I'm really starting to enjoy playing Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich, but I have to admit that the toughest battle in this superhero game so far has been getting the damn thing to work.  My computer isn't the greatest in the world, but it's good enough to handle most newer games, so when the first level of this game appeared to be pure white with no playable elements, I was a bit dismayed.  After 3 hours of tweaking settings and hunting around on the internet for help, I found a message board on their company site with several folks complaining about the same problem.  Reading through the subsequent messages, it appeared to be news to the game's designers, as well, but someone finally came through with a patch that got rid of the problem entirely.

It's a testament to the fun of this game that it was worth the hours of frustration to get it to work.  Imagine a late 60s/early 70s Jack Kirby comic book come to life, and you'll have a great idea of what this is all about.  You get to control a variety of heroes with powers eerily similar to some of your all time favorites, but just different enough to keep the evil forces of copyright attorneys at bay.  Gamers are a pretty jaded lot, and I'll admit surprise in finding that nearly every online review of this game was overly positive.  The storyline is great, the graphics are fun and exciting, and the music is a kick, as well.  The overall quality of the game is just beyond impressive.

I had a lot of fun playing it, but I'll admit that when the action got hot and heavy, my lack of a nice video card took it's toll on the game-play.  They recommend a 128MB ATI Radeon 7000 or NVIDIA Geoforce or equivalent.  I really hate that most modern games require high end graphics cards to play on your PC, but this may be the first time I've become willing to actually make the investment.  If anyone has any good recommendations for one, email me at and I'll be forever grateful.

Congratulations to Brad Wood from California for winning a new copy of the game autographed by the the designers!  The prize patrol will be delivering it to you shortly!

If you'd like to download a free demo of the game to try out, just CLICK HERE.

-Robert Berry




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