There's nothing quite as liberating as finding yourself in the middle of the universe with your own ship, a million possible destinations and nothing to do except make your own fun. Mercenary. Trader. Racer. Soldier. Intergalactic power broker. Your ship can get you to your destiny just as well as it jumps between stars if not quite as quickly.
Evochron Mercenary is one of the most absorbing takes on Elite in a long time at least once you grapple your way onto a learning curve that involves spending more of your first hours in Wikis and on YouTube than actually in the cockpit. Your starting ship and gear are totally useless. The autopilot sees no difference between flying you to a planet and smashing straight into it. F1 is your navigation console, F3 your cargo, and F2 the AAARGH! JUMP! JUMP! hyperspace button. Even factoring in a spectacularly dull tutorial thrown in to show you the ropes, only the most patient space cadets need apply.
Developer: StarWraith 3D Games LLC
Publisher: StarWraith 3D Games LLC
Release Date: 16 Jan, 2012
Genre: Simulation, Sci-fi, Action, Open World