Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that lets you pilot a spaceship and seek your fortune in a vast universe. The graphics are somewhat dated by today's standards, but there's a ton of content to explore and much to discover as you slowly advance your ship by mining and completing quests.
You have plenty of options for how you want to experience the Vendetta Online universe. You get to choose from three factions, two of which are at war, while the third is made up of independent traders. There are several different types of ships, and each faction has a special ship, but none are as well-detailed as in newer games in the genre.
Whichever faction or ship you choose, you'll advance your character by taking quests, mining asteroids, and trading to gain experience you can later spend on obtaining licenses. You can gain license ranks and advance in five different abilities: trading, mining, combat, light weapons, and heavy weapons. Each will make you more proficient at each skill so you can customize your character to be whatever you want.
The developers of Vendetta Online have done much over the past several years to upgrade the game and stamp out the bugs, but as it's a fairly old game, there are never a lot of people playing at any given time--a problem that is compounded by the fact that this is a subscription-based game. Fortunately, there is a free trial period so you can check out Vendetta Online before deciding if you want to upgrade to a monthly fee.
Overall, Vendetta Online is a fairly good space MMO for its time that some gamers will probably appreciate, but there are a lot of other games in the genre you could play for free. It's worth checking out, but we recommend sampling the content in the trial before deciding if you want to spend a monthly fee.