Publisher: Electronic Arts/Crave Ent.
Developer: Irrational Games
Ship Date: Winter 2001
Category: Tactical RPG
New York City circa 1962 --- the zenith of the Atomic Age, the height
of the Cold War. Man was taking his first tentative steps into the void
of space. With every rocket launch, with every successful space mission,
one question grew more and more important in the minds of all mankind:
Are we alone? A dreadful answer was on its way...
Evil incarnate in the form of Lord Dominion lurks just beyond another
dimension, intent on absolute supremacy of the entire universe. In a
diabolical plot to have Earth destroy itself, Lord Dominion schemes
to unleash the awesome might of his Energy X on an unsuspecting populace.
But never fear, PC players can form, train and lead Freedom Force,
a team of 14 original comic book heroes capable of standing toe-to-toe
against Lord Dominion and his dastardly villains. Set in the Silver
Age of comics, the game features both an intense 3D tactical battle
engine and a rich RPG system.
Imagine thundering, knockdown, drag-out fights that demolish whole
city blocks and major New York City tourist attractions that get in
your way. The Big Apple is fully detailed in Freedom Force, complete
with an interactive Central Park, Empire State Building and Statue of
Freedom Force consists of a series of tactical missions. Each time
a new mission is initiated, players decide which hero will be sent to
do battle and who will be in his or her squad. Once a squad arrives
at the scene of the mission, the game switches to the tactical combat
mode that allows the player to direct his or her individual characters
to deal with the situation. In between these missions, the player enters
management mode where heroes can be trained and new characters can be
recruited by spending and distributing character points.
A fully featured RPG skill system rewards strategic heroes by allowing
players to juggle stats, pump up powers, recruit new heroes and develop
existing heroes based on experience accumulated in tactical missions.
All characters have powers, which can evolve and be honed during the
All of the heroes and villains that populate Freedom Force boast unique
features such as claws or wings. More complex attributes like rubber
bodies allow players to bounce instead of splatter when they fall or
happen to be hurled off a New York City skyscraper.
The multiplayer aspect of Freedom Force includes a "mod" element that
allows players to completely customize their characters. Up to 4-player
online/LAN multiplayer mode will let gamers either team up with or square
off against the forces of good and evil. Players can also bring in their
custom characters into the single player game.
Â· First PC title to bring fully realized, original heroes to life in
an interactive RPG world.
Â· Over 25 unique heroes and villains, all with their own unique voices,
personalities and attributes.
Â· Control a squad of 4 individual characters - dozens of amazing character
animations bring each hero to life.
Â· Uphold justice with over 23 missions that offer a variety of gameplay
from foiling a bank robbery to rescuing a captured hero.
Â· Missions are based in real New York City locations including Central
Park, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
Â· Intense 3-D tactical battle engine with fully destructible environments
- destroy buildings and then use the debris to attack enemies.
Â· "Mod" element allows players to completely customize and/or create
their character and even create their own personal "skins."
Â· Breakthrough character RPG skill system allows players to juggle stats,
pump up powers, recruit new heroes and develop existing heroes based
on experience gained in tactical missions.