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Wing Commander (DOS)

95
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The one and only Zovni (9350) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A game that won't appear ever again! Boston Low (93) unrated
An all time classic, still great after all these years Shadowcaster (237) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The best space combat sim of it's time, and my favourite still. Jeff Sinasac (315) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
No other game mixes the nail biting action of Wing Commander with the awesome, yet underrated storyline. An all time classic! PsOmA (28) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A worthy start to a long and successful series. Trixter (8734) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A classic, landmark masterpeice Rick Jones (108) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
An excellent example where the sum is greater than all the parts Kasey Chang (3653) unrated
The game that began it all, and made a long series of hatred for Kilrathi. Dragoon (89) unrated
One of those all-time classics everyone should play. WizardX (116) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (116 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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100
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
This program set new standards in graphics and gameplay. Graphically intense and luxurious, it places the player in the role of a space combat pilot in an intergalactic war. Although the plot follows a "branching tree," the richness of the entire package makes this a "must-have."
100
Retrogaming.it
Storicamente parlando, Wing Commander e la saga che esso ha generato non hanno rivali nel loro genere e ancora oggi, a tanti anni dall’ultimo episodio, non v’è nulla sul mercato che possa raggiungere vette così alte di spettacolarità e divertimento.
95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
What does it feel like to play a movie? The moment you load-up Wing Commander, you know you're playing something special. State of the art graphics, sound and presentation are supported by playable and additive gameplay. This cinematic combat-sim won't keep you hooked for months, but this doesn't detract from the fact that Wing Commander is a game in a class all it's own. Origin could become the software house of the decade.
94
Joystick (French)
Wing Commander préfigure ce que seront les jeux sur CD-Rom. Sauf que là, ce ne seront pas cinq ou six mégas, mais des centaines qu'ils compteront. Ce soft est donc un exercice de style, un ballon d'essai réalisé par des auteurs qui se font la main, l'embryon alléchant des jeuxs à venir. En plein écran plein les yeux, avec de la stéréo tous azimuts et des options en pagaille. Saurons-nous attendre jusque-là? (NDLR: Pas le choix).
93
Raze
Frankly, I was overwhelmed at the professional manner in which Wing Commander has been produced. Cinematic effects, thrills, spills, depth of gameplay, beautiful animated sequences - Wing Commander is, without a doubt, a strong contender for game of the year.
90
PC-Spiele '92
Wing Commander sehen und staunen: Selbst überzeugte Action-Gegner und Science-fiction-Hasser können sich dem fantastischen Flair dieses herrlichen Spiels kaum entziehen. Die Aufmachung im Stil eines Kinofilms ist wegweisend und wird durch den nicht-linearen und damit vielschichtigen Spielverlauf unterstützt. Im Genre der 3-D-Weltraumactionspiele hängt Wing Commander die gesamte Konkurrenz ab. Eine packend dichte Atmosphäre, viel Abwechslung und ein intelligentes Gegnerverhalten machen das Programm zu einem echten Erlebnis. Hochgezüchtete Hardware vorausgesetzt bietet Wing Commander Spielgenuß der Luxusklasse.
88
Power Play
Liebt Ihr Science-fiction? Habt Ihr mit wachsender Begeisterung "Krieg der Sterne" und "Kampfstern Galactica" im Kino gesehen? Habt Ihr nicht auch schon mal davon geträumt, an Bord eines schnittigen Raumschiffes auf Alienjagd zu gehen? Dieser Traum geht mit Origins Weltraumkampfsimulation "Wing Commander" endlich in Erfüllung.