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- Start out with a comic-book style origin story that introduces you to Freedom Force, the superhero team you'll control
- Use your group's super-powers to make your way in a fully interactive 3D New York -- you can rip out streetlights, throw cars and demolish buildings
- Zoom in & out, control camera angle, and battle thugs and aliens
- Earn prestige points by saving people, but be careful you don't lose them by causing damage -- the more prestige points you have the better your reputation is
- Unlock other secret origins and secrets of Freedom Force
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1) Word balloons like "WHAP!" and "BAM!"
2) Cheesy catch phrases like "For Freedom!" and "Moons of Riznor!"
3) Bright primary colors for heroes, as well as fairly cheesy origins
4) Heroes with idealized notions of being "do-gooders"
5) Likewise, half-baked villians with dreams of grandeur
6) Members still have their little spats, possible romances, etc.
7) Comic book cover artwork nearly identicaly to those from the 60's
8) Copying heroes from the past, like Captain America, Bucky, Aquaman, etc.
Strategy and tactics are required to win as you select and use up to a dozen pre-made characters OR CREATE YOUR OWN! The slow-motion effect (that you can adjust) makes this game possible and really shine. Camera control is incredibly easy. The physics engine they've built is superb (everything is destrucible, the more strength a char has, the more heavier objects he/she can lift, great collision detection, etc.) You've got various stats like speed, etc. And there are literally limitless variations of superpowers as you create and customize your own characters.
I've tried to think of some things I didn't like about it, but I honestly haven't enjoyed and respected a game this much since Half-Life. But if I had to pick some things, it'd be...
1) No mini-map. But not a big deal since levels aren't huge and double-clicking on a hero portrait takes you right to them.Read more ›
FF is beautifully rendered with art that reminds a gamer of comic book drawings. The short movies in-between levels are fun to watch and the voice acting is a funny parody on comic book melodrama. Each level has a fully interactive environment as your super-strong hero can pick up cars, lamp posts, boulders and other items to throw at his enemies. Buildings can crumble, heroes can fly, villains can be "POW!" or "WHAM!" to your heart's desire. In short, FF captures all elements of comic book stories or campy superhero movies you grew up on.
The superheroes in FF have different powers and as you progress in the game, you can upgrade their abilities as your experience points increase. Depending on the prestige points you earn through completed objectives, you can recruit new heroes into your Freedom Force Headquarters or you can design your own.
FF is a fun and novel approach to PC gaming. It ends too soon though and the multi-player mode isn't much fun as it essentially just a death match against other online users with their own custom made mega-heroes. The real value of FF will be in the MOD community. Already, many gamers have designed skins and meshes based on classic comic book heroes (Superman, Wolverine, Spider-man, etc.) so that you play your favorite heroes.Read more ›
Crafted by Irrational Games, FREEDOM FORCE is the first true RPG that features superheroes and dastardly villains (complete with ringing challenges, threats, and pundits). Over the years, gamers have been promised such a venue but no one has ever been able to deliver. (Maybe the work of some unknown super-villain!?) Irrational Games also created the award-winning System Shock 2, the science-fiction based RPG, and the up-coming horror RPG, The Lost. All of the company's work so far has been in the RPG PC field, but efforts are being made to shift over into console gaming. Irrational Games has brought together creative talent that have been responsible for games such as: Thief: the Dark Project, Ultima Underworld, and System Shock.
One of the most appealing aspects of FREEDOM FORCE is the absolute ease of entering the gameplay. Even players unseasoned in the ways of RPGs and tactical strategy games can step into the world of Patriot City and begin battling supervillains and common crooks. Tips range throughout the early levels, allowing those new to the game playing system to learn how to use their powers as well as the best strategies to use against enemies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product does not works with normal XP!
DO NOT BUY FREEDOM FORCE FOR XP COMPUTERS.
Works with windows vista after a patch that I downloaded very happy with itPublished 16 months ago by Tyler klitzke
This is a great game and loads of fun to play. It's an ancestor of games like X-men Legends and Ultimate Alliance. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Veil_Lord
Freedom force is a treat for fans of silver-age comics books with a look and feel paying direct homage to the old Jack Kirby Fantastic Four series. Read morePublished on September 2, 2009 by Damien Albright
I know a lot of people loved this game, but I despised it. I bought it when it first came out, played it about a third of the way, put it away when I got stuck, and just now... Read morePublished on September 11, 2008 by S. Mon
i saw the reviews and figured it was a can't miss game. oops. luckily i was able to unload it on e^ay. horrible in all aspects.Published on October 26, 2005 by mark twain
i wish i was youre biggest fan but i must be the 2 i love the graphics and the gameplay all the controls voices and villians and most of all the herosPublished on August 31, 2005
** Update: the SP2 patch is out, as promised. It is at [...] **
Other reviews here and in numerous gamezines cover the game itself well, but it should be noted that the... Read more
Don't buy this game if you're running Windows XP service pack 2.
It doesn't run, and the developer apparently has no plans to fix it.