Experience the vast, open-ended space-trading game called Privateer.
The game lets you make friends/enemies with any of the in-game
factions (Pirates, Retros, Kilrathi, Confed, Merchants). You
can choose the path of a trader, and transport goods across
the galaxy for profit . Or choose the path of a mercenary, and
hunt down the most wanted villian's of the universe. Or, choose
the path of a smuggler and sneak illegal goods past Confed and
local militia. The game is unique, as the plot is optional,
and the universe is open for you to explore.
Privateer us a fantastic game that was born in 1993. It spawned
an add-on / expansion (Righteous Fire) and eventually a sequal
(Privateer 2: The Darkening). More recently, other companies
have sought to reclaim Privateer's fame with Freelancer (Microsoft)
and X2: The Threat (Egosoft/Enlight). Unfortunately,
although these newer games offer much to be admired, they still
fall short of the original Privateer.