Freedom is threatened yet again and only Minute Man and his heroic Freedom Force can save the day in the follow up to one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2002. Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich brings dynamic storytelling, fast-paced tactical role-play, and larger-than-life characters from the comic book pages to the computer...
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Very Positive (85 reviews) - 87% of the 85 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 8, 2005

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Freedom is threatened yet again and only Minute Man and his heroic Freedom Force can save the day in the follow up to one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2002.
Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich brings dynamic storytelling, fast-paced tactical role-play, and larger-than-life characters from the comic book pages to the computer screen. In this title, the league of heroes must travel back in time to defeat Blitzkrieg, defender of the Reich and his homicidal henchmen. With action spanning from the blasted battlefields of World War II to the dazzling depths of distant dimensions, Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich will give Freedom Fans more than they can handle.

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 Positive (85 reviews)
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Michael Scarn
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
In case you're wondering, this one does work.
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DerpPlaysTF2 (watching netfix)
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
0/10


Hitler still doesnt win.
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diablo47
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
The hours will pass unnoticed. One of the all-time favourites
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The Silence
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
The Freedom Force games are a must play for anyone who enjoys superhero games. Gameinformer ranked Freedom Force in it's top ten superhero games of all time. Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich builds upon the mechanics introduced in the original game, and adds a brilliant new layer to the story. Established characters are developed further than in the previous game, and the balance between old characters and new ones is kept marvelously, especially when in WWII. I have played this game since I found it years ago, so when I found it on Steam I grabbed it quickly. Although at this point I don't have many hours logged in, I have probably invested over 100 hours into this game and have thoroughly enjoyed each play through. One of my favorite superhero games of all time, and I hope they come out with Freedom Force 3 some day!
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turnerjer0000
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
A precious gem. It's cleaned up a lot of the messy bits of the first game, but somehow the story doesn't resonate as powerfully. Maybe because it focuses strongly on a few characters, rather than keeping the ensemble feel of the first story. Still, another delightful, incredible, brilliant game.
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Sushi_Rocks [GER]
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
Funny superhero game with tactical strength as long as you dont exploit the character creation option like I did :D

Very rare bugs, nice abilities and background story give you about 5-8 hours of gameplay to complete.


If you cant get enough of Nazis with imperfect German and an American accent this is your game.
Also: Look at the posters at the walls of the underground bases ;D

(Also justificates and promotes violence by .... *PUNCH* FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR FREEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOM!!!
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justus
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
While not quite as good as the original, I still enjoyed playing the game. There's no real new ground broken here. If you liked the first game, you'll probably like this one. If you didn't like the first one, this one won't change your mind.

This game is a decade-old and has the design quirks you'd expect given that. There is no autosave, so you need to save during missions yourself. If you don't, you'll find yourself suddenly dead and needly to replay 30-40 minutes of a fight. The enemies, even at the end, can be tough. Make a single tactical mistake and an enemy can land a punch that does 40% damage to some characters. There is not much healing on most maps, so a mistake early on in a mission usually means you don't have enough health for the climax.

On a few maps, a bad team choice can make the mission extremely difficult (which you sometimes don't know until you're 10 or 15 minutes in), e.g. when you discover the Nazis suddenly have flying units and you're stocked up with ground melee units.

Like the first game, you are overwhelmed with characters and I never felt like I got much of a chance to explore many of them. Given how long most missions are, and the how much one poor character (in a team of only 4) can hamper you in a mission, it is easy to "play it safe" and go with the same smallish set.

Despite the flaws, this is still a great RTS with a strong single-player campaign.
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Grizzlegoist
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Freedom force vs. the Third Reich is the right kind of nostalgia. The kind that isn't a repeat of something you saw with a fresh coat of paint, but a celabration of WHY we love this thing we love. Stylistically it seems to lovingly and joyfully toss in every silver age (and lots of golden age) comic book trope and cliche both in how the characters speak and look. Expressed no more beautifully than through the amazing hero origin cut scenes between each mission. Cut scenes which I hasten to add are easily the best element for me in the entire game. From the narration, to the story itself, to the personas of each hero...the game just knows what it is and knows exactly what its calling back to.

Gameplay wise the game isn't mind blowing but I wouldn't call it bad. It feels like a slightly looser and far less complex version of the pause/start style of a Balder's Gate or Dragon Age. Teetering on this little border between beat em up/strategy/crpg. You pause, issue commands, target enemies with abilities or allies with buffs and heals, unpause. It works and honestly its a style of gameplay Id love to see given over to actual comic book video games in the future if it evolved some. I mean it makes perfect sense for this kind of strategy light gameplay to be how a super hero team game should play. Now the issues start to nip at the edges when it comes to things like AI pathing and priorities. But really at the pop of a button you can pause anyway so even though it'd be nice to have your heroes act smarter when not under direct orders at all times...it aint nobodies fault but your own that they ever don't have said orders. Imagine one of the old syndicate games but with more verticality and the ability to pause and issue commands. Also I think some of the 'Jagged Alliance' games utilized this mechanic.

For me though the issue with this game I had most trouble dealing with was the length. Mind you I played it in 2 hour stints but by the time I got to the end I felt like it had overstayed its welcome. I had long ago seen the last of the amazing hero origin cut scenes and by the time I stopped felt like the game had become rather drawn out. With missions made needlessly long for the sake of tacking on time played. That being said I could easily still recommend this title to anyone who is a lover of silver age comic books. Its like the first Freedom Force game but better. It's the kind of thing a comic book fan cannot help but smile at over and over again. so considering how cheap it usually is I firmly suggest giving it a try.
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jwiles2
( 394.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 16, 2015
Most of the mechanics are an improvement over the original, but the original had a better storyline.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 25, 2013
Superhero RPG. Camp presentation, immersive combat. Some simplistic, unbalanced character creation - hilarious. Better than the first one. Buy it!
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
ThankYou, Irrational Games for this unique, utterly fun and most uber´heroic RPG georgessness You blessed us with .. Never mind the date of creation - this thing still kicks some in´glorious assess all around the gaming board of nowdays produced self´erious halfbaked sh(allow)it. :)
It doesn´t take it self seriously, yet it possesses some seriously great game-mechanics .. Very engaging and fun variable (real/slowdown/stopped time) combat system, wide range of memor(like)able superheroes (and their antagonist) with dozens well represented powers to choose from, superb controls and u.i., well written and (with proper dose of pathosilliness) narrated script, destructable enviroment and myriads of nazies to beat.

Oh, how much I wish they make a sequel! Deserves one to be kick-startered up and above the stars.
/ Don´t get confused by the play-time above .. I had been making looov to this beauty a loooot more before my steam-days started to call the shots (and other mouse-button-bound activities:) /
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
I have never liked a game as much as this, and have never desired the final game to complete the trilogy as much as this series. I liked the first game, but loved the second one. Both game have fantastic characters, but the second one has more of them. Great stories, great character interactions, completely interactive enviroments (you can destroy an entire city if you want). This time around we see major villain vs villain action in the story! Graphics are good for the time the two games were made, the only thing that bothered me from the first game to this one is the ability to over or under power your attacks but it didn't affect anything that much. 9/10
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Such a fun and awesome game! Soooo wish we'd get a Freedom Force 3 :(
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
Excellent Golden Age of Heros romp. Classic over the top and fun.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
149.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2013
It's a nice comic book RTS with very unique heroes and abilities. It's a fun romp with all the hero stereotypes taken to absurdity. It's a bit dated though so 8/10 .
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2012
I've read some complaints that the game feels more like an expansion. Those are not without merit, but I'd say it's superior to the first one. The story is even more crazy, but always interesting, the levels are more varied and look much better (thanks to some comic-bookey textures), the mission objectives are generally more interesting, the new characters are cool and it's not as long as the first game, which I feel is an advantage, considering I was getting kinda bored during the last couple of hours of the first game.

At the price you can usually buy these during major sales, it's totally worth it.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 13, 2012
Buy this game, FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR FREEDOM. Actually get the pack.

Do a drinking game:
1 drink any hero says their catch phrase
2 if the phrase is "FORRRR FREEDOM"
3 upon death

Add your own as you play the game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 20, 2011
Sigh, the best game no one played. This is a great combo of and RPG and RTS mixed in with the best of old school comic book characters and storytelling.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 30, 2014
Still best game ever. Sadly, noone plays it anymore :(
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