Experience a vast, open-ended universe filled with an infinite number of adventures.

You are the freelancer Edison Trent, an intergalactic jack-of-all-trades.

Your mission: whatever you want. Become a smuggler or a ruthless space thug, a naval hero or a trader.

Dodge through asteroid fields while piloting elite spacecraft.

The action is endless as you make your way through 48 known star systems.

Greed, morality, compassion, anger... whatever motivates you, the dynamic universe will respond.

Take the first step.

The universe is waiting.
Free Lancer is very hard to come by nowadays, you can only purchase it through some hard to find sellers on the internet
Single player has a good story that should keep you involved for sometime, but the game really is more fun and more gripping when you start as multiplayer, there are a few "mods" for Freelancer but the one that the Convoy's use and join on the largest server (max 200 people, dont worry the universe is that big you will not encounter all at same time) is the 24/7 Discovery r/p server although microsoft have closed their dedicated this one is run by a very good Norwegian guy keeping it going like it says 24/7. Thanks Bud!

to join the server you will have to install the Discovery mod, currently version 4.85 (4.86 due soon!)

and then patch your game to v 1.1 and install the "Server workaround" patch

all details can be found here