Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter

  • Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter
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  • Beautiful and interesting ship designs.
  • Fun to design and tinker with starships.


  • A devastating array of bugs, crashes, and broken features.
  • Information is buried in difficult to read graphs and screens.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on 55

Slightly better than it was before, Sword of the Stars II is finally playable, but still hobbled by bizarre design decisions....

By GameSpot on 30

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is a huge disappointment. After more than a dozen patches as of this review, it remains a buggy, difficult-to-play mess, prone to multiple crash bugs and freezes, obscured by unclear mechanics, and bereft of...

By PC Gamer on 43

A beautiful but baffling space strategy game. Bugs and bewildering menus make for a frustrating and very missable...

By ign.com on 25

Sword of the Stars II is in love with its own history and story, to the point where its encyclopedia favors dozens of background entries over any sort of gameplay information. It may be just as well, because seven patches later, the game is still...

By Strategy Informer on 55

It's hard to talk about Sword of the Stars II as a game without talking about the circumstances surrounding it. As many of you will have heard, it's in a pretty dire state right now, with the dev team having to work round the clock to fix things. Out...

International Review By Eurogamer on 50

Dette er en af de dårligste anmeldelser, jeg har måttet skrive. Og desværre handler det om et af de bedste spil, jeg kommer til at spille. Læg mærke til 'kommer til at spille'. For Sword Of The Stars II: Lords of Winter bliver et af de bedste, om...