Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (DOS)

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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.


Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Tamara "Panther" Farnsworth
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A "F-86 Hellcat V" ( planetary mission )
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Troy "Catscratch" Carter and Velina Sosa at the "BWS Intrepid"
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A cruiser ( Union of Border Worlds )

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 (9326) 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 Games (Germany) Feb, 1996 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) Feb, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Entertainment Weekly Mar 15, 1996 A- 91
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Mar, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Pelit Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83 1996 80 out of 100 80
GamesFirst! 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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How do I run this game in WinME?? 7 Darkon
Jan 22, 2008


The non-speaking pilots on the roster are mostly Origin employees on the WC4 project. For example, Anthony "Yaeger" Sommers (QA Project Lead), Frank "Turbo" Roan (Lead Programmer), and more.

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robotriot (8631) added Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (DOS) on Nov 01, 1999
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