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Average Player Score Based on 827 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 827 ratings
  1. 10 (293)
  2. 9 (441)
  3. 8 (74)
  4. 7 (15)
  5. 6 (2)
  6. 5 (0)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (2)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User 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

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

  • User 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
  • User 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
  • User 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
  • User Rating:8.1

    Mysterious aliens are coming to get us!! Maybe staying on Earth wasn't such a bad idea?!

    I think everybody knows this tale: we, earthlings start exploiring space , we discover some aliens and then we go fighting with them. That was the story of almost every spacesim we ever knew. Freespace : The Great War ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1

    The fresh and arguably better alternative to the Wing Commanders and the X-Wings. *long review*

    Descent: Freespace is deceiving mostly because of its name. Aside from the fact that both games use physics, Freespace does not have any references or common ship designs from Descent which is actually a great thing. If... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User 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
  • User 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
  • User 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
  • User Rating:9

    This game is a nice Sci-Fi simulation with loads of weapons, ships, and great features to make this a great game.

    My friend gave me this to let me try out, it looked really interesting so I had to try it. Let's just say I was not disappointed at all. You assume the role as a pilot for the Galactic Terran federation in the beginnin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4

    The best scripted flying game EVER.

    The stage is set for The Great War in the opening cutscene...and it doesn't slow down until the game is over. THE GOOD: -The plot, the plot, the plot. Engaging...engrossing. It's voice acting is top-notch. The in-... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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