Nothing quite comes close to the awe and suspense created by this masterpiece from the creators of Wing Commander! The missions are challenging, dynamic, and most of all, FUN! This game is fun to play, especially with a Dual Shock style gamepad or a joystick, but if you don't possess these items, don't let that put you off, as you can always use the fail-safe, the keyboard!
You start out as a volunteer for the Western Alliance, who are set upon in a cowardly and destructive move by the Eastern Coalition, which renders the French and Italian fleets helpless. And worse still, the commander of a Coalition vessel orders the survivors of the attack to be executed.
Beginning as a member of a Volunteer, you progress steadily through the game, until you reach your own elite status. The dynamics of the game are what make this unique, because if you don't destroy a Coalition 'nanny' ship coming to retrieve your captain's lifepod, you don't fail the mission, you just have to face the ship later on!
If you like this masterpiece, then check out Freelancer, the 'sequel' of this game, with improved visuals, and easier flight controls!