Space Rangers HD Review

This review looks at the Russian childhood favorite Space Rangers HD, a remastered version of the classic Space Rangers 2 with its own new additions of content, music, and many, many pirates.
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00:00 - Intro
00:26 - Game Premise
1:52 - Music & Sound Design
3:19 - Visuals
4:05 - Space Gameplay Mechanics
8:02 - Story & Text Adventures
10:23 - Arcade Gameplay
10:48 - RTS Gameplay
12:30 - Conclusions
12:57 - Credits
14:08 - Asteroids


  1. MandaloreGaming


    2 жилийн өмнө

    Space Rangers on GOG - gog.la/GangstasParadiseInSpace THE LIST - docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K3ziSxT9zcUUGCddS4sF1uNJTWHSbOwB1CQX2Rx4Uo This gave me similar feelings to playing Aurora 4x sometimes. The game is STILL getting new free content after this video launched.

    • VodShod


      7 сарын өмнө

      the original Space Rangers from 2002 had all the good things about this game without the crappy mech combat.

    • Vsevolod Shipitcyn

      Vsevolod Shipitcyn

      Жилийн өмнө

      Man, you know about both this gem and Ice-Pick Lodge stuff? AND Vangers? You gotta come clean - what's your Russian connection? Being Russian myself, I'm extra curious!

    • Pro Toss - #ExposeBillGates

      Pro Toss - #ExposeBillGates

      Жилийн өмнө

      Aren't you a type of journalist ?

    • Joseph Stokes

      Joseph Stokes

      2 жилийн өмнө

      Mandalore: if I want to play this game, should I use gog, or steam?

    • tiktok_ party_mashups

      tiktok_ party_mashups

      2 жилийн өмнө

      you played halo ce yet?

  2. Mladen Markovic

    Mladen Markovic

    8 цагийн өмнө

    This is a great game and acualy not so complicated as it looks. Spent hours on it . And robot games are great if you control robot yourselfe. If you build bunch of robots and send them to fight you will lose. When you play FPS style you can win with few robots . I capture resources just so enemy doesent hav them. And text adventures are great. This game is NOT monotone for sure

  3. DiploRaptor


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it odd that i more and more want full lets plays from Mandalore and Sseth?

  4. Maxim Plyashchenko

    Maxim Plyashchenko

    5 өдрийн өмнө


  5. VodShod


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Have you tried the original. I really think it is much better than 2, reloaded, and HD. For one there are no mech battles, the UI is much easier to use, the pirates are not broken, the hyperspace battles are actually fun, and pretty much all the problems with HD is not in the game, but it keeps pretty much every good point that the sequel has.

    • VodShod


      11 өдрийн өмнө

      The game is currently freeware, but it may be difficult to get an english version. I was able to get a hold of one from one of the freeware sites, but it took about 3 days to download due to the horribly slow download speed. Tell me if you are interested in checking it out. P2P is much faster than the freeware sites.

  6. J.S. Matthews

    J.S. Matthews

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    This is basically what Star Citizen wishes it can be eventually.

  7. Abbott Pinkerton

    Abbott Pinkerton

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    It's interesting you point out Dr. Doolittle, but not the highlighted name before it. Ranger Briggs Limbo. I'm getting a strange sense of familiarity from that name.....

  8. NYb


    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I thought there would be no shadow of the empire

  9. akhmad alfan

    akhmad alfan

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    the simplicity of its title cannot containt the vast gameplay it has.

  10. klizzard5166


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    If this video was 2 hours long i would still watch it fully

  11. X marks the spot

    X marks the spot

    Сарын өмнө

    Do all the DRUGS! *Ends up getting a whole planet and it's people addicted to Red Sand*

  12. Theft Parrot

    Theft Parrot

    Сарын өмнө

    The music was sovietwave

  13. Appleseed


    Сарын өмнө

    Pee-pee poo-poo let's listen to our favourite song. Why English dub is so bad

  14. Эрик Жунусов

    Эрик Жунусов

    Сарын өмнө

    This game was preinstalled on my very first own notebook I bought. I thank god and that guy I bought that computer from for it. and sometimes curse it, as I literally just buried almost week of my lifetime, worktime and sleeptime and finished this (for several dozenth time) just a hour ago. (and I want to start over, but I cant. I'll starve.)

    • Pilum1000


      19 өдрийн өмнө


  15. Loxley Windsor

    Loxley Windsor

    Сарын өмнө

    I believe the term you are looking for is "Space Ranger"

  16. Scott Gilbert

    Scott Gilbert

    Сарын өмнө

    What else are Russian Developers supposed to do? It sucks over there.

  17. Hirokuro


    Сарын өмнө

    I want to say that I've spent many hundreds of hours back in the days and was coming back to it many times and times again. I still have a working CD with it and none of the issues you're showing here or mentioning had ever happened in my gaming experience. Probably that's an issue of the digital copy or that this is (quote) "an updated version of SR2:RotD". I still think it was one of the best games I've ever played. Last time I was running it was 2017 (CD) and it was working just fine.

  18. Harold McBroom

    Harold McBroom

    Сарын өмнө

    I played the first one I think, could have been the second, I don't remember which one, but I liked it. I didn't think it was a kids game at all, sure kids can play it, but adults play it as well. It was a good game, just wish it would have lasted much longer.

  19. Paris Campos

    Paris Campos

    Сарын өмнө

    I played this game a ton when I was in my teens

  20. Sergey Yagelskiy

    Sergey Yagelskiy

    Сарын өмнө

    Отличная работа, рейнджер Артём.)

  21. Not Japanese

    Not Japanese

    Сарын өмнө

    We wish Cyberpunk 2077 was like this game, instead of the casual (and empty) "game" that it is now ...

  22. LordDesAbsterdens


    2 сарын өмнө

    I always thought "Space Rangers" was the best game in its genre. Whichever genre it belongs to.

    • Evil Babai

      Evil Babai

      Сарын өмнө

      Certainly not RTS :D

  23. quatsch344


    2 сарын өмнө

    I remember playing this back in the day, but I forgot about it.

  24. ffatheranderson


    2 сарын өмнө

    Yes, the music is great in this game. 😊

  25. Jackson Stewart

    Jackson Stewart

    2 сарын өмнө

    Might have said it, but any good modding for this game? Seems the type.

  26. Billy


    2 сарын өмнө

    Space Rangers 1 & 2 have been favorites of mine for years

  27. Robert Hill

    Robert Hill

    2 сарын өмнө

    I need to get back into this game, I remember the last time I played this I rarely fought the big bad and only fought the pirates.

  28. Masterzoroark666


    2 сарын өмнө

    So story is sorta Russian Space Eggs.

  29. Hell X

    Hell X

    2 сарын өмнө

    Хах а ты думал тут плохая музыка? Она легендарная

  30. Shikori Tsu

    Shikori Tsu

    2 сарын өмнө

    Artyom?! It's nice to see my name somewhere besides the Metro games, lol

  31. TheBigMan2798


    2 сарын өмнө

    Hey i love you and your content please keep doing what you love

  32. Всеволод Комов

    Всеволод Комов

    2 сарын өмнө

    Please, create the playlist "Slavic games reviews"

  33. Всеволод Комов

    Всеволод Комов

    2 сарын өмнө

    Thank you for russian subtitles, comrade.

  34. MFinGonzo


    2 сарын өмнө

    You should do mace griffin bounty hunter

  35. Luis Joaquim

    Luis Joaquim

    2 сарын өмнө

    Mandalore with Space rangers 2 and Sseth with Starsector is like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.

  36. KoboldCantations


    2 сарын өмнө

    Fun fact, the option to never play the RTS missions is actually a relic from the original version of the game there for people who had computers that couldn't handle the 3d engine of it. I remember when I first got my copy when I was younger and my hand-me-down windows XP laptop didn't meet the specs of the game and sure enough, in-game I didn't even have the OPTION of the RTS missions, I could only choose to never see them. Interesting stuff.

  37. Cat no like banana

    Cat no like banana

    2 сарын өмнө

    I wish Starsector was like this old russian kids game...

  38. Cyberdemon


    2 сарын өмнө

    I love this game but good god the writing in the dialogues and text missions is so endlessly long. It's not even bad, just goes on for pages when it should be much more snappy. Even when you radio someone and they give you threats you have to scroll down to read it all. Really ruins the game, especially because of the many text missions. Makes my eyes glaze over.

  39. Vibeway Recording

    Vibeway Recording

    2 сарын өмнө

    I grew up playing this, beating this as a kid was so so rewarding

  40. Filler Shmazman

    Filler Shmazman

    3 сарын өмнө

    I love this game. I especially love the flavor text to the quests. If someone would make a fetch quest the game, size of death stranding but have this kind of flavor text then I would play the heck out of it. I also enjoy the text adventure sometimes, like the prison one. I don't like rts mini-game though

  41. Sheepy.


    3 сарын өмнө

    So this is what Spore's last stage should have looked like?

  42. Dimitar Dimov

    Dimitar Dimov

    3 сарын өмнө

    I loved this game! I do not remember the robot vs robot sections, however. My brain must have suppressed those memories.

  43. X


    3 сарын өмнө

    I gotta outright point blank disagree with the RTS mode review. I pretty much agree with all the rest though. The RTS is Simple to grasp An interesting thing to break up the potential monotony of the rest of the game A game of resource management and less a game of strategy. The steps to win are simple. Pathfinding is fine as long as you don't have a bunch of units bunched up. I've seen worse pathfinding in CoH and DoW. The AI doesn't cheat. Each of the 3 enemies has buffs and downsides, some of which you yourself can access. Terron have more units produced quickly, but have less HP. Blazer units have more armour (I think?) I'm not sure what Keller has, but my guess is better weapons. You yourself also get 'cheat' options. Every few minutes you can call in FREE reinforcements that gives you a bunch of randomly generated bots at any building you choose. You can can choose to forego part of the reward and get better armour, reinforcements more often. The steps to victory are also pretty simple. 1: Use stunners whenever possible. 2: Always use the most powerful weapons available to you, although you can very easily create 'swarm' units with low armour and lots of crappy weapons. The low cost of these 'swarm' units allows you to actually overpower stronger units by providing more targets to attack, while killing with overwhelming firepower. 3: The 3 strongest weapons (Plasma, Laser, Launcher) Use mostly different primary materials (Plasma, electronics, and components) 4: USE REPAIR BOTS. Make 1 or two bots with NO weapons (no mortar either!) and 3 or 4 repair rods. Since it has no weapons, it'll focus all it's time on healing nearby friendly units. 5: Control the map points. Play it less like StarCraft/Command & Conquer, and more like Company of Heroes/Dawn of War. 6:Read. Read read read. Just like any strategy game, real time or not, you need to read what the things you have are capable of. When you open the construction UI, go through the different attachments and read what they do.

  44. chevy lozada

    chevy lozada

    3 сарын өмнө

    Drox operative 2 should be given a try(it is basically a 1.5 but fixes so many problems from the original)

  45. Houdinied


    3 сарын өмнө

    "Yeah I got your entire race addicted to crack, I'm the best drug runner you've ever seen!" I- I can't

  46. Enceos


    3 сарын өмнө

    Considering it was released in 2004, the game is revolutionary.

  47. McGone


    3 сарын өмнө

    That feeling, when you see your name in the in-game news. The game itself tells you that your actions - dominator killing, trading or piracy and murder - aren't revolving just around you alone, they affect entire galaxy. That you are not just playing the game, you are the part of this world.

  48. Sean Wilkinson

    Sean Wilkinson

    3 сарын өмнө

    Even with its flaws, I think I'd love this crazy game to bits. Space combat, resource management, dirtside mech battles, nutty text adventures, a trippy Polybius-looking shooter, and lots of strange humor. And it's not geared to the diehard 4X picomanagement mavens, or genius astroengineers who aren't daunted in the least with "slave-and-grind-for-ore-and-elements" for twenty years just to fabricate a pointy stick. This game seems perfectly fit for my over-the-hill thinkloaf to process, so I can just quickly get into the cockpit of a cool starfighter and pewpewpew other cool ships.

  49. Elshad Ergenekon

    Elshad Ergenekon

    3 сарын өмнө

    В начале субтитрами пишет: «звук взрыва в космическом вакууме». И тут у меня начался диссонанс

  50. Silver Cat

    Silver Cat

    3 сарын өмнө

    I enjoyed so much playing this game as a kid



    3 сарын өмнө

    You said this would be a game for kids!!

  52. Chack Noris

    Chack Noris

    3 сарын өмнө


  53. Chack Noris

    Chack Noris

    3 сарын өмнө

    Охуенная игра

  54. Harry S Human

    Harry S Human

    3 сарын өмнө

    just run the game in 720p resolution to fix the UI scaling.

  55. JotaDeeMeO


    3 сарын өмнө

    6:06 Mandalore gets drunk in power really easily. He went from saving the galaxy to Space Druglord who released a galaxy scale pandemic and destroyed the world faster than the ingame antagonist.

  56. acidtone


    3 сарын өмнө

    Looks like the STALKER of 2d space games

  57. João Gomes

    João Gomes

    4 сарын өмнө

    Man, imagine if the Thargoids in Elite Dangerous functioned like the dominators from this game, instead of sitting in like two nebulae doing fuck all for 7 years.

  58. Harry S Human

    Harry S Human

    4 сарын өмнө

    Most incredible part about this game is that it was written in Delphi of all languages.

  59. G80 GZT

    G80 GZT

    4 сарын өмнө

    one second and I burst out laughing and shat myself

  60. ᐅᓇᓕᒃ ᓇᓄᖅ

    ᐅᓇᓕᒃ ᓇᓄᖅ

    4 сарын өмнө

    _Wheeze_ Holy shit! This games is so fucking crazy! But I also want to play it just to experience it all.

  61. Евгеній Доценко

    Евгеній Доценко

    4 сарын өмнө

    Yeah... Ground combat was the most contravercial part of the game since the initial release...

  62. Wildfire悪魔


    4 сарын өмнө

    the virgin american chris roberts versus some chad russian bois on a dirt budget

  63. Pilum1000


    4 сарын өмнө

    snk-games.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=39 - the english-speaker's forum about Space Rangers

  64. Ратмир Курманов

    Ратмир Курманов

    4 сарын өмнө

    You are extremely unfair to my fellow russians. "Space Rangers 1" was released in 2002 and for 2002 it was AWESOME! And SR2 is nothing more than slightly upgraded version of SR1. And SR HD is slightly upgraded further so you really should take it in consideration.

  65. Smoking GNU

    Smoking GNU

    4 сарын өмнө

    I played it for many hours, all three versions. Was perfectly enjoyable.

  66. HappyHusbandn Wife

    HappyHusbandn Wife

    4 сарын өмнө

    I got this game for free today. Not sure I want to play it now LUL

  67. Dalton Becker

    Dalton Becker

    4 сарын өмнө

    I remember playing this game when I was like 10, didn't understand a lick of it. Had the most fun when I was thrown in jail.

  68. MrNetrizhul


    4 сарын өмнө

    11:13 "Assuming direct control."

  69. Cyril Lukonin

    Cyril Lukonin

    5 сарын өмнө


  70. PawnSacrific3


    5 сарын өмнө

    You'd probably really like Starsector

  71. Shony


    5 сарын өмнө

    Voice for intro ranger is mimicking Arnold Schwarzenegger, or am I hallucinating?

  72. Mr Spaghetti

    Mr Spaghetti

    5 сарын өмнө

    0:58 ah Mandalore you clever sonnovabitch

  73. MrCoolSmoovie


    5 сарын өмнө

    Hey look it’s StarSector

  74. The Fool

    The Fool

    5 сарын өмнө

    5:50 - 6:30 escalated so fast holy shit

  75. Alex Krasikow

    Alex Krasikow

    5 сарын өмнө

    Fun fact, he actually did mystery of the druids a year later

  76. Michael Mcarthur

    Michael Mcarthur

    5 сарын өмнө

    Seems like a slightly more child friendly star sector

  77. rust blade

    rust blade

    5 сарын өмнө

    "you are a stoolie" lmfao

  78. Joshua Darrow

    Joshua Darrow

    5 сарын өмнө

    6:15 Sseth briefly takes control

  79. PandaCatMan


    5 сарын өмнө

    I have the originals, could never get into the first one, hd is the best, music was also greatly improved.

  80. Raytheon Thunder

    Raytheon Thunder

    5 сарын өмнө

    So there's no mod or fixes for RTS part available as of now?

    • Megazver


      5 сарын өмнө

      The RTS is really not worth playing and, thankfully, is entirely optional.



    5 сарын өмнө

    Latest starsector update looks kinda ugly

  82. keithkember27


    5 сарын өмнө

    keep searching uninhabited moons. there is an artifact that will nab you an imperial cruiser with attack drones and black hole generator. Impulse shields too

  83. Jayden Levy

    Jayden Levy

    5 сарын өмнө

    It seems fun I hope they remaster it.

  84. Iron Realist

    Iron Realist

    6 сарын өмнө

    Тебе нужно было попробовать игру на сложности 500%. Было бы забавно услышать твою реакцию.

  85. Emilio Singh

    Emilio Singh

    6 сарын өмнө

    Man I loved this game as a child. It's so nice to see it still has a playable version

  86. podilink


    6 сарын өмнө

    "When is the Mystery of the Druids video" At last we have out answer

  87. Pilum1000


    6 сарын өмнө

    my collages with vintage posters along SR subject srclan.org/forum/index.php?action=creativity :) snk-games.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=182100#p182100

  88. Verminator4


    6 сарын өмнө

    I think Mandy needed to take a break after the segment that starts around 6:00 to drink the potion that keeps him from turning into Sseth for a while

  89. Pilum1000


    6 сарын өмнө

    SR forum snk-games.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=39

  90. Shikni Ful

    Shikni Ful

    6 сарын өмнө

    the game is still nice but i wish they make the hud bigger for PC, it just looks super small.

  91. Marek Sandomżski

    Marek Sandomżski

    6 сарын өмнө

    2:20 - it remindes me so much of Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence, especially that one sound at 2:25

  92. Языковой Канал LingvostudiA

    Языковой Канал LingvostudiA

    6 сарын өмнө

    2.49. I used to hate that mission. Until I started making robots with flamethrowers. They got the job done incomparably better

  93. Harry S Human

    Harry S Human

    6 сарын өмнө

    lol, I love how he just threw his radar out of the ship without having the ability to pick it up.

  94. Lt_Kettch


    6 сарын өмнө

    Formations and manual controls are the key to winning RTS. Provoke the enemy and lure him into your trap.

  95. Zoltan Kovai

    Zoltan Kovai

    6 сарын өмнө

    Eh... You can get raped in prison quest (And whatnot all over the game), I hardly could say this is a game for children.

  96. Josef Harvey

    Josef Harvey

    7 сарын өмнө

    I'm only two minutes in, and I already have so much appreciation for Russian developers and their games. Thank you for sharing this mandalore. I hope the creators see the comment section and I hope they continue doing what they do.

  97. Pilum1000


    7 сарын өмнө

    mnmore.info/bin/video/pp3Uk5p8rXmpq9Y Space Rangers Music Show :)

  98. Pango Prime

    Pango Prime

    7 сарын өмнө

    6:23 LOL! Damn you Lord Mandalore, was drinking coffee when i got to this point and damn near spit it all up.

  99. Cruz Anderson

    Cruz Anderson

    7 сарын өмнө

    mandalore should review Space Engineers

  100. Erik H

    Erik H

    7 сарын өмнө

    I sat and left this playing while doing a few things, flitting between focusing on them, and several times I thought Mandalore was on a different video.