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 (190 reviews) - 72% of the 190 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
My dad had the disc version of this game, but lost the CD code. I wanted to play it, but was never able to. So I finally looked up the CD code and loaded the game. Then I found out it was outdated. So naturally I looked on Steam. I was excited to find it, but when I got it I found it had some compatibility issues with Window 8. I knew this would happen from reading some reviews and followed the steps one of the reviews listed and ran the game that way. It worked perfectly!
Gameplay was torturous at first. If you directed a character to a location, he (or she) would run off in some other direction most of the time and it took a lot of attention to keep the characters on task and became impossible eventually. When I followed the suggested steps, the gameplay was perfect!
The game is hilarious at the same time as being action packed. The click discriptions are plain funny and the catch-phrases are comically old-fangled. The graphics are simpler than modern games (as it is old), but it's altogether awesome! The role-playing mechanics are very sound and make a lot of sense.

This game has all the elements of a good comic superhero world. Colorful heroes and villains, clever catch phrases, and an amusing story line. This is among the best superhero-themed games I've ever played!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2015
The ultimate tribute to Silver Age comics and Jack Kirby's work.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Unfortunately I can't recommend this game, not even at $1.24. You'll see several compatibility fixes on the Community Hub, unfortunately none of them work consistently or at all. There appears to be an issue with how the game renders terrain and how that interacts with modern Windows and/or modern videocards. It renders the game buggy at the best of times, unplayable the rest of it. If a consistent fix could be found I would recommend this game heartily. It's the first example I ever ran across of destroyable terrain, and has a very enjoyable superhero campy type story.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Unplayable due to OS related bugs. Steam should have a filter for games that won't run on W10 etc.
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
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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