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Wing Commander: Secret Ops (Windows)

Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows Title screen

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Description

Secret Ops continues the story of Wing Commander: Prophecy. Casey and some of his wingmates are transferred to the Confederation's newest cruiser, the TCS Cerberus. They are assigned patrol duties close to the Sol system. However, the bugs are back and this time, they are close to Earth. It's up to Casey to stop their plans once more.

Secret Ops uses essentially the same engine as Prophecy. You can fly upgraded versions of the Prophecy fighters equipped with some new weapons. The story is no longer told with videos but with cutscenes using the game engine.

Screenshots

Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows The program login screen. Upon close inspection, the developers comprise the list of names scrolled through until your persona is located.
Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows Title screen
Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows The heat of battle.
Wing Commander: Secret Ops Windows The post-mission debriefing screen.

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User Reviews

A fascinating way for delivering a top-quality game to the masses... Chris Martin (1097) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The last really good thing that Origin ever did for it's customers Zovni (9332) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Oct, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1998 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 78 out of 100 78

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Trivia

Cut-scenes

All the "cut-scenes" in the game are rendered in the game engine itself. While this is nothing really new (Starsiege did that long before Secret Ops), it was a first for an Origin game.

Release history

Secret Ops was distributed for free over internet, being one of the earliest games that was split into several downloads that were released at different times. Starting August 27th, 1998, when the basic game files and the first missions were released, a new episode containing six to eight missions was made available weekly over a period of seven weeks. These missions, were activated with a code you received when you finished the last mission of the previous download. Fiction leading in to a new episode was released on the Secret Ops website a few days prior to the actual episode release. The scheduled releases ended on October 31st, 1998.

Information also contributed by Kasey Chang, Zzap

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Terok Nor (19789) added Wing Commander: Secret Ops (Windows) on Jun 28, 2000