This is a series where we ask the all important question for any older game title. Does it Hold Up? This is a review of Freelancer for the PC.

The game is held in pretty high esteem for a lot of people. In any discussion about Space Sims, it usually comes up. I wanted to find out if it was still good by today’s standards, so I gave it a try.

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33 Comments

paul young

July 29, 2020

it's the game i've replayed the most,next to ff7 og 🙂

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Thomas MacDonald

July 29, 2020

If anyone's interested in scratching the Freelancer itch, it's abandoware now & can be snagged for free from https://www.myabandonware.com/game/freelancer-bbb

No need to buy a physical copy & yes, this site is legal in most countries as it adheres to the DCMA, if anything gets picked up by Steam or GoG they change the download link to a link to whichever site it's on.

PS: They've got Wing Commander too 😀

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First Last

July 29, 2020

Don't like the control system. Sure it is becoming common for space games to use mouse these days, but other games do it better than freelancer.

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MidnightSt

July 29, 2020

"And roberts left…"
Nah, he was kicked out by someone sent there from Microsoft who was supposed to make sure the game finally leaves development hell and actually gets released.
"luckily, the reductions didn't completely ruin the game"
nah, they actually made the game into something playable and game-like, because before then, roberts was handling Freelancer the same way he's handling Star Citizen – it was constantly bloating due to constantly having useless features added which didn't work, and was constantly behind schedule, and wasn't too much of a game.

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Robert Sides

July 29, 2020

I wish I could have enjoyed the game when it was new. All it did was blue screen my computer 10 minutes in in the demo. Every time it was getting good… Blah.

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Rey Rogers

July 29, 2020

I am subscriber 1000. Muhaha.

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Joshua Crain

July 29, 2020

I played this game as a kid. And it absolutely blew me away. I fell in love with it. I'm just coming back to it now years later, and I have to say it's just as great as I remember. One of the best games I've ever played.

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Rhett Rutler

July 29, 2020

It's abandonware now. You can download it for free. Google "freelancer abandonware". Runs on Windows 10 no problem. This game still shines in 2020. The game has dated graphics, but the space sandbox is one of best there is even today. Space is alive with the action of radio chatter, NPC battles, and ships doing their thing. No game comes close to giving you that feeling. The mouse controls are the best, too. Never has been replicated to level it was.

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Geinstein

July 29, 2020

18 years now
I still really want the game please if anyone out there can help me

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Stellarion Prime

July 29, 2020

best move in the game wehn fighting : rush straight towards your enemy and in the last moment throw a slow but strong torpedo at them

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Mantis_Riger

July 29, 2020

Reminds me of Totalbiscuit's WTF is. Good job.

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TheLegendOf G2

July 29, 2020

i fucking love this game played it when i was a kid and played it a few months ago with the discovery mode and played and saw the community which is still there still enjoy this awsome game

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Evangeliman

July 29, 2020

do your self a favor and pirate it… no should buy a copy of this till its for sale on a proper online store.

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AA/AD J

July 29, 2020

Does this game is…. available on GOG ??

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Welther47

July 29, 2020

The guys names isn't Trent, it's Sanders, and he grew up in Beverly Hills 😉

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Welther47

July 29, 2020

I have one big gibe about this game – the ship design just isn't cool.

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J Pasby

July 29, 2020

It holds up for me. Starting to install these HD Textures in a second install and check out some other mods. You can get into space battles and pick up better guns in between story missions.

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YT Anonymity

July 29, 2020

Still better than No Man Sky

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Alex

July 29, 2020

The german syncro is much better.

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MasterGravitron

July 29, 2020

Owned this. didn't like it after playing i-war 1 and 2. the space combat was far too simplistic.

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Shasiru Anuhara

July 29, 2020

16 years later, still I am looking for the game that can replace the awesome memories I had with freelancer back in 2003.

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Feather Black

July 29, 2020

Side missions are as "pointless" as upgrading your ship and weapons.

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Giskard Reventlov

July 29, 2020

It does, I'm playing it right now, I will recommend some graphic enhancing mods and a mod to change Trent appearance. The story is Epic!

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Pierre

July 29, 2020

Freelancer was, and is STILL one if not the best space opera game ever made.

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The Freeman

July 29, 2020

Great vid

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Martin Hendrix

July 29, 2020

We are Still alive and Kicking HERE: http://www.discoveringchaos.us/forums/index.php
All new accepted Players that register on our Forums will still receive the 1.5 Billion Credits to get Themselves started
Note: we used to be called "Discovery PTC"

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Zach Rich

July 29, 2020

Starlancer and Freelancer are games that really deserve a remaster.

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TheSpellShell

July 29, 2020

This is amazing game. I love main story, but also I love the after-complition stage than almost every faction is neutral with you and you can observe the living universe with merchant ships and the pirates and police acting without players interaction. Or you can take a part in this action, or explore border worlds. Some systems (expecially with red giant) just blow my mind back in school and i like how in "sky boxes" you always can see parts of the Sirius Sector because they had distinct colors of nebulas.

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Josh Wallace

July 29, 2020

the graphics in this game are "simple" but remain aesthetically pleasing. a few games have aged well like this, like deus ex for instance. some have aged terribly, like the elder scrolls oblivion. there was a phase where everyone was phong shading everything and adding overwhelming amounts of blood to the frame.. disgusting lol

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Ankh Morpok

July 29, 2020

Wing Commander Privateer was superior in terms of depth of controls, progression (no gates locked between systems) and feel and atmosphere. Freelancer in comparison felt like a half finished game, especially the character models and the bar scenes.

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Brad Corcoran

July 29, 2020

its crazy to see how ED and SC still dont hold the needed candle to this game. I really wish this gets remastered or even get a sequel but we all know that will never happen. :/

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Stanley Tweedle

July 29, 2020

It would've been nicer to show the vanilla look of the game. After all, you're reviewing Freelancer, not a bunch of mods for Freelancer. I never liked when reviewers mod a game to the point where it no longer looks like the game they're reviewing.

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Doug Graves

July 29, 2020

I'm still playing Freelancer with the Discovery Mod.

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