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Stellaris

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

76%

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Based on 40 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 9, 2016

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genre: Strategy

Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.

Featuring deep strategic gameplay, an enormous selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has a deeply challenging system that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels.

Etch your name across the cosmos by uncovering remote celestial outposts, and entire civilizations. Will you expand through war or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?

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12
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4
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PC Gamer

70 / 100
PC Gamer

The early game promises an instant strategy classic, but Stellaris is unable to maintain that pace.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Christopher Bratt

Stellaris is the Paradox grand strategy game you need to play.

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IGN

6.3 / 10.0
IGN

Stellaris is filled with good ideas, and it's not difficult to see the outline of a great space strategy game where those ideas could come together. But beyond the early game, it's only compelling in bits and pieces – it turns into a largely uneventful slog after that. Paradox has developed a reputation of major upgrades to their games for years after launch, and Stellaris is going to need all that love and more to reach its potential.

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Metro GameCentral

6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A disappointingly flawed grand strategy game, which for every good idea seems to have another that works actively against it.

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Recent News

Paradox will reveal new grand strategy game in October

Paradox will reveal new grand strategy game in October

It's not Victoria 3.

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Sci-fi strategy game Stellaris now has multiplayer on consoles

Sci-fi strategy game Stellaris now has multiplayer on consoles

For up to four humans.

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Stellaris: Console Edition gets multiplayer on Xbox

Stellaris: Console Edition gets multiplayer on Xbox

Today, publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Tantalus Media announced that multiplayer for up to four players is available in Stellaris: Console Edition. You can finally "pursue your galactic ambitions cooperatively or vie against one another to completely crush the... empires of your closest friends and family."

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Stellaris unveils new archaeology themed Ancient Relics story pack DLC

Stellaris unveils new archaeology themed Ancient Relics story pack DLC

Coming to PC and Mac "soon".

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Stellaris 'Ancient Relics' expansion lets you investigate precursor civilizations

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Stellaris: Console Edition will get many expansions starting in March

Stellaris: Console Edition will get many expansions starting in March

Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core. It features deep gameplay, a rich and diverse selection of aliens, and emergent storytelling. There’s a new video out which details the console edition.

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Stellaris Is Coming to Consoles

Stellaris Is Coming to Consoles

Paradox Interactive with be bringing its 4X grand-strategy game Stellaris to PS4 and Xbox One at an unannounced date with the help of Tantalus Media.

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Paradox’s Stellaris grand strategy game is coming to consoles

Paradox’s Stellaris grand strategy game is coming to consoles

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version in the works

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