Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships for PC and Mac

Published by 2K on 2024-04-21

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.9
  • Category: Games
  • Licence: $9.99
  • Software version: 1.4
  • File size: 597.96 MB

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Sid Meier's Starships Overview

What is Sid Meier's Starships? Sid Meier's Starships is a sci-fi/strategy game where players take command of a fleet of starships to complete missions and protect planets from hostile factions. The game features tactical space combat, customizable starships, diplomacy, strategy, and exploration. Players can expand their influence and gain the trust of citizens of new planets, build improvements, and explore the galaxy. The game offers multiple paths to victory, and each choice made by the player carries consequences on their path to victory. The game also features cross-connectivity with Civilization: Beyond Earth, expanding the depth of both games.


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Sid Meier's Starships Features and Description

1. Travel to new worlds, completing missions to help save and protect the planets and their people from dangerous Space Pirates, to powerful Marauders and other hostile factions.

2. • Multiple Paths To Victory: Will you win by conquering the greatest threat to the galaxy? Or will you unite a plurality of worlds in your Federation? Perhaps you will lead your people to push the frontiers of science.

3. • A Galaxy Of Adventure: Explore the galaxy as you lead your fleet to distant worlds and complete missions to help the citizens of these planets.

4. Build a planetary federation as you strengthen your fleet and secure your homeworld as you attempt to preserve intergalactic peace and your vision of humanity.

5. Set in the universe of Civilization: Beyond Earth after the age of the Seeding, Sid Meier’s Starships offers sci-fi/strategy fans a full stand-alone game experience that also features cross-connectivity with Beyond Earth, expanding the depth of both games.

6. • Tactical Space Combat: Encounter unique tactical challenges in every mission, with dynamically generated maps, victory conditions, and foes.

7. • Diplomacy, Strategy, and Exploration: Expand the influence of your Federation and gain the trust of the citizens of new planets.

8. Take command of a fleet of powerful starships in this adventure-driven strategy game from legendary designer Sid Meier.

9. Use the unique abilities of the each planet to enhance your fleet and Federation, and keep your opponents in check.

10. Build improvements on worlds to increase the capabilities and resources of your Federation.

11. • Fully Customizable Starships: Create an armada that fits your tactical plan with modular spaceship design.


  • • Fun game that can take a short time to play or a long time.
  • • Recent patches fixed all the issues.
  • • Potential to be a really good game.

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


Sid Meier's Starships - Is it safe to download?

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Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By Pixelarum

    Great Potential but Buggy (even at 1.4) and 2K Support is Weak

    I’m glad I didn’t pay more than $10 for this game; that’s about all it’s worth. Sprite clipping errors all over the place (objects showing through one another or overlapping when they’re not supposed to), buggy sound implementation and the gameplay is very one-dimensional and lacking in realism in certain respects. This has the potential to be a really good game but it’s mediocre implementation makes it the kind of game you will probably play until you beat the system once or twice at which point you’ll be bored with it. The “enemy leader” soundbites used in the Diplomacy screen are the cheeziest things I’ve ever heard, and the “graphics from the helm" when you’re about to accept a mission are equally cheesy. Both feel like they’re from the 90s. I’ve heard a lot about the greatness of Sid Meier games but this was my first and I have to say I don’t know what all the hype is about. If the Civ games are implemented anything like this one, they’re overrated.

  • By Daverunrun

    not bad, but needs a little work

    Fun game that can take a short time to play or a long time. One glitch I recently noticed is that if you defeat the homeworld of an opponent and inherit their empire, it resets all your planetary defenses to zero. That can be problematic when you are fighting multiple enemies and all the sudden you have no drones to help you protect your planets. It would also be nice to see how close you and your opponents are to victory, aside from population percentage. It’s frustrating when you are playing along and the game suddenly ends when an opponent wins before you can really do anything about it. One last thing, when you set the victory conditions to one type of victory (e.g. Domination), sometimes an opponent will still win the game with a different type of victory condition.

  • By sweet teeth joe

    unplayable on Pc

    You might expect better quality in a Sid Meire game… you might be disappointed. I enjoy the game, it’s a simple waste of time, BUT it can only be played when using a mouse with the ability to right-click. The game does not understand a ‘ctl-click’ as a right click for some reason, so that leaves out my PC, unless it’s convenient to tote around an external mouse and have a table to play on. Oddly enough, it works quite well with a wacom tablet which doesn’t exactly have a right click either. If the game had more depth it might be an issue, but after playing the game a dozen times or so on a tabletop Windows i thinks i is done with it.

  • By SQL Guru

    an excellent quick round of Fun!

    I’ve played 3 games and all three were more fun that I expected - until the game came to an abrupt and surprizing end announcing that the AI had won a Wonder or Population Vicoty even though it was set on Domination. Sid, please, fix the bug and release an upgrade. Update: The recent patches fixed all the issues I had with the game. Highly recommended. — long time Civ fan

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