Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

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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.


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 Title
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Tamara "Panther" Farnsworth
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Christopher Blair and Captain William Eisen

Alternate Titles

  • "银河飞将4:自由的代价" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "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 (9321)
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 Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Privat Computer PC Windows 1996 94 out of 100 94
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 93 out of 100 93
Electric Playground DOS Aug 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Pelit DOS Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GamesFirst! DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
Video Games PlayStation May, 1997 75 out of 100 75


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How do I run this game in WinME?? 7 Darkon
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