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 (107 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
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
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!"
Posted: July 22
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Freedom isn't free for superhero's also.
Posted: August 25
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 24
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7 of 31 people (23%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 5
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25.3 hrs on record
(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).
Posted: May 3
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 4, 2013
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