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This sequel to Midwinter takes place years after the events of the first game. The world has thawed and Midwinter has dissapeared beneath the ocean. It's legacy, the Peaceful Atlantic Federation is facing an invasion by the slave trading Saharan Empire. Between the two lie the Slave isles, a chain of islands under the oppressive thumb of the Saharans.

You are a covert operative for the Atlantic Federation. Your mission is to conduct assassinations, enlist rebels and sabotage the Saharans operations in the slave isles. As you carry out these open-ended missions, the islands will rebel and aid your efforts when the Saharan invasion finally comes.

Flames of freedom uses the same engine as Midwinter for land, air, and sea travel (and combat) but now, you control only a single customizable character. A strategic map allows you to identify key islands for your cause and determine the mission objectives that will sway it's population to your cause. Then, it's up to you to head in and carry out the mission as you see fit (perhaps guns first, perhaps with a big bag of money, perhaps just relying on your charm).

Flames of Freedom mixes first person action with strategy, vehicle combat, and diplomacy for a unique gaming experience that carries on the Midwinter legacy.


Flames of Freedom Atari ST Prison escape
Flames of Freedom Atari ST Second title screen
Flames of Freedom Atari ST Journal screen
Flames of Freedom Atari ST Loading screen for the map

Promo Images

Flames of Freedom Magazine Advertisement
Flames of Freedom Magazine Advertisement
Flames of Freedom Magazine Advertisement Pages 28-29
Flames of Freedom Magazine Advertisement Page 30

Alternate Titles

  • "Midwinter II: Flames of Freedom" -- European Title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Raze May, 1991 96 out of 100 96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1991 950 out of 1000 95
Atari ST User Sep, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Play Time May, 1991 93 out of 100 93
The One Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ST Format Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ST Action Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1991 9.6 out of 12 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 75 out of 100 75


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The game was christened Flames Of Freedom rather than simply Midwinter 2 because, after the original's release, it was discovered that 'Midwinter' sounds like a Germanic slang term for a homosexual prostitute - a fact which hampered the game's sales in Europe, which had been expected to be high.


  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #11 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Neepie Lantern (535) added Flames of Freedom (Atari ST) on Apr 15, 2004
Other platforms contributed by ClydeFrog (10542) and Neepie Lantern (535)