Description of Frontier: Elite II
This long-awaited sequel to Elite casts you as the grandchild of captain Jameson, the protagonist of Elite.
The goal is still to become Elite by killing as many other ships as possible, but you now also have an imperial and a federal military rank, which you can advance by doing missions. Among the best improvements is the immense amount of detail you see when landing on planets or docking. Unfortunately these strong points are marred by the confusing interface, weak computer AI, and repetitive worlds. It's not up to par with Elite, but still fun nonetheless.
Great news for fans! David Braben's website, The Elite Club, has released the game and First Encounters, the sequel, as shareware :) Now is your chance to legitimate experience what is one of the most underrated games ever made! Fully patched, of course :)
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Mr MPTH 2021-08-20 0 point
Oh, It's actually called "Stories of Life on the Frontier", not "Tales from the Frontier"?
Mr MPTH 2021-08-20 0 point
Could anybody tell me where I can get "Tales From the Frontier"? It's a book that came with this game. I doubt, it was included with this download?
Helpful Alex 2020-12-15 4 points
Z,A = Up, down
= Left, Right
Enter, (R)Shift = Speed Up, Speed Down
Hope this is helpful!
And remember, Fly Dangerously! (Oh, and play Elite Dangerous on Steam)
Chris 2020-06-29 0 point
The combat seems cheaty at first. I suggest watching some tutorial videos by Jim plays on youtube. They help a lot with grasping certain concepts and getting a feel for the UI. As for combat. Turn off your engines when fighting and you can use your thrusters more precisely.
Greg 2019-05-02 0 point DOS version
I like this game so far, but I can't do combat, and sometimes the autopilot crashes during landing attempts.
Reluctant Hater 2019-02-27 -8 points
In concept I would for sure give this game a 10/10, especially for the year it was made when computer games were still very simple. I am afraid that because of the inexcusably cheaty hardness of this game (like being immediately attacked by 2 ships the very first time I leave the solar system I started in by ships I can't defeat) I have to give it a 0/10 because its so hard its not even playable for me.
blackslide 2018-07-05 4 points Amiga version
OMG! I totally completely and utterly lost a whole summer playing this game :D
Robbo 2018-02-23 0 point DOS version
Is there any way to save progress? I try the floppy disc icons but doesn't work.
VGold 2017-11-01 0 point
I was playing and I'm playing right now ;)
Amiga version is better in visual quality and music.
But the essence is the same in DosBox ver.
I played EVE for as much as Elite II but it's not the same.
RedBroga 2017-06-20 1 point Amiga version
Frontier Elite was the godfather of all space sim's. It's the game that could take you where no other games of the day could ever reach, got me hook line and sinker
Chandoss 2016-07-27 1 point
What an epic epic game! I see the composer (Dave Lowe of Uncle Art Music for those who don't know) has just released an Orchestral Version played by Chamber Orchestra of London. Check it out here if you love this game!
Frank Fu 2015-09-11 0 point
I really love this game! Its graphic and realistic physical system are wonderful.
jari 2015-08-03 -1 point DOS version
It's Elite 2 version include all patches that repaired most of these errors?
Frontier Developments released a shareware version of the game to the legions of fans through the Elite Club website (dead site). This version includes all the post-release patches and removes the copy protection schema, although Frontier Developments have neglected to complete the alleged missing code and there remain a number of now well known bugs.
JayDee 2015-05-01 -3 points DOS version
its got a weird copy protection system,include headings etc in the line asked for
gudge78 2015-03-29 0 point DOS version
If i check the corresponding page, line and word on the documents the manual download sends to me, it still says iv got it wrong.
Gudge78 2015-03-22 1 point DOS version
How do I bypass the space police asking me for letters from a page in a 1980s manual that i don't have?
JAY DEE 2014-10-22 0 point DOS version
heres a sound tip if the game crashes when you warp,change block size to 2048 and pre buffer to 20,in d-fends sound section.also remember to tick the activate sound box,mine was off when first installed
yomboprime 2013-05-02 0 point DOS version
Nomadski - Now it can be made reality: David Braben the creator of Elite and Frontier: Elite2 has made a Kickstarter project for Elite: Dangerous, the long awaited sequel. Contribute and pledge! :-) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/
polish ed 2012-09-17 1 point DOS version
anyways, installed D-fend, game works, hurrah!
copy protection. dammit. does anyone have page 48 of the manual, or know the first letter of word 3 on line 3?
myabandonware 2011-12-14 1 point DOS version
frontier elite two is the sequel to elite whitch i playd on my c64 the idea was you were a space trader from a long line of traders and you had to trade with other planets but elit was not your ordinery simulation game a lot of the time you were tasked with destroying threats like pirates and thargoids no we get to the graphics this was a wireframe 3d game which blow peoples minds then it is still awsesome in 2011 then we see the sequel which takes place in the same universe with better graphics
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