Can Halion Sonic SE3 replace SE2 ?

Hey,guys,I’ a fresher,

I want to know that is there any other free VST can work on Cubase9 to replace Halion Sonic SE2 but also as good as it?

Halion Sonic SE3 is free now ,so can I use it? I think SE2 is a little bit old in somewhere.

Does this make sense?