Strategy 09 April 2015
StarDrive 2 brings a continuation to a complex strategy set in space and created in 2013 by the independent developer Zero Sum Games. The creators developed the concepts the original game was based on, delivering a fresh insight into the interstellar universe that had been being developed for several years. The experience combines the classic turn-based mode with real-time combat. The player's goal is to lead their race through unknown parts of the galaxy in order to establish a powerful space empire, which is done in accordance with the pillars of the 4X strategy genre. The player encounters plenty of alien races in possession of advanced technologies, and the key to success is to conduct diplomatic actions appropriately and make alliances. Obviously, the player will not avoid fighting hostile factions or space pirates, thus it is equally important to develop one's equipment and weaponry. Also, the player will have to hire mercenaries whose job will be to govern different planets or to become the head of the player's fleet. The single-player experience is complemented by the arena mode, which gives an opportunity to fight quick skirmishes against the AI.