Simply out of the box fun beyond ones imagination.

User Rating: 8.7 | Descent: Freespace - The Great War PC
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 prodding and a lot of pressure from my friends, I bought the game and installed it.

Man was an idiot I was for not having bought this game before then. I don't know where to start, the story was absolutely addictive. It took some doing to get used to the keyboard/mouse commands but once you had those down you were issuing orders without even thinking about it. Ordering squadrons to attack the enemy ships hanger bays while you picked off their bombers. The game was just a joyous thrill ride from start to finish. An instant classic in not a master peace. While the game had no multiplayer, a real shame in my opinion, the game had a solid heart, story, game play, and the interplay name behind it. While my copy of this game has long since been lost, I still miss the days of the old joystick / keyboard combination as I swung my fighter about and attacked an entire quadrant of fighters. The medal features was also a cooling thing to behold, albeit I was more interested in piloting the various fighters over winning metals.

This game should be considered as one of the ten all time best games ever made.