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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 disappeared beneath the ocean. Its 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 its population to your side. 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.

Screenshots

Flames of Freedom DOS Island info.
Flames of Freedom DOS Captured by the Secret Police
Flames of Freedom Amiga Choose your control method.
Flames of Freedom Atari ST Campaign menu

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 22

Alternate Titles

  • "Wildfire" -- working title
  • "Midwinter II: Flames of Freedom" -- European Title

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User Reviews

Roam free and enjoy the scenery too. DOS Ummagumma (79)

Critic Reviews

Play Time Atari ST May, 1991 93 out of 100 93
The One Atari ST Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Amiga Jul 29, 2010 5 out of 6 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jun, 1991 9.6 out of 12 80
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 75 out of 100 75
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1994 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Title

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.

Awards

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

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