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Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

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  • Summary: Wars are not won alone. In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is beginning to unfold in the streets of America. Red Army troops are pouring across the borders of Mexico and Canada shortly after a nuclear missile is unleashed on Washington D.C. Chaos sets inWars are not won alone. In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is beginning to unfold in the streets of America. Red Army troops are pouring across the borders of Mexico and Canada shortly after a nuclear missile is unleashed on Washington D.C. Chaos sets in when breaking news informs Americans that their President has been killed and the Russians have invaded the country. You take on the role of Christopher Walker, a man who evolves into a charismatic and fearless freedom fighter obsessed with finding and freeing his brother in the streets of occupied New York City. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Deftly avoids the many pitfalls of AI squad tactics, and this, combined with great control, mission design, and presentation, makes for a truly fantastic game.
  2. Ultimately the game is a little on the shallow side when it comes to mission goals and weapons, but it is fun enough to overlook these shortcomings.
  3. 85
    It's really only its brevity and restrictive save game system that keeps this game from fighting its way to the top of the genre.
  4. The AI is surprisingly excellent - if you send a batch of troops out to scout, they will take up careful positions, scale machine gun positions, engage the enemy, and redeploy defensively without any more commands having to be issued.
  5. It's far less intricate than a regular squad-based game, yet it retains all the elements that make them fun - as opposed to a title like Brute Force, which had none of them. A fine display of IO's creative talent. [Oct 2003, p.116]
  6. What this shooter lacks in depth, it makes up for in fun factor. [Holiday 2003, p.114]
  7. It matches intense, fast-paced action with a squirrely camera and imprecise aiming. Needless to say, that isn't a particularly compelling combination. [Feb 2004, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. HawkEyeSnacko
    Jun 13, 2009
    10
    I miss this game so much, my PS2 is ruined and i have a Xbox 360 now. If they made this game for Xbox Arcade i would buy it again in a split I miss this game so much, my PS2 is ruined and i have a Xbox 360 now. If they made this game for Xbox Arcade i would buy it again in a split second. It might not be amazing to control a hand full of AI people now but when the game came out it was amazing. I never had a problem with this game and i loved playing it in multiplayer. This is a must try game if your not afraid of an old engine. Music for this game is awesome aswell. I also would like to mention that even if you are a european and perhaps not to much into the america-f*** yes type of came, fear not, this is made by a danish company. Let's hope they make a sequal. Expand
  2. ErikdeM.
    Oct 1, 2003
    10
    This game ownz, I love it. Great job EA.
  3. Mr.Rino
    Jan 25, 2004
    10
    You can't get a better game than this unless you get EYE TOY.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Sep 27, 2003
    9
    A great game . Must buy for action fans , you can't go wrong with this one .
  5. TheTwo
    Oct 4, 2003
    9
    I'm actually an EA hater, but a big fan of the Hitman series, and IO didn't disappoint me at all with Freedom Fighters. It has the I'm actually an EA hater, but a big fan of the Hitman series, and IO didn't disappoint me at all with Freedom Fighters. It has the best AI I've ever seen in any game (YES, including HL, Halo and Raven Shield), and you can perfectly tell that is not scripted at all, you can do anything to try to break the NPC's "script" but they adapt flawlessly to almost every situation. I can go pages and pages about the goodness of this game, but the only thing I'll tell is that a few graphical glitches and a few invisible walls (when you find an extreme of a level, but the mappers didn't put an object to finish it naturally) takes the point for a perfect 10. Expand
  6. Mar 30, 2015
    8
    has good graphics and good gameplay its mechanical and gameplay but are BOTS stupid guy has a huge firefight eai the BOTS are still doinghas good graphics and good gameplay its mechanical and gameplay but are BOTS stupid guy has a huge firefight eai the BOTS are still doing nothing to History and terrible **** the game remains good and very cool Expand
  7. BitBurn
    Oct 7, 2003
    6
    OK. I only played the demo and must admit, I was not impressed at all. Stiff controls, crappy dialogues, though the graphics aren't too OK. I only played the demo and must admit, I was not impressed at all. Stiff controls, crappy dialogues, though the graphics aren't too bad. Yeah yeah maybe I should try the full game but actually, after this demo I'm not interested! Can't wait for Half-Life 2 !!! Expand

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