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Freedom Fighters

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 (955)
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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 6 4.1
PlayStation 2 12 3.7
Windows 39 3.6
Xbox 9 3.2
Combined MobyScore 66 3.6


The Press Says

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100
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Freedom Fighters", como "Hitman", oferece uma experiência divertida e, apesar de não muito longa, muito bem planejada e executada. Um pouco mais de cuidado nas repetitivas vozes dos inimigos e na criação de um final mais empolgante teriam feito do produto um clássico.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Hoewel het game een ietsje langer had gekund, biedt Freedom Fighters een uitermate leuke en uitstekende mix van pure actie en teamgebaseerde tactieken.
93
WindowsGameSpot
It must take a lot of work to make a squad-based action game. On top of having to deliver all the core aspects that any shooter should have--things like responsive gameplay and great graphics and sound--a game designer working with squad-style gameplay also has to worry a lot about artificial intelligence. All it takes is a smattering of instances where a player's AI squadmates get stuck on a wall or take an inefficient path around a few obstacles to really shatter the illusion of working with a team and turn the game into a drone-babysitting simulation. Freedom Fighters, the new game from the developers of last year's great Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, deftly avoids the many pitfalls of AI squad tactics, and this, combined with great control, mission design, and presentation, makes for a truly fantastic game.

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PlayStation 2GameSpot
It must take a lot of work to make a squad-based action game. On top of having to deliver all the core aspects that any shooter should have--things like responsive gameplay and great graphics and sound--a game designer working with squad-style gameplay also has to worry a lot about artificial intelligence. All it takes is a smattering of instances where a player's AI squadmates get stuck on a wall or take an inefficient path around a few obstacles to really shatter the illusion of working with a team and turn the game into a drone-babysitting simulation. Freedom Fighters, the new game from the developers of last year's great Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, deftly avoids the many pitfalls of AI squad tactics, and this, combined with great control, mission design, and presentation, makes for a truly fantastic game.
93
XboxGameSpot
It must take a lot of work to make a squad-based action game. On top of having to deliver all the core aspects that any shooter should have--things like responsive gameplay and great graphics and sound--a game designer working with squad-style gameplay also has to worry a lot about artificial intelligence. All it takes is a smattering of instances where a player's AI squadmates get stuck on a wall or take an inefficient path around a few obstacles to really shatter the illusion of working with a team and turn the game into a drone-babysitting simulation. Freedom Fighters, the new game from the developers of last year's great Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, deftly avoids the many pitfalls of AI squad tactics, and this, combined with great control, mission design, and presentation, makes for a truly fantastic game.
92
GameCubeGameSpot
While the game could have been lengthier, Freedom Fighters is still just an outstanding blend of pure action and tactical squad combat. The squad control works incredibly well, making it easy even if you haven't had much experience with squad-based games in the past. Anyone looking for thrilling action with refined control and a great premise need look no further than Freedom Fighters.
92
XboxPelit
Freedom Fighters kertoo vaihtoehtoisesta nykypäivästä, jossa Neuvostoliitto ei kaatunutkaan omaan mahdottomuuteensa. Sen sijaan punakone on jyrännyt lähes koko maailman, omiin oloihinsa sulkeutunutta Yhdysvaltoja lukuun ottamatta. Lopulta puna-aalto saapuu New Yorkiin, joka jää etenevän neuvostoarmeijan jalkoihin. Miehitystä vastaan nousee taistelemaan joukko tavallisia amerikkalaisia.
92
PlayStation 2Pelit
Freedom Fighters kertoo vaihtoehtoisesta nykypäivästä, jossa Neuvostoliitto ei kaatunutkaan omaan mahdottomuuteensa. Sen sijaan punakone on jyrännyt lähes koko maailman, omiin oloihinsa sulkeutunutta Yhdysvaltoja lukuun ottamatta. Lopulta puna-aalto saapuu New Yorkiin, joka jää etenevän neuvostoarmeijan jalkoihin. Miehitystä vastaan nousee taistelemaan joukko tavallisia amerikkalaisia.
92
WindowsPelit
Freedom Fighters kertoo vaihtoehtoisesta nykypäivästä, jossa Neuvostoliitto ei kaatunutkaan omaan mahdottomuuteensa. Sen sijaan punakone on jyrännyt lähes koko maailman, omiin oloihinsa sulkeutunutta Yhdysvaltoja lukuun ottamatta. Lopulta puna-aalto saapuu New Yorkiin, joka jää etenevän neuvostoarmeijan jalkoihin. Miehitystä vastaan nousee taistelemaan joukko tavallisia amerikkalaisia.
91
PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
Freedom Fighters is a very impressive title and, as predicted, is one of those magical moments that surprises with quality and gameplay. If you like action titles then you'll love this game. I only hope that the developers start work on a sequel sooner rather then later. Fantastic.
91
XboxGamersHell.com
Imagine if much of the history for the last sixty or so years didn’t happen the way it actually did. Imagine if the nuclear bomb was dropped on Berlin, and the UK reluctantly joined Soviets. Imagine if Soviets managed to put medium-range missiles on Cuba, and invade the entire South America. Imagine if the President was assassinated two years ago, and that the entire North America is in for a big surprise.
90
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
Nonetheless, if a game can keep you entertained for six hours straight, then it is well worth at least a rent. I believe that it only took me about four to six hours to beat the single player missions, which, by the way, kick as much butt as multi-player, but even if you get bored with single-player, I am sure that multi-player will keep you busy all night, literally.
90
PlayStation 2Gamesdog
Overall, Freedom Fighters brings back all the necessary elements to make the team third person shooter fun. The simple controls and the missions, with enough of a challenge to make you think, really make it fun to play - something that can be lacking in uber-realistic games. You can always retreat and come back later in this game - where ever you see a manhole cover you can escape to the sewers and try again with full health and a reload. You can also quicksave in game via the same method - useful before you try something stupid. The real beauty here is that is was a surprise - no preconceptions here, just fun to play - fun enough to have diverted me from SOCOM (and how much publicity did that have?).
90
GameCubePGNx Media
Freedom Fighters in a strategy shooter; this is where, not running straight into battles is your best choice. In Freedom Fighters you play as Chris Stone. Stone is a Brooklyn plumber (cough* super mario bros *cough), who gets caught up in the conquest of America by The Soviet Union. While going to fix a lady’s plumbing Stone’s brother is caught by the Soviet army. So he must save him, and become the leader of the newest revolution of the United States.
90
XboxGamePro (US)
Sometimes a game almost slips under the radar and surprises you, popping up at the last minute and blasting you with fun gameplay and an uber-cool story line. Freedom Fighters is one of those games'a sleeper hit that proves that a game doesn't have to be a sequel to be great.
89
WindowsComputerGames.ro
It is true many promises remained unfulfilled (the multiplayer mode, the turn based fights) and because of certain reasons the producers changed its name twice from Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island to Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty and only then Freedom Fighters. If this game were polished a little bit more, we would have got in our hands the best game of the year until now, despite its simple gameplay. Unfortunately, Freedom Fighter is just a game very well done but which doesn't impose any new standards. Even so, you shouldn't miss it.
89
WindowsLawrence
The overall feel is great, although not as deep as one would hope. Regardless, EA has another winner on its roster that warrants a better sequel.
88
XboxLawrence
The overall feel is great, although not as deep as one would hope. Regardless, EA has another winner on its roster that warrants a better sequel.
88
PlayStation 2Lawrence
The overall feel is great, although not as deep as one would hope. Regardless, EA has another winner on its roster that warrants a better sequel.
86
GameCubeRetroage
Mimo solidnej oprawy, ciekawego scenariusza oraz unikalnych rozwiązań gra nie stała się tak popularna jak na to zasługuje. Dlatego jeśli lubisz tego typu gry, a nie miałeś styczności z Freedom Fightes gorąco zachęcam do zapoznania się z tą pozycją. Jedyną poważną wadą jest praca kamery (a dokładnie to jej brak), oraz krótki czas ok. 10-12 godzin potrzebny do ukończenia gry.
86
GameCubeN-Zone
Zu Beginn des Spiels war ich sofort von der total einfachen Steuerung überrascht. Es dauert wirklich nicht lange, dann kann man im Schlaf seinen Gefolgsleuten Befehle erteilen. Aber nicht nur in diesem Bereich kann der Titel punkten. Die tolle Atmosphäre derStraßenschlachten mit den Roten inmitten von Manhattan ist wirklich gut gelungen. Einen großen Teil dazu trägt der hervorragende Soundtrack von Jesper Kyd bei. Aber wie bei fast jedem Spiel gibt es auch negative Seiten. Die künstliche Intelligenz der CPU-gesteuerten Partner lässt manchmal sehr zu wünschen übrig. Zu viert macht das Spiel zwar auch Spaß, nur hätte im Mehrspielermodus mehr drin sein müssen.
86
WindowsActionTrip
Finally, it remains to be said that the PC version of Freedom Fighters doesn't have multiplayer support. I guess it got lost along the way, amidst IO's efforts to release the game on several different platforms. Certainly this is quite a blow to the game's replay value, as we're left to ponder just how interesting it could've been to play FF in multiplayer. However, the single-player does have some redeeming qualities to it in that sense. I could easily see myself coming back for another go at it on the harder level of difficulty, especially now when I'm fairly proficient at commanding my squad mates. It is this reviewer's opinion that the game was original and fun enough to warrant a purchase from anyone looking for some intense and addictive action gaming. Hell, someone needs to save the good tradition of strawberry cheesecake, greasy pizza, Yankees and Calvin Klein from the "Russkies!"
86
GameCubeGamersMark
Io-Interactive’s Freedom Fighters grabbed me by the throat and just dragged me into an amazing gaming experience that I never thought would be. Its gameplay is addicting, intense, and simply enthralling. While short in length and a bit flawed, Freedom Fighters is worth some attention. Give it a rental at least.
85
GameCubeGamesCollection
Freedom Fighters è un buon gioco, a tratti frustrante e difficile, ma nel complesso appetibile a tutti gli appassionati di sparatutto "quasi" strategici più o meno storici (nel senso di storia alternativa in questo caso. La trama vera e propria è abbastanza scontata...). Graficamente è ben fatto, ma il suo maggiore punto di forza sta nella colonna sonora, avvolgente ed evocativa al punto giusto. Da provare.
84
WindowsJolt (UK)
In the end, Freedom Fighters is short-lived, lasting about 6 hours or so. There is no multiplayer available to PC gamers, in spite of there being multiplayer options for console gamers. Co-operative play would have been great, but it was never to be. There are no other options to add to the games value, but having said that, it’s certainly worth playing twice, and the hardest difficulty setting will give you a good challenge.
84
GameCubeIGN
Freedom Fighters is a game that gets better the more you play it. The challenge increases at the same rate as your skills and abilities so that you're really appreciating the level of control you've got towards the end and the cool action you can create because of it. Obviously an online component would be a wonderful addition but for what it is Freedom Fighters is pretty satisfying. You just wish your running, gunning and commanding skills, once developed, could be applied in other ways against online competitors.
84
PlayStation 2IGN
For a game that's undergone so many name changes during its short marketing life, Freedom Fighters turned out surprisingly well. Whether you remember it as Freedom: Battle for Liberty Island or Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty, the third-person action shooter blends squad-based tactics with a well presented story. The whole package comes off like an entry level tactical action game for those who can't get their minds around the all-too authentic realism of games like Rainbow Six or Conflict Desert Storm. It also deftly avoids the identity crisis that undermined Digital Anvil's Brute Force (on Xbox) by keeping the basic game systems easy to understand and easy to execute.
84
WindowsIGN
For a game that's undergone so many name changes during its short marketing life, Freedom Fighters turned out surprisingly well. Whether you remember it as Freedom: Battle for Liberty Island or Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty, the third person action shooter blends squad-based tactics with a well presented story. The whole package comes off like an entry level tactical action game for those who can't get their minds around the all-too authentic realism of games like Rainbow Six or Conflict Desert Storm. It also deftly avoids the identity crisis that undermined Digital Anvil's Brute Force by keeping the basic game systems easy to understand and easy to execute.
84
XboxIGN
For a game that's undergone so many name changes during its short marketing life, Freedom Fighters turned out surprisingly well. Whether you remember it as Freedom: Battle for Liberty Island or Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty, the third person action shooter blends squad-based tactics with a well presented story. The whole package comes off like an entry level tactical action game for those who can't get their minds around the all-too authentic realism of games like Rainbow Six or Conflict Desert Storm. It also deftly avoids the identity crisis that undermined Digital Anvil's Brute Force by keeping the basic game systems easy to understand and easy to execute.
83
WindowsFragland.net
To sum up: good graphics, great AI, beautiful music and voices and all of this in a short but powerful wrapper! If it had multiplayer, this would be my game of the year, but that’s only including in console versions :(. Now, because of its short playtime, it’s just a nice game. Isn’t it weird that a lot of new games have this problem? But let’s not moan about that, since all other shooters (except Max Payne 2) are postponed this “action hitman” couldn’t come at a better time. Everyone whose looking for an action game “pur sang” will have a lot of fun with this!
83
GameCubeLawrence
The overall feel is great, although not as deep as one would hope. Regardless, EA has another winner on its roster that warrants a better sequel.
82
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
het is een fijne game die voor heel wat intense momenten zorgt, maar er zat nog veel meer in. Freedom Fighters: Soldiers of Liberty levert een stevige adrenaline kick, maar is jammer genoeg een kort leven beschoren.
81
Xbox4Players.de
Die Action ist unkompliziert, der Taktikeinschlag reicht genau aus und zusammen mit dem angenehmen und stets schaffbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad bietet das neue Werk von Io Interactive unter dem Strich angenehme Unterhaltung. Dass die Story dabei genau so an den Haaren herbeigezogen wie unrealistisch ist, dürfte einige abschrecken, doch innerhalb des Gameplays hat man die sich bietenden Möglichkeiten gut ausgenutzt, so dass die Geschichte in diesem fast schon wieder plausibel wirkt. Grafisch auf allen Konsolen gut, ohne wirklich glänzen zu können (mit Ausnahme der klasse Spezialeffekte) wird die Xbox am wenigsten ausgenutzt, obwohl auch PS2 und GameCube nicht wirklich an ihre Grenzen gebracht werden. Zwar lässt einen das Gefühl nicht los, dass Freedom Fighters in Ego-Perspektive noch etwas mehr Spaß machen würde, doch die Entscheidung, einen Taktik-Shooter in der dritten Person zu präsentieren, geht letzten Endes wenigstens nicht nach hinten los.
81
GameCube4Players.de
Die Action ist unkompliziert, der Taktikeinschlag reicht genau aus und zusammen mit dem angenehmen und stets schaffbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad bietet das neue Werk von Io Interactive unter dem Strich angenehme Unterhaltung. Dass die Story dabei genau so an den Haaren herbeigezogen wie unrealistisch ist, dürfte einige abschrecken, doch innerhalb des Gameplays hat man die sich bietenden Möglichkeiten gut ausgenutzt, so dass die Geschichte in diesem fast schon wieder plausibel wirkt. Grafisch auf allen Konsolen gut, ohne wirklich glänzen zu können (mit Ausnahme der klasse Spezialeffekte) wird die Xbox am wenigsten ausgenutzt, obwohl auch PS2 und GameCube nicht wirklich an ihre Grenzen gebracht werden. Zwar lässt einen das Gefühl nicht los, dass Freedom Fighters in Ego-Perspektive noch etwas mehr Spaß machen würde, doch die Entscheidung, einen Taktik-Shooter in der dritten Person zu präsentieren, geht letzten Endes wenigstens nicht nach hinten los.
81
PlayStation 24Players.de
Die Action ist unkompliziert, der Taktikeinschlag reicht genau aus und zusammen mit dem angenehmen und stets schaffbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad bietet das neue Werk von Io Interactive unter dem Strich angenehme Unterhaltung. Dass die Story dabei genau so an den Haaren herbeigezogen wie unrealistisch ist, dürfte einige abschrecken, doch innerhalb des Gameplays hat man die sich bietenden Möglichkeiten gut ausgenutzt, so dass die Geschichte in diesem fast schon wieder plausibel wirkt. Grafisch auf allen Konsolen gut, ohne wirklich glänzen zu können (mit Ausnahme der klasse Spezialeffekte) wird die Xbox am wenigsten ausgenutzt, obwohl auch PS2 und GameCube nicht wirklich an ihre Grenzen gebracht werden. Zwar lässt einen das Gefühl nicht los, dass Freedom Fighters in Ego-Perspektive noch etwas mehr Spaß machen würde, doch die Entscheidung, einen Taktik-Shooter in der dritten Person zu präsentieren, geht letzten Endes wenigstens nicht nach hinten los.
81
WindowsGamesmania
Actionspieler kommen bei Freedom Fighters garantiert auf ihre Kosten. Außer der originellen Missionsstruktur begeistert insbesondere die KI der Kontrahenten. Da lässt es sich durchaus verschmerzen, wenn gelegentlich ein Scherge trotz Lärm oder gar Beschuss nicht reagiert und sich der Abwechslungsreichtum der Aufträge doch arg in Grenzen hält. Selbst die bescheidene Speicherfunktion kann den ansonsten sehr positiven Gesamteindruck nicht zunichte machen. Dieser Widerstandsbewegung schließt man sich gerne an.
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WindowsShooterplanet
Lässt man die etwas altbackene Technik außer Acht, so bekommt man mit Freedom Fighters einen gelungenen Shooter mit spannender Story, gut durchdachten Missionen und interessanten Gameplayfeatures. Gerade das Rekrutieren und Befehligen von anderen Widerstandskämpfern läßt erstklassiges Rebellenfeeling aufkommen und den Spieler tief in das Spiel eintauchen. Der fehlende Multiplayer trübt zwar den Gesamteindruck, der Singleplayer entschädigt jedoch auf ganzer Linie und liefert ca. 8-10 Stunden Spielekost. Der Shooter ist heute bereits für unter 5 Euro zu haben und auf jeden Fall einen Blick Wert. Solider Shooter mit netten Ideen.
80
XboxAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Freedom Fighters outdoes most other action titles with an impressive coupling of terrific gameplay mechanics and a strong presentation. Even with a somewhat weak split-screen multiplayer mode, the challenging gameplay and engrossing plot will satisfy players on their first run through, while the superb AI and outstanding level design will keep them coming back for more.
80
WindowsGameSpy
Those three complaints aside, Freedom Fighters is buckets of fun with a lot of style. The backstory is fascinating and cleverly presented, and the main attraction is a nonstop action scene that showcases some of the best artificial intelligence I've seen in a video game. It's really only its brevity and restrictive save game system that keeps this game from fighting its way to the top of the genre.
80
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Unfortunately, the PC edition of this game is missing the multiplayer-combat squad matches that the various consoles versions boast. On the other hand, Freedom Fighters on PC is a good 10 dollars less than its console counterparts. In any case, Freedom Fighters still raises the proud flag of a full and exciting game well worth its rubles.
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PlayStation 2Factornews
IO Interactive et Electronic Arts signent là un excellent jeu d’action qui est réellement un plaisir à jouer. Même si le scénario n’est pas des plus originaux, sûrement trop américano-américain, l'ambiance, le gameplay varié et le mode multijoueur de Freedom Fighters sont excellents et vous tiendront suspendu à votre pad pendant quelques heures de bonheur, et c’est bien là l’essentiel.
80
PlayStation 2PSW (Playstation World Magazine UK)
Even mundane locations like train stations and ordinary office buildings have been spectacularly represented. Instead of being confronted with a desk with a blocky computer on, these interiors are filled with the sort of mess, detail and personality we’ve rarely seen in games before. Does it change the run-and-shoot gameplay? Not a bit. Does it make everything a thousand times more atmospheric? Yes, it does. And when a game’s as easy and fun to play as Freedom Fighters, it always helps if it looks the business too. The only strange thing about the game is that it’s not a superior movie licence. Mind you, deals are probably being done in Hollywood as we speak; anyone fancy Freedom Fighters: The Movie starring Freddie Prinze Junior as the Saviour of America? Us neither. OVERALL SCORE It’s not that deep, but it’s as good an example of a cinematic game as we’ve seen for ages. Rent first to show off the power of PS2 to your mates. and you might just find yourself falling in love.
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WindowsJoystick (French)
Très bon jeu d'arcade à la finition particulièrement soignée, Freedom Fighters réussit à combiner la simplicité d'un shoot bourrin à la tactique d'un jeu multi - mais en solo. Si vous avez aimé descendre les Marines d'Half-Life, vous adorerez flinguer les Bolchéviques de Freedom Fighters.
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GameCubeGamers Globe
Men samlet set er Freedom Fighters virkelig et spil i topklasse.
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Freedom Fighters est véritabelement mon coup de coeur du moment. Fun, intuitif et addictif, voilà un titre que les amateurs d'action se doivent de pratiquer. Tout est là pour vous y pousser d'ailleurs. Quelques défauts idiots et une ou deux lacunes lui coütent une note plus élevée, de même que sa durée de vie un peu limitée mais voilà un bon conseil : jouez à Freedom Fighters. Ca vaut le coup.
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PlayStation 2Gameplanet
EVERY SO OFTEN A game pops out of the blue that smacks you square in the chops with it's surprising brilliance and impressive gameplay. Freedom Fighters, we're very pleased to report, is one such game. Although we'd been following development progress of this third-person squad-based action shooter from early on (when it was known as "Freedom Battle For Liberty Island") it wasn't until we started playing the finished version that we realised just how well put together Freedom Fighters actually is.
80
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
What if the Soviet Union won the Cold War and invaded the United States? Freedom Fighters says Americans would resist as ragtag revolutionaries - and it would be a hell of a lot of fun.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Fundament von Freedom Fighters ist eine wundervoll absurde Story: Die Russen gewinnen den kalten Krieg, vereinen Europa unter kommunistischer Flagge und fallen im 21. Jahrhundert in Amerika ein. Chris Walker, von Beruf Klempner und Rebellenkämpfer, soll die Invasion stoppen - und Sie helfen ihm dabei. Aus der Verfolgerperspektive steuern Sie Chris durch die Straßen von New York, um die Rote Armee mit Waffengewalt zu vertreiben.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Freiheitskampf auf die amerikanische Art: Kopf ausschalten und ballern, was das Zeug hält. Das macht mir in Freedom Fighters viel Spaß, weil das militärische Dauerfeuer eben mehr Serious Sam als Operation Flashpoint ist. Dadurch verliert das realistische Szenario deutlich an Brisanz, und auch die eher comic-hafte Grafik schreit ganz laut: »Hallo, das ist doch nur Fiktion!« Die Megaportion Ami-Patriotismus finde ich ausgesprochen lächerlich. Als ob sich die Elite der roten Armee von einem Klempner aufmischen ließe. Nichts gegen Helden-Geschichten, aber wenn ich am Ende einer Mission die Sowjetflagge einholen und dafür »Stars and Stripes« hissen muss, schäme ich mich für die Entwickler. Die Krönung: Freiheitskämpfer Chris verwendet in seiner TV-Ansprache an das amerikanische Volk fast den gleichen Wortlaut wie Mel Gibson in Braveheart – peinlich, peinlich.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Un très bon jeu qui sort malheureusement un peu vite. Si de bonnes idées sont en effet présentes (l'assignation d'ordres à vos hommes étant la meilleure) et que l'ambiance est exquise, le gameplay n'a pas bénéficié d'assez de soins et l'IA des personnages se montre aussi bien très fine que défaillante suivant les passages. Mais au final Freedom Fighters est un titre accessible, qu'on lâche difficilement une fois le pad en mains et ce malgré les défauts évoqués plus avant.
75
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Un très bon jeu qui sort malheureusement un peu vite. Si de bonnes idées sont en effet présentes (le recrutement d'hommes étant la meilleure) et que l'ambiance est exquise, le gameplay n'a pas bénéficié d'assez de soins et l'IA des personnages se montre aussi bien très fine que défaillante suivant les passages. Mais au final Freedom Fighters est un titre accessible, qu'on lâche difficilement une fois le pad en mains et ce malgré les défauts évoqués plus avant.
75
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Un très bon jeu qui sort malheureusement un peu vite. Si de bonnes idées sont en effet présentes (l'assignation d'ordres à vos hommes étant la meilleure) et que l'ambiance est exquise, le gameplay n'a pas bénéficié d'assez de soins et l'IA des personnages se montre aussi bien très fine que défaillante suivant les passages. Mais au final Freedom Fighters est un titre accessible, qu'on lâche difficilement une fois le pad en mains et ce malgré les défauts évoqués plus avant.
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WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Al met al is Freedom Fighters een game die opvalt, maar waarschijnlijk net niet genoeg om zo groot te worden als andere fps games. De gameplay is verfrissend, origineel en leuk, maar dit is typisch zo'n game die je een uurtje speelt om morgen weer verder te gaan, simpelweg omdat de gameplay constant hetzelfde is, en we inmiddels meer zijn gewend. Dat is best jammer, want er zit behoorlijk goed programmeerwerk in. Slecht is deze game dus zeker niet, en als je zin hebt in af en toe een half uurtje vermaak, dan is Freedom Fighters zeker de moeite waard.
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GameCubeNintendo Difference
Malgré des défauts mineurs, son ambiance unique et particulièrement réussie de guérilla urbaine fait de Freedom Fighters un titre à part. Malheureusement passé quasi-inaperçu au moment de sa sortie, voilà un jeu qui mérite qu’on lui donne une deuxième chance en cette période de disette sur le Cube.
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PlayStation 2Super Play
Freedom Fighters är enligt mig ett av de mest underhållande actionspelen på ett bra tag, och vad som glädjer mig ännu mer är att spelet finns tillgängligt till samtliga format. Så fill du befria New York är det bara att marschera ned till spelbutiken. Det är en order.
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XboxPlayer1
Spelet bromsas något av ett halkigt menysystem. I svåra stunder är det väldigt irriterande att behöva bläddra i menyer. Möjlighet till kontroll av diverse fordon är också saknad. Freedom Fighters sticker onekligen ut från allt befintligt skräp i actiongenren, även om det inte direkt är någon jättesensation. Den apokalyptiska stämningen och omväxlingen bidrar till ett välkommet spel till samlingen.
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XboxDigital Entertainment News (den)
Freedom fighters is a hard game to access. It takes so many things from other genres, while not really doing anything original except maybe incorporating them into one game. It offers exciting gameplay, there is little multi-player excitement, and the game has little replay value. The multi-player, which allows players to act as teams on mission to “steal the bacon” basically little different than the game, its raise your flag and hold the fort. The AI is good, but can get in the way at times, especially for your remedial minded troops. The controls and graphics are good, but not excellent. While this game has many good aspects, we will wait to see what other companies offer with Full Spectrum Warrior and Kill.Switch on the horizon.
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PlayStation 2Digital Entertainment News (den)
Freedom fighters is a an interesting mix of genre's between a Dead to Rights (action) and a Ghost Recon (shooter). In the game, IO Interactive manages to bring their Hitman 2 physics and engines, and introduce an intricate storyline, focused around a Russian occupation of New York city in a parallel universe - where the cold war was basically non-existent and the Russian military has managed to take "liberate" (think what the US did to Iraq) North and South America.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
Riffing somewhat from current events, Freedom Fighters sees an irked young patriot defending his country against an invading superpower through a campaign of guerrilla warfare. Perhaps disappointingly, developer Io Interactive doesn't explore the underlying irony of the premise - that Russia has invaded America to "liberate" Americans from their corrupt capitalist rulers - to any significant degree, preferring instead to frame the player's actions with comedic news broadcasts, predictable NPC dialogue and stirring Russian music.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Dans un monde où les soviétiques ont gagné la guerre froide, vous incarnez un plombier, Chris. Au début du jeu, vous devez intervenir avec votre frère plombier chez une femme mais dès votre arrivée des tanks Russes et soldats soviétiques envahissent les rues de Manhattan. A cet instant précis, votre vie bascule, et vous devenez rapidement le leader de la résistance ! Votre première mission en solo sera de libérer le chef de la résistance. Puis vous trouverez quelques alliés sur votre chemin afin d’accomplir vos missions pour qu’enfin la paix revienne. Vous l’aurez compris, ce sont encore une fois les méchants communistes russes que nous affrontons et les gentils démocrates américains que nous incarnons.
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XboxGMR
When godless Soviets drop the vodka bottle of oppression on New York City, plumber-turned-hero Christopher Stone must set things right. As a leader of an anti-Communist squad, Stone uses the sewers as a base from which to free the Big Apple.
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XboxNetjak
Freedom Fighters is a solid enough effort from EA Games. The squad-based AI is definitely worth a look, and despite all the flag-waving, the game manages to tell an involving story. It’s a shame that more effort wasn’t put into the graphics, or more variation wasn’t put into the gameplay – I would have enjoyed cruising around in a “borrowed” Soviet tank, for instance. I picked my copy up in the bargain bin, so if you can find a used copy or can rent it, then by all means do so – after all, where will you be when the revolution comes?
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
I'm a bit torn on the final word for Freedom Fighters. I hated my first ten minutes with the game, but as I got used to the setup I began to enjoy it, and a few levels really had me begging for more. But the qualifications -- short length, lack of replay value, and control issues -- knock the game down value-wise, even though I think anyone who's attracted to quick, violent squad play will have a good time. In addition, the PS2 sees a lot of stutter in the menus and cutscenes, which is a huge distraction. Hopefully, this will be a template for further development that will better meld the GTA mold with squad command and the revolutionary spirit, but many people will consider this a rental.
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WindowsWithingames
Ohne große Erwartungen bin ich an das Spiel herangegangen und wurde positiv überrascht. Der Action-Shooter von IO-Interactive weiß durchaus zu gefallen. Leider bremsen ein paar KI-Schwächen, der fehlende Multiplayermodus und die relativ kurze Spielzeit ein wenig den Spielspaß, aber dennoch fesselten mich die hervorragende Atmosphäre und die kurzweiligen Missionen an den PC. Es tut mir einfach leid um ein Spiel, das, schon wie Hitman 2, sehr viel Potenzial hat, aber durch kleinere Mängel einfach nicht den Sprung zu den absoluten Top-Titeln schafft. Es wäre nämlich locker mehr drinnen gewesen.
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GameCubeGameSpy
I'm a bit torn on the final word for Freedom Fighters. I hated my first ten minutes with the game, but as I got used to the setup I began to enjoy it, and a few levels really had me begging for more. But the qualifications -- short length, lack of replay value, and control issues -- knock the game down value-wise, even though I think anyone who's attracted to quick, violent squad play will have a good time. Hopefully, this will be a template for further development that will better meld the GTA mold with squad command and the revolutionary spirit, but many people will consider this a rental.
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XboxGameSpy
In a sewer shaft deep under the streets, a makeshift raft floats towards a lean camp. Those aboard are soldiers, wounded from recent skirmishes with forces occupying their city -- these Freedom Fighters are what remains of the old America. It seems laughable that America was once as afraid of guys in fur hats as we are now of those in turbans, but it's true enough. But in this alternate future that fear never abated, as the Soviet Union threw its Iron Curtain over Europe, and now America. EA's Freedom Fighters is a squad-based action game that's as much Grand Theft Auto as Philip K Dick, and while it's fun, you'll wish for a deeper set of options by the time the war is over.
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XboxX-Power
Al met al is de game heel aardig te noemen, maar lang niet zo goed als de makers hadden gelet op een paar praktische punten. Als je geen probleem hebt met de aparte besturing, veel wapperende Amerikaanse vlaggen en een aantal kleine schoonheidsfoutjes dan zal je een goede tijd hebben met Freedom Fighters. Waar de squad-based conculega Brute Force het moet hebben van zijn looks en conflict Desert Storm 2 van zijn gameplay, daar moet Freedom Fighters het vooral hebben van de AI. Freedom Fighters is geen absolute topper, maar hoeft zich ook niet te schamen tussen de andere shooters die momenteel worden aangeboden.