Reviewed on PC

FREEDOM FORCE

Reviewed By: Rick St Jean
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
GAME TECH INFO

Computer Platform: PC
Produced by: Irrational Games
Price Range: $41-50
Learning curve time: under 30 mins.
Age level: Older Child to Adult
ESRB Rating: Teen
System Requirements: PII 300 with 96mb Direct x 8.1, cd Direct 3d video card

Genre: Roleplaying Game (RPG)
Christian Rating: 4 of 5
   (slightly offensive)
Gameplay: 5 of 5
   (excellent)
Violence: 3 of 5
   (mild)
Adult Content: 5 of 5
   (none)

Logo for 'Freedom Force'
It is the 1960's, an alien race is going to conquer Earth, but since it is the last planet to be brought under power, Lord Dominion decides that he will do it by augmenting chosen criminals with Energy - X, … until Mentor steals a ship and leaves to warn Earth.

This game captures the love, light-heartedness and fun of comics and their heros in the silver age of comics. The 1960's. The bad guys are the commies (because they were the villains of the era). The story is fun, tasteful and done in a true comic book manner. Violence is almost not noticeable, since your heros are running around, balloon smacks and cracks appear as your heros knock out the bad guys. There is no blood, no killing, no cursing of any form… only subduing and knocking out the villains.

There are only two points that a Christian may have a problem with:

  1. EveEve's clothing is a little skimpy. But I was surprised to see that the women are not so overly endowed that they are unable to walk properly.

  2. One of the villains is a Greek god.

The plot is interesting and mostly inoffensive. The characters reflect the comic genre and game play. “Freedom Force” is quite simple. The graphics are wonderful with a Direct3d card.

I really recommend this to Christian gamers, especially in the wake of the majority of what is out there. It doesn't build up one's faith or promote Jesus at all, (a difficult thing to do in a game), but it doesn't hurt it either.

Year of Release—2002



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