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Sword of the Stars
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CVG
28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The developers at Kerberos Productions bring us Sword of the Stars: The Pit, and it’s expansion ‘Mindgames’ - an action roguelike with a neat sci-fi flair. Putting my experience into words, after play SotS is like trying to continue walking, after being pounded into the ground, tossed around a bit,...
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You Won't See Bottom

GameCritics.com
21 December 2013
  • Conclusion: I starved to death because I didn't eat for an hour? Do I have a tapeworm?
  • Pros: Using psychic powers to crush foes in a cloud of shrapnel.
  • Cons: Going five levels in a row without finding a single bullet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sword of the Stars: The Pit: Mindgames (PC) Review

Brainlazy
28 July 2013
  • Conclusion: SOTS: The Pit: Mindgames manages to add complexity to an already maddeningly complex game, and yet in the process actually makes the game easier by providing new ways to perform key tasks.
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit

NZGamer.com
24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: In space, no one can hear you scream. In your living room, however, your neighbours probably can, so don't..
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit Review

GameBanshee
10 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Overall, Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a quality roguelike which provides a pretty full-featured character system, a good roster of enemies to fight, lots of equipment and items to use, a fairly extensive (if contrived) crafting system, and, perhaps most importantly for it, attractive presentation...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Awesome multiplayer, Short, quick maps, Pretty cheap
  • Cons: Awful visuals, Single-player lacks narrative progression, New features aren't noticeable
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Overall 7
7.0

Sword of the Stars

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Breakneck turn-based game, Online play (first of its kind), Just-the-facts interface
  • Cons: Missing interface options, summary screens, Shallow real-time combat options, Patchtacular
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Overall 7
7.0

Sword of the Stars

Fragland
2 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Space travelling, alien planets’ colonisation and more is a popular subject for many stories, movies and games. Sword of the Stars too takes place in space and brings us back to the old days of the genre: oldskool gameplay updated.
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Overall 8
7.7

Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: These included features add a lot of new and much tougher challenges; this is not a very friendly expansion to new players. If you haven’t played Sword of the Stars before then really you’d be better getting to grips with the original before attempting to graduate through Born of Blood.
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Game Observer
16 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Paradox Interactive and Kerberos Studios unravel more mysteries of the universe in a new gameplay trailer for Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter, sequel to Kerberos’ hit 4X science fiction strategy game. Bigger, better, stronger, faster.
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