Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

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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 Two "Avenger" at the "TCS Lexington's" wreck
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS We meet "Vagabond" at the Officers' Lounge
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Good bye "Vagabond" ... old friend :-(
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A "F-104A Bearcat" in action

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 (9330)
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
Entertainment Weekly DOS Mar 15, 1996 A- 91
Electric Playground DOS Aug 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 02, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 80 out of 100 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

Now well-known actor Casper Van Dien ("Sleepy Hollow", "Starship Troopers") got his first non-TV role in a bit part for this game. Officially dubbed "Confed Pilot #3," he can be spotted during one of the early cinematics as Blair and Maniac first board their new carrier.

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