Freelancer was released in 2003. A space simulator game where you play as Edison Trent, who lost his ship and has to earn money any way he can. It has great story, and you get to travel though the whole Sirius system. You also need to manage your influence on different factions, adding another element to the game.
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Pro Easy to pickup and learn
The controls have been simplified to the point where it isn't intimidating for new players. You can't control which systems receive more/less power in tight situations, and other systems have been dummed down as well: repairing your ship can be done with the click of a button instead of needing to wait, there is no radar to track, and there's less information available making it easier to focus on a single task.
Con Dated graphics
Freelancer was released in 2003, and as expected from a game that's nearly 15 years old the graphics look it.