The Ur-Quan Masters

The Ur-Quan Masters


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 60 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.7.0
File Size:
1.19MB
Date Added:
September 15, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
171,623
Downloads Last Week:
12
Product ranking:
#35 in Role-Playing
Additional Requirements:
Windows (all)

Editors' review

It would take a lot to overcome the painful installation, but The Ur-Quan Masters succeeds. After downloading and running the 1MB installer, we were subjected to another 180MB of downloading at 32K/sec., which took about an hour and a half on a corporate LAN. (To be fair, we did download the entire package.) Once the game was running, however, our frustrations vanished in a wondrous haze of retro space gaming. This first stable version of the open-source 3DO port of Star Control II is as fun to play as the original, which is saying a lot.

The graphics may look retro today, but the hybrid gameplay--a complicated mix of strategy, role-playing, and space combat--matches up with any current release. Every ship is different, so learning their strengths and weaknesses is essential. While you explore an immense galaxy in a free-form adventure, a well-integrated story ties in an epic saga of alien domination. Star Control II is one of the greatest PC games of all time, and if you've never tried it, The Ur-Quan Masters is mandatory.

Our advice: Skip the remixes, at least at first, which download much more slowly than the game itself. For maximum speed, you can skip speech and music altogether (but then you'll never know what "Mmrnmhrm" sounds like).

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    3.8

    out of 60 votes

    • 5 star: 37
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 14
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    5.0

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    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
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    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant!!!!"

    September 21, 2011   |   By ShitGamesOrWot

    Version: The Ur-Quan Masters 0.7.0

    Pros

    Excellent update of the old early 90's classic!

    Cons

    Battles are very difficult - maybe that was just me - but you can just let the AI fight them instead!

    Summary

    The first Ive found game hosted on this site that is:- a) not a f***ing poxy demo version (even when the site says it's "free" game) and b) is not a total and utter pile of crap and c) is not a virus riddled malware or adware piece of crap!

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