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Star Renegades Is a Beautiful Roguelite Strategy RPG – Review in 3 Minutes


Star Renegades is a tactical, squad-based roguelite by developer Massive Damage, Inc. and publisher Raw Fury. You lead a band of misfit rebels fighting for the freedom of the galaxy against an evil authoritarian empire that hops between realities in a cycle of endless destruction. To stop the cycle, you must fight your way through three planets to the take on the empire’s mothership.

Every run, you have three days to explore the dungeon to find gear to equip or DNA to level up your party to give you the best chance of succeeding. I rarely felt like the maps lacked resources. Instead, the procedural generation of the maps created unique challenges every run, encouraging me to prioritize resource collection that was specific to the layout of my current playthrough. When you die and start a new run, only two of the four resources carry over, which can be used to unlock new companions or gear types that can offer greater advantage in the next run.

The game may need some fine tuning, but Massive Damage, Inc. has committed to the long-term development and polishing of the title. In the meantime, Star Renegades is gorgeous to look at and a damn good roguelite that keeps you coming back for more.

Star Renegades is available now on PC and Xbox Games Pass for $24.99 with a 10% discount at launch.

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Review copy provided by the publisher. Reviewed on PC.

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Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell is a contributor for The Escapist. She spends her days behind the scenes, helping develop video games as a Producer within the Australian game development scene. By night (or very early morning), she turns her attention to celebrating and discussing the latest wonders of the industry she loves. Having started her career in games with OnlySP back in 2018, Amy has continued to engage and critique a wide range of indie and AAA games over the years in written, video, and live-streamed formats. Highlights of her work include interviews with composer Austin Wintory and actor Michael Mando, as well as Adventure Is Nigh! – the D&D series exclusive to The Escapist. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media, Diploma of Game Design, and a Certificate IV in Fitness, making her the most game-obsessed fitness instructor you’ll ever meet.