Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

  • Plenty of options to customise your experience – Realistic features
  • Large learning curve (but worth it)

StarMade draws a lot of inspiration from the sandbox genre but takes the game into a space setting. The game is still in early stages of development but is already an amazingly fun experience.


StarMade offers you an open universe to explore, in the game you’ll be able to create your own space ships, weapons, shields and much more. You’ll start off your Starmade adventure on a lonely planet and slowly gather the necessary resources to build your own space ship and take to the skies. Once outside of your home planet’s atmosphere, you can start exploring other planets and asteroids in space. These other planets are all unique and feature their own environments and minerals.

The game promises a universe that will be randomly generated which expands infinitely in all directions so you’ll never run out of new places to explore.

On top of this great freedom of exploration, StarMade offers an amazing amount of ship customisation which allows you to design any ship that you can dream of (including ships from famous movies). Your ship design isn’t just for fun though as you’ll need to balance features in order to protect you from other players and pirates. You can even build an entire space station and invite your friends to pilot it with you to the far reaches of the galaxy.


Because of the range of resources that you will find on different planets, the game includes a thriving economy where you can make a living from harvesting the rarest minerals.

The game might not be complete but the experience is already lots of fun and will no doubt grow to be a truly amazing experience. StarMade is free while in alpha so try it at no cost while you can.


  • Explore the vastness of space.
  • Harvest resources to build a custom ship.
  • Battle pirates and other players in space battles.
  • Endless and randomly generated universe available for exploration.
  • Economy driven game world thanks to the wide range of resources.



Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on August 3, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.


  1. i think i mig try thisit sounds fun


  3. This is an amazing game! This is if Space Engineers and Minecraft combined.


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