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Freedom Fighters (PlayStation 2)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    THEY TOOK YOUR FREEDOM.
    IT'S TIME TO TAKE IT BACK

    In Manhattan's darkest hour, citizens cry out for a hero to free their war-torn
    city from invading forces. Rise through the ranks of the resistance and
    recruit an army of Freedom Fighters to take the war to the streets.

    • A revolutionary "Recruit and Command" system lets you lead up to 12 freedom fighters into battle.
    • Intense 3rd-person action in the streets and alleys of New York.
    • Fight the enemy with guerilla tactics and weapons.
    • Interconnected missions mean the war waged in one level affects the battles in another.
    Join the resistance at www.freedom-fighters.co.uk

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (832) on May 18, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    With a vicious conflict raging in the streets of America and foreign forces occupying our shores, it's your patriotic duty to join your fellow countrymen in the fight to take back your homeland. Rise through the ranks of the resistance movement to recruit and lead an army of urban guerillas in the battle for New York City against the occupying Red Army. Travel the subways and sewers through the belly of the city, and emerge to fight against overwhelming odds with an arsenal of automatic weapons and other tools of the revolution. From the makers of Hitman 2, Freedom Fighters combines the depth of a squad-based game with the fast-paced intensity of an action game—all of which unfolds on the ultimate urban battleground. This is a fight you must win because only you can give a war-torn Manhattan its freedom!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14722) on Sep 13, 2010.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:
    Lead a squad of angry New Yorkers as they defend the streets against a communist invasion in this action-packed game.

    In an alternate universe in which the Soviet Union won the Cold War, ordinary citizens have begun to take up arms against the Red Menace. You are Christopher Stone, an average New Yorker who knows his way around his hometown subway system and packs serious firepower.

    Heavy weapons like machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and Molotov cocktails become tools of democracy as you form a squad of freedom fighters.

    As a born leader, you will recruit and guide as many as 12 like-minded soldiers. Recruiting is done using a charisma-based point system. When you rescue freedom fighters, capture vital installations or perform heroic deeds, you will earn Charisma Points that are used to recruit more men.

    Fierce fighting rages in subways, buildings and out on the streets. As time passes and the seasons change, New York City will look more and more like a war zone. You will also witness weather effects, smoke and detailed lighting effects.

    Publisher Electronic Arts promises intuitive controls that allow you to execute critical tasks with the touch of a button. Multiplayer split-screen support is planned for up to four players.

    Freedom Fighters sounds like an exciting mix of squad-based combat and intense guerrilla warfare. Check back for more info as the release date approaches.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54259) on Jul 24, 2005.

Electronic Arts Australia website - Windows:
    Description:

    Recruit and lead an army of urban guerilla in the streets of New York in Freedom Fighters the new third-person action game.With a vicious conflict raging in the streets of America, with foreign forces occupying our shores, it's your patriotic duty to join your fellow countrymen in the fight to take back your homeland.

    Features:

    • War Transforms Your City and Your Character - Witness the transformation of your character from ordinary citizen to the world's toughest Freedom Fighter. New York City itself slowly degrades into a massive battlefield.

    • Battle for the Big Apple - Fight for your city using a variety of weapons including machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and Molotov cocktails.

    • Enhanced Rendering Technology - An advanced engine renders amazing 3D special effects such as real-time lighting, rain, snow, smoke and explosions.

    • The Sound of Freedom - From shouts and commandos barked out in battle to a pace - and mood-setting soundtrack, the rich environment audio draws you into the action.

    • Multiplayer Battles - Up to four players can fight for freedom simultaneously in split-screen multiplayer mode.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Jun 27, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - PlayStation 2:

    Take to the streets of New York City and fight for your freedom!



    In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is unfolding in the streets of America. Taking on the role of Christopher Stone, players evolve from an average New Yorker into a fearless patriot who recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City. Freedom Fighters’ combines the depth of a squad-based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game that unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of the city.

    With leadership comes great responsibility. The lives of your soldiers and the quest for American Freedom are held together by your courage, charisma, and leadership skills. Because wars are not won alone, a key component of the game depends on the player's ability to recruit and lead fellow New Yorkers in the battle against the Red Menace. An intuitive recruiting command system allows him to give orders to his fellow soldiers and execute critical missions at the touch of a single button.

    Players will fight through the recognizable streets of NY with seamless urban fighting that takes place outside as well as indoors.

    There are high rewards and penalties for wins and losses in Freedom Fighters. A charisma-based Recruiting System awards points for rescuing freedom fighters or capturing vital installations, allowing the player to recruit more men as well as providing an emotional tie to the fighters.

    Your character and recruits engage the Red army with various types of single and two-handed weapons as well as unarmed combat martial arts maneuvers in their quest for freedom.

    FEATURES

  • Fast-paced squad-based element that enables players to recruit and lead up to 12 Freedom Fighters into battle.

  • Intense, in-your-face urban guerilla warfare scenarios ranging from small sabotage missions to large battles where the player has to conquer enemy installations.

  • Charisma-based Recruiting System gives players points for rescuing prisoners or capturing key installations.

  • Variety of weapons including machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, and Molotov Cocktails.

  • Character evolution that transforms the main character from an average civilian to the toughest Freedom Fighter in the world.

  • Environments and the seasons will evolve over time. As the game progresses, the city is slowly degraded and transformed into a massive battlefield.

  • Enhanced rendering technology via Io Interactive's "Glacier" engine that lends to amazing 3D special effects such as real-time lighting, rain, snow, smoke, and explosions.

  • Rich environmental audio such as shouting when in battle, barking out commands, and music that sets the pace and mood of the gameplay action.

  • Multiplayer support: Up to four players via split-screen mode on the console versions.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Jun 15, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2/XBox:
    MANY WILL DIE FOR THE CAUSE...
    RECRUIT ACCORDINGLY.


    In our nation's darkest hour, Americans cry out for a hero to free a war-torn Manhattan from invading forces. Join the resistance and take the war to the streets. They've taken away our freedom... now it's time to take it back.

  • A unique "Recruit and Command" system lets you lead up to 12 freedom fighters into battle.
  • Intense 3rd-person action in the streets and alleys of NYC.
  • Wield an arsenal of machine guns, Molotov cocktails, and other tools of the revolution.
  • Interconnected missions mean the war waged in one level affects the battles in another.
  • Up to four players can recruit and fight for freedom in split-screen multiplayer mode.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69780) on Oct 05, 2003.