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  • Summary: Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an action-adventure game through which you assemble a custom Starship model mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear andStarlink: Battle for Atlas is an action-adventure game through which you assemble a custom Starship model mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear and skills on the fly. Travel the stars to unite the galaxy against villainous destructive forces. Modular, customizable starships: Mix and match pilots, hulls, wings, and weapons to assemble the starship of your dreams with a level of customization and creativity. Changes to your physical ship instantly appear in-game allowing you to immediately jump into the battle. Starships at your fingertips - Take control of your starship in a whole new way. Your custom starship attaches directly to your game controller as you pilot through Atlas. Open, living star system - Travel seamlessly through the vast exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System, full of unique challenges to discover and overcome. Explore 7 massive unique planets and space. Plus, fly directly from the planet into space for more battles and back to another world. Creative combat - Build your unique play style. Experiment with different pilot abilities and weapons to discover and unleash devastating combos upon your enemies and overcome deadly challenges. [Ubisoft]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 1, 2018
    90
    A bonafide toys-to-life title in many respects, if more of a hybrid flavor than past efforts, and that will probably scare certain people away. But even if you strip out all the expensive extras, you can still play everything digitally (the deluxe digital edition includes all ships, characters and weapons), and on top of that, the game is simply really, really good.
  2. Oct 20, 2018
    87
    A surprisingly fun title, that can be very accessible, rich and complex at the same time. If you're a spaceship games lover and even if you're not you're gonna have a hell of a lot of fun.
  3. Oct 15, 2018
    82
    A different and brave game with addictive mechanics and a story in space. The exploration can be repetitive after hours, but technically it is remarkable and very interesting.
  4. Oct 20, 2018
    80
    An impressive experience. It's a shame that the story and limited exploration options hold the title back. The game could've rivaled some of the best space exploration games out there, but its need to appeal to a younger crowd undoubtedly takes away from the package.
  5. Oct 20, 2018
    80
    The gameplay loop, despite its lack of mission variation and the need to grind later in, offers an empowering, captivating adventure from the outset. The game’s ingenuity is its strong suit, combining its core concept with combat, exploration and customization to great effect. This is further upheld by a collection of worlds that are as diverse as they are stunning. The bottom line, Starlink brings toys-to-life, back to life.
  6. Oct 29, 2018
    75
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is not just a simple arcade title, as many would have thought; and while the potentials of this genre might be limited, Starlink still has a lot to offer including great combat, wonderful space atmosphere and endless discoveries.
  7. Oct 15, 2018
    70
    Starlink is an interesting and enjoyable open-world game, one that fully understands the appeal of exploring new planets and dogfighting in the cold depths of space. With a small fleet of ships at your disposal, it can be a lot of fun to progressively assault and weaken the Forgotten Legion's hold on the galaxy. It's just a shame that if you're interested in the physical models, you'll have to spend more to get the same experience as the digital version.

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  1. Oct 23, 2018
    7
    I thoroughly enjoyed the combat that has been implemented in the game because they not only make things fun throughout but they also make itI thoroughly enjoyed the combat that has been implemented in the game because they not only make things fun throughout but they also make it rewarding as well. The open world is a very decent size and exploring the different planets and the space where these planets are remains fun for quite a while. In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to be getting on with and there are a number of different things you can see and do as well. I really enjoyed the presentation side of the game because both the visuals and sound design have a unique side to it and this uniqueness brings the game to life. Each different mechanic in the game has been done really well and they all play an important part in the overall gameplay. The story wasn’t bad in any way nothing much really stood out either and it failed to hold my attention at times. The game can become repetetive so I recommend that you play the game in short bursts. From the moment I first saw Starlink: Battle for Atlas it had me intrigued and this did create a bit of excitement within me. The reason I was excited is because it definitely had a uniqueness to it and after sinking a number of hours into it this uniqueness made me enjoy the game quite a lot. Obviously the uniqueness is not the only reason why I enjoyed it because it has many intricate mechanics which have been done really well and in the end they each create a ton of fun. I also found the combat to be fun as well and there always seemed to be something to do in the vast open world. I would however still recommend that you play the game in short bursts though because it does get repetetive after a while and the story doesn’t have much that stands out. That being said these are the only small gripes I had with the game because everything from the presentation to the content has been done extremely well and if you have the urge to try something new then you can do a lot worse than Starlink: Battle for Atlas because it tries something new and ultimately succeeds.

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