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Wing Commander: Armada

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A strategy game base upon the popular Wing Commander Universe. This game sees you in command of either the Terran or Kilrathi empires in a bid to conquer a sector of space. This game provided 2 distinct modes of play with Armada being entirely tactically based and a far easier quick play method much like the mission creation facilities of Chuck Yegar's Air Combat of 5 years previous.

This game also featured multi-player support both in Quick play and Armada modes. The game could be played either in split-screen, network, serial or modem modes and was one of the first multi-player 3D space sims.


Wing Commander: Armada DOS Confederation ship cockpit.
Wing Commander: Armada DOS Dralthi cockpit.
Wing Commander: Armada DOS All ship models are 3D now.
Wing Commander: Armada DOS The cockpit can be turned off for higher visibility.

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User Reviews

Its good. Not the Worst, but not the best either. DOS Chad Henshaw (32)
New Look on WC DOS Patrick McCarron (6)
This game is ok but not worth seeking out DOS wossname (159)
The worst WC game made. DOS WizardX (116)
Strategy and fast action in the Wing Commander universe DOS Aquaman (51)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Power Play DOS Jul, 1994 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) DOS Oct, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Dec 01, 1994 66 out of 100 66
MikroBitti DOS Dec, 1994 65 out of 100 65
PC Review UK DOS Nov, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1994 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Joker DOS Nov, 1994 59 out of 100 59


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These days, this game is not the only Wing Commander game with multiplayer support. There's Wing Commander Prophecy for the GBA, featuring multiplayer support (by linking four GBAs together with a cable). The game is developed by Raylight Studios, not by Origin, though.
Contributed to by Edward Laverick (9), Terok Nor (19569) and me3D31337 (45023)