As a pilot in the Gallactic Terran Alliance (GTA), you've known the Vasudans as the enemy for a long time. But things are about to change. An unknown menace, with technology beyond both ours and Vasudans, are destroying both sides. And now, old enemies must unite to fight this common enemy, and the dissenters and traitors on both sides.Descent: Freespace
is a space dogfight simulator. The game features a vast amount of weapons, missiles and bombs, as well as large capships. It also has online multiplayer. Take fighters and bombers on attack, recon, escort, and sweep missions against enemy capships and fighters and bombers. Defend your own capships and other assets. Your rating and performance is noted after every mission, with suggestions (if applicable). You can call in reinforcements (if available), and your wingmen actually do fight intelligently, as there can be dozens of fighters flying about.
- "Conflict: Freespace: Wielka Wojna" -- Polish title
- "Conflict: Freespace - The Great War" -- European title
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The multi-lingual DVD edition of Freespace
was bundled with Creative DVD drives. Not only subtitles, but all the videos and speech were translated to other languages.
The section in the Freespace
manual explaining how to create pilots and manage the pilot roster has a sample screenshot featuring several pilot names. One of those names is "BlueHair". This is a reference to the Wing Commander series
, one of Freespace
's inspirations and also one of its rivals. BlueHair was the semi-official nickname of the player character in the first two Wing Commander
was renamed to Descent: Freespace
to avoid "same name" issues with a disk utility. However, in Europe, the Descent series
had never sold perticularly well, so the publishers decided to rename the game to Conflict: Freespace
in that region, thereby avoiding the Descent
association. Subsequent Freespace
titles don't use either of the prefixes.
Information also contributed by
- Computer Gaming World
- April 1999 (Issue #177) – Runner-up as Best Space Sim of the Year