Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (DOS)

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Description

Christopher Blair, "Heart of the Tiger" had retired to a farming planet after the war, content with retirement, so he says... In the depths of space, a new menace has surfaced. Some unknown attackers are killing civilian ships. The tension between the Confederation and the Border Worlds is at an all time high, as both sides accuse the other of staging the attacks. Admiral Tolwyn has recalled Blair back to service, where he will make the most difficult choice of all... And contemplate action he had never dared before, in the name of justice...

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom is a mix of interactive movie and space sim. The game has a dynamic mission tree, which means the player's behaviour will determine the next mission. The videos feature real actors, like Mark Hamill, Tom Wilson, John Rhys-Davies and Malcolm McDowell. Before the start of each mission, the space craft can be equipped with different weapons. Sometimes the mission objectives change during flight, and the player has to make decisions what he wants to do next, e.g. help out his friend or destroy an enemy fighter.

Screenshots

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS We meet "Vagabond" at the Officers' Lounge
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Escorting two "F/A-76 Longbow" bomber
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A "F-104A Bearcat" in action
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Title

Alternate Titles

  • "Wing Commander IV: מחיר החופש" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Wing Commander IV: O Preço da Liberdade" -- Brazilian title
  • "Wing Commander IV: Mekhir ha-Khofesh" -- Hebrew title

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User Reviews

Better than most are willing to admit. Zovni (9329) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Urgh Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
Best in the series Brent Barker (2) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Great production values, extremely low play value WizardX (116) unrated
Is it a movie or a game? Olivier Masse (420) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Brazil) May, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Team Mar, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Entertainment Weekly Mar 15, 1996 A- 91
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground Aug 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot May 01, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesFirst! 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania.de 1996 80 out of 100 80
High Score May, 1996 3 out of 5 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
How do I run this game in WinME?? 7 Darkon
Jan 22, 2008

Trivia

Despite the gigantic production values this game had, one scene got cut out of the final game. The scene, which shows Wilford telling Blair to board a Black Lance Transport was never released in any official form, but can be found around the net. Be warned that since the scene was cutted out at the last minute it is already encoded, meaning you'll need Xanmovie to play it, just like any other wc4 movie file (Xanmovie can be found on Origin's Crusader: No Regret).

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