Battlestar Galactica Online is a browser based 3D space action shooter, played with thousands of other online players.
Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play browser based 3D space shooter.
Join either the Humans or the Cylons in this epic online game where you will interact with Battlestar Galactica characters, complete missions, and fight your way through various universes.
Getting started with Battlestar Galactica Online
Although the game itself is browser based which doesn't require it to be downloaded and installed, you will require the small and easy-to-install Unity Web Player plug-in which enables 3D content. Once that is installed and the quick online registration is complete pick a side, Human or Cylone, and you are ready to get started.
Battlestar Galactica Online is similar in concept to it's predecesor Dark Orbit, but it really takes the browser based space shooter to a new level with it's use of 3D technology. As of writing the game is in Beta phase, but it's already attracted over 2 million users in the short time since its launch .
As with Dark Orbit you start off with a small space ship (Colonial Viper or Cylon Raider), but as you progress you are able to upgrade your equipment and eventually buy bigger and more powerful ships. To upgrade you can either trade resources which you have collected, or by using the Battlestar Galactica in game currency which is called Cubits. Unfortunately the best equipment and most powerful spaceships cost a lot of Cubits which aren't easy to come by without actually buying them using online micro-payments (ie. real money).
Battlestar Galactica Online highlights
- Slick browser based 3D graphics
- Played online in realtime with 100's of other players
- Plenty of weapons and ship customization options
- Dynamic missions and storylines featuring Battlestar Galactica characters
- Free-to-play - although micropayments are required in order to buy the valuable Cubits which are required for the more advanced upgrades
The Battlestar Galactica story
Man created the Cylons. The Cylons evolved. The Cylons Rebelled. The game begins 40 years after the first Cylon war. The Cylons paid a visit to the Twelve Colonies to annihilate the humans and take their resources. The aging Battlestar Galactica managed to escape the attack, gather a fleet of civilian ships, and set out for the home of the legendary 13th Colony (Earth). The Cylons pursued Battlestar Galactica for months until Battlestar Galactica reunited with Pegasus, the other survivor from the Cylon attack. Together, they were strong enough to retaliate and destroy the Cylons Resurrection Ship.
When the Cylons discovered that the humans destroyed the Resurrection Ship, they launched a colossal counter strike against the Colonial Fleet. The unsuspecting Colonials were forced to jump away to safety, but they suffered a mechanical malfunction in the process. A massive pulse of energy overloaded the FTL drives on both fleets, which triggered an uncontrolled jump that threw them off target.
In Battlestar Galactica Online, the Cylons and Colonials are stranded at the edge of one of the galactic arms. Both Colonial fleets are heavily damaged and low on critical resources. The race begins for the Colonials to repair and rearm their ships, escape and continue their quest for Earth before the Cylons gain enough strength to obliterate them once and for all.