Caught in the middle of a violent conflict on the fringe of the galaxy — your ability to survive will depend on your piloting skills and combat savvy as a mercenary space fighter. But, as you explore the vastly detailed world of Tachyon: The Fringe, you will often find that the most powerful weapon on your ship is in your head.
User reviews: Positive (30 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 31, 2000
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Caught in the middle of a violent conflict on the fringe of the galaxy — your ability to survive will depend on your piloting skills and combat savvy as a mercenary space fighter. But, as you explore the vastly detailed world of Tachyon: The Fringe, you will often find that the most powerful weapon on your ship is in your head.

Features

  • Single Player Features — Decide where you want to go and what missions you will fly as you explore the vast and richly inhabited universe.
  • Fight in furious space combat battles around the most massive ships and stations ever created in a space game.
  • Explore a multi-sided in-game story line and make crucial decisions that will change your future.
  • Featuring intense team tactics and BASE WARS. Talk to other star pilots and coordinate attacks with Voice-Over-Net.
  • CHOOSE SIDES — Battle across multiple sectors as you fight to destroy opponent's base.
  • Featuring Bruce Cambell as the voice of Jake Logan

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP & Vista
    • Processor: Pentium II 450MHz or better
    • Memory: 128MB minimum
    • Graphics: Direct3D w/ 16MB or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX version 6.0 or higher (included)
    • Hard Drive: 500MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX compliant
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
You are Bruce Campbell: Space Pilot. Shoot guys, fly in space. What more can you want?
Posted: June 23
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Voice over by Bruce Campbell!!! probaly the best game to come out in 2000 and is a must if you have a joystick.
Posted: July 21
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Love this game, one of the best games of my gaming history, it would be nothing without bruce campbell mind you.
Posted: August 31
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
The storyline, while classic, was well made and gripping, with a good dose of humour. The fighting was easy to grasp, but still challenging as you progress. I definitly recommend this game, even with the outdated graphics. I really wish they'd make a sequel.
Posted: September 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
In 2000 i purchased this game retail played the ever living hell out of this game over my summers staying up till 3 or 4 in the morning just to start again and again day after day for the thrill of flying in outer space on my 333 Mghz windows 98 computer. Purchased again off a third party site in 2009 that allowed cd key to be used max 3 times played the hell out of it again used my code 3 times due to computer upgrades not played again until today when it was seen on steam... well here goes the rest of my life friends may not hear from me again till i complete both sides of the story... again and again. 10/10 to be realistic in my rating but if up to me this game would be a requirement to even be considered a gamer. Oh yea... Bruce Campbell the glorious thief from Xena but still a bad ♥♥♥
Posted: October 14
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
In my opinion, one of the greatest unknown games of all time. The story is compelling, the graphics are good for the time period, and the acting is amazing for such a low budget game. You aren't going to be thrilled by how amazing the explosions are, by the thrills of the space-borne dog-fights, or even by the cutscenes. However, allow yourself to be immersed in the game and you will put at least 20 hours into the story. The best part is that there are two routes to follow, which means another playthrough is required to get both endings, with new charcters and ships to fly.

All in all I give the game 10 out of 10. The voice acting is brilliant, the game is highly immersive, and for a game made in 2000, the graphics are great. I grew up with this game being one of my first PC experiences. Oh, did I mention? BRUCE CAMPBELL, the king of B-horror voices the main character. That should be enough to sell the game to anyone.
Posted: December 11, 2013
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