Lowered minimum specs mean that even ageing rigs can get in on the action and the addition of AI-powered ships help you get to know your spaceship properly.
From solo scraps in Pv E to 5v5 quickplay, there are plenty of modes to get your teeth into if you are low on time.
Rift was a phenomenal subscription-based fantasy MMO – World of Warcraft in new trousers, essentially.
It made its name by updating and improving itself at a ferocious pace, with new raids, new zones, new world events appearing on a monthly basis.
Control gigantic ships and shoot your intergalactic foes in intense battles as you use your tactical nous to capture bases.
The complexity of developer Edge Case Games’ meta has only grown deeper a year on from release - and that’s on top of the game’s time in early access, too.
Dreadnought gives you access to a variety of ships equipped with massive, earth-shattering weapons that you can customise down to the last thermal exhaust port.
With Dreadnought, a team-based dogfighter from Yager Development, you can pilot massive spaceships across the skies of many different planets, for absolutely zero cost.
The good news is that his game has all the trappings you’d expect from that genre, wrapped around a perfectly serviceable set of thwack-the-ball-into-the-hole mechanics.
There are plenty of upgrades and wardrobe items to be had, plus all kinds of friendly and competitive play options.
Across a series of discrete phases, players must make simultaneous turns involving movement, dodges and attacks – there’s no point firing at an enemy's current position because the moment the action starts they’ll have dived out the way.
Mix this novel method of strategy with the kind of glitzy abilities you’d expect of a MOBA, and you’ve got one of the most compelling and intriguing free games on PC.
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