What are some great computer games for people who enjoy non-linear privateering, combat, and risky missions?
I've loved the Escape Velocity
games for years. I recently got into Frontier
) and enjoyed it a lot, but it was way too short and easy. I'd like to try Transcendence
) but I'm on a Mac, and I'd like to try SAIS
) but I can't get it to run under Snow Leopard. Finally, I just discovered Skyrates
) and it's fun but so very slow
All that build-up is to ask: What other Macintosh or Flash games are like these? Specifically I'm looking for games that feature trading, fighting, upgrades and customization, and a big world to explore. I especially love games that let you choose to be good or evil (or neutral) and to become a hero, villain, or impossibly wealthy merchant. Even better if there are a bunch of different factions to choose from besides "good" and "evil," with shades of moral ambiguity. If the game is free that's also a big plus. Any suggestions?