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Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD Out Now for the PC

By on August 22nd, 2012 12:14 pm

Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD | Space shooter from Fishlabs

The Android/iOS 3D space combat and trading simulation game Galaxy on Fire 2 has hit the PC and is now available on Steam, Origin and under the title Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD.

Usually it’s the other way around, some games get ported from the PC to mobile devices, but in this case Galaxy on Fire 2’s apparent success led its developers to expand the mobile series further and they are now betting on the PC market. I don’t know much about this space combat title but apparently it is a major success on the Android and iOS mobile platforms. GoF2 has now been ported to the PC with what seems to be a major graphical overhaul, therefore the “full HD” on the game’s title. Other than that it’s unsure what other features this PC version may offer on top of its mobile predecessor Galaxy on Fire 2, if any.

The graphics look amazing but there seems to be some depth to be found here too. Features talk of a “vast, living galaxy with over 20 solar systems, dozens of planets, 100 unique space stations and more than 30 customizable spaceships”. There’s also “story-driven, mission-based and sandbox gameplay and a trading system”. Sounds interesting.

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  1. Evil Azrael says:

    I am waiting that Amazon ships my preorder and i hope that joysticks are supported well, they talk only of gamepads. Will give feedback when the game arrived.

    • Adam Solo says:

      Looks like joysticks are supported. In the game’s official page I could dig out:

      “To make the next-gen gaming experience perfect, the game also supports configurable controls via keyboard, mouse and joystick. There’s no doubt about it: Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD is by far the most beautiful GOF we’ve made to date!”.

      The last sentence was just to confirm they were talking about Full HD. With so many versions of Galaxy on Fire 2 one never knows.

  2. Dos says:

    This game looks almost identical to the X3 series:

    • Adam Solo says:

      Yes, judging by the trailers alone they do look similar. If the X3:Terran Conflict video is actual gameplay footage I mean (it looks so by the screenshots). Guess only one who has played both will know.

      • Dos says:

        I’ve played X3 extensively and its an awesome game. Not trying to steal this game’s thunder, but I can’t imagine it’ll have as much sandbox playability or such a dedicated modding community. On the other hand the X3 storyline kind of sucks so this could have an advantage there…

  3. Evil Azrael says:

    My box arrived. According to the back side Steam is mandatory and as controls it mentions only “Keyboard + Mouse” and Joypad. So, back to Amazon.

    • Adam Solo says:

      WTF? In their website Fishlabs states “To make the next-gen gaming experience perfect, the game also supports configurable controls via keyboard, mouse and joystick.”. ?!

      This is becoming ridiculous. People have the right to know if they’re getting a DVD with a game or just a piece of paper with a Steam code.

      Oh well, the endless Steam discussion …

      • Evil Azrael says:

        Looks like real joysticks aren’t important enough anymore to be mentioned on the retail boxing. However, Steam is a show stopper for me, even for a 15Euro “cheap” game.
        Looks like the game has a light manual, the amaray dvd case is too heavy for just a dvd.

  4. Freyland says:

    I played this on the iPod. It had enough depth and activity that I played it through three times, the last two using the expansion (do not know if the expansion is bundled in PC port or not). Considering I am a “PC Whore” and I spent my valuable game time playing this, that should tell you something. I enjoyed the exploration, the trade, the discovery of new ships and upgrading my weapons. I enjoyed the persistent relationships between the you and the races. I enjoyed playing pirate with a race less fond of me. Hell, I even enjoyed mining enough to use that mode of income occasionally. The actual side-quests you get from the station bars become repetitive, but I wasn’t too troubled by that since I was more focused on getting MOHR MONEY. The other potential flaw of the game, which you can appreciate from watching the video, is that some of the ships you can buy are not very maneuverable, which feels… uncomfortable. Now, you can buy maneuver upgrades to alleviate that somewhat, but I still found myself gravitating to the faster, lighter ships. Oh, btw… some of the ships have gun turrets, which you can leave on ‘auto’ or jump into them if you wish. Overall, I think it is probably worth $20 for the PC, especially if the expansion is bundled in the purchase.

  5. EJ says:

    Hi Adam, Will you be doing an in depth review of this game?

    • Adam Solo says:

      We usually don’t review non-strategy games but a first impressions article could be a possibility. I’ll try to squeeze that in as there seems to be some further interest around this title.

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