Players take on the role of a blue-collar worker who evolves into a charismatic and fearless freedom fighter obsessed with finding and freeing his brother, who has been taken hostage along with other New Yorkers by the Soviets. You must recruit and lead an army of urban guerillas to take on the Soviet threat in the streets of New York City. Freedom Fighters provides two layers of gameplay: a strategic turn-based mode that centres on base operations in an underground sewer system and an action mode that unfolds in the streets where fierce battles are won or lost and resources are captured.
The game play is perfect and is controlled in such a way as to make the gun battles first rate and intensely involving. A much simpler control system for the squad than other similar squad based games. The number of squad members increases with each level, adding to the feeling of involvement and the climactic build up. The game has good replay appeal if just to go through the battles once more.
The graphics are similar to those used in Hitman 2 and are without fault.
I am really surprised that this game wasn't more successful than it was. It deserved much more attention than it got. I for one will be recommending it to all my friends.
Excellent game, now available at a knock down price.
Only negative points I can mention, is the fact that when you shoot, you have a over the shoulder perspective and it looks and feels akward when shooting. When a target is running about you are defenceless as you frantcially try to catch up with your target who is pumping you full of rounds. It took me a while to get used to it. Some times the AI isn't so good, both from your own men, to the enemy who will sometimes run right past you and hide behind a wall. It is easy to then go up to him and shoot him as if I was invicible.
I would highly recomend this game and I had loads of fun so far. Just hoping my wife will give me some playing time so that New York can be free again.
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