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Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters

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The Tobermoon, an Earthling ship, discovered an ancient Precursor subterranean installation in a cave on the surface of an uninhabited planet in the Vela star system. The player begins the game as a commander of the Precursor starship, who returns to Earth to find it enslaved by the Ur-Quan. It is discovered that the rest of the humans' allies in the war against the Ur-Quan have either been eradicated, put under a slave shield, or put into service as Ur-Quan battle thralls. As the player progresses, it is revealed that the Ur-Quan are fighting an internecine war with the Kohr-Ah, a subspecies of Ur-Quan who believes in eradicating all life in the galaxy, as opposed to enslaving it.

This game has an incredibly detailed and funny story, a Spacestar-style combat engine and well thought-out spacecraft design. Many conversations and speeches, like that of the lecherous last surviving male of the Shofixti species, are quite funny, and some, like that of the aspiring screenwriter Yehat, are hilarious!

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thumbnail The Accolade logo
Star Control II: The U...
The Accolade logo
thumbnail The colonists activated the Precursor machinery and found out that it was programmed to build a starship.
Star Control II: The U...
The colonists activated the Precursor machinery and fou...
thumbnail Using the limited store of materials available in the planet, the Precursor factory built a (barely) functional ship.
Star Control II: The U...
Using the limited store of materials available in the p...
thumbnail The Captain's ship enters the Sol System at the beginning of the game.
Star Control II: The U...
The Captain's ship enters the Sol System at the beginni...
thumbnail A Slylandro Probe attacks the Captain's ship.
Star Control II: The U...
A Slylandro Probe attacks the Captain's ship.
thumbnail All the other supplies are pretty damn pointless, since we'll be too dead to use them!
Star Control II: The U...
All the other supplies are pretty damn pointless, since...
thumbnail Looking for resources on Mercury
Star Control II: The U...
Looking for resources on Mercury
thumbnail Why did your bridge turn purple?
Star Control II: The U...
Why did your bridge turn purple?
thumbnail Your independence is too dangerous for us to tolerate.
Star Control II: The U...
Your independence is too dangerous for us to tolerate.
thumbnail Star control 2 ending
Star Control II: The U...
Star control 2 ending

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Starship   Spaceship   Ur-quan   Aliens   Galaxy   Planets   Vga graphics   Accolade  

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