2011 Space Game Holiday Buying Guide

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  1. axevid says:

    Nice write-up, I totally agree with your choices. Unfortunately I had them all already :)

  2. Nikolaj says:

    I've been considering getting Space Rangers 2. I'm not very keen to get it on Impulse, though (why is that the best place to get it, anyway?), but I notice that there seems to be 3 different versions: Space Rangers 2, Space Rangers 2: Reboot, and Space Rangers 2: Dominators.

    What's the difference between these versions, and which one should I get? Btw, SR2: Dominators is half price on GOG, as part of their christmas sale.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      See, I recommend Impulse because they call it SR2: Complete, which includes the original game, SR2: Dominators, and the expansion, SR2: Reboot.

      On Steam, they just call it SR2: Reboot, so I’m not clear as to whether that’s just the expansion or the entire game, and was hesitant to list it. On GoG, they just have the base game, Dominators, without the expansion, and the expansion adds a lot of cool stuff, so it’s worth getting.

      You can also get them on GamersGate, but it’s a bit more expensive than Impulse:

      http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SR2/space-rangers-2 http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SR2R/space-rangers-2http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-SR12/space-ranger-c

      Which is why I stuck with Impulse, since it’s cheaper. The version I own is through Impulse and I’m quite happy with it. It’s an AMAZING game that you need to check out.

  3. Nikolaj says:

    Alright, thanks. I'll check it out.

  4. Clawbacker says:

    Aaargh! Where's Homeworld??!! And Freelancer? You've listed some good games but my Christmas list wouldn't be complete without these genre classics!

    • Brian Rubin says:

      While those are classics, I tried to focus on more recent games, and also games you could still buy through legitimate sources, rather than second hand on amazon or ebay, you know? I tried to keep it simple.

  5. SolCommand says:

    From your list I'd have to say the best of the best …. of the best, are:
    Nexus The Jupiter Incident and Freespace 2
    I can't really chose between these two because they both shaped my past and had a big impact on me as a gamer.
    I highly recommend playing these games.

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