Free-to-Play Focus – Star Conflict

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Free-to-Play Focus is a video/article series that highlights a free-to-play game everyone should give a try. Free-to-play games are 100% free to download and play, but usually include optional perks and upgrades that can be purchased with real money. The video will demonstrate navigation of the game along with gameplay and audio commentary, while the article describes the game in general along with highlighting key features. Please comment below with your thoughts, or suggest other free-to-play games for me to try!

Past entries in the series: Champions Online, Blacklight: Retribution, Tribes: Ascend

Next entries in the series: TERA Rising

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Full Title: Star Conflict
Developers: Star Gem Inc.
Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment
Platforms: PC
Release Date: Available now

Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. It’s different than most space combat games in that there is not a steep learning curve really, no strategy elements or hardcore simulation-type elements. Instead, the game is purely focused on fast-paced action-based gameplay. Below are a few highlights and features from the game’s Steam page:

  • A Fleet at Your Fingertips – Take command of varied battleships, from nimble scouting ships to heavy frigates loaded with guns and rockets. In due time, you can command your own fleet.
  • Choose Your Path – Each ship can be used for strategic missions—investigate the area, hunt enemies from the shadows, or gain support from allies. The impressive arsenal of weapons and gadgets available will help with your success.
  • If You’re Not With Us, You’re Against Us! – Form an alliance with friends to create a deadly squadron of elite pilots. Enter your name in the annals of Universe history. Send enemies scrambling when they see your ship approach!
  • Gain Experience and Skill – However strong and dexterous you are as a pilot, there’s always room to improve. Develop your abilities, establish specialized skills, and perfect your tactics. You could rush into battle full-force, operate stealthily from a distance, or sneak around your enemies and strike a crushing blow from behind — the strategy is up to you!

Be sure to check out my video above for demonstrations of the game’s features, as well as commentary along with some gameplay. The graphics are pretty amazing in this game, with tons of action, projectiles, explosions and particles flying all over the place. It’s a more arcadey version of the space combat genre and it works out really well.

The next edition of Free-to-Play Focus will feature TERA Rising, the free-to-play re-release of the popular and cutting-edge MMORPG TERA Online. Keep an eye on The Koalition for future free-to-play game highlights and news. Please comment with any other game suggestions!

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