Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

Critic Score User Score
DOS
87
4.0
PSP
...
...
Macintosh
...
3.1
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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 We meet "Vagabond" at the Officers' Lounge
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Blair in a bar
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A, battle sequence (intro)
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Mark Hamill (Col. Blair) is taking briefing from Jason Bernard (Capt. Eisen)

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 (9329)
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
Pixel-Heroes.de PlayStation Mar, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Privat Computer PC Windows 1996 94 out of 100 94
Entertainment Weekly DOS Mar 15, 1996 A- 91
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 22, 2012 18 out of 20 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Mar, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Pelit DOS Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
NowGamer PlayStation Jun 01, 1997 6.7 out of 10 67

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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