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Flames of Freedom

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
77
3.0
Atari ST
87
3.8
DOS
...
3.2
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Description

This sequel to Midwinter takes place years after the events of the first game. The world has thawed and Midwinter has dissapeared beneath the ocean. It's legacy, the Peaceful Atlantic Federation is facing an invasion by the slave trading Saharan Empire. Between the two lie the Slave isles, a chain of islands under the oppressive thumb of the Saharans.

You are a covert operative for the Atlantic Federation. Your mission is to conduct assassinations, enlist rebels and sabotage the Saharans operations in the slave isles. As you carry out these open-ended missions, the islands will rebel and aid your efforts when the Saharan invasion finally comes.

Flames of freedom uses the same engine as Midwinter for land, air, and sea travel (and combat) but now, you control only a single customizable character. A strategic map allows you to identify key islands for your cause and determine the mission objectives that will sway it's population to your cause. Then, it's up to you to head in and carry out the mission as you see fit (perhaps guns first, perhaps with a big bag of money, perhaps just relying on your charm).

Flames of Freedom mixes first person action with strategy, vehicle combat, and diplomacy for a unique gaming experience that carries on the Midwinter legacy.

Screenshots

Flames of Freedom Atari ST Rest menu
Flames of Freedom DOS The New World!
Flames of Freedom DOS Mission Successful!
Flames of Freedom Atari ST First title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Midwinter II: Flames of Freedom" -- European Title

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User Reviews

Roam free and enjoy the scenery too. DOS Ummagumma (73)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Apr, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga May, 1994 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1994 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Title

The game was christened Flames Of Freedom rather than simply Midwinter 2 because, after the original's release, it was discovered that 'Midwinter' sounds like a Germanic slang term for a homosexual prostitute - a fact which hampered the game's sales in Europe, which had been expected to be high.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #11 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Contributed to by ClydeFrog (10071) and Neepie Lantern (482)