In a dark and uncertain future (the 22nd century to be precise), humanity has spread across space, and the dangerous and cutthroat times lead to the formation of the Star Wolves, a group of pirates, bounty hunters and other renegades that band together to improve their chances of survival in troubled times. Gameplay is a blend of strategy, RPG and action-shooting, with a demanding real time battle system that you must master if you and your gang are to even stand a chance of surviving. As you’d expect from a deep-thinking Russian developer, it is the 3D battlefield-style tactics that you need to master, not simply control of the admittedly impressive range of firepower at your disposal.
The game’s RPG leanings mean that the members of your team have different strengths, weaknesses and personalities, and you must use these to your advantage as the pilot any of 25 fighter ships through more than 40 exciting missions, which have secondary and secret objectives to give them even more depth. These objectives range from straight hit-and-run and assault missions to more subtle stealth and scouting sorties, and the non-linear storyline means you can pick your own path through the game.
Your team - hand-picked by you from eight male and female characters - will come up against all manner of spooky space denizens, from self-aware computers gone rogue, to space pirates, to the jaded and greedy vestiges of once all-mighty empires.
With it’s satisfying 3D tactical gameplay, immersive, interesting universe, and well-thought out tactical stylings, Star Wolves looks like a sure bet for any space-faced RTS fans who need a new challenge.