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Space Crew Review
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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Space Crew is a strategy game where you use a team of characters to control a spaceship and explore the galaxy. Unlike other space flight games, you don't directly control your craft but get your crew to look after different aspects of the mission. It's like helming your own Starship Enterprise or Millennium Falcon.

From the same developer as Bomber Crew and is a similar style of game. Rather than World War II though, players are tasked with defending Earth against a mysterious new alien menace by carefully recruiting crew members, designing their own spaceship and venturing across the cosmos.

What's so much fun about the game is selecting and training your crew, then working out how best to use them in each mission. The new space setting allows much more player freedom and campaign unpredictability than the World War setting, with much greater mission variety and deeper strategic gameplay.

You have to deal with alien boardings, getting sucked out into space, running out of oxygen, system failures, ship fires and whatever else the campaign can throw at you.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 15/10/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Curve Digital (@CurveDigital)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 45 minutes to play a round of this game. Missions vary in length depending on difficulty and how far you are in the campaign.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Space Crew usually costs £17.99 to £19.99. 

Space Crew

XBox Store Xbox One £17.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99
Switch Store Switch £17.99

Space Crew: Pre-Order Bundle

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. Space Crew: Legendary Edition expands the original game and can be purchased seperatley. If you brought the game originally you get a free update with these features:
  • New campaign where you take on a droid army led by rogue androids previously allied with the United Defence Force.
  • Away Team missions where you leave your ship and venture on foot for the first time with three of your crew onto outposts and large vessels.
  • Legendary Crew members to build and personalise your ultimate crew. They are discovered and rescued in missions and offer new abilities and superior stats, to bolster your efforts against the enemy threat.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 7+ for mild violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

A lot of small subtitles for dialogue. There is a Large UI option although this isn't enabled on Switch.

You can slow down and speed up time in the game to reduce pressure, although this is a combat game where pressure is designed to be part of the challenge.
 
Our Space Crew Accessibility Report documents 13 accessibility features:

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