Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer

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Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer
Developer(s)SideQuest Studios
Composer(s)Rafael Dyll
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
  • WW: December 14, 2007
PlayStation 3
  • NA: December 4, 2008
  • PAL: December 18, 2008
Genre(s)Shoot 'em up
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype
Developer(s)SideQuest Studios
Composer(s)Rafael Dyll
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
ReleasePlayStation 3
  • NA: May 25, 2010
  • EU: May 26, 2010
PlayStation Vita
  • NA: March 17, 2015
  • PAL: March 18, 2015
  • NA: July 29, 2016 (retail)
Genre(s)Shoot 'em up
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a 2007 scrolling shooter video game developed by German company SideQuest Studios and published by Eastasiasoft. The game was initially released physically for Microsoft Windows on December 14, 2007, before coming to the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network in December 2008.


Gameplay screenshot of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer.

Söldner-X is a traditional 2D shoot 'em up game with parallax scrolling, 720p high-definition graphics, weather effects and a rich weapon upgrade system.[1]

Development and release[edit]


The title of the game is Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, a German expression.

  • Söldner-X translates as Mercenary-X.
  • Himmelsstürmer - Someone who's set to defy the impossible, easily overcoming true-life obstacles. Literally, Himmelsstürmer would mean "somebody who attacks/conquers the sky, alternatively "storms into the sky". An accepted translation of Himmelsstürmer is "Romantic Idealist".[2]


Aggregate score
Review score

Review media aggregator website Metacritic scored the game at 63%, based on 11 reviews, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".[3] Jeff Haynes of IGN awarded the game an 8.0 calling it "impressive".


A sequel titled Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype released exclusively for PlayStation 3 (as a downloadable game), appeared in Q1 2010. Söldner-X 2 game features seven levels with a further three available as downloadable content. It was also released in Q1 2015 for the PlayStation Vita.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.eastasiasoft.com/press/announcement_02.pdf
  2. ^ http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&lp=frde&lp=esde&search=himmelsstuermer&searchLoc=0&relink=on&spellToler=standard&cmpType=relaxed
  3. ^ a b "Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  4. ^ "Soldner-X: Himmelsturmer Review - IGN". IGN. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  5. ^ 2014-10-01, Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Coming to PS Vita This Winter, Sony Computer Entertainment America

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