VSG uses cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing on this website without changing your browser settings, you consent to this use. Read more about how to disable cookies here.

Find the games you're looking for

Sea of Stars

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Sea of Stars features gorgeous pixel-art and an engaging combat system, but flat characters leaves some potential untapped.

Game Info

Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. Promising the Sabotage touch in every system, Sea of Stars aims to modernize the classic RPG in terms of turn-based combat, storytelling, exploration and interactions with the environment, while still offering a hearty slice of nostalgia and good old, simple fun.

0%

Recommended

0%

Average Score

Total Reviews: 93

Best Indie Game (2023), Editors' Choice

Gold TIER

34% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

RELEASE DATES:

GENRES:

DEVELOPER(S):

PUBLISHER(S):

SERIES/FRANCHISE:

GAME MODES:

Where to Play

WHERE TO PLAY

** VSG may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.

RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

93

Critic Reviews

89

Average Critic Score

Where to Play

CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

High Score

100%

Median Score

90%

Low Score

60%
What did you think of Sea of Stars?
Player Reviews0 Votes
0
Kaan Serin (Eurogamer)
August 28, 2023
4/5

Sea of Stars’ well-considered inspirations are shot through with smart, modern sensibilities, creating a more-than-welcome addition to the contemporary throwback RPG club.

Kyle Hilliard (Game Informer)
August 28, 2023
9/10

Sea of Stars is a stellar throwback that appeals to fans like me who love 16-bit RPGs, but it also functions as an excellent entry point. Annoyances that hindered early games that inspired Sea of Stars are nowhere to be seen. Simple actions like moving around the world feel great, the story picks up quickly, and farming experience is effectively unnecessary. It all leads to a smooth, consistently thrilling adventure with fun combat, all in a gorgeous and inviting world.

Stephen Tailby (Push Square)
August 28, 2023
8/10

Overall, Sea of Stars is immensely enjoyable from start to finish. While it’s been inspired by various classic RPGs, it sets itself apart with an engaging story, some brilliant characters, and surprisingly deep lore. On top of that, the combat is great fun thanks to its involving, strategic mechanics, and exploring the gorgeous pixelated world is rewarding. It isn’t perfect, but it overcomes any flaws with its charming presentation, a world ripe with things to see and do, and no shortage of personality.

VSG News

Assassin’s Creed Jade Release Likely Delayed to 2025 as Tencent Shifts Focus

PlayStation 5 Pro: Leaked Specs Reveal a Major Upgrade, Release Hinted for Holiday 2024

Xbox Games Hit New Platforms: Pentiment, Hi-Fi Rush, Sea of Thieves, and Grounded Coming to Other Platforms

Xbox Reaches Beyond Consoles: 4 Games to Rival Platforms, and What It Means

Silent Hill 2 Remake Developer Unhappy With Trailer Released by Konami

Score Ranges
Read the Reviews (93 total)

Awards & Recognition

RECOGNITION
Best Indie Game (2023)
Nom: Best RPG (2023)

Sea of Stars Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Thierry Boulanger

PRODUCER(S):

n/a

DESIGNER(S):

n/a

PROGRAMMER(S):

n/a

ARTIST(S):

n/a

WRITER(S):

n/a

COMPOSER(S):

Eric W. Brown, Yasunori Mitsuda

Time to Beat

TIME TO BEAT
0
hrs

MAIN STORY

0
hrs

MAIN + EXTRAS

0
hrs

COMPLETIONIST

0
hrs

ALL PLAYSTYLES

* VSG’s best estimate for how long it will take you to complete the game. Learn more.

Developed by Sabotage. All titles, content, brand names, trademarks, logos, artwork, and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. © All rights reserved.