Design by Katie Bush
Sometimes its the unassuming, underhyped games that fly in under the radar and make for memorable gaming experiences. Freedom Fighters certainly fits the definition of a sleeper hit; although many computer gamers will look at the streamlined interface and gameplay and dismiss it as just another console port, the games simplicity belies a surprisingly deep tactical action system. If youre an action fan whos looking for a change of pace from the typical run-and-gun gameplay style of most PC action titles, then Freedom Fighters is right up your alley.
In it, youre cast as Christopher Stone, a humble plumber whos caught up in a revolution after a Soviet invasion of New York. You start out as just another would-be freedom fighter, sent on missions as you attempt to prevent the Soviets from tightening the noose that theyve slipped around the city. As word of your deeds spreads, however, other revolutionaries begin to respect you, enough so that theyll take commands from you, allowing you to form a crack squadron of fighters with which to combat the red menace. Utilizing simple battlefield commands, youll be able to split your fighters into different groups, send them to different parts of each level, or tell them to attack or defend autonomously.
To help you fight off the Communist threat, this guide contains a complete walk-through, with advice on how to best use the games hub system, as well as gameplay tips, an overview of the weapons youll run across, and a bevy of cheat codes thatll add a lot of replay value to the game (not that its hurting in that regard). So what are you waiting for? Its time to strap on your assault rifle, mix a few Molotov cocktails, find a fellow soldier or two, and get down to the dirty business of urban combat.
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