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Gratuitous Space Battles
7.3 out of 10

Gratuitous Space Battles

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Overall 10
10

User Review

diomedesbc, Metacritic
7 September 2013
  • Summary: Graphics are pretty nice and battles are truly gratuitous. Just watching the comm chatter from the ships is funny. I find being able to design and build your ships from scratch the most enjoyable part and I spend endless hours testing and building ships.
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gcrockwood, Metacritic
25 August 2013
  • Summary: This game is horrible. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone. It isn't that fact that I don't get to control my units; it's the fact that the AI is mind blowing retarded and makes mistakes as you watch in rage. Don't walk, but run away from this garbage of a game.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

fartheststar, Metacritic
4 February 2013
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this game more, but to rate it higher would not be truthful because it doesn't keep drawing me back like games I'd rate higher in the "green" here on metacritic. "Mixed" is a good a description of how I feel about it.
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Overall 6
6.0

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eagle262, Metacritic
2 January 2013
  • Summary: A very interesting concept with lots of potential that misses several key points. The art is very pretty and simple so it can work even on older PCs and laptops. The concept is interesting but poorly executed.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

tech-noir, Metacritic
9 April 2012
  • Summary: In Gratuitous Space Battles, the player is allowed to design ships with various elements, arrange them on a grid prior to battle, and provide each ship with preset orders. That's it. You are not allowed to participate in anything else.
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

cell-gfx, Metacritic
26 December 2011
  • Summary: Now I'll freely admit that I'm not massively into strategy games, but having picked this up in one of the recent indie bundles, I thought I'd give it a go. If ever there was a game that threw up barriers to introducing people to the strategy genre, this would be it.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

LinkaRF, Metacritic
4 August 2011
  • Summary: I love this indie game which allows me to fulfill my childhood fantasy. Players set up their fleets from designing individual ships from a huge selection of subsystems to setting up strategies, formations and orders.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Dave, Metacritic
19 January 2010
  • Summary: This game could be very good if not for a few major flaws. The worst of which is that you can't tell anything about the fleet you're going up against. In a game where the only decision you ever make is how to construct your own fleet, this is absolutely the most vital information you could have, and...
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Overall 3
3.0

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ImmanualE, Metacritic
19 November 2009
  • Summary: Best thing i can say about this , it made me dig out & play my old Master of Orion 2 Copy,which has Space battles *and* Ship Design which is far superior to this braindead (but pretty!) crap.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

BruceB, Metacritic
5 November 2009
  • Summary: Fun game initially, fun concept. Easy mode is completed without much thought or strategy needed. The latter two difficulties need much more thought, but it tends to feel repetitive after a while. Lots of graphical and musical polish, with a sense of humor to boot.
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