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I heard Freelancer 2 got canceled and was looking for a similar game. I was thinking of trying Freespace 2. The graphics are dated but it got a 9.4 review. Is there anything else out there or is it a dying genre?
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There was a Freelancer 2 in the pipe lines!?

I still have my original copy of Freelancer, such an epic game.

I'm sorry I couldn't provide any constructive input. redface.gif
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Thanks! I'll give it a try!
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post #5 of 25
They certainly aren't as prominent as they should be...there needs to be more games like Freelancer.

Apparently Space isn't cool anymore unless there's marines involved.
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aparte the X saga especially with his latest incarnatio X3 terran conglict, you can go play maybe eve online (I'm not sure if it's truly the same genre I've never tried it first hand) or you can try Freespace 2.0 wich can be modded a lot and still is really good.
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post #7 of 25
I had tried X3 but meh.

To answer OP, no, there was never a game like / as good as freelancer, sorry.
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Originally Posted by Ctekcop;12519858 
aparte the X saga, you can go play maybe eve online (I'm not sure if it's truly the same genre I've never tried it first hand) or you can try Freespace 2.0 wich can be modded a lot and still is really good.

Eve is basically orbiting enemies with automated targeting systems. You don't really dogfight in Eve, the whole type of combat that makes X3/Freelancer fun.

I personally think that it's that combat system that is Eve's weakest link, everything else about the game is absolutely fascinating.

Jumpgate Evolution on the other hand uses mouse targeting, so you'll have massive dogfights and everything...whenever it comes out.

Been waiting on that game since late 2009, and it STILL hasn't even hit beta.
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post #9 of 25
Freelancer was EPIC! X3: Terran Conflict is OK. What I really liked about Freelancer is the small learning curve, then ambiance (especially the music in bases) and its overall simplicity.
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Yes, someone, somewhere needs to develop another Freelancer type clone. I still play that game once in a while. The whole genre simply died out.
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