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Wing Commander Armada (DOS)

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Description

A strategy game base upon the popular Wing Commander Universe. This game sees you in command of either the Terran or Kilrathi empires in a bid to conquer a sector of space. This game provided 2 distinct modes of play with Armada being entirely tactically based and a far easier quick play method much like the mission creation facilities of Chuck Yegar's Air Combat of 5 years previous.

This game also featured multi-player support both in Quick play and Armada modes. The game could be played either in split-screen, network, serial or modem modes and was one of the first multi-player 3D space sims.

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Wing Commander Armada DOS Main Menu
Wing Commander Armada DOS Armada is the first Wing Commander game that allows to take Kilrathi side.
Wing Commander Armada DOS And examine every detail of the 3D ship models.
Wing Commander Armada DOS Locking target.

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User Reviews

Its good. Not the Worst, but not the best either. Chad Henshaw (32) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
New Look on WC Patrick McCarron (6) unrated
This game is ok but not worth seeking out wossname (159) unrated
The worst WC game made. WizardX (116) unrated
Strategy and fast action in the Wing Commander universe Aquaman (51) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer Sep, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Jul, 1994 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1994 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) Oct, 1994 69 out of 100 69
MikroBitti Dec, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1994 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Review UK Nov, 1994 6 out of 10 60
PC Joker Nov, 1994 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia

These days, this game is not the only Wing Commander game with multiplayer support. There's Wing Commander Prophecy for the GBA, featuring multiplayer support (by linking four GBAs together with a cable). The game is developed by Raylight Studios, not by Origin, though.
Edward Laverick (9) added Wing Commander Armada (DOS) on Nov 29, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18323) and me3D31337 (42914)