Experience a vast, open-ended universe filled with an infinite number of adventures. You are the freelancer Edison Trent, an intergalactic jack-of-all-trades. Your mission: whatever you want. Become a smuggler or a ruthless space thug, a naval hero or a trader. Dodge through asteroid fields while piloting elite spacecraft. The action is endless as you make your way through 48 known star systems. Greed, morality, compassion, anger... whatever motivates you, the dynamic universe will respond.
I'm playing this game for 9 years . and ... The best game ever made !
I think Freelancer is one of the Top 10 BEST GAMES EVER!!! The storyline and gameplay is AMAZING, I wish Microsoft would make a new freelancer with awesome graphics and another awesome storyline!
There are very few video games which are said to be the premium amongst premiums. Freelancer is one special game in that category. The massive universe, incredible graphics and story line along with literally free-to-go anywhere kind of game play sets up the pace.
Even if you have played this game for hours, days or years...there's always something in it which will bring you back to play this game more and more; nevertheless the mods just double or triple up the chances of replay-ability of this game. Some of the best known industry standard mods are supported and created for this game.
Even though Digital Anvil is no more and Microsoft kind of not-at-all interested in continuing this franchise for its console (Psst...you can find some videos of now discontinued Freelancer 2 project on youtube) or PC...the elite group of modders have found a way to continue its story line in fan created universe which ofcourse comes into action after implementing hundreds of fan-based comments and suggestions.Be it a single player campaign or the online gameplay, you're bound to enjoy the enthralling experience.
The original storyline created by Microsoft & Digital Anvil was so gripping that it instantaneously created a large fan group of this game. There were very, very few games around the year 2003 which were large in terms of gameplay maps, had astounding around 5-6 + hours of Story-line & with such graphical details.
Edison Trent the lead character of this game become an instant icon amonsgt the players, similar to Capt.Shepherd from Mass Effect Universe. Still the modders create great customizations for the players and the universe which feels just like a newly purchased game everytime a new mod is installed.
At the end we, as the fans of this great game are still waiting for the complete turn over of the universe and announcement of Freelancer 2 !!!! even after around 8 + years have passed by...
I don't know what else to say but this: this game is one of the best games Microsoft Game Studios designed.
While the X series of games actually make a vast believable star system and do everything that this game does (and in some cases are much, *much* bigger than Freelancer can ever hope to be), they miss out on the important concept of balancing travelling time and "shoot those bastards out of space" time. With a vast array of star systems (and one secret system!) and cartloads of ships (the Corsair Titans are the best, take my word for it) this game is brilliant!
The single player campaign in the original game is one of the better written stories in any game I've played. That, combined with intuitive controls and loads of options in terms of ships, weapons and, once the story is done, play styles, leaves this as THE open space sim.
The mods make this, like M&B, not one but many games. Each one is lovingly crafted; some are better than others, but each is unique, and gives much replayability to this classic game.
Great atmosphere, awesome soundtrack and the highly enjoyable aspect of exploration coming together is what really makes this game a classic that can be replayed numerous times and still offer fun even after all these years. The community surrounding the game and the modders keeping it alive with their outstanding work and innovation is the cherry on top, such a dedication toward a singular game is a rare sight nowadays. And while the unmodified game is an underrated gem that unfortunately didn't get the recognition it deserved, mods just elevate the entire experience to new dimensions, sometimes offering a much needed closure and continuation to the story, and other times entire overhauls can give you fresh content and fun experience. Highly recommended, and even for it's age, it is still visually appealing, but once again, mods can improve upon it tenfold.
Freelancer has to be one of the greatest space games that I've ever played. It has action, adventure, an amazing story, and loads of awesome ships to fly! The game itself is great, but with the incredible mods that its community has made, this game will live on for quite a while. Out of all the games I've played, this one has some of the greatest mod support I've ever seen. Truly a masterpiece.
Some minor glitches and the inability to skip cut scenes are the only faults I can give this game.
Brilliant game played it for well over 10 years now and still not bored Love it never gets old definately ahead of its time Shame there isnt any space games out there that are just as good would love to get a remasterd version if they ever decided to make one! would definatly Recommend !
Awesome game and the graphics are the ****! Been playing this one for almost 15 years and it's a blast!
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