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Descent: Freespace - The Great War (Windows)

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Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany):
    Sie kamen zu Tausenden, plötzlich, ohne jede Vorwarnung. Die Shivaner kamen von den unteren Galaxien des Weltraums auf die Erde, ausgerüstet mit einer Technologie, die alles bis dahin Bekannte um Lichtjahre übertraf. Sie sind Pilot der Galaktischen Erdallianz und müssen im Kampf gegen die Shivaner erfahren, dass alles, was Sie bisher über Kämpfe im All und in der Luft zu wissen glaubten, in Wirklichkeit ganz anders ist.

  • 30 Einzelspieler- und 20 Mehrspieler-Einsätze
  • 3 einzigartige Spezies mit individuellen Stärken, Schwächen, Taktiken, Schiffen und Strategien
  • Über 40 Echtzeit-Schiffe mit dynamischer Beleuchtung und perfekten Animationen
  • Mit Hilfe des Einsatz-Editors 'FRED' können Sie eigene komplexe Einsätze erstellen
  • Bis zu 12 Spieler im Internet plus gesprochene Echtzeitnachrichten, die Ihnen das Versenden individueller Nachrichten während eines Multiplayer-Spiels erlauben

    Contributed by Krischn (258) on Mar 23, 2008.

Box back cover (European release):
    They arrived by the thousands, suddenly and without warning.

    The ruthless Shivans emerged through subspace near Earth, harbouring technology light years ahead of anything seen before. They made no attempt to communicate. They did not respond to your heralds. They simply attacked and destroyed everything in their path.

    As a pilot for the Galactic Terran Alliance you are no stranger to war. However, when racing through space to engage your new enemy for the first time, you sense something different. Suddenly, darkness blankets your spacecraft. Your stomach sinks as your eye pan across the Shivan flagship's massive body. Then it begins. Swarms of fighters pour from the belly of the flagship and scream toward you. You're about to discover everything you though you knew about space combat, dogfight style - just changed.

    This is the beginning of the Great War.

    30 Branching single-player missions and 20 multiplayer missions.

    3 unique species, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, tactics, ships, and fighting characteristics.

    Over 40 jaw-dropping real-time ships with dynamic lighting, stunning effects, animation and unprecedented levels of realism and detail.

    Create your own detailed missions using 'FRED', the fully-featured mission editor.

    Up to 12 player over the Internet plus real-time voice-messaging allows you to send custom messages during multiplayer games.

    Contributed by Toni Oinas (814) on Jul 01, 2002.