Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich

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Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich
Developer(s) Irrational Games
Publisher(s) Irrational Games (Windows)
2K Games (Steam)
Engine Gamebryo
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: March 8, 2005
  • EU: April 14, 2005[1]
Genre(s) Real-time tactics, tactical role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich is a real-time tactical role-playing game[2][3] developed and published by Irrational Games. The sequel to Freedom Force, the player guides a team of superheroes as they travel back in time and help overthrow Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II.

Plot

Nuclear Winter steals Time Master's inert body and uses it to steal nuclear missiles from the Cuban Missile Crisis in an effort to start a nuclear war between the United States and the USSR. Freedom Force foils his plot, but on the return trip, the timeline changes and Freedom Force finds that the Axis powers achieved victory in World War II. Using the disturbance in the timeline to guide them, Mentor projects the heroes back in the timestream to battle the villainous Blitzkrieg, who created the timeline disturbance, where they meet and team up with heroes of that age. In the course of Blitzkrieg's defeat, Alchemiss gains powers from Time Master's body, frees Man-Bot from the Celestial Clock, but goes insane over the sudden expansion of her powers and becomes Entropy, who threatens time and space. Entropy is eventually defeated by Freedom Force with the help of the awakened Time Master. Briefly asserting her original personality, Alchemiss prevents herself from ever existing so she cannot become Entropy, but suddenly finds herself face to face with a strange being... Energy X.

Reception

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 86/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
CGW 5/5 stars[5]
Edge 7/10[6]
Game Informer 8.25/10[7]
GameSpot 8.7/10[8]
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars[9]
GameZone 8.5/10[10]
IGN 9/10[11]
PC Format 90%[12]
PC Gamer (US) 81%[13]
VideoGamer.com 8/10[1]

The game received "generally favorable reviews", albeit slightly less than the original Freedom Force's "universal acclaim", according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b McCafferty, Iain (August 3, 2005). "Freedom Force vs The Third Reich Review". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Yam, Marcus (October 17, 2003). "For Great Justice!". FiringSquad. Archived from the original on December 31, 2003. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Adams, David (February 22, 2005). "Freedom Force at Full Alert". IGN. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ Coffey, Robert (May 2005). "Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 251. pp. 86–88. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ Edge staff (May 2005). "Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich". Edge. No. 149. p. 89. 
  7. ^ "Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich". Game Informer. No. 144. April 2005. p. 139. 
  8. ^ Kasavin, Greg (March 9, 2005). "Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ Rausch, Allen (March 11, 2005). "GameSpy: Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich". GameSpy. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ Hopper, Steven (March 31, 2005). "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 15, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ Butts, Steve (March 3, 2005). "Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich". IGN. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ Griliopoulos, Dan (May 2005). "Freedom Force vs the Third Reich". PC Format. No. 174. p. 95. Archived from the original on February 6, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich". PC Gamer. May 2005. p. 64. 

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