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The Soviet Union has invaded New York City! Chris Stone is just a plumber, and he's willing to live out his life normally even after the occupation. Until the Soviets picked up his brother Troy and charged him of being a terrorist (i.e. freedom fighter). Now Chris must contact the real freedom fighters, get his brother out, and eventually, drive the invaders out of New York.

Freedom Fighters is a third-person shooter with squad-based tactics, with a variety of typical weapons such as pistol, revolver, assault rifle, sub machine gun, shotgun, rocket launcher, grenade, and so on. As you proceed further in the game, you can control more and more people in your squad, until you end up with up to a dozen different freedom fighters all fighting alongside you in your quest to drive out the invaders.


Freedom Fighters Windows You play as a plumber wound up in a huge Russian invasion
Freedom Fighters Windows A beautiful night skyline
Freedom Fighters Windows The missions feature many obstacles and ambushes which need some tactical overview to get past
Freedom Fighters Windows You complete missions by raising the American flag

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Alternate Titles

  • "Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island" -- Working title
  • "Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Entertaining, but very short, squad-based shooter. GameCube Lucas Schippers (59)
A great game, flawlessly executed that just doesn't last long enough. Windows Marty Bonus (41)
A fantastic game, if a bit short. Windows kbmb (399)
Nostalgia is a traitorous foe, but this game still holds up pretty well GameCube Pixelspeech (949)
Should have been a modern classic GameCube Matt Neuteboom (941)
An absolute killer of a game!!! Xbox M.Allen (76)
An excellent action and tactical squad shooter. Windows Cyberzed (43)

Critic Reviews

Pelit Xbox Sep, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Oct 15, 2003 91 out of 100 91
PGNx Media GameCube Oct 20, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 2003 9 out of 10 90
IGN Xbox Sep 22, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 22, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de GameCube Oct 11, 2003 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de Xbox Oct 11, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Oct 13, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 05, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

Freedom Fighters appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


There's a reference to I/O Interactive's Hitman series near the beginning of the game. On the wall of the apartment you start in, you can see a movie poster for a movie called "Hong Kong Love Story" with a picture of Agent 47 and Lei Ling (the girl from the Lee Hong Assassination mission of Hitman: Codename 47) in a romantic embrace. This is kinda funny because in the original game, Agent 47 couldn't stand her. He can also be seen in several billboards around the city advertising a clothing store.

Voice acting

Nicholas Worth, who did the voice acting for the main villain in Freedom Fighters, also happened to play a very similar role in the game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 as Alexei Romanov - another alternate history game where the Soviet Union strikes at America.

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