Starhawk - PS3

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Starhawk (PS3)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Combat Game
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Lightbox Soft. Co.: Sony
Publishers: Sony (GB)
Released: 11 May 2012 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Features: DualShock 3 Vibration Function
Connectivity: Network Features (recommended), Network Players (recommended)


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Starhawk dares to take the strategic third-person shooter to a whole new universe and packs a beefy single-player campaign to boot. The setting is a galaxy known as the Frontier, made up of planets and asteroids that act as colonies for space-miners. Their goal? To dig hard and deep into the cosmic rock, in order to find geysers that pump out Rift energy.

Turns out that Rift energy is exceptionally valuable, triggering a new-age ‘gold rush’ and changing the Frontier into a futuristic, intergalactic Wild West. You ought to be careful with that Rift energy however, as it’s also extremely dangerous. Miners that come into close contact with the stuff have their flesh eaten away and transform into maniacal beings that can only be described as tactical space zombies. As a result, these changed souls establish a faction and wage a war for Rift energy against the still-human miners.

Gameplay in Starhawk is a combination of Warhawk-in-Space and a new concept that Lightbox is calling ‘Build and Battle.’ It allows you to spend a certain amount of Rift energy to create defence towers, launch pads for Hawks and other structures that will give you a strategic advantage in play.

For multiplayer, it means you can erect walls, vehicle spawn points and other buildings wherever you fancy on the map to try and push your team forward and put pressure on the opposition. In the campaign, you step into the shoes of gun-for-hire Emmett Graves as he bounces from colony to colony protecting Rift claims from wealthy miners.


Starhawk - PS3 Artwork

Starhawk - PS3 Artwork