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Released on 11 May 2012

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (6 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Starhawk is a fast paced third-person shooter set in the far reaches of space where peace is a word far to few people have heard of. Starhawk gives players destructive powers to use - has the battlefield become overrun? Call down an airstrike from the orbiting ships in space to even the odds, and even call in offensive and defensive structures in real-time to aid you in the fight.

Featuring a large variety of powerful and deadly weaponry all ready to added to you expansive arsenal. Starhawk will introduce the innovative Build and Battle system which will allow players to dynamically change the battlefield with options to deploy structures, weapons or vehicles right in front of you in real time when you need them!

  • Battle a band of merciless enemies on the ground, in vehicles and in the air in Starhawk's epic single player mode as gunslinger, Emmett Graves
  • Experience action-packed 32 player online multiplayer modes, team up with a friend in two player offline split screen play or join forces with up to three other players via PlayStation Network in co-operative mode
  • Change the battlefield to your advantage with the new Build and Battle system that allows you to call down equipment, vehicles and fortifications from orbiting drop ships

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 Average rating (6 reviews)

 A cinematic experience each and every battle.

| | See all SensoryAssault's reviews (2)

Forget what you know about online gaming. For the majority of us the subject of mutiplayer usually conjures up frantic images of run and gunning, crude insults and getting ones head blown off. I am speaking generally as for many folk the typical FPS is the holy grail of gaming. It does seem however that which each new incarnation the die hard fans will complain that the latest is inferior to the last and I am not surprised that the business of ranking up every year is something of a chore.

Bring in Starhawk and what is it that is different. I will still endure frantic shootouts and have my virtual head removed from a couple of clicks away but...

Aside from the hell for leather Free For All deathmatches. The thing that separates Starhawk from every other online multiplayer is the selfish co-operation system it uses. This needs a little explanation;

Each player has the same ability to build structures and vehicles as they see fit. You want to snipe - Build a watchtower. You need to get from A to B - Build a Sidewinder (speederbike). This all adds to a sense of co-operative mayhem and a kind of organised chaos. Each team member is contributing to the cause in there own way. So my Sidewinder corral is accessible for every player on my team to access and spawn a Sidewinder of their own, like wise for the Watchtower, there is a sniper rifle ready and waiting for any team-mate who climbs the ladder.

The greatest success is when you get together on the headsets and plan and plot your strategy as the battle unfolds. Tell your mates you have build an outpost on the farside of the map for sneaky troop deployment or they may not see it to take advantage.

The battles; There is no need to go hell for leather all guns blazing, unless you want to, each battle lasts for 45 minutes - YES 45 minutes, less if there is a score limit but even with a limit we are talking a good 20 - 25 mins plus.

This massive amount of time allows players to try a number of tactics and gauge the battlefield as it develops. Snipers can truly camp out and enjoy the hunt (This camping is addressed cleverly by way of a bright lazer beam emitting from the scope if a player aims for more than a few seconds, notifying enemies and making the sniper hit and run with grater frequency). Players receive XP for building and destroying structures so the great architects and military officianardos can indulge themselves in base building and strategy if the firefight is not going their way.

All of this coupled with jawdropping scenery, huge maps, transforming mechs and an epic score all amounts to something very special and a real treasure of gaming. Starhawk is here to stay and the community online is still going strong with lists of matches filled with players.

A note on the single player - It is a flat tutorial. Great to be included as as a tutorial it is really good but take it with a pinch of salt. If it were not for the campaign many would not bother with this game so it is needed but the heart and soul of Starhawk is online.

 give it time

| | See all 68jonesy85's reviews (5)

the single player can be completed in a day but its all just there to prepare you for the great multiplayer online this game has to offer.with 32 people running around and the hawks at your command this game can get really intresting.definatly worth a buy.wont be to every1s taste.


| | See all cornell1's reviews (51)

another really good exclusive game for the ps3 . the main meat of this game is the online ...but the single player do help you prepare for it . starhawk will give you hours and hours of game time plus the devs said all dlc will be free so keep that in mind too

 Pretty Good

| | See all jibbajabba76's reviews (13)

I still play Warhawk now and again as it's online battles are so addictive and the fact that it's been out since 2007 means every player knows exactly what they are doing. I think this then is the problem with Starhawk i'm not sure yet what is the best way to play it but it's definitely fun learning. Also i noticed that the devs are changing things pretty constantly to even out the gameplay so it may take a while to get going properly.

Warhawk was so hard to rank up i think i got about a 3rd of the way in 5 years of on off play! 900 hours it would have taken to reach general level. Well Starhawk is much easier with XP and customisations coming thick and fast.

Don't buy this for the single player campaign it's just a long training session for the online.

great graphics and online play - just wish i was a bit better at it!


| | See all KreemKrackered's reviews (9)

I was hoping for a serious futuristic shooter with some mech combat thrown in - what I got (eventually, after a 500mb download) was some kind of freakish space western hybrid turd - its absolutely ludicrous.

I don't have time to list the things I dislike about this game - I hate everything. I urge anyone - don't make the same mistake as me and assume just because it's a PS3 exclusive that it'll automatically be good - avoid this game at all costs.

If someone gave me this for free I still wouldn't play it.

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Rating16+ (PEGI)