The game begins 32 years after the Great War. You are a pilot in the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance (GTVA), a single entity formed to cement the alliance between the Terran and Vasudan races after loss of communication with Earth. However, opposition still exists to this union, and a faction of Terrans led by Admiral Bosch formed the Neo-Terran Front (NTF) and has rebelled, taking over several star systems. The player's early missions are to quell these rebellions and bring in Admiral Bosch. Eventually the another alien species is encountered.

Image RSS Feed Screens
Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
Post article RSS Feed Related Articles

Youtube vid of current gameplay

Thoughts, comments, and whatever else are welcome. Just to be obvious about this, I am not 100% following canon. There are "shields" (which are just surface shields not an actual shield mesh) for gameplay purposes, as well as missiles for strike craft and short burst afterburners for quick acceleration or evasion.

Though I suppose I am going canon at least for capital ships as they will be pretty identical to how they are in Homeworld

Freespace 2 Released on Desura

Freespace 2 Released on Desura

3 years ago News 5 comments

Thirty-two years after the Great War, Terrans and Vasudan have to fight the Shivans once again.

FringeSpace Changes

FringeSpace Changes

3 years ago News 2 comments

FS Team changes leadership, new website coming soon, new forum location and Facebook group, progress still ongoing, looking for additional staff and coders...

Thirty-two years have passed since the Lucifer was destroyed. Its reactors were breached causing it go nova as it exited the SOL jump node. Since then the Earth has been cutoff from the rest of the galaxy. A group of rebels, the Neo Terran Front (NTF...
Post download RSS Feed Related Downloads
Star Fox: Event Horizon - Demo 4

Star Fox: Event Horizon - Demo 4

2 months ago Star Fox: Event Horizon Demo 13 comments

Fourth playable demo of Star Fox: Event Horizon, adding new playable ships, new levels, and new enemies.

HW Mod release 1.1

HW Mod release 1.1

2 years ago Homeworld: Pilot Academy Demo 10 comments

There were a few errors that, at least for me, did not make themselves known. I have also made some edits to the weapons that should make them feel more...

Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 29)
bravestk Oct 14 2012 says:

wont open..i get black screen wih sound

+1 vote     reply to comment
Protektor Oct 23 2012 replied:

Are you running Windows or Linux?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Dean_Demon Oct 4 2012 says:

A pure classic from the 90's and still great to this day,one of the best space sims ever created. I still play this after 13 years and never get bored with it and with some great mods as well extends it's life span,pure gold.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ozgurilgin Oct 3 2012 says:

Is Freespace 2 GNU/Linux versiyon native port, wine port or dosbox port?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Protektor Oct 28 2012 replied:

I have now included FS2 Open completely setup in addition to the original Freespace 2 port.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Lugonu Nov 2 2012 replied:


+1 vote     reply to comment
Protektor Oct 15 2012 replied:

It's the native port that Ryan "Icculus" Gordan did. If your looking to improve the original game you might want to look at FS2_OPEN.

+2 votes     reply to comment
veladre Sep 25 2012 says:

downloaded and cant get the game to run....keeps giving me the error "Freespace2/Fred2 cannot be run from a drive root directory!". Searched forums and by all accounts its related to long directory strings under windows, they recommended i move it to something like D:\Games\Freespace2 and try to run it but i still get the same error......kinda ****** that i paid for this and they dont have the bugs worked out.

+1 vote     reply to comment
MasterArmadillo Oct 3 2012 replied:

Try a directoy path using 8.3 structure as in each file or directory only having eight letters with a optional three letter suffix eg d:\games\FS2
this might work...

+1 vote     reply to comment
Quhark_Rotanx Sep 19 2012 says:


+3 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Freespace 2
Windows, Mac, Linux
Volition, Inc.
Custom Built
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released 1999
Game Watch
Track this game
Community Rating



58 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

Probably the best space sim I've ever played. Despite its age, it holds up to the test of time in terms of gameplay.

Sep 16 2012 by AndrewofDoom

Futuristic Sim
Single Player
Freespace: The Great War
Freespace: The Great War Futuristic Sim
Freespace 2
Freespace 2 Futuristic Sim
FS2_Open Source
FS2_Open Source Futuristic Sim
Last Update
3 years ago
148 members