In Freelancer you may pirate the transport lanes (It is a house recreation, although).
You in all probability have extra freedom to do that on multiplayer servers although. The singleplayer marketing campaign could be trickier to finish in the event you piss off the native home you are in on the time. Although I suppose that is simply added problem.
X3 does have some freedom for pirates, however you will have plot restrictions to contest with. You’d must make mates with some races to get a lot of the plots achieved. In the end you’d in all probability be extra of a rogue with shifting alliances, which may very well be enjoyable in itself.
I do know there are a couple of mods that make piracy extra enjoyable or simpler to do, there’s in all probability extra the place these got here from. My solely expertise is with Terran Battle although, I do not understand how the earlier video games work with piracy. I assume they’ve as a lot freedom, if no more.
Cannot actually consider another house ones, apart from Darkstar One, which might be just like Freelancer with regard to piracy.