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By DarkZero on 100

To be honest, when I first loaded up Starbound , I wasn't expecting much more than your standard, if somewhat more nuanced, sandbox experience. Gather some stuff, craft some stuff, build some stuff, kill some stuff, repeat as necessary until all the...

By PC Gamer on 84

A charming space sandbox that will keep you busy and entertained for...

By GameInformer on 85

Starbound is a satisfying space sandbox that rarely disappoints, with occasional minor bugs or mandatory missions offering minor quibbles with unbridled, endless exploration. This ambitious indie project has something for everyone buried within its retrograde graphical framework.

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The moment Starbound really clicked for me I was tunneling into the center of a planet. I burst through yet another layer of stone, bone, and who knows what else, and I discovered the ruins of an abandoned civilization. It was made up of… tiny toy...

By Cheat Code Central on

I might be alone in the universe. This planet is mine for the taking, with wilderness as far as the eye can see. It's the perfect opportunity prove myself, to show Florans don't have to be warlike monsters. Yet, I find myself at a crossroads. I've come...

By on 91

Starbound excels as a crafting and exploration game, as a 2D platformer with varied and engaging combat, and as a Zelda-esque story RPG with a detailed world and memorable alien cultures to interact with. The sheer volume of different kinds of locations...

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Benjamin Danneberg@Game_Play_MeIch mag Pixelspiele eigentlich überhaupt nicht. Trotzdem kann ich nachvollziehen, was viele Spieler an Terraria, Starbound & Co. fesselt. Lasse ich den Grafikstil mal außen vor, entwickelt Starbound eine durchaus packende...