From a distant corner of the galaxy, an evil alien race sets in motion a sinister plan to conquer the Earth. They unleash a powerful catalyst — Energy X — that imbues the planet's worst miscreants with super-powers to bring the planet to its knees. Now Earth's only hope lies with a new breed of heroes... The Freedom Force!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Negative (19 reviews) - 15% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (238 reviews) - 63% of the 238 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 26, 2002

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About This Game

From a distant corner of the galaxy, an evil alien race sets in motion a sinister plan to conquer the Earth. They unleash a powerful catalyst — Energy X — that imbues the planet's worst miscreants with super-powers to bring the planet to its knees. Now Earth's only hope lies with a new breed of heroes... The Freedom Force!
Command a squad of comic book heroes in the defense of Patriot City. Choose from over a dozen heroes or create your own comic champions. Fight for freedom in over 20 action-packed missions. Restore order in a completely interactive 3D world. Take your heroes online and join the fight in multiplayer mode.*


*Multiplayer available in LAN or Direct IP Only.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 600 MHz or faster Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
    • Memory: 128 MB or more RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB or greater supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 8.1 compatible driver
    • Hard Drive: 570 MB or more free hard disk space plus space for saved games
    • Sound: Environmental Audio capable sound card
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Very Negative (19 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (238 reviews)
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P'TrickZ
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
As many players mentioned, the character in the tutorial runs straight out of the map.

16:9 resolution is supported BUT it still has the mouse control feeling of 4:3 streched!

Try Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich if you want this kind of game.
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Wolfy!!x2 #teamnikumi
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
This isn't really a review but more of a warning to those that consider playing this game. The game itself is quite old that makes it very prone to some technical issues. And one of these problems is the pathfinding, which is makeing the game nearly unplayable but there is an easy solution to that problem and down below there is a link that is fixing that problem.
steam://openurl/http://steamcommunity.com/app/8880/discussions/0/358416640398103145/#p1
Now making this review I also wanted to make the game score go a bit higher, the reason to that is that the game itself is getting very negative opinions that could be (possibly) eraesd just by downloading this patch. So anyone that is already considering giving this game a bad mark just for the controls that can be fixed can rethink writing the review and try the game that is actually playable.
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Dank Chicken
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
my guy got stuck in a building only 2 min in.
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opadong
37.1 hrs
Posted: August 15
Great Classic Game.

Unfortunately the Steam Version of the Game has a very bad bug that ruins the controls and makes it almost unplayable. A lot of the bad reviews are just because of that bug, and not because the Game is bad. The GOG Version doesn't have this bug.

A 100% working Fix can be found here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/8880/discussions/0/358416640398103145/#p1
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AlmightyFridges
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 12
Ever seen a game where the main character doesn't even want to be in it? Any move command in the tutorial level makes my character run out of the map into the abyss to never be seen again.
Actually unplayable.
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DaCheese - #MAGA
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 8
Have you ever wanted to play a broken game with terrible pathing? Then this is the game for you! IC can't even get past the tutorial because of pathing issues. 10/10
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Awesomo 2000
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 1
Doesnt not work. Cursor in the menu isnt moving, therefore you cannot press anything or play anything, nothing that I do to fix it helped.
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Captain Pickles
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 1
Well, this is a broken pile of crap, they couldn't even get the pathing right so it didn't take long for me to uninstall this "game"

Just glad I didn't pay for it
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3nt0n
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
Product received for free
Unplayable on Windows 10.
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REDACTED
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 31
Played this for about 10 mins - Okay Straight up DONT BUY - i got this due to been apart of HB and had some time to kill. it has potential but does not run well on Windows 10 - Untill these issues are fixed dont bother its just a waste of 600Mb of space on your hard drive.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This isn't really a review but more of a warning to those that consider playing this game. The game itself is quite old that makes it very prone to some technical issues. And one of these problems is the pathfinding, which is makeing the game nearly unplayable but there is an easy solution to that problem and down below there is a link that is fixing that problem.
steam://openurl/http://steamcommunity.com/app/8880/discussions/0/358416640398103145/#p1
Now making this review I also wanted to make the game score go a bit higher, the reason to that is that the game itself is getting very negative opinions that could be (possibly) eraesd just by downloading this patch. So anyone that is already considering giving this game a bad mark just for the controls that can be fixed can rethink writing the review and try the game that is actually playable.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Windows 8.1 or 10? Don't bother.

From what little I've played, it seems like a great game-- however, due to compatibility issues this game is downright unplayable. The pathfinding is just broken so that you'll indefinitely run the wrong way and have to click 3 times in arbitrary points to do any interaction, and the game is very prone to softlocking. This is especially problematic as WHEN (not if) the game softlocks and crashes, it locks your cursor, meaning either restarting your computer or going through Task Manager with Ctrl-Shift-Esc and keyboard controls without looking at the screen will be necessary just to close the game.

I'm definitely glad I got this from a Humble Bundle, otherwise it would have been a huge letdown. Even then, it's disappointing because these problems stand in the way of what seems to be a genuinely great game. Go buy it on GOG instead, from what I've read they fixed the problem. The 1.3 version Steam has is broken on Windows 8 and above, and quite possibly 7 as well, so once again, GOG is the first place you should look for old games. Accept no substitutes.

On the bright side, the sequel "FF vs. the 3rd Reich" seems to be fine on modern systems, even with the Steam version. You're still a fool if you buy it on Steam instead of GOG, but hey, you'll be a fool with a working game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Great Classic Game.

Unfortunately the Steam Version of the Game has a very bad bug that ruins the controls and makes it almost unplayable. A lot of the bad reviews are just because of that bug, and not because the Game is bad. The GOG Version doesn't have this bug.

A 100% working Fix can be found here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/8880/discussions/0/358416640398103145/#p1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
As many players mentioned, the character in the tutorial runs straight out of the map.

16:9 resolution is supported BUT it still has the mouse control feeling of 4:3 streched!

Try Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich if you want this kind of game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Fantastic game for any fans of Silver Age comic books.If you like squad based RTS gameplay you should love this game. If you also enjoy classic super-hero storytelling and to fool around with the might of superheroes then why aren't you playing this game instead of reading this recommendation?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Have you ever wanted to play a broken game with terrible pathing? Then this is the game for you! IC can't even get past the tutorial because of pathing issues. 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Ever seen a game where the main character doesn't even want to be in it? Any move command in the tutorial level makes my character run out of the map into the abyss to never be seen again.
Actually unplayable.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
my guy got stuck in a building only 2 min in.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
92 of 97 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2015
Great game, but needs a little configuration to get it to work in Windows 7 64-bit.

1) Find the executable "fforce.exe" in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Freedom Force

2) Right-click on it and open the Properties

3) Click the Compatibility tab

4) Click the checkbox for "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", and select "Windows 98/Windows ME"

5) Click the checkbox for "Disable visual themes"

6) Click the checkbox for "Disable desktop composition"

7) Click "Apply" and click "OK"

8) Double-click the "fforce.exe" file to run the game directly, rather than going through Steam
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
I love this game. The game is really old so people don't know about it but it has a huge library of custom content. you can basically put any hero you want into the game if you probe the internet for content. This game is a must have game as its pretty unquie. The ability to make your own hero goes far beyond any hero editor on the market today. the story line is very enteraining as well.
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