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It's 2160, and the Eastern Alliance has launched a surprise attack on the Western Coalition's fleet and decimated it. The call has gone out for volunteers to become Alliance fighter pilots, and you have signed up with the 45th Volunteer Squadron.

Designed by Chris and Erin Roberts, the creative force behind the Wing Commander/Privateer megaseries, this space fighting simulation features the genre's standard mission types: escort, fighter sweep, interception, attacking space stations, fighting in asteroid fields, etc.

12 pilotable fighters (you can choose which you fly as well as missile loadout, but not all are available in the early missions), 9 enemy fighter types.


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Alternate Titles

  • "星际枪骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Definitely flashier and better, but nothing new here... Windows Kasey Chang (3652)
Fair game, at best... Windows tbuteler (3022)
A genuinely fun space shooter. Windows DarkDove (64)
Engaging gameplay, but the story is not. Windows James P. Wong (2400)
What a great Ride!! Windows William Shawn McDonie (1092)

The Press Says

Pelit Windows Jun, 2000 87 out of 100 87
FiringSquad Windows May 04, 2000 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows May, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Windows Sep, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82 Windows Jul 31, 2000 81 out of 100 81 Windows Sep 18, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Sep, 2000 71 out of 100 71 (UK) Windows May 30, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Windows Sep 15, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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All the games designed by Digital Anvil (Starlancer, Freelancer, Conquest, Loose Cannon) take place in the same universe and are all part of one long storyline.

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