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The Soviet Union has invaded New York City! Chris Stone is just a plumber, and he was willing to live out his life normally even after the occupation until the Soviets picked up his brother Troy and charged him for being a terrorist (i.e. freedom fighter). Now Chris must contact the real freedom fighters, get his brother out, and eventually, drive the invaders out of New York.

Freedom Fighters is a third-person shooter with squad-based tactics, with a variety of typical weapons such as pistol, revolver, assault rifle, submachine gun, shotgun, rocket launcher, grenade, and so on. As you proceed further in the game, you can control more and more people in your squad, until you end up with up to a dozen different freedom fighters all fighting alongside you in your quest to drive out the invaders.


Freedom Fighters Windows A beautiful night skyline
Freedom Fighters Windows Playing hide-and-seek with the helicopter
Freedom Fighters Windows Sniper - like shooting fish in a barrel
Freedom Fighters Windows Fire bombing enemy troops as they get out of their APC

Promo Images

Freedom Fighters Screenshot
Freedom Fighters Screenshot 26/8/2003
Freedom Fighters Concept Art 15/7/2003
Freedom Fighters Screenshot 26/8/2003


Alternate Titles

  • "Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island" -- Working title
  • "Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Entertaining, but very short, squad-based shooter. GameCube Lucas Schippers (59)
A great game, flawlessly executed that just doesn't last long enough. Windows Marty Bonus (41)
A fantastic game, if a bit short. Windows kbmb (435)
Nostalgia is a traitorous foe, but this game still holds up pretty well GameCube Asinine (1006)
Should have been a modern classic GameCube Matt Neuteboom (989)
An absolute killer of a game!!! Xbox M.Allen (88)
An excellent action and tactical squad shooter. Windows Cyberzed (57)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Windows Oct 01, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 2003 9 out of 10 90
Lawrence Windows Oct 07, 2003 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de Xbox Oct 11, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Gamers Globe GameCube Mar 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele GameCube Jan, 2004 1.98 out of 6 80
PC Zone Benelux Windows Nov, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Sep 29, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Withingames Windows Oct 01, 2003 3 out of 5 60
GameSpy Xbox Oct 05, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

Freedom Fighters appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


There's a reference to I/O Interactive's Hitman series near the beginning of the game. On the wall of the apartment you start in, you can see a movie poster for a movie called "Hong Kong Love Story" with a picture of Agent 47 and Lei Ling (the girl from the Lee Hong Assassination mission of Hitman: Codename 47) in a romantic embrace. This is kinda funny because in the original game, Agent 47 couldn't stand her. He can also be seen in several billboards around the city advertising a clothing store.

Voice acting

Nicholas Worth, who did the voice acting for the main villain in Freedom Fighters, also happened to play a very similar role in the game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 as Alexei Romanov - another alternate history game where the Soviet Union strikes at America.

Information also contributed by Rambutaan and Zovni

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