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Score Breakdown Based on 829 ratings
  1. 10 (292)
  2. 9 (441)
  3. 8 (76)
  4. 7 (15)
  5. 6 (2)
  6. 5 (0)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
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Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:10

    Kicks my ass

    I remember when i first got this game, i was looking around my house and i found a paper cd case. Inside was a cd labeled "Descent: Freespace." I had never seen this game before and i assumed it came free with somethin... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Descent: Freespace - The Great War

  • Rating:9

    A great space combat sim, even for today. Because of the FSO project, graphics are updated, and campaigns are plenty.

    This review will almost be verbatim to what I wrote for Freespace 2 since the games play the same, especially if you use the FSO utility. You can buy the bundle of Freespace and its expansion Silent Threat for pretty ch... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Older space game even today retains its spark

    So this game is old. Really, in the gaming world, a couple of years means a long time, so this game is like 78 in game years. Most people dont like playing with 78 year olds. But, (for the sake of this metaphor) this gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The best game I have ever played.

    The most underrated game and the best game I have ever played. Descent Freespace is so much ahead of it's time. The gameplay isn't anything new but is fun and addicting. The only negative on the campaign is that if you f... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2

    This game is better than Wing Commander

    First off the gameplay is the most keyboard friendly Space Flight sim I've played so that is a big plus. Also the HUD Tells you everything that is goiing on from damage to if a fighters on your tail. The wingmen in the g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    One of the best!

    For some reason, the original FS feels more, visceral, even if it lacked hi-res polygons and stuff. This version was faster and more in your face than FS2. After playing the demo and falling in love with the GTF Apollo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.3

    Simply a beautiful and seriously overlooked game.

    Descent: FreeSpace is certainly one of the best games I've ever played. It has an excellent story, superb space combat, and very well-designed ships. Gameplay: Exciting space-combat is delivered virtually every level... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.7

    Simply out of the box fun beyond ones imagination.

    I hate to admit this, but I had to be talked into buying this game because I wasn't a big fan of the Decent series per say. One day at work my co-worker couldn't stop talking about how much fun the game was. With some ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2

    A Must Play for Space Sim Fans

    A Must Play for Space Sim Fans I played this game all the way through numerous times. good fun, a great space sim. Playing this with headphones on was great. This game was my excuse to get a new joystick back in th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.7

    Butchering space games and keeping the best elements.

    Descent Freespace: The Great War may not be original, but it sure is fun! Taking place in a war caused by a misunderstanding between the Humans and the Vasudans. Then a technologicaly superior race, the Shivans show up, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2

    The game that changed my life!

    Not kidding at all, this game has changed my life and the way I look at games and my expecations from them. It was one of the first games to use Directx hardware accelaration and displayed great graphics. A later patch ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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