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4.25 stars 4.25/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews spread across 2 releases and 0 DLC

Epic but flawed. 5

If Bethesda can make vast worlds full of quests, adventure, loot, NPCs, etc. and stick it entirely offline in this day and age... then why can’t we return to space with the same dynamics? Freelancer is perhaps the final game to be released with this sort of setting; numerous systems to explore, commodities to trade, NPCs to talk to, and missions to take all in the name of amassing a sizable profit. Too bad the dream ends all too quickly and the single-player storyline feels, and was, rushed heav...

16 out of 18 found this review helpful.

Great Introduction to Space Sims 0

So I hadn't played a Space Sim since Wing Commander and I really enjoyed that but I never really wanted to get a joystick and get crazy into it.  So when I saw that this game could be controlled completely well with a mouse and a keyboard I decided to give it a try.  I really like the open feel of the game and that you don't really have to follow the main story if you don't want to.  I also like that you are rewarded for searching the systems by being given weapons that are way more powerful tha...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Excellent 0

I got into the space combat/exploration genre pretty late - I had the interest, but didn't have my own computer until 2000.  Because of this, I missed all the X-Wing/ TIE Fighter and  Wing Commander games.  When this was released in 2003, it quickly piqued my interest - the exploration possibilities of an RPG, without the wizardry baggage that most of them came with.   Freelancer did not disappoint.   Granted, I wouldn't say exploration is an important thing to do in Freelancer - you...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A lot of trips to the bar in this one. 0

After watching a quick look of Sol III: Exidus, I was bitten by the space explorer bug and had to go back to my private collection of like minded titles. I could have gone to my old faithful, X: Beyond the Frontier, but I instead reached for Freelancer. I had tried to get into this game when I first picked it up years ago but the flight controls just put me off of it. But now was the perfect time to grit my teeth and trudge through those controls and see what Freelancer is all about.Probably com...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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