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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 A cruiser ( Union of Border Worlds )
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A "KF-100 Dralthi IV" of the Kilrathi Empire
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Captain Paulsen
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A formation of three "Banshee II" fighters

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 (9366) 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 (421) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

PC Team Mar, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 22, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Electric Playground Aug 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Pelit Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GamesFirst! 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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

In a rare "script ignore" for the Wing Commander series, if 2nd Lt. Troy "Catscratch" Carter (played by Mark Dacascos, also of several movies including "Le Pacte des loups" (Brotherhood of the Wolf), survives his final mission, he absolutely disappears from the rest of the game. No mention is made of his fate at all and he is no longer available as a wingman. Lt. Velina Sosa, who is his love interest and is quite upset should he die, never mentions his mysterious disappearance from the ship. Also, his name disappears from the killboard. Normally, when a pilot is killed, "KIA" is written next to their name and their stats remain. But Catscratch, for all intents and purposes, is erased from existence if he actually survives the one mission he doesn't complete properly.

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robotriot (8637) added Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (DOS) on Nov 01, 1999
Other platforms contributed by M4R14N0 (1284), Christian Klein (5791), Adam Baratz (1352) and Terok Nor (18323)