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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
81
2.8
DOS
87
4.0
PlayStation 3
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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 DOS Title
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Captain Paulsen
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS "Maniac" and "Dekker" at the "BWS Intrepid's" Officers' Lounge
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A formation of three "Banshee II" fighters

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

Better than most are willing to admit. DOS Zovni (9360)
This is a game? PlayStation Anatole (52)
Urgh DOS Ashley Pomeroy (233)
Best in the series DOS Brent Barker (2)
Great production values, extremely low play value DOS WizardX (116)
Is it a movie or a game? DOS Olivier Masse (421)

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de PlayStation Mar, 2006 10 out of 10 100
PC Team DOS Mar, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 95 out of 100 95
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Jun 16, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Mar, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Aug, 1997 7 out of 10 70
High Score DOS May, 1996 3 out of 5 60

Forums

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

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Windows 95 Patch

A Windows 95 patch is available that makes the game run smoother and look better when playing under Windows 95.

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