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Can you remember that incredibly mediocre Stargate-branded Infinity Blade clone? Good. Now, can you forget it? A much better alternative for nostalgic fans just went live in the Play Store. Stargate SG-1: Unleashed (Episode 1) fits into the general action genre, set in the universe of the expansive TV series. While the game itself doesn't look like much, it does get one thing right: the main characters (Colonel O'Neill, Colonel Carter, Teal'c, and Dr. Jackson) are all voiced by their original actors from the TV show. It's the first time the main cast has been reunited since 2008.

The game was released on iOS back in March - when it comes to late releases on Android, three months isn't too bad. It's gotten good reviews on iTunes, though you could be forgiven for being pessimistic (licensed titles don't have a good reputation, especially on mobile). You've got your basic cover shooting mechanic, a few quick time events, and a few stealth sections, all in service of advancing the story, written by a novelist who's tackled Stargate before in a few paperbacks.

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But all this is window dressing. If you're as big a fan of Stargate as I used to be, you might be willing to pony up for this game just to hear Richard Dean Anderson shout "fer cyin' out loud!" one more time. Stargate SG-1: Unleashed is on sale for $2.99 until June 16th. Fair warning: the game is marked as "Episode 1," so expect it to be on the short side, with new episodes delivered via in-app purchases somewhere down the line.

Note: The publisher on the Play Store doesn't match the name of the developer. It's weird, so we downloaded it to make sure. Fear not, it's the real deal.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • jayray78

    Hello nostalgia.

  • Tony Sarju

    Such a good series. Sucks that SG: Universe got cancelled to make room for WWE and cooking shows on SyFy.

    • Ezzy

      SG:U was horrid and I'm glad it got cancelled. SG:A, on the other hand...that was superb.

      • 36yearold

        SG:U was great and best of series, A and 1 were aimed at kids.

        • Tony Sarju

          lolwut

        • Yan Portnoy

          Jaffa Kree!!! SG:U was an attempt to make BSG clone (pun intended) under SG name.

      • Tony Sarju

        SG:U was good towards the end. But now we have no SG to watch and that is truly horrid.

        • Joseph Cascio

          Exactly, I'd rather watch a horrible SG series than no series at all. PS: I though SG:U was really good.

      • Steve Freeman

        SG:U was awesome. You're just upset because it had a more serious tone, and you don't like serious in your Stargate.

    • Cory_S

      SG:U was pure space soap. Atlantis was alright, but lost a lot when the baddies started fallin down to 9mm all the sudden.

  • John

    Too bad the PC game got killed....I still have the beta on my gaming system....

    • romain27111

      No Stargate Unleashed on pc? it's too bad!

      where did you get the beta?

      • Meganubis

        he is taking about resistance or worlds

    • Matthew Fry

      Are you talking about the Stargate Worlds? Did that get canned?

    • Matthew Fry

      Oh... I remember Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment! They were my company's contemporary counterpart in the "Game Developers Working For No Pay." If you've heard of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment's woes you may have heard about our escapades at Sensory Sweep Studios.

  • Himmat Singh

    Artlike is the name of the dev? I'd be weary a bit. Arkalis Interactive have their own Google Play account. Plus the game is supposed to arrive on the 13th. It's already out on Amazon for a couple of weeks, so third parties could try to be funny.

    Most probably this is good to go, but I was just mentioning it to be safe.

    • ProductFRED

      The character modeling and overall look of the game looks great.

  • needa

    if i can get an 'indeed' from teal'c it would be worth three bucks.

  • 윌 스튜어트

    I finished watching Stargate: Atlantis last week - I can't believe they cancelled it :"(( I still haven't finished SG1 yet; I seriously hope SG1 had a better ending.

    • Steve Freeman

      Wow...welcome to the party...you're late.

  • Francois Roy

    Android is in dire need of that kind of licenced stuff + No mention of IAP = Automatic buy

  • Damian

    Finally, this was meant to be released months ago

  • http://moondowner.wordpress.com Martin Spa.

    I miss SG:U :

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