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Stellaris: Standard Edition

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Explore a vast galaxy filled with wonder - Etch your name across the cosmos with the epic strategy Stellaris from Paradox.
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About Stellaris: Standard Edition

About this game

Introducing Stellaris, the stunning 4X grand strategy videogame from Paradox Interactive.

Rule Over Space

Take control of your very own space empire and explore the vast reaches of the cosmos. With an incredibly deep and complex system of mechanics, Stellaris offers an unparalleled level of detail and customisation. Whether you're looking to conquer the galaxy or simply establish a thriving interstellar civilization, Stellaris has something to offer everyone.

Play Your Way

Set in the vastness of space, Stellaris puts you in the role of a spacefaring civilisation, tasked with exploring the galaxy, expanding your empire, and interacting with other spacefaring races. As you journey through the stars you'll encounter strange new worlds and alien civilisations, each with their own customs and beliefs. How you choose to interact with these other races is up to you, but be warned - the path to galactic domination is fraught with danger. There is no right or wrong way to play;. follow predetermined storylines or go completely off the beaten path, forge alliances or wage war against your rivals. The possibilities are nearly endless, and every playthrough is guaranteed to be unique.

Expand Your Empire

Stellaris features a deep and complex strategic layer, allowing you to tailor your experience to your playstyle. Do you want to focus on exploration? Then head out into the unknown and map the galaxy; or maybe you're more interested in building a mighty empire? Then start colonising new worlds and constructing massive starfleets. Or perhaps you just want to sit back and watch as the drama of interstellar politics plays out? Whatever your preference, Stellaris has something for you.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 09, 2016
Developer:
Paradox Development Studio
Publisher:
Paradox Interactive
Rating:
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Stellaris

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 7 SP1 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4570S
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GT 750M or equivalent AMD® card with 1GB Vram
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4670
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 780M with 4GB Vram or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x64
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x64
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 7 SP1 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4570S
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GT 750M or equivalent AMD® card with 1GB Vram
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4670
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 780M with 4GB Vram or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x64
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x64
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Stellaris: Standard Edition Editions

Critic Reviews

78

GameWatcher

90 / 100
"Stellaris is simply wonderful. If you enjoy grand strategy games then you’ll love this. If you don’t then this could be the one to change your mind. If you’ve been too...

IGN

63 / 100
"Stellaris’ great ideas for space strategy are mostly undone by a static, dull mid-game."

PC Invasion

80 / 100
"All the galactic flavour and themes of a 4X space title, married to the mechanics of Paradox's recent grand strategy offerings. Stellaris has a space opera tale of gene...
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

Stellaris: Standard Edition Statistics

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80.67% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Easy
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Just Right
56.77%
Tough
34.38%
Unforgiving
5.21%
Relax & enjoy! 56.77%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
6.11%
Played It
28.82%
Halfway
20.52%
Beat It
34.06%
Conquered It
10.48%
Completionist! 10.48%  of players have Conquered It

Stellaris: Standard Edition User Reviews

All our customer reviews are open and honest. We publish all reviews that are relevant and follow our guidelines.

User Rating

Average score from 16 ratings
69% of users would recommend this.
4.1

User Ratings Breakdown

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4 Stars
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Stellaris Review

Sam Jones
Staff Review
Stellaris is one of the best games out there for those who enjoy great depth in their strategy games, with near limitless options to choose from. Colonize, form alliances or go to war with other empires as you expand your own to become the greatest in the galaxy.
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Recommended

user
Verified purchase
There's a lot to remember, but for a game from Paradox, it's relatively easy. If you're romantically inclined, you should definitely buy it.
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Recommended

Jenkins
Verified purchase
A steep learning curve, but tons of fun once you get a hang of it.
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This game will keep you entertained for a long time

Electro
Verified purchase
It's a flawed game, but it's addictive nonetheless. The strategy has good depth, and the replayability is solid.
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Not Recommended

A Very Indepth Game Requiring Patience
Verified purchase
Stellaris is a type of real time 4X game that requires lots of patience. There is many things happening with the GUI. The tutorial is a lot to be desired which doesn't explain fundamentals such as how to identify a ship on the screen. There are lots to do with plenty of mods for those who is willing to put in the time. The game reminds me of Distant World.
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Recommended

Leviathan
Verified purchase
Fun game that's completely playable w/o dlc, but dlc are a must if you want to keep playing this game after your first play through.
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Not Recommended

Victor
Verified purchase
The first time I tried to play, it took 15 minutes for the screen to load (and my PC has 8GB of RAM) and then another 40 minutes to start up a game. The game automatically put me in a Star Trek universe, which is good but I didn't buy any DLC, just the basic game. Now I can't get the game to load at all. For three straight days it has crashed, and asked me to send some kind of explanation. All I know is that it said 37.5 MB and it crashed. I will keep trying but I don't have a lot of confidence that I will ever be able to get into this game.
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Recommended

Saggy
Verified purchase
Pros - lots of content with all the dlc plenty of mods to spice up your storys Limit to what is going on in the game and the story is up to your mind cons very fucking expensive for all the dlc kinda comes down to who has more milatary power your mind has to make up all the lore to the galaxy
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and New Player Edition
New Player Edition contains:
  • Base Game
  • Stellaris: Utopia
  • Stellaris: Galactic Paragons
Available DLCs for Stellaris: include The Machine Age, Astral Planes, Season 08, and Galactic Paragons
Somewhere in the middle. 57% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 40% of GameFAQs users said Stellaris: Standard Edition is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Stellaris: Standard Edition is suitable for players aged 7 and above.
Yes, Stellaris: Standard Edition is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • This game's launcher/setup tool may require the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or have difficult to read text
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 7 SP1 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4570S
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GT 750M or equivalent AMD® card with 1GB Vram
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-4670
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 780M with 4GB Vram or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x64
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i3-530 or AMD® FX-6350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1GB VRAM), or AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 or Intel® HD Graphics 4600
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x64
  • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-3570K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2400G
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti (1GB VRAM) or AMD® Radeon™ R7 370 (2 GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c- compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 80 hours. 81% of users played Stellaris: Standard Edition for over 80 hours.
81% of critics on Metacritic recommend Stellaris: Standard Edition. The Metascore is 78 out of 100.
69% of Fanatical users recommend Stellaris: Standard Edition. The average review score is 4.1/5
Stellaris: Standard Edition was released on May 09, 2016
Yes, Stellaris: Standard Edition supports MacOS.
Yes, Stellaris: Standard Edition supports Linux.
Stellaris: Standard Edition is published by Paradox Interactive
Stellaris: Standard Edition was developed by Paradox Development Studio
Fanatical users tagged Stellaris: Standard Edition as Strategy, 4X, Grand Strategy, and Sandbox
Fanatical users tagged Stellaris: Standard Edition as Space, Sci-fi, Aliens, and Diplomacy
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Stellaris: Standard Edition as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Stellaris: Standard Edition as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Stellaris: Standard Edition as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Stellaris: Standard Edition as 4X
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Stellaris: Standard Edition as Grand Strategy

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