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Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

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Windows
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3.9
PSP
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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 PlayStation Blair in a bar
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS Under heavy fire
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom PlayStation Chase view
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom DOS A "KF-100 Dralthi IV" of the Kilrathi Empire

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 (9334)
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

Pixel-Heroes.de PlayStation Mar, 2006 10 out of 10 100
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 93 out of 100 93
PC Zone DOS Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Jun 16, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 02, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
GamesFirst! DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Macworld Macintosh Oct, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Aug, 1997 7 out of 10 70

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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