Space simulation games are one of the oldest gaming sub-genres, and for good reason. Exploring the stars has long been a dream of mankind; from a galaxy far, far away to the final frontier, space has captured the imagination of millions. Evochron Mercenary is the latest in the line of open-ended space sims, one that allows the player to choose their own career, ranging from fighter pilot to trader or racer. You can scour the galaxy for resources to sell, establish trade routes and stations, or simply fight your way across entire sectors. Evochron Mercenary does a good job of putting the galaxy at your fingertips, but suffers from a few of the genre’s common flaws.