Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich
"Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is most highly recommended as an essential purchase for your game library" - Tap-Repeatedly.com
"Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is not just the best superhero game to date, but it defines what a fantastic superhero game should be." - WorthPlaying.com
Freedom is threatened yet again and only Minute Man and his heroic Freedom Force can save the day in the follow up to one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2002. Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich brings dynamic storytelling, fast-paced tactical role-play, and larger-than-life characters from the comic book pages to the computer screen. In this title, the league of heroes must travel back in time to defeat Blitzkrieg, defender of the Reich and his homicidal henchmen. With action spanning from the blasted battlefields of World War II to the dazzling depths of distant dimensions, Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich will give Freedom Fans more than they can handle.
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Superheroes to rescue!Mandemon | Dec. 9, 2013 | See all Mandemon's reviews »
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is a sequel to the original Freedom Force and is quite similar to it. It is a tactical RPG, you lead your group of heroes through a series of mission and try to use their skill to their best extend.
Graphics wise, the game is weird mix of "dated" and "stylized". It's stylized so that it's not a bad game to look at, but you can clearly see it's an old game at the same time.
Gameplay is real time tactics. You have one to four heroes in your team, each with different abilities. You can also make your own heroes. These heroes are, in general, expies of other comic book heroes.
Story is a cliche fest. However, for this game, it works. This mainly due to game acting as if it was Silver Age superhero game, with all the cheese, ham and weird science.
Game has it's problems, it has weird difficult curve. One mission, you are beating everything and in the next, you are restarting for the 10th time.
You don't need to play the original game to enjoy this, I certainly didn't, but if you haven't then the plot near the end might become confusing.
Still, for it's price, it is a good fun.
Freedom Fighters fight for justicexghosts | July 2, 2013 | See all xghosts's reviews »
If you like super-heroes and real time strategy, this game is for you. Sometimes a parody, sometimes a tribute, the game is one of the best comic book inspired game I have ever played. Great scenario, funny characters with great voice acting, parodic musics... everything is done for comic book fans to feel at ease ! So bring with you some of your favorites heroes and go kick the Third Reich butt ! You won't regret it !
Glad I found this.drafek | June 21, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »
When I started playing this game I was suprised that I haven't seen this game before. The AI is done well, they're pretty good but not super hard. The graphics are a little disappointed, they could be a lot more detailed. The game itself does have some nice gameplay, but it does get boring after sometime, I recommend playing it during a break or something like that. The game didn't really feel like a RPG for me, I just played the story. The story is alright but it does get boring fast. I would pick this game up on a 75% off sale.
Good but with some problems.Sharptap | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all Sharptap's reviews »
One problem I had with the original Freedom Force was the constant managment of your characters during battle. Third Reich solves this problem by improving the A.I. of your allies. So from now, you will no longer see one of your guys motionless while being pummled by enemies. Another (minor) problem I had in the original was the fact that some unlockable characters had zero involvment in the game's story. Third Reich changes this by giving those characters an inclusion to Third Reich's story (albeit a minor one).The graphics have been improved as well. The characters in the game (PC and NPC) now have real-time shadows along with sunlight reflecting off their bodies.The Audio remians pretty unchanged, which is both good and lacking (I don't really need to explain).Third Reich is also a pretty short game compared to the original. Now, judging by the ending (which I will humbly, not spoil), there should be plans for another sequel to this new trilogy. This game is a must-buy for the fans.
A title that was perpetually overlookedFkpuz | Sept. 8, 2012 | See all Fkpuz's reviews »
The Freedom Force series as a whole was overlooked even from the day it came out but they were (and still are) a BLAST. This particular iteration of the Freedom Force series is a little short but it is worth well more than what it normally gets charged for. The graphics are dated but the art style is not and the gameplay is very innovative.
Character customization in this game is in a world of its own as well. You can create your very own super hero with its own customized abilities. For instance, if you wanted to make a super juggernaut type of character who can punch someone to another block you can do that. If you wanted said character to throw a car from the world at an enemy, you can do that too (if he/she has enough strength).