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Star Lancer
If any game runs Tachyon a close second, this is it. StarLancer is similar to the FreeSpace series with its military story line, but I find the story behind StarLancer to be more addicting. Also, there's more ethnic variety in StarLancer, with squadrons from all nations, complete with accents. A feature that starts out cool but sometimes becomes annoying is the in-mission cutscenes. They add a lot to the story, but there's not a way to skip them if you have to replay a mission, so after a while, they bug. SL has a very playable flight model, with a realistic afterburner: you have a limited amount of afterburner fuel that never recharges (it lasts a long time, though).

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