Gratuitous Space Battles CE

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Gratuitous Space Battles Collector's Edition has all of the features of the basic version plus all three of the expansion packs including The Tribe, The Order, and The Swarm.





Gratuitous Space Battles Collector's Edition has all of the features of the basic version plus all three of the expansion packs including The Tribe, The Order, and The Swarm.

Who needs backstory? Who needs resource-gathering? Diplomacy is so last year. Gratuitous Space Battles cuts right to the chase of sci-fi strategy games, and deals with large, completely unjustified space battles between huge opposing space fleets.

Gratuitous Space Battles combines the visual appeal of an RTS, with the addictive unit-placement and design gameplay from tower defense games. In GSB, the player does not control individual ships at all during battle. The ships fight to a pre-determined set of orders and formations given to them by you before the battles.

GSB casts you as supreme space admiral, tasked with the design of individual spaceships, and the composition of your fleet, as well as general orders of engagement. This is not a twitch-based real time arcade game like many an RTS, but a game of careful thought, planning and big-picture strategy. Huge space battles can be won or lost depending on just how cleverly you balanced the needs of defensive shielding and armor against the expensive punch of laser cannons and plasma torpedoes.

GSB also features an innovative multiplayer challenge system. You can upload your ultimate fleet to serve as the enemy to other players, and keep track of how many other players have won and lost against your challenge. That way, you will never run out of cunningly designed enemies to battle against!
  • 4 different unlockable player races
  • Over 40 different ship hulls
  • Over 120 spaceship modules
  • Choice of skirmish vs AI, never-ending survival mode or play against other player’s fleets with the online challenge system
  • Play with different rules as each battle has different spatial anomalies to deal with.


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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
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  1. Game crashes on launch
    by Obleo Beck, USA - Mar 10th 2014

    I never got this game to work on mac osx 10.9.0 - 10.9.2 it crashes on launch on my mac book pro. It looks awesome from the videos and pictures however because it only crashes and never starts up I can not give more than 1 star.

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  2. Neat little strategy game
    by Aadrien, England - Sep 27th 2011

    A good game of strategy where everything is in the preparation of your fleet. This is quite an encompassing aspect as individual ship configurations can vary widely as well as the make up of your fleet for any given battle. Pre determined tactics for any ship are possible further adding depth. Despite there being a limited number of maps, there is easily a lot of longevity to be got out of this neat little game.

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  3. Simple and very fun
    by Brian Wilson, USA - Mar 30th 2011

    The game is a variation on classic tower defense games, and takes you out of the pilots seat and into the admirals war room. There's no worrying about whether or not you have quick hand-eye coordination, rather it's all about your ability to adequately plan for a battle, exploiting your opponents weaknesses and taking advantage of the environment to (hopefully) enhance your own ships capabilities.

    One negative note is that once the battle commences, you take a very back seat to the action and can only watch as your fleet either crushes the enemy, or is destroyed as they blast you into pieces.

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