Conclusion: The gameplay of Freedom Force is straightforward tactical RPG. Each level is broken up into must-complete primary objectives and "complete for bonus points" secondary objectives. Players move one or more characters around the screen in old-fashioned point-and-click fashion. FF is very challenging. Levels feature a large number of enemies that often come in waves.
Excerpt: Holy captivating gameplay, Batman! Irrational Games truly hit the bull’s-eye with this gem of a game. In the past, most comic book/super-hero based games, ranging from Superman on the Atari 2600 to Superman 64 on the N64, have quickly flopped and plundered into the bargain bin, only to make countless children and adults cry after realizing what they have so foolishly wasted their money on. But have no fear doubtful consumers, Freedom Force is here!
Summary: Freedom Force isn't the first eagerly awaited superhero game, but it is the first to actually be released. With the cancellation of Hero Games' Champions, Bullfrog's The Indestructibles, and MicroProse's Agents of Justice in previous years, it seemed as if there would never be a decent superhero game for the PC, or any superhero game for that matter. But Freedom Force saves the day.
Excerpt: Superheroes would seem a natural subject for a computer game, but the industry has seen very little in the way of games based on the 'men in tights' world of comic books. The long wait for a superhero-focused game naturally puts a high degree of expectations on the first big game to feature superheroes. Freedom Force meets this challenge admirably, knocking down cynical naysayers with a resounding "Ka-Pow!".
Excerpt: Freedom Force is a tactical role-playing game involving superheroes and super villains. That means, right away, it has two things going for it. Very few tactical role-playing games are published each year, and almost no superhero games have been published -- ever -- and so Freedom Force is about as unique a game as you’re likely to find. But developer Irrational Games didn’t stop there; they didn’t make Freedom Force a gimmick game and then hope to cash in at the bank.
Excerpt: When gamers think of comics, they do not usually associate them with PC games. The reason as many of us have seen, is that comic book type games have never been translated very well to the computer screen. The few attempts at a comic book style game has resulted in failure and thus many developers have not taken the initiative in producing any more as they have never proven very successful.
Excerpt: Developed by Irrational Games (System Shock 2), Freedom Force is a tactical RPG that combines the fully 3D real-time tactical combat engine with deep RPG character development and a rich storyline. The game is set in the 1960's era of comic books and with presentation, atmosphere and story that feels so much like a classic super hero adventure.You have to recruit, train, and lead a squad of 14 original comic book superheroes - each with their own unique powers - as they...
Excerpt: Helden von heute Ob Minute Man, Nick Craft, Nuclear Winter oder Lord Dominion, in Irrational Games 'Freedom Force' wimmelt es nur so von Helden und Schurken. Das liegt daran, dass jeder humanoide Bürger, der mit Alien-Energie-Kapseln, welche unverhofft auf die Erde darniedergegangen sind, in Berührung kommt, in ein solches superstarkes Wesen mutiert.