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  Freelancer for PC - Freelancer PC Game - Freelancer Computer Game
While it's not the revolutionary title it initially promised to be, Freelancer delivers the exact combination of addictive and accessible gameplay that the genre...
Microsoft Game Studios announces that its nonlinear space combat simulation is now available in stores across North America.
This game is, without a doubt, one of those games that easily survives the test of time.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/freelancer/index.html   (318 words)

  Freelancer (computer game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Freelancer is a space simulation computer game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft in March 2003 for Microsoft Windows.
Many people have noted similarities between Freelancer and a much older game, Elite, which was available for the BBC microcomputer in the early 1980s, as well as its two sequels, Fronter: Elite II and Frontier: First Encounters (particularly the bulletin boards at each base where the player can find jobs to carry out).
Freelancer supports a thriving modding community, mainly due to the fact that almost all of the architecture of the in-game universe (solar systems, economy, factions, etc.) is contained within editable.INI files.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freelancer_(computer_game)   (5405 words)

 Freelancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A freelancer or freelance worker is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common.
Fields where freelancing is especially common include journalism and other forms of writing, computer programming and graphic design, consulting, and many other professional and creative services.
But the practice is widespread: for example, bounty hunters and mercenaries are freelancers, with their full-time counterparts being, respectively, the police and the military.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freelancer   (547 words)

 DailyGame Reviewers Choice: Freelancer [PC]
Freelancer will change your mind about how exciting an open-ended game can be, and it will distort your perception of the genre in so many wonderful ways that you’ll ponder why you ever bothered to play any other.
Whether by the game’s slight weakness in the "land-based" activities or by your own choice, you’ll probably spend most of your gameplay time in space, so it’s a good thing that the ships, stars, asteroid clusters, bases and cosmic clouds are all illustrated with the utmost attention to detail.
Freelancer is the best space-based game since X-Wing, its gameplay is just as innovative, and it’s the most complete PC game of any genre that I’ve played in a couple of years.
www.dailygame.net /Articles/Reviews/choice/freelancer.html   (1554 words)

 Freelancer for PC video game review and cheats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Freelancer does a great job of different areas having unique cultures and politics so flying into a new area does keep the game from becoming stale.
Freelancer in my eyes is definately a buy, it has too my surprise when it comes to microsoft's games been an exellent game.
Here is a game that could have been a solid 10 but the lack of a joystick and in cockpit view ruined it.
www.gamezilla.com /review.aspx?review=8526   (603 words)

 AtomicGamer - Freelancer Review
Generally, these games have hit and miss sales, and they do not always correlate with how good the game is. At least with the case of Freelancer, though, the game may or may not sell well but there is some quality work in there.
Freelancer doesn't really do much in the line of epic space battles where dozens of ships duke it out - the scope of the game is a little more personal most of the time.
The game includes a large number of cutscenes, most of which involve your character talking about whatever is going on in the story with the people who are giving him the missions.
www.atomicgamer.com /article.php?id=152   (1159 words)

 Rise of Nations Interview: Doug Kaufman, Designer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I find computer games to be much more "of a piece;" that is, the design has to be more cohesive.
Yes, you can tweak systems, but the repercussions are more grand than with a board game, and that's one reason why the design of a computer game can easily take two years where the design of a boardgame typically takes 6 months.
Most computer games are single-player experiences, or need to have excellent single-player modes, and this of course informs all sorts of different design concepts.
www.microsoft.com /games/riseofnations/behind_kaufman.asp   (1183 words)

 Personal Tech: Computer Game reviews
The game's AI is most impressive when you make the classic mistake of being caught on candid evil camera, setting off the security alarms throughout an enemy compound.
Freelancer is the long-awaited descendant of games such as Privateer, Elite and Wing Commander.
Freelancer also offers multiplayer capability, which can be fun, but already is done rather well in Earth and Beyond.
www.sptimes.com /2003/04/21/Technology/Computer_Game_reviews.shtml   (664 words)

 Action Vault - Freelancer Review
Freelancer itself has survived its tumultuous journey and has arrived in a slightly different package than the one originally announced.
Freelancer takes place in a universe where the societal structure encompasses four major "houses", the North American Liberty, the Asian Kusari, British Bretonia and Germanic Rheinland.
Freelancer is an action game at heart, far more classic space opera than hardcore science fiction or space sim, with a light smattering of role-playing elements.
actionvault.ign.com /features/reviews/freelancerrev.shtml   (1201 words)

 RPGnet: Review of Freelancer
Freelancer, released in March of 2003 by Microsoft and Digital Anvil, is one of the most beautiful space-fighter-jockey games to come along.
Since it seems that joystick games are becoming fewer and farther between, Digital Anvil skipped the usual translation of joystick-to-mouse control that has been problematic for some games in the past; instead, Freelancer has been designed to fly-by-mouse right from the ground up.
Flying your fighter and blasting bad guys is the highlight of the game, which is a good thing, because the rest of the game has some adequacy issues.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/10/10108.phtml   (1352 words)

 "Freelancer"/ a game review from Christian Spotlight
Freelancer is by far, one of the greatest games of 2003.
Although a few minor problems keep this game from being one of the top games of all times, it is certainly worth picking up.
Also if you have a Radeon graphics card, there is a bug which slows down the game to a crawl when text is displayed (there is a fix involving mucking around with some settings every time you want to play).
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/games/2003/freelancer.html   (769 words)

 Freelancer Review - Groovalicious Games
While this space combat/exploration/trading game may not offer a huge variety of missions or gameplay, overall it's very enjoyable and rather addictive, and is easily my favorite release of early 2003.
Freelancer's single player campaign is put together well, propelled along by an interesting story and some solid cinematics, featuring movie-like action such as hairbreadth escapes and heroic sacrifices.
As I mentioned in my Game Awards, Freelancer was one of the games I was most looking forward to this year, and as the first of my "Big Six" games to be released, not only does it not disappoint, but it sets a standard of enjoyment that hopefully the other titles will reach.
www.groovgames.com /display.cfm?id=127   (2641 words)

 The world's top freelancer computer game websites
Freelancer is a space simulation computer game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft.
The primary distiguishing feature of the game is that it does not end when the last in-game mission is completed.
Many people have noted similarities between Freelancer and a much older game, Elite, which was available for the BBC microcomputer in the early 1980s.
websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm?cat=freelancer__computer_game_&...   (1557 words)

 Review: Freelancer for PC on Gamepro.com.
At long last, PC space-shooter fans, Freelancer sits upon your gaming store shelves, and have no fear?it was worth the wait.
The game casts you as an interstellar pilot named Trent, who survives the destruction of Freeport 7, a space station in Freelancer's massive galaxy consisting of over 40 systems and countless bases, planets, and spacedocks.
If you?re not moved by the chaos of combat in Freelancer, you might want to check your pulse?laser blasts shooting past, missiles and mines exploding, and pilots barking out taunts and frightened wails make for some of the most intense dogfighting combat yet.
www.gamepro.com /computer/pc/games/reviews/28446.shtml   (404 words)

 3DActionPlanet - A Member of The GameSpy Network
Most of the games being released now take great care in providing atmosphere that carries the player through to the end.
However, like the rest of the game, it still possesses a charm of its own that makes it impossible to dislike it -- and that charm is its anime influence.
I've always had a great respect for computer game music, simply because, if done right, it can give a game that little nudge it needs to be able to fully emerge the gamer in the game's environment.
www.3dactionplanet.com /features/articles/gamemusic   (629 words)

 Articles About Freelancer
When you play one of the games listed in the "Applies to" section of this article and you try to drag the game screen to another monitor, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms: The second monitor is blank or fl.The game did...
When you play any one of the Microsoft games that are listed in the "Applies to" section, the game screen may not appear centered on the monitor, the game screen may be oversized so you cannot see all the menu options, or the game screen may...
If you try to use a game controller with one of the games that is listed in the "Applies to" section, the game controller does not work or does not work as expected.
support.microsoft.com /freelancerfaq   (1198 words)

 Freelancer Review - PC
The game does have a few minor problems, primarily in the sound department, that tends to stifle an otherwise enjoyable gaming experience.
The host system was running the latest drivers for the sound card, and since all other games on the system seem not to have a problem in sound rendering, it would appear as though the problem is with the game’s interfacing with the host computer.
Freelancer’s maps are huge and whether playing through the story, taking on missions, or just exploring, the game gives players the choice to customize their gaming experience.
pc.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r12871.htm   (1067 words)

 Game Critique | Freelancer Preview
We talked about several things ranging from the mechanics of the game to how he’s dealing with the stresses of development (and a press rabid for news).
These are generated dynamically by the game universe.
We also got a chance to see some combat in the game and the resultant damage textures and deformation were cool.
www.oddlotsirregulars.com /magi/critique/games/freelancer.htm   (325 words)

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However, the good news for followers of the game is that Freelancer remains a thoroughly enjoyable title, offering hi-octane thrills united with an innovative control system and an exciting plot.
This is where freelancing comes into play, as you're able to travel all over the galaxy taking on assignments as you please.
Freelancer kicks off with an intro movie detailing the backstory which encompasses a hundred year war between The Coalition and The Alliance (which some of you may recognise as being the same conflict featured in Starlancer).
www.game.co.uk /ViewProduct.aspx?cat=10373&mid=10017   (2246 words)

Freelancer is one of those titles often referred to by folk in the know as 'vapourware'.
Freelancer was first whorishly paraded around sniffing journalists some five weeks ago by the man behind the legendary Wing Commander series, Chris Roberts.
Although everyone's expecting Freelancer to be crap, from their I've played, the truth is it's pointing at be nearer the 'Classic' mark.
www.computerandvideogames.com /t/details/pc/freelancer/preview/id86905/index.html   (1203 words)

 Amazon.com: Freelancer: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Despite the game's age, its graphics are spectacular, as is the sound and voice acting, and in that way, fighting and trading with friends or alone, Freelancer proves worth the wait.
Following the main mission of the game is fun and its elements are interesting, but in order to shoehorn you into it, Freelancer made the extremely poor choice of tying it to your pilot's progression.
You are the freelancer Edison Trent, an intergalactic jack-of-all-trades.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000085AHJ?v=glance   (2901 words)

 The Gamers Temple - News - Freelancer Ships
"Freelancer," developed by Digital Anvil and Microsoft Game Studios, enables gamers to experience the adrenaline rush of fast-action combat with the engrossing story of a dynamic living universe.
"Anticipation for 'Freelancer' is high, which is in part due to the unique way people can experience the game, either by following a narrative line or by exploring this massive, open-ended universe," said Stuart Moulder, general manager for PC games at Microsoft Game Studios.
"'Freelancer' gives PC gamers complete freedom to experience the game in their own way and at their own pace.
www.gamerstemple.com /news/0303/030309.asp   (408 words)

 The Gamers Temple - News - Freelancer Contest
One finalist will be chosen to receive a free autographed copy of Freelancer along with other Freelancer goodies, and will have their story posted on the official Freelancer site.
Set in the outer reaches of the planetary system, Freelancer combines the action of 3-D space combat, the exploration of a dynamic, living universe and trading in a rich galactic economy, where players' decisions drive the adventure.
Freelancer will ship to retailers in North America on March 4, 2003 with an estimated retail price of $54.95 (U.S.).
www.gamerstemple.com /news/0203/020368.asp   (464 words)

 Buy Freelancer (PC Game) New @ WizardsandWars.com
Freelancer combines a fully-immersive 3D spaceflight system with real-time 3D character interaction to give you complete control over buying and selling commodities, accepting missions for hire, and customizing your spacecraft.
The universe is open for exploration, and the game evolves based on the decisions you make.
Amazing graphics, incredible storytelling with astonishing twists and turns and over two hours of in-game cinematics create a universe of intrigue.
www.wizardsandwars.com /pc_game_info.php?products_id=152&product_id=152   (520 words)

 Rapid Fact Freelance Links
Freelance Work Exchange is dedicated to bringing you all the latest freelance jobs and projects, with new listings...
The Freelance is the bulletin of London Freelance Branch of the National Union of Journalists.
Freelance Success is a community of professional, nonfiction writers who subscribe to a newsletter that guides them toward well-paying markets and editors.
www.rapidfact.com /free/Freelance   (1503 words)

 Freelancer - AVault | PC | FreeLancer Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Freelancer will change your mind about how exciting an open-ended game can be, and it will distort your
First unveiled in May 1999, Freelancer was the brainchild of Chris Since then, of course, Chris Roberts' role on Freelancer has diminished somewhat.
A freelancer or freelance worker is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which
freelancer.yournetport.com   (240 words)

 Amazon.com: Freelancer: Music: Visual Music,James Hannigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aside from the game itself, the music's atmosphere is awesome and captures the 'feel' of cold and harsh space adventures.
Freelancer is a space adventure game for the PC that was developed by Digital Anvil and released by Microsoft in March 2003.
Most of the inhabited planets in Freelancer have their own theme that plays when you land on them, and the soundtrack also includes themes for flying through space, battles and other events.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000X2DSY?v=glance   (659 words)

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