Volition's classic is back. Descent: FreeSpace is the quintessential old school space shooter. With a deep story, great graphics and engaging battles against fighters to capital ships it keeps you moving. Breakout that flight stick and enroll with the Grand Terran Alliance today.
User reviews: Very Positive (111 reviews) - 81% of the 111 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 7, 2014

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About This Game

The ruthless Shivans emerged through subspace near Earth, harboring technology light years ahead of anything seen before. They made no attempt to communicate. They did not respond to your heralds. They simply attacked and destroyed everything in their path.

As a pilot for the Galactic Terran Alliance you are no stranger to war. However when racing through space to engage your new enemy for the first time, you sense something different. Suddenly darkness blankets your spacecraft. Your stomach sinks as your eyes pan across the Shivan flagship's massive body. Then it begins. Swarms of fighters pour out of the belly of the flagship and scream towards you. You’re about to discover everything you know about space combat, dogfight style - just changed.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 7 Direct Sound compatble or better
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 1.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9c Direct Sound compatble or better
Helpful customer reviews
160 of 173 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
Freespace 2 is coming June 6th!!!

An awesome game well ahead of its time.

For those who want Freespace 3, it's not going to happen. However you can download Freespace 2 and install Freespace Open from the Hard-Light Forums. The game now features hundreds of mods, campaigns, and user made ships as well as two separate takes on how the Freespace universe could have progressed after Freespace 2. It is also possible to play with upgraded graphics and at higher resolutions. All that for the amazing price of nothing. It is worth noting that Freespace Open is supported on OS X and Linux Operating Systems as well.

Happy fragging!
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77 of 89 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
awesome game! played this back in the day. this does come with the silent threat expansion. My personal opinion is i need a joystick to fully enjoy this, but reguardless this works fine and is enjoyable on my windows 8.1 system. FREESPACE 3 PLEASE!
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
Played this one at initial release, and it is AWESOME.
Works greate on win8.1, supports gamepads)))
Hope to FreeSpace 2 + all the mods on steam aswell as FreeSpace 3)

Never got to play the expansion, so here is my chance :P

Hope you enjoy the game as much as I do!
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52 of 67 people (78%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
This is the greatest video game ever made.
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41 of 51 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
Amazing game from back in the day! Excellent space combat simulator with a great story and it also has one of the best intro cinematics I've seen in a game! Plus, it comes with the expansion Silent Threat.
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