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Galaxy On Fire 2 is an epic, award-winning saga that set the standard for sci-fi on the App Store now blazes onto the Mac in Galaxy on Fire 2TM Full HD. With an App Store rating of 4.5 and a Metacritic score of 90, experience a rich, compelling outer space adventure of unprecedented depth that will set your Mac on fire.

STORY
A hyperdrive malfunction sends intergalactic adventurer and war hero Keith T. Maxwell tumbling through space and time. Awakening 35 years later at the far end of the galaxy, he quickly finds himself fighting for his life against a mysterious alien armada that is more...

What's New

Version 1.0.7:
  • 3 new ships: Add three spectacular new vessels to your fleet and set the galaxy ablaze with the powerful Dark Angel, the heavily armored NTirrk and the shadowy Ghost. All three ships are available in-game and you do not have to unlock them via IAP!
  • Minor Bugfixes and Enhancements.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Adventure Seeker Member IconReview+27
Adventure Seeker
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This is a great game. I enjoy the combat and the missions. However, the challenge in combat is the sheer number of ships they throw at you. The AI is lacking, unless I'm just a better combat pilot than I give myself credit for. The graphics on my mid-2011 27" iMac 3.4 ghz with 12 GB of RAM is amazing. I can run easily on the highest level of detail (full screen, max resolution) with 2x set for both shader/anti-aliasing options and not have a hiccup. at 4x, I noticed the slightest jerkiness at some moments.
I'm downloading v. 1.07 at this time, so I haven't tried out the 3 new ships.
As for stability, I purchased the game shortly after 1.0.6 came out and only had one crash in 44 hours of game play (near the end of Valkyrie, but it only happened once). 1.0.7 is supposed to have additional bug fixes. We'll see.
I'd recommend getting Valkyrie and Supernova together through in-app purchases for $20, as it saves $5. I do wish the game was a little cheaper, but given the number of hours I've put on it, it's worth it.
As for a wish list for this game, I wish you could take over defeated ships and bring them to port to sell or to use as part of your fleet. Since the game handles wingmen, this could be done. LIke EV Nova, perhaps you could carry marines in your passenger cabin to effect the takeover, or at least steal some credits from the vanquished/disabled ships (use EMP weapons so you don't destroy the ship). We would need the ability to dock with those ships, though.
I also wish there were more star systems and it didn't cost so many credits to unlock ones that are hidden. This is not really fair, as Fishlabs really pressures us to buy credits through in-app purchases by limiting the content from the getgo.
I wish the missions you get at space lounges were more varied, as it starts getting old fairly quickly, if you are not on the main storyline.
Overall, a great game. I've had some very late nights because of it (and suffered in the morning).

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Version 1.0.7
Bousozoku Member IconReview+151
Bousozoku
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I've been playing their iOS games for a while, so I'm glad to see this one on Mac OS X.

Performance is good on my 2.13 GHz MacBook with nVidia 9400M graphics surprisingly. Extra RAM always helps. It's fine with 3 GB.

At $19.99, this qualifies as a budget game and that's about double the iOS price for the HD version. There are extras you can buy, including an extended story line which makes it more enjoyable.

Graphics are impressive, but playing with the keyboard and mouse can be a pain, especially during mining. They need more fine control when you're not using a game controller.

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Version 1.0.4
Knowhowe Member IconComment+241
Knowhowe
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Where's the demo?

No demo, no dosh. No deal.

According to their website, the devs were selling 'Galaxy on Fire 2' for 99 cents in early June. Shame I missed it, wouldn't mind spending that on an untried game. Certainly not 20 bucks.

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Version 1.0.4
Adventure Seeker
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think you're confusing Galaxy On Fire 2TM Full HD, which is being reviewed here with Galaxy on Fire 2 (non-HD) for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which normally sells for $4.99. I bought that version of Galaxy of Fire 2 earlier this month for 99¢. I've never seen the Mac-based HD version for that price. It's always $19.99.

Ikir Member IconReview+198
Ikir
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Such a great game, nice graphics, a lot of missions, iCloud for iOS OS X cross saves. It can be still improved with better AI and equipped enemies but for a budget title it is AWESOME.

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Version 1.0.4
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Downloads 1,159
Version Downloads 276
Type Games / Adventure
License Commercial
Date 27 Nov 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.99