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.
Personally, I love Freelancer. Its a game of such vast quantity for its time yet back in the day of it's release it didn't quite get the respect it deserved...
now, approximately 8 years after its release i think it has more players than ever thanks to all the expanding modifications currently running (to name a few, freeworlds, discovery and underverse etc) but even without these mods, the possibilities ingame are nearly endless! You could compare it with the elder scrolls albeit in space: even if you've completed the main storyline (or are too lazy to even start it) you can just fly around trading, smuggling, simply going all out berserk!
Freelancer gave me some good hours of gaming, not to forget the fun i had back when the original modless server's were up (RAW server was a load of fun back then...) and i still recommend it to many gamers today.