Simulation 01 October 1999
A continuation to the best-selling spaceship simulator developed by Volition company, inspired by such iconic titles as Descent and Wing Commander. Plot of Freespace 2 is set more than 3 decades after events of the original, as the alliance of former enemies, Terran and Vasudan, is forced to confront the militant Shivan race once again. In comparison to the first installment, gameplay mechanics has not changed significantly, offering us more than 30 different missions constituting an epic story. However, the game features a lot of new elements, including things like the option to give orders to our subordinates, ability to lock-on to and eliminate various subsystems of enemy units, as well as more intuitive interface, improved mission editor, and multiplayer mode. During the game we encounter, in total, more than 70 types of spaceships – from quick and agile fighters to powerful, several kilometers long battleships.