Exciting ship design possibilities
You meet interesting races, listen to their stories, and obliterate them.
A colorful cast of alien species
Automation features that let you focus on the fun stuff.
Lack of innovation.
Fate of the galaxy can be decided by a misplaced mouse click.
By Gaming Nexus on August 19, 2013
“StarDrive” is squarely in the space-based 4X tradition of MoO and GalCiv. If you have played a game in that genre, you will be immediately familiar with “StarDrive”. It does nothing really new, and does not advance the genre in...70
By PCGamer on July 11, 2013
StarDrive is mostly the work of one man. Yet the point about being an impartial reviewer is that you don’t take into consideration the heart- string tugs of human interest, but look at the end product. This game is fun, complex and only going to get better – but the odd mishmash of polish and crudeness mean GalCiv II is still captain of the fleet.78
By IGN on May 13, 2013
StarDrive is a poorly constructed clone of Masters of Orion. Behind its nice alien species graphics, there's little more than a collection of bland, samey gameplay regardless of what race you play as, tedious ship customization, and an AI that seems set to galactic griefer mode.45
By GameSpot on May 13, 2013
However, StarDrive promises more than it delivers, making it feel more like a beta than a finished game. It has great potential, but at this time, it's best to wait until the game is feature-complete.60
By Multiplayer IT on May 13, 2013
L'unico modo per uscire da uno skirmish senza fine, in sostanza, è il modding, elemento decisamente gradito anche se non certo sufficiente per elevare il titolo al di sopra di una magra sufficienza. La speranza, dunque, risiede negli aggiornamenti, ormai parte integrante di questo tipo di pubblicazioni che potrebbero portare StarDrive verso un'auspicabile maturazione.62
By TheDigitalFix on May 13, 2013
StarDrive is worth considering, but don’t expect a highly-polished product or you’ll be disappointed. There’s a real buzz around the game as fervent fans clamour to give their input but whether this momentum will carry on after release date is another matter. We at The Digital Fix will be watching for sure.60
By GameSpot on May 13, 2013
This 4x space strategy game could have been something special, if it were...60
By GameInformer on May 10, 2013
Finally, I ran into my fair share of technical problems, including a couple of crashes, sound cut-outs, and slow-down. That latter problem only showed up once hundreds of ships were active across the largest available galaxy size. Even with its foibles, StarDrive is a rare treat for those with the fortitude to marshal past its rough spots...75
By GamesRadar on May 09, 2013
But when it comes time to get out there and explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate? You’ve played this before, and it was probably better. If you’re simply looking for a new game to dominate the universe in, StarDrive will serve you well enough, but those looking for a new and novel experience will need to set course for elsewhere.50
By Polygon on May 08, 2013
I got bored with the lack of objectives beyond simple galactic citizenship or bloodthirsty conquest. Beyond the technical problems — which are significant — in its current state, StarDrive is a collection of neat systems and cool ideas that fail to form a cohesive game.40