ACE 2088 is a strategy/simulation space ship game.
Your mission is to liberate the galaxy. You start aboard the Space Ship Deliverance and in it you have the Zeigler fighters you use to liberate each planet. Before launching you can equip your fighter for the planet mission. You can also navigate through the several star systems of this galaxy.
When you launch your fighter you go in flight sim mode, fighting with enemies ships, and bombing the planets bases to liberate it.