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Freelancer demo

By Microsoft Game Studios Free to try Editors' Rating
This is a very large file (146MB) and may take several hours to download via dial-up modem.

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
An amazing contrast of epic scope and simple control, Freelancer does an excellent job of mixing elements of simulation, role-playing, arcade action, and nonlinear cinema. Outstanding 3D graphics and a theatrical soundtrack are just the appetizers. Most innovative is the game's mouse-only controls for space flight, which are far easier to learn than those found in most simulators. The point-and-click story elements of the game can get a bit repetitive, but the action-packed battles definitely liven things up. An excellent interface and ample hand-holding make it easy to bounce among the wildly different modes of gameplay. Although the demo only delivers one complete mission, the replay value is high. If you've ever been scared off by the complexity of simulation or strategy games, definitely give this one a try.

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Release December 5, 2008
Date Added February 26, 2003

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, DirectX 9.0 drivers


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Developer's Description

At the start of the fourth millennium, the newly settled Sirius star system is controlled by the four major houses, which cooperate and compete based on their shifting political agendas. As freelancer Edison Trent, you can fight for law and order as a naval soldier, find your fortune trading commodities, steal and loot as a space pirate, or maybe even do a bit of all three.

Gameplay features 3D character interaction, an immersive storyline, and an intuitive mouse-look control system for extensive 3D space combat. Your reputation in the galaxy will change based on your actions, so beware: Today's friends may well wind up as tomorrow's enemies.