Colonies of humans called Rifters have been exploring the "Frontier" of planets, but find their way of life threatened by the Outcast, a ruthless species of humans who have mutated into psychotic monsters due to exposure to this very same Rift Energy. Caught in the middle is Emmett Graves, a hired gunslinger ostracized from society because of his own exposure to Rift Energy, leaving him partially mutated, but still able to retain his humanity. Graves is drawn back to his home settlement to face a mysterious outlaw and his war band of Outcast warriors. Starhawk provides fast paced third-person shooter action set in this lawless frontier of space, allowing players to instantly alter the battlefield by calling down offensive and defensive structures in real-time from an orbiting drop ship, all while blasting away at enemies in the middle of huge single-player or multi-player firefights.
Remember Warhawk, the sci-fi themed, aerial action game with the ridiculously bad live-action cinematics? Yea, well Starhawk is that on steroids. There was a multiplayer-only Warhawk title in between these two games on the PS3 as well, which Starhawk is considered to be the spiritual successor to. Though the main draw is multiplayer, the game does feature a single player Story Mode to dive into as well. Starhawk is a space western. You play the main campaign as Emmett Graves — I'm guessing a combination of Emmett Smith (who he looks like) and Graves from League of Legends — and you're dropped right in the middle of a war being waged over the precious resource Rift Energy. People who mine the resource are known as Rifters, and they travel to other planets to... Read Review