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.
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Very Positive (53 reviews) - 94% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2000

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Buy Novalogic Classics Volume One: Machines of War

Includes 6 items: Armored Fist 3, Comanche 4, F-16 Multirole Fighter, F-22 Lightning 3, MiG-29 Fulcrum, Tachyon: The Fringe

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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
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Tachyon > Star Citizen
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
It's got Bruce Campbell in it, what else do you need?????????
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73 of 75 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
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.
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
140.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
What can I say? 10/10 would buy again. This little gem has been a classic and to my knowledge no space fighter game has been able to live up to this, unless somebody would like to make a recommendation.

The intuitive nature to this game is beyond compelling, I've taken down multiple capital ships, overcome insane odds, all while strategically being able to manuever my craft and manage my shield and energy/ammo reserves. The ability to turbo and then slide is exactly something a space simulator should have, I'm not sure how I could play any other without it. The way the physics are set up are awkward, but make sense to how true space physics would be.

While I am extremely attached to the gameplay, everything else is top-notch. The explosions aren't amazing but still satisfying, voice acting is great and while limited the playful banter between you and your wingmen is just added fun. The only thing missing? A second game, more missions/ships, whatever else. I might check out Freespace 2 eventually and see if it can truly live up to this legend.
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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Pre-Release Review
You are Bruce Campbell: Space Pilot. Shoot guys, fly in space. What more can you want?
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