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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (PlayStation)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Attacking the enemy.
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Take a shuttle.
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Maniac and Blair inside a shuttle
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Blair in a bar

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

This is a game? Anatole (52) unrated

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Mar, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Coming Soon Magazine Jun 16, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Jun 02, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
Absolute Playstation Aug, 1997 7 out of 10 70
NowGamer Jun 01, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
How do I run this game in WinME?? 7 Darkon
Jan 22, 2008

Trivia

As of June 2000, WC IV still holds the record for most expensive video game ever made. Dissatisfied with the blue-screened video of #3, Chris Roberts decided he wanted to build full-sized sets for the game. The end result was around $10 million dollars spent. By comparision, that's roughly what the original Star Wars cost.

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Adam Baratz (1352) added Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (PlayStation) on Apr 16, 2001
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