Game Guys guest reviewer Jim Avery writes:
"Before I start this review, you should know what you're getting into: Star Ruler is a micromanagement game involving lots of menus, strategy, diplomacy and things like that. You will not encounter any tense action sequences and your reflexes will not be tested; it's a very removed title. In other words, if you want a high-energy game to play then this isn't the one for you. You're excused."