Freedom Fighters PlayStation 2

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  1. 70
    The ambiance and atmosphere are usually enough all by themselves to suck you in; but never quite enough to make you ignore the hundred little things that matter.
  2. Edge Magazine
    60
    The game's great strength is the well-judged escalation of pace and scale. From your humble dungarees-and-pistol beginnings, the expansion of your squad means missions intensify from hit-and-run raids to large-scale onslaughts. And it is this, ultimately, which induces a sensation of swaggering brawn that allows the game's hiccups to be forgiven. [Oct 2003, p.99]
  3. Although the controls could do with tweaking and the multiplayer doesn't hold much excitement, it's still fundamentally entertaining. It's an odd concoction, built around an idea we'd love to see developed further than it is here, but thanks to some genius AI, enjoyable level design, simple objectives and underlying black humour, it works.
  4. Commanding soldiers works exceptionally well, the environments look fabulous, and the entire project is built on a concept I can appreciate, but because the game runs out of ways to use your squad so early in the adventure, it feels all dressed up with no place to go.
  5. GameNow
    67
    The game is awfully short (it takes only six to seven hours to complete), and the multiplayer does little to extend its replay value. [Oct 2003, p.63]
  6. Has a handful of minor flaws (the lead character's limited control over his 12-member mercenary team, PC-like graphic stutters, lackluster multiplayer mode, etc.) that prevent it from reaching the heights of immersion and addictive fun that characterized its spiritual predecessor, "Hitman 2."

Awards & Rankings

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#36 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
52
#52 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. Feb 25, 2013
    10
    Probably the best early squad-based shooter. The shooting, the game mechanics, the graphics, everything was great about this game. We've beenProbably the best early squad-based shooter. The shooting, the game mechanics, the graphics, everything was great about this game. We've been hearing about a possible sequel since 2004, yet none has appeared. One of the greatest potential franchises that was never tapped in to. Such a shame. Full Review »
  2. AlexL.
    Jan 16, 2004
    0
    SHOWER OF SHITE!! Its a terrible game no one should buy.
  3. Oct 7, 2011
    8
    A game from my early childhood, one of my favorite games from my childhood. A tactical shooter where you control a group of freedom fightersA game from my early childhood, one of my favorite games from my childhood. A tactical shooter where you control a group of freedom fighters as a squad. The plot is ok, the dialog isn't perfect, characters don't have much background, but the story isn't the biggy. This game was one of the top-notch game back them with amazing graphics and really good gameplay. But dang, this game is hard! Or at least it was for me. Still it was brilliant. Full Review »