no I don't consider WarpGate a space combat game)?
04-13-2010, 09:42 PM
#2
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Space miner

04-13-2010, 09:43 PM
#3
Space Miner
04-13-2010, 09:47 PM
#4
Space Miner
Alpha Wars (I think that's what it's called)
Battle for Vesta
04-13-2010, 10:29 PM
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Have Space Miner. Again, not really what I consider a space shooter. That's almost a micro-management game (and a very good one). But the combat is top down. I'm talking arcade-like space sims where you're either first person in the ship or right behind it.
04-13-2010, 10:38 PM
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I'd highly recommend Star Rangers, it's a hi-def remake of Star Raiders, with additional missions. Absolutely brilliant game, one of my favorites.
04-13-2010, 10:49 PM
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Star Wars Trench Run, I've never played it and heard mixed reviews. Check it out.

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04-13-2010, 11:05 PM
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Nobody's mentioned Galaxy on Fire yet?
04-13-2010, 11:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiranb28 View Post
Nobody's mentioned Galaxy on Fire yet?
read the original post

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04-13-2010, 11:37 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
I'd highly recommend Star Rangers, it's a hi-def remake of Star Raiders, with additional missions. Absolutely brilliant game, one of my favorites.
Agreed. Good game. Have it and like it, but it's also on-rails so it's not a true space sim (don't want too complex, but like to be able to fly my own ship).

Anyway, I have quite a few of the games mentioned and maybe will wait on Galaxy on Fire until it drops in price again.