Sid Meier's Starships for PC
PC - Windows, Mac

Sid Meier's Starships

Mar 12, 2015
3454th of 27152

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Firaxis Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+


Take command of a fleet of powerful starships in this adventure-driven strategy game from legendary designer Sid Meier. Travel to new worlds, completing missions to help save and protect the planets and their people from dangerous Space Pirates, to powerful Marauders and other hostile factions. Build a planetary federation as you strengthen your fleet and secure your homeworld as you attempt to preserve intergalactic peace and your vision of humanity.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 8800 GT or better, or Intel HD4000 or better integrated graphics
  • Storage: 841 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Audio output capability

Critic Reviews

26 Reviews
Joshua VanderwallMar 20, 2015
It manages to keep just enough depth of gameplay to stay true to its strategy origins, while keeping much of the minutiae to a minimum, allowing greater accessibility for those who might not be hardcore strategy aficionados. ...Sid Meier's Starships lacks the strategic depth of Civilization, but the added tactical layer, and shorter game times make it a fair substitute, especially if you're looking for bite-sized strategy.
Charlie HallApr 17, 2015
Overall, Starships feels like a game damaged by compromise. It wants to be a bite-sized board game experience for a tablet, while at the same time a light strategy game on the PC. In execution, those two conflicting goals rob the game of any drama it might have, and Starships simply lacks the decisive, killing blows that make space operas feel epic. And for that reason it left me cold.
Sean EngemannMar 12, 2015
Slimming down a typically convoluted Sid Meier's strategy game into a more time manageable endeavor for the player is a solid blueprint. Sid Meier's Starships provides a great baseline, but the working draft art, underwhelming sound effects and animation, and unbalanced gameplay keep this title from ever thrusting off the launch pad. It's a fun game that can be a challenge, but requires you to do most of the leg work to make it fun and challenging.