The Badlands cluster. 100 years after the first Independence War. Your father was killed by the Corporations for a bad debt. And you've spent 15 years rotting in jail for trying to get justice. Now it's time for vengeance. Now it's time to turn back the Corporations before they corrupt the entire universe. Now it's time to take control of the universe's most advanced interstellar hardware and wage war in the greatest space-sim ever conceived. Command four futuristic battlecruisers and a band of revolutionary pirates into an all-consuming battle against impossible odds...because there just isn't enough Space for everyone!
Innovative user-friendly interface - 90% of functions can be programmed where you like - on the joystick or on the keyboard or both!
Online multiplayer support for up to 8 people. Play DeathMatch, Capture the Flag, and various other unique scenarios.
The revolutionary Flux™ Graphics Engine: Microsoft Direct3D® compatible - surface effects like rust, decay and wear on the ships, and stunning fire and flare effects. All ships in the game are modeled using the textures and details from the ships created for the CGI movies.
Physically realistic flight model. All ships use a Newtonian mechanics simulation and move according to the same rules as real spacecraft. This includes a simulation of both linear and angular momentum, inertia and rotational moment of inertia. Ships can use either a free-flight mode or use computer-assisted fly-by-wire flight controls.
Team-up on the enemy with detachable fighters. Keep them on-board as murderous gun turrets or order them to attack as wingmen.
Superior non-linear gameplay spanning 16 star systems, interacting with dynamically-created space traffic.
Command 4 flyable ships and over 30 weapons and ship accessories that can be used in near-infinite combinations.
Get to know the locals. Examples include taxicab ships, freighters, space patrols, and pirates.
Watch the space opera unfold through a rich storyline in four acts.
Important Note Regarding Multiplayer Gaming: Atari doesn't maintain active servers for this game anymore. However, multiplayer gaming on local networks is still possible.
Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos is an open ended space flight game that has you playing as a pirate attempting to avenge his fathers death by destroying corporations that have been taking over settlements. The story is less serious than the original title but there are some good characters and cinematics as you advance the plot and the game has a good soundtrack. The games HUD gives you a great amount of detail, letting you know where you and other ships are heading all while doing a good job at not getting in the way of your view. As a pirate, you can attack other vessels for things that you can trade or use to upgrade your ship, you are also able to have a small group of wingmen with you. The actual trading and pirating are simplistic and it can take you some time to travel back to mission areas if you fail but this is an enjoyable game that handles travel well and battles and stealth in a way that is different from most space sims and fun.
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