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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 Tamara "Panther" Farnsworth
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Captain Paulsen
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A formation of three "Banshee II" fighters
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Good bye "Vagabond" ... old friend :-(

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 (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
PC Team DOS Mar, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Joystick (French) DOS Feb, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Electric Playground DOS Aug 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot DOS 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
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Aug, 1997 7 out of 10 70


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


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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