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Independence War/Freespace Series

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Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos

doctorfrog's rating:
250

doctorfrog says: A fantastic game often overshadowed by the equally excellent Freespace 2, Independence War 2 still looks fantastic and does what Freespace doesn't, with a semi-open world, and a more complex combat model. Mods available at www.i-war2.com.

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Freespace 2

doctorfrog's rating:
250

doctorfrog says: No space combat game I'm aware of has had the staying power of Freespace 2. No doubt due to the release of the engine's source, and over a decade of pirating, the number of fan campaigns for this game is astounding. Pony up the bucks and get playing!

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Independence War Deluxe

doctorfrog's rating:
250

doctorfrog says: Unlike IW2, IW1 has you managing a fully crewed corvette. Great sense of commanding a warship as you switch stations, from engineering, to the pilots seat, to the captain's chair. -1 star for the low-res compatibility issues, still worth a buy.

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Descent: Freespace Battle Pack

doctorfrog's rating:
250

doctorfrog says: Freespace 1 is responsible for taking the Descent series out of fighting rogue robots in asteroids and straight into open war between alien races. Bonus: these two campaigns are available as free fan-ported addons for Freespace 2.

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Descent 1+2

doctorfrog's rating:
250

doctorfrog says: The original Descent series, justifiably famous for its six degrees of freedom and polygonal enemies. I've only played Descent 2, and while it is a fine game, it's a 3-D maze where you shoot mining robots. Just doesn't have the same impact.

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Descent 3 + Mercenary

doctorfrog's rating: not rated yet
250

doctorfrog says: I'm sure it's an excellent game, but I ain't played it, and with my backlog, I ain't likely to anytime soon. Not that it isn't the pinnacle of the Descent series, from a time when a sequel was actually better than the preceding game.

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Wing Commander ®: Privateer ™

doctorfrog's rating:
250

doctorfrog says: I can't mention space combat games without mentioning the Wing Commander series. I haven't dabbled far myself, as it's slightly before my time, but as an open-world game, I pounced on Privateer and played it long enough to know its earned the regard.

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Wing Commander™ 1+2

doctorfrog's rating: not rated yet
250

doctorfrog says: More Wing Commander. Folks seemed more enthused about WCIII than this, but WC I and II were still revolutionary for their time. Just don't link them with the movie.

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Wing Commander™ 3 Heart of the Tige...

doctorfrog's rating: not rated yet
250

doctorfrog says: Famous for having a spectacular plot and then-revolutionary full motion video with good acting and directing. It's a toss-up as to whether this or Privateer rate as the best WC game.

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