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It has been 32 years since the GTA lost contact with Earth. As a young pilot joining the fleet of the GTVA (Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance), you will be fighting the Neo-Terran Front, a rebel faction that opposes the GTA's alliance with the Vasudans. The Shivans will also show up again...

Freespace 2 is basically an enhanced version of Freespace. You get better ships (you can fly all the older ships if you like), more and more powerful weapons (both guns and missiles), and capital ships that can actually put up a fight with their anti-fighter beam cannons, turrets, flak, and missile launchers.

The capital ships now also engage each other with large beam cannons that shoot beams wider than your craft; these beams can shoot through enemy ships. Contribute to the fight by flying bombers (with large anti-ship torpedoes) or defend by taking out the enemy bombers. Fly escort missions to protect assets, recon enemy assets, test new weapons or even fly a few missions for spec-ops (optional).

The game features full multiplayer support at PXO (Parallax Online) and SquadWars.com, with co-op, team-based, or free-for-all dogfights, with many different missions to choose from. It also includes FRED2, a fully featured editor that you can use to create your own missions and campaigns.


Freespace 2 Windows ...you are suddenly quite busy.
Freespace 2 Windows There is still room for new awards.
Freespace 2 Windows Bomber launching missiles.
Freespace 2 Windows Beam weapon

Promo Images

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Freespace 2 Concept Art


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User Reviews

The next big thing on Sci-fi sims, and I do mean BIG! Zovni (10627) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
The greatest of the newer space-sims MojoHelperMonkey (42) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Now I hate myself for not playing Freespace 1 Heikki Sairanen (115) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Boom. Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2415) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Oct 15, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
2404.org PC Gaming Oct 26, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Nov, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Computer Games Magazine Oct 28, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1999 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker Jan, 2000 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 10, 2000 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker Nov, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 23, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Génération 4 Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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1001 Video Games

Freespace 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Source code release

The source code was made available to the public in 2002. This means the community could use it for mods and update it graphically. It is also used as engine for standalone fangames like Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2000 (Issue #188) – Science Fiction Simulation of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 1999 - Sim Game of the Year
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 - Best Science-Fiction Simulation in 1999

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Heikki Sairanen (115) added Freespace 2 (Windows) on Feb 09, 2000
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