Game Classification

Descent: Freespace - The Great War Volition, Inc.(Adam Pletcher) / Hyperion Entertainment (Amiga version) (U.S.A.), Interplay Entertainment / Haage & Partner Computer (Amiga version) (U.S.A.), 1998  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Storytelling


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 8 to 11 years old / 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Descent: Freespace - The Great War Descent: FreeSpace The Great War is a 1998 space combat simulation IBM PC compatible computer game developed by Volition, Inc. when it was split off from Parallax Software. Published by Interplay Entertainment, it is also known as Conflict: FreeSpace The Great War in Europe. In 2001, it was ported to the Amiga platform as FreeSpace The Great War by Hyperion Entertainment.

The story places the player in the role of a human pilot in the Galactic Terran Alliance, as it engages in war with the alien Parliamentary Vasudan Empire. This war is interrupted by the appearance of the enigmatic and militant Shivans, who begin slaughtering Terrans and Vasudans alike. Putting aside their differences, the Terrans and Vasudans form an alliance, and the player is assigned to missions to stop the Shivans' genocidal advance. The player pilots a starfighter, and alongside competent AI wingmen, completes these missions to determine the fate of two races. Important battles in the story feature capital ships, which dwarf the fighters piloted by the player, and explode spectacularly on destruction.

Descent: FreeSpace was well received as a single-player space simulation that integrated all the desired features of its genre, but its multiplayer mode was plagued by lag and inaccurate tracking of statistics. Its expansion, Silent Threat, which comprised additional missions, was also released in 1998. Its sequel, FreeSpace 2, was released a year later in 1999. [source:wikipedia]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Amiga - PC (Windows)