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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
80
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Macintosh
...
3.1
Windows
...
3.9
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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 Christopher Blair and Captain William Eisen
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Good bye "Vagabond" ... old friend :-(
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Chase view
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Maniac and Blair inside a shuttle

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 (9327)
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 (420)

Critic Reviews

PC Team DOS Mar, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Entertainment Weekly DOS Mar 15, 1996 A- 91
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 22, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Apr, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Pelit DOS Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 02, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
GamesFirst! DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Macintosh Aug, 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

In a rare "script ignore" for the Wing Commander series, if 2nd Lt. Troy "Catscratch" Carter (played by Mark Dacascos, also of several movies including "Le Pacte des loups" (Brotherhood of the Wolf), survives his final mission, he absolutely disappears from the rest of the game. No mention is made of his fate at all and he is no longer available as a wingman. Lt. Velina Sosa, who is his love interest and is quite upset should he die, never mentions his mysterious disappearance from the ship. Also, his name disappears from the killboard. Normally, when a pilot is killed, "KIA" is written next to their name and their stats remain. But Catscratch, for all intents and purposes, is erased from existence if he actually survives the one mission he doesn't complete properly.

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