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Stellaris (video game)

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Stellaris is a 4X grand strategy video game developed by Paradox Development Studio. Stellaris's gameplay revolves around space exploration, managing an empire, and diplomacy and warfare with other spacefaring civilizations. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on May 9, 2016.

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img Pericles Ad posted a review

And love the support from Paradox even more! They keep updating the game, adding free stuff which is just cherry on the top of a great grand strategy experience!

on September 16, 2017
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img Collin MAC posted a review

For those plagued by crashes and stutters, this might help. What I did is go to the settings txt file, turn off vsync, turn shadowsize way down. You can copy my settings from below

gui_scale=1.000000
refreshRate=60
fullScreen=no
borderless=no
shadowSize=512
multi_sampling=0
maxanisotropy=0
gamma=50.000000
vsync=no

I hardly notice any graphical downgrade, but it makes my big battles lag signifcantly less!

on May 23, 2016

Ng Man thanks for sharing !

Byron Reid Thanks, fixed me right up!

Pedro DumIax where is that file?

Robocap 143 @Pedro DumIax it's a file called "settings" probably located C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris

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img Anonymous posted a review

Please do the developers a favor and buy this game, along with its DLC. It's worth every penny. The developers poured their hearts into this game, I can surely tell. It is downright the best space 4X game ever made.

on April 25, 2017
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img Rudy Notricka posted a review

Stellaris is really a great example of an amazing idea of a game that was incomplete on release but is slowly working it's way towards amazing. They've gone a long ways towards fixing the mid and late game. Check out this PCgamer preview.

on March 10, 2017
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img Travis Mobley posted a review

I admit, the glitches hurt and the game needs a lot more optimization, especially toward the end game, when your doom stack starts shooting laser at the same time.

However, with the technical issues out of the way, it becomes obvious that Stellaris is a deep, engaging 4X space opera that combines the best of all of of its peers. No other game offers this much fun and this big of a map that allows you to explore a 1000 plus stars system.

on February 14, 2017
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img Anonymous posted a review

My feeling regarding Stellaris are very mixed. Never have i enjoyed the early game component of a 4X game that much. The anomalies, the science, the early start into industry and colonization.

But as great as the early game was, the late game was unplayable in my opinion. I was looking forward to the end game crises, but they were no challenge at all, paradox promised an EU4 in space, but it was like any other 4X after a certain point: No challenge, just snowballing everyone. The AI was terrible and frankly there wasn't anything to do.

Oh and i won't even start talking about how fucked the diplomacy is compared to other Pdox games, i don't know why they abandoned EVERYTHING that made the EU4 or CK2 diplomacy great.

On the one hand i loved Stellaris, but on the other i absolutely hated it. All of that is fine, but whats bothering me is that i can see that this game will turn out great, because paradox is supporting its games with endless streams of content.

You might ask why thats bothering me, well this endless steam of content costs an endless stream of money, i paid 50€ for Stellaris and i know it will be great after like 3 or 4 bigger DLCs, but Pdox tends to sell these at 10-20€ and i really don't want to spend 40 to 80€ until my game feels complete.

on December 6, 2016
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img Jason Groove posted a review

Stellaris has everything that a space-games enthusiast seeks: kickass graphics, constantly changing stories and adventures full of pop-culture references, and a well-structured balance between exploration and expansion. From the first minute, this game will leave an ever lasting impression on you, and you will know that whenever you play any future space strategy games in the future, you will ALWAYS compare them to Stellaris. That is how perfect this game is. It is a must buy for any space strategy fan and should not under any circumstances be missed. Buy it and support Paradox, the new God of Mass Strategy Games!

on August 16, 2016
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img Anonymous posted a review

This game is fun, but only when it works. More often than not, it doesn't, especially when you're approaching the end of the game. I'm at the point where I'm fighting a massive battle with the Unbidden with my own 100k fleet. Whenever my 50k fleet fight their fleet of equal strength, the game slows to a crawl, and crash if I'm unluck.

FYI, I'm running an i7, GTX 960 with 8gb of Ram, more than enough to handle a game like Stellaris. The game is just terribly optimized.

on July 9, 2016
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img Matt Brown posted a review

Stellaris is amazing, but the game is not without a heck ton of shortcomings. As you progress, you'll grow old of the constant manual surveying you have to do. FYI, I have 8 science ships on the largest possible map (1000 star system) and man is this a chore! I basically have to micromanage the surveying every other minute, and by the second day of repeatedly doing the same thing I'm ready to call it quit. This could be more tedious than grinding mobs in your average grindy Korean MMO.

There are a lot to do in this game, yet at the same time nothing meaningful is happening. Between the surveying and planet surface micromanagement, all you're gonna do is wait for your research to complete so that you can select the next research.

If you're engaged in a war, that will make things more interesting. The combat is heavily in favor of a fleet equipped with big laser gun. A Battleship fleet armed with the biggest lance will wipe the floor with anyone, including a supposedly more advanced Fallen Empire fleet. There is no point to use any other weapons than battleship with lance unless you're roleplaying.

Chasing enemies in Stellaris is impossible when the AI decides to hit-and-run with you. By the time they're done wrecking your unprotected max level Spaceport, their 3k fleet will be long gone while you recall your 20k fleet from the other corner of your empire. You can chase them around, but it'll be for nothing because they'll just hop around the stars playing cat and mouse with you. Your best bet in this case is to waste their planets and force a fight. They'll usually come and defend unless you vastly outnumber them. 

With all that being said, Stellaris is still an amazing game that offers a ton of replayability, particularly because of their support for mods. If you're a fan of grand strategy game, you should already have purchased Stellaris.

on June 21, 2016
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