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: Mostly Positive (118 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 26, 2002

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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
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The game itself is great. I had a nice time with it...when it worked.

Unfotunately this game freezes so often on newer machines that it is impossible to have fun with it,

If you are able by some miraculous turn of events to run Steam on Win98 then this game is definitely worth a try.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Very comic-book from the 60s feels.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The game itself is fun, when it works. Don't spend much on this game because it is so full of bugs that I can only play it about 20% of the time I try to. Right now, I have the same old problem many others do - the icon stays as a fist and doesn't allow me to move or anything unless I right click. Then, after doing so, my character just runs off the map. I have tried every fix I've found on the internet but to no avail.
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141.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Freedom Force was my very first game and will always remain my favourite game as well, it has well-crafted gameplay mechanics that an isometric RPG should have and has entertaining voice acting throughout the entire game. This game is worth buying if you enjoy retro superhero games that will make you enticed in the most addictive storyline that will have you hooked for countless hours obsessing over it. This might be nostalgia talking but . . . the game deserves a 10/10 at the very least.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I must have played over 400 hours of this game heck maybe even more, I rebought it here on steam as my old disk became unable to load after 15 years of dragging it in and out of the CD rom.. It is a wonderful delight for any old comic book fan. the characters are campy like the old batman/superman tv shows. The stories are fun, the characters are a hoot, like the fun loving sea eurchant, to the speedy sounthern boy bullet, Or the master of mind control mentor. It has massive replayablity with leveling different characters, (i think there are 15+ and You could play through the game 10 times and still have more characters to try, and character combo's to use as using characters and getting XP canisters to level up, really makes them shine. So who you bring on each mission, and which ones you give canisters to, can really change the whole feel of the game.

I will say, the interface and game play takes a lot to get used to, if you aren't familiar with the older GUI's from the 90's, but once you figure out how the hits work, and AOE powers and such, it really is fantastic. Just play the game in win98 Compatiibitly and run as an Admin and you will have no issues. I have very rarely hit a bug, and typically when they happen, just restart the mission and you should not see it again. Just remember to make a save after or before each mission just incase, as the auto-saves are not very often.

One of my favorite games ever made, while FFII, was good, it just is not as good as the first. It is to bad that Irrational never made a third.. maybe one day, but till then try it.. It is "Antastic!"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Growing up, I always wanted this game. It looked super interesting and tons of fun for what it was. I finally picked it up today and... it is unplayable. When I give commands, Minute Man does not follow them. He runs around where ever he pleases. That was very frustrating. I somehow got through the first level by left clicking and I selected an option with the right click (i.e. I should just have to right click then left click but I had to right click then left click the option I wanted then left click again once Minute Man started moving.) But I can't start the second mission. I'm so confused. I do not know if there is a problem I need to fix in my settings or if this is truly unplayable as it is. I wish steam support wasn't down so I could figure this all out. It's very upsetting. I'm extremely disappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This game was charming and fun back in the "old days" but the Steam version didn't recieve any love or publsher updates to fix problems caused by more modern computer systems. If you've still got an older WinXP or Win98 machine, you're probably fine, but gameplay problems can creep in that render the game frustrating to play on newer systems.

This game needs a remake!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This game seems like it could be a lot of fun. It has a great look and feel despite its age. The interface isn't perfect, but it's flexible and gives you options on how to control your character. The action is a little clumsy, but since you're issuing commands to your character rather than controlling them directly, I can take it as part of the package.

I would love to play it some more, but there are a variety of devastating bugs. After trying several fixes recommended in the forums, I finally fixed one problem, but then hit another that won't let me continue past the first mission.

Even though it's cheap, I can't recommend this game if so many people are having the same problems I did. It just doesn't belong on Steam if it's working this poorly.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Freedom isn't free for superhero's also.
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8 of 32 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The game seems great...but 3 bugs in a row in the first mission make you sad about your order.

- Main menu initially unclickable
- Unable to proceed to the second mission. Can't click the mission briefing menu.
- Minute man was unable to follow command. Go in a direction for eternity or in circle.

I feel king of sorry, but this is unplayable.
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Probably the greatest game of all time....to LAN. Sadly, there's no other way to play it.
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
...Nyeeeehhhh... It's not my favorite...?
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25.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
(I owned and played the CD version of this game before switching to Steam.)

For people out there who really enjoyed the great CRPG games like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights this game will certainly be an entertaining distraction. The comicbook style is allot of fun and there are lots of hero characters to play with. Of course the game plot is about as interesting as an old Saturday morning cartoon show, shallow and flashy and melodramatic in a way that quickly becomes dull. But you will be too busy trying to get your heroes to work together to worry about the story too much. In fact that is probably the biggest weakness of the game. I felt sometimes like I was herding my heroes rather than playing with them, clicking and cajoling to try and get them to do what I wanted them do. A hero might not pick up that lamp post unless you line him up just right, or a hero might throw something that somehow ends up bouncing right back into his face, or a hero will just stand there and get punched in the head over and over unless you specifically tell him to stand up for himself and hit the thug back. Because the heroes rely on you so completely for all their intelligence and control this is definitely a strategy-RPG, and a little bit of patience may be needed to get around some of these small frustrations. Active pause helps allot.

In the end this game just lacked that special something, that little bit of polish, that sense of smooth gameplay, that feeling of depth that makes the great games so great. This game is definitely worth a shot but don't expect it to take the place of your other favorite CRPGs (unless you really have a thing for Golden Age super heroes).
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Buggy. Needs to be fixed.

It's a great game though. Not easy to beat. Has a good mixture between RPG / Comics / Humor .

Graphics and sounds are great for the time it came out.
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22.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
freedom force is an absolutely amazing game, it's got a brilliant story, fantastic gameplay and for the gamers with more creative tastes, the hero creator is years in advance, so much so, that little to no game has even thought about power or ability customization in such a scale that this game did. the best thing about the hero creator is that you could create a completely OP'd character and just wreak havoc on the bad guys in this game, or you could create a down to earth hero with scaled down powers if you want to afford them in the game. this game is literally perfect for the right kind of people, meaning it might be a little too child friendly for some gamers, but that shouldn't be counted as a point about this game, as it did a good job on keeping it child friendly, as the violence is cartoony, not gory, or scary or in any way adult, and there's also the design choice to make it so that the characters just get knocked unconcious, not dead. in the hands of a child, it is practically a godsend because they can actually play it and have a lot of fun. and for those gamers who adore absolute carnage, the environment around you is completely destructable, save for the ground. there are some bad points to this game however, for instance, the prestige system. during missions, the better you do, the more prestige you get, there's nothing wrong with that, but, the prestige you get isn't nearly enough to pay for even the weakest of heroes, you have to save up your prestige and by the time you've saved up enough for a fairly decent hero, you're halfway through the game. it's like saving up for 20 luxurious apartments with spa's built in using only your pocket money and your deadline is within 10 months. and also, i would prefer if the game had a built-in skin and mesh creator, as you have to create it on a download from modforce and on photo editing software. but beyond those two problems and other little ones, this game is a bit underrated, but an absolute gem and i can't recommend it enough.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I loved this game back in the day, but there must be something wrong with the steam version. Within one minute my character was walking halfway across the map to move five feet, clipping through hills and getting stuck and wouldn't talk to an npc to progress the story. If there is a way to fix this game I would love to have it.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Despite this being on of the best superhero games ever made (I played it extensively years ago) I cannot recommend it because of a gamebreaking bug that has manifested itself under windows vista/7/8 that makes it impossible to click anything without punching it or using the cumbersome rightclick menus. Several people on the forum have put forth suggestions about how to fix the bug, but none worked for me. So unless you are still running winXP, don't pick this up.
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
7/10
This is a classic comic book game.
It's a classic game about comic books.
It's a game about classic comic books.
If you remember the classic days when comics were cheesy and entertaining. If you ever saw the old 4-colour editions of Marvel or weird tales, then you know what to expect here. The game controls are a little clunky, but you soon forget that as you get lost in the narrative complete with Golden Age staples like the patriotism and clear dividing lines between good and evil, right and wrong. The ability to create you own hero is great, it also provides a deal of complexity and possiblilities that outstrip any modern game. The only thing I've seen that tops it is "Marvel Super Heroes- the Role Playing Game" but that was paper and dice, so it doesn't count.
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