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Wing Commander: Secret Ops (Windows)

Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows Sitting inside the launch tube of the TCS Cerberus.

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Description

Secret Ops continues the story of Wing Commander: Prophecy. Casey and some of his wingmates are transferred to the Confederation's newest cruiser, the TCS Cerberus. They are assigned patrol duties close to the Sol system. However, the bugs are back and this time, they are close to Earth. It's up to Casey to stop their plans once more.

Secret Ops uses essentially the same engine as Prophecy. You can fly upgraded versions of the Prophecy fighters equipped with some new weapons. The story is no longer told with videos but with cutscenes using the game engine.

Screenshots

Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows A Moray under heavy fire.
Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows The heat of battle.
Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows A close-up view of an Artemis missile impacting a Manta.
Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows Swarmer missile impact as seen through the Missile Cam.

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User Reviews

A fascinating way for delivering a top-quality game to the masses... Chris Martin (1097) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The last really good thing that Origin ever did for it's customers Zovni (9334) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Oct, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1998 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 78 out of 100 78

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Trivia

All the "cut-scenes" in the game are rendered in the game engine itself. While this is nothing really new (Starsiege did that long before Secret Ops), it was a first for an Origin game.

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Terok Nor (19543) added Wing Commander: Secret Ops (Windows) on Jun 28, 2000