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Descent: FreeSpace -- Silent Threat (PC)

Descent: FreeSpace -- Silent Threat (PC)
alaScore 90

9 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the multi player mode and gameplay are on the whole positive. The usability and story are also appreciated.

graphics, story, usability, gameplay, multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Descent: FreeSpace -- Silent Threat (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

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Descent 3

 

Descent? as Doom pioneered the first-person-on-foot genre, Descent pioneered the first-person null-gravity genre, to which the likes of Terminal Velocity, Descent 2 and, more recently, Forsaken adhered. They weren't always for the easily sickened,...

Lows: Weak force feedback, some explosions look fake, nothing earth-shattering to make genre-haters turn into genre-lovers.

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Descent FreeSpace

 

From the creators of the very addictive Descent and Descent II comes a game from a different genre, Descent: Freespace. Although I did not download the demo when it was released, I decided to give the game a shot considering the hype surrounding it and...

Overall this game is very outstanding. It is well worth the pick up and Wing Commander Prophecy fans should pick this one up as well. Just a note, throughout my review I am NOT bashing Wing Commander Prophecy. I'm just comparing the two since Prophecy...

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Descent: Freespace Review for the PC

 

The light at the end of the tunnel.

Great Graphics; + Epic Gameplay; + Awesome Multi-Player; + Incredible Level Editor; - Nothing New

Also included in this comprehensive game is a free level editor. Although difficult to use at first, FRED (FReespace level EDitor), is a very powerful tool and you can create anything that the level designers for the game had created. You can even...

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FreeSpace 2 Review for the PC

 

"This Is What Happens When Children Play With Dynamite."

Fantastic, Kinetic Gameplay; Excellent Graphics/Sound; Cool Multiplayer Options; Included Level Editor; Great Plot

Not Terribly Original

Internet play has been seamlessly integrated into Freespace 2 using Interplay's Paralax Online service. In Freespace 2, the lag problems that plagued Freespace are gone. Freespace 2 online is a smooth and satisfying ride all the way, with extensive...

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Descent FreeSpace 2

 

When the original Descent: Freespace was released, I was skeptical. After all, who would dare take on the fame, the fortune, the glory of the epic Wing Commander series? Nah, thought I, this is nay but another wannabe space sim, with above-average...

Anyway, before this digression turns into an essay, I'll cut it short. Phew, say you, after all that gibberish about Narcissus, megalomania, stereotypes of the single man on whom the freedom and the fate of the Universe depends and so forth, is...

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Freespace: Silent Threat

 

The recipe for a mission pack is a simple one: Take a successful game - in this case the best space combat sim of recent years - and add more of the same ingredients that made it what it is. Consequently, Silent Threat adds a 12-mission campaign, a...

Product Specifications

Freespace 2 is the sequel to the award-winning space combat sim of 1998. The year is 2367, thirty-two years after the Great War. Or at least what you thought was the Great War. The seemingly endless line of Shivan capital ships, bombers and fighters with super advanced technology was nearly overwhelming. As the Terran and Vasudan races finish rebuilding their nearly decimated societies, a disturbance lurks in the not so far reaches of the Gamma Draconis system. Your nemesis has arrived... and they are wondering what happened to their scouting party.

Game

Context:Science-fiction
Elements:Simulation - small spaceship flight
Max Number of Players:8

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Interplay Entertainment
Model:Freespace - Silent Threat
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Descent

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:CD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - simulation

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Platform:Windows