Fight a massive deep space war and participate in the destruction of capital ships in this innovative blend of FPS and space combat. Bomb important systems, escort a squad of marines to cause damage from the inside. Watch as railguns fire projectiles the size of buses at the enemy hull. Fight with many futuristic weapons including a flamethrower and remote controlled SMG.
This mod accomplishes (successfully) what few games have: It combines two different genres of game play and blends them together rather seamlessly. The basic first-person shooter becomes boring very quickly to me. The monotonous running around, mostly twitch element of play grows old.
Eternal Silence mixes it up by providing a tactical space shooting element that isn't overly complicated in its design and transitions well with the infantry aspect of the game. The objective nature of "Hardcore" mode is most appealing to me, where a team must first eliminate the enemy's Corvette ships which guard their capital ship. Only then are they allowed to board the capital ship with infantry and attempt to capture all the important stations aboard.
There is a good variety of fighter craft to pilot as well as many different infantry classes. A few problems still need addressing, such as the glitch with the fighters on some maps that hurl you instantly into the hangar wall, but all-in-all, this is one of the most rewarding space action games I've played. Eve Online could take a few lessons from Eternal Silence.