It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called back into active duty by the Terran Confederation to help stop acts of terrorism ... See full summary »

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Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
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Col. Tamara 'Panther' Farnsworth (as Elizabeth Barones)
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Capt. Hugh Paulsen
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It is several years after the end of mankind's war against the Kilrathi. Col. Christopher Blair is called back into active duty by the Terran Confederation to help stop acts of terrorism that appear to be taking place against Confed by Border Worlds forces. But it soon becomes clear that the enemy may not be them at all when Blair and several of his friends defect to Border Worlds forces to try to find out who the real culprits are and to prevent the Confederation and the Border Worlds from entering into the chaos of an intergalactic war.... Written by Michael Ducharme <ducharme@escape.ca>

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February 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Two of the testifiers in the end sequence are minor characters from the game. The man who says "You saw the results," was the doctor from Telemon, and the man who says "The honorable Admiral Towlyn" is the ex-pilot you meet in the bar at the beginning. See more »

Goofs

Once again, as in the previous game, Paladin is listed in the credits as "Maj. James 'Paladin' Taggart" (Maj. means Major). He was only a Major in the first game, in Wing Commander II he is a Colonel, in Wing Commander III he is a General, and in this game he is retired from the military and is now a Senator. See more »

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Maniac: [the young officers are all starstruck by Blair, who is famous for ending the Kilrathi war] All hail, the mighty Heart of Tiger! You know, you're not the only war hero in Confed, I've taken out more cats than most ships' entire attachments. Do I get the red carpet treatment? No, I carry my own duffel bag, I don't go schmoozing with the Admiral.
[in a fawning voice]
Maniac: Admiral Tolwyn, Tolwyn, Tol... has he said anything about me?
Blair: You haven't heard? He couldn't stop talking about you, Maniac.
Maniac: What?
Blair: ...
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Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Corpse Killer (2013) See more »

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pinnacle of FMV and gameplay
7 June 2001 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Out of all Wing Commander products to make use of video sequences, this one was definitely the best. Mark Hamill and Tom Wilson really add depth to the game, and the late-great Jason Bernard gives a performance to squeeze respect out of any Starfleet Captain. By far, WAY superior to the movie.

While making only slight improvements over the Wing Commander III engine, and a supporting cast substantially weaker than it's predacessor, The Price of Freedom has a deeper plot and is a joy for everyone. I do not know a single person who's played this to have been disappointed.

I hear the DVD version rawks!


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