Not a week without an Epic gift: After the double packs in the last few weeks, a single game is on the program again this time. It’s about the space shooter Rebel Galaxy, which is in the tradition of classics such as Freelancer or Elite.
Rebel Galaxy was previously given away by Epic: So if you didn’t get your chance last time, you can take it this time. Provided that the game meets your taste at all. With so many gifts nowadays, limited time is a rare commodity. That’s why we help you and explain what kind of game Rebel Galaxy actually is and who could have fun with it.
What is Rebel Galaxy about?
Rebel Galaxy offers an open world that you can explore freely with your spaceship. You cannot land on planets, but there is enough to do in a vacuum. You manage missions for clients and collect resources through mining. Artifacts and wrecks to loot are also waiting for daring explorers in a vacuum. In addition, you trade with all kinds of alien races and make improvements for your spaceship.
In the fight against pirates you also need the extra firepower. The action scenes are atmospherically staged with pretty light effects. A certain pirate feeling is created by the combat system, which is reminiscent of seafaring. This is how you fire powerful broadsides from your space cruisers.
The whole thing comes in the tone of a space western – in the truest sense, because the rocking soundtrack catches your ear! on Spotify can you have a listen. On the other hand, our episode GameStar TV from 2015 offers something for the eye:
GameStar TV: Rebel Galaxy – episode 81/2015
If you’re wishing back to the old days of Freelancers and Elite but you’ve already spent too much time in Elite Dangerous, Rebel Galaxy might be worth a look. So if you like a lot of freedom in space to do your own thing, you can definitely try it for free.
You have a week: The campaign runs from August 12th to 19th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Anyone who accesses the game during this period can keep the game permanently.
Rebel Galaxy was first released for PC on October 20, 2015. The successor Rebel Galaxy Outlaw came out on August 13, 2019 and convinced us in the test with a good 80 points.