Galaxy on Fire 2™ THD

Galaxy on Fire 2™ THD


(4 stars)


Download for Android

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Technically outstanding
  • Compelling storyline
  • Wise use of freemium formula (free core+DLCs)
  • No complaints.
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Expert's Review

"Are you a self-aware lifeform?"

Reviewed by / Jul 26, 2013

An open world 3D shoot'em-up

Galaxy on Fire is a superb space-opera adventure game, period. Although it should be strictly considered a 3D shoot'em-up, the vast amount of ships, upgrades and, oh at last, characters and hours of storyline, makes of it something special seldom seen before even on consoles and PCs. We should start considering some mobile videogames as videogames in all its magnitude.

3D graphics are gorgeous, but the best part are the smooth animations and the beautiful voice-overs, so put your headphones on and don't take your eyes off the screen because it's a real luxury to see how enemy ships burn in flames and how shields react to incoming attacks, just to name a few of the wonders that would make cry a Nexus 5 near the Tannhauser Gate.

Storyline, much like any good oldie sci-fi pulp story, is about a bounty hunter with good heart, a ship malfunctioning and a handful of lovely cliches that make sense to an unfolding and enthralling story.

Requires more than 900Mb of additional download and a brief while to check and extract files. In addition, there are up to five extra downloadable chapters with literally tons of new stuff regarding ships, weaponry and even new ways to trade goods and new chapters to the plot. The core game can be played for free, these add-ons must be payed separately and range from $1 to $9. It supports ten different languages, two difficulty levels and controls via either on-screen joypad or accelerometer, as your prefer.

This version suits better for tablets and large and high resolution screens.

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Developer's original description available here
Galaxy on Fire 2™ THD, the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning outer space epos for mobile devices, has been heavily optimized to utilize the eight core rendering power of Tegra’s GeForce GPU, bringing console-gaming quality to mobile devices.

Catapulted into a war-torn future, eminent space adventurer Keith T. Maxwell finds the galaxy at the mercy of a powerful alien race. Uncovering the truth about this dangerous species, he boldly takes the fight to their doorstep. Join Keith in an intergalactic trek of exploration, pirates, space battles, weird aliens and romance.

Featuring a living galaxy with over 20 inhabited solar systems and 100 space stations, Galaxy on Fire 2™ THD allows you to travel using hyperspace and wormholes to visit the far reaches of this war-torn galaxy in full console-style graphics.

Follow the rich and engrossing storyline for over 10-hours of action-packed gameplay, or head off at any time on an interplanetary journey of your own design; mining asteroids, trading ore and supplies, taking on mercenary missions, working as a pirate and manufacturing new weapons and equipment.

Buy and customize more than 30 different types of space ship to aid you in a variety of heart-pounding missions, including escorting convoys under pirate attack, capturing intergalactic criminals, rescuing alien VIPs, transporting valuable goods between systems, commanding mercenaries on dangerous tactical assignment, and recovering alien technology from distant parts of the galaxy.

The current reference title in the Sci-Fi genre is available free to download from the Tegra™ Zone app on the Android Market and can be played for unlimited time offering full functionality within the first solar system. To access the whole galaxy with over 20 solar systems and to complete the six to ten hours, fully voice acted storyline, you have to unlock the game via in-app purchase.

• A huge galaxy with over 20 solar systems and beautifully rendered planets
• 100 unique 3D space stations and more than 30 customizable space ships
• Unique reputation and diplomacy system
• Story-based, mission-based and free gameplay
• Complex trading system with over 170 different commodities of all kinds
• High quality visuals and music, full voice acting (English) and 3D sound
• Action Freeze™: 3D screenshot tool to save screenshots from any perspective
• Supports up to full native 1280 x 800 pixels resolution

• Heavily optimized to utilize the eight-core rendering power of Tegra’s GeForce GPU for console-gaming quality to mobile devices
• All meshes re-created from scratch as if they were to be used for a proper console game
• New details added to the design of each of the over 30 spaceships and 100 space stations
• Carefully re-painted space background images and planets at 2048 x 2048 pixels resolution to ensure crystal clear game experience even on 10 inch tablets
• Four times higher texture sizes on all in-game textures and four times higher polygon count on its spaceships, space stations, jump gates and asteroids compared to standard tablet versions
• Sophisticated OpenGL ES 2.0 specular and displacement shaders on all in-game assets

Galaxy on Fire 2™ is THE science fiction simulation with real console appeal, consequently designed for NVIDIA® Tegra™-powered Android mobile devices, that offers a unique blend of sci-fi, action, RPG and trading-simulation with stunning graphics and superior sound.

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Comments and ratings for Galaxy on Fire 2™ THD
  • (64)

    by mattwilson1 on 01/07/2012

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  • (64)

    by Jason Popelier on 31/03/2014

    Demo was short and wouldn't let me buy the real thing....bit disappointed after waiting so long to instal

  • (64)

    by Davey G on 15/02/2014

    Originally gave this a 5-star review, based on the full version which I bought a while back. After having to reinstall and losing all saved games, have revised the score. Apart from that, this is a very satisfying space sim in the 'Freelancer' mould and nicely streamlined for mobile play. Also liked the one-time payment for the full game, without IAPs messing up the game itself - hope that the ne

  • (64)

    by Ta'Reio Morgan on 25/01/2014

    I enjoy space fleet type of games this by far suits my need as a ole time gamer. Ppl you have to understand the device your using to enjoy such games as this. Know your device and then enjoy a game. Good job producers!

  • (64)

    by Chandrahas Reddy on 01/01/2014

    Never seen a space game with better graphics than this on android or ios!!

  • (64)

    by Rudy K. on 26/12/2013

    the graphics is great but the story line is too short. I ended up paying for the game and shortly after that finished he game... was disappointed and did not play it further... they need to expand the story line and make to longer to play. Consider adding additional campaigns or story lines for us to follow. There is a new version gof2 hd which sucks the the battery dead in 2 hours. They left

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    by Bill Walker on 06/12/2013

    Don't get me wrong, I love the game. However, I am massively disappointed that the updates on the HD version will never be available on the THD version. I am unwilling to pay for the core game again. I would gladly pay for the upgrades if I could transfer the core game license.