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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

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PSP
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DOS
87
4.0
Macintosh
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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 Malcolm McDowell, playing Admiral Tolwyn
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A "KF-100 Dralthi IV" of the Kilrathi Empire
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Escorting two "F/A-76 Longbow" bomber
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Troy "Catscratch" Carter and Velina Sosa at the "BWS Intrepid"

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

PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 95 out of 100 95
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 93 out of 100 93
Entertainment Weekly DOS Mar 15, 1996 A- 91
PC Zone DOS Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 22, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Power Play DOS Mar, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
High Score Macintosh Aug, 1996 3 out of 5 60
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

As of June 2000, WC IV still holds the record for most expensive video game ever made. Dissatisfied with the blue-screened video of #3, Chris Roberts decided he wanted to build full-sized sets for the game. The end result was around $10 million dollars spent. By comparision, that's roughly what the original Star Wars cost.

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