So many companys are getting in on the free games bandwagon nowadays; we’ve got Xbox’s Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus (although these are technically paid subscriptions too), and then there’s all the free-to-play titles popping up all the time. Free is the way to go it seems. One of the latest to join the trend is EA’s Origin platform, and this month you can download Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger (WC3) completely free.
WC3 was created by Chris Roberts, who is currently directing the crowd-funded Star Citizen, which has pulled in over $49 million USD – but that’s another story.
WC3 is a space combat sim that uses full motion video (FMV) sequences to help tell its story. The cast is pretty impressive too, boasting Mark ‘Luke Skywalker’ Hamill, Malcolm ‘A Clockwork Orange ‘McDowell, Thomas ‘Biff Tannen’ Wilson, and John ‘Gimli’ Rhys-Davies… Wow, this game had more big actors than I thought. Anyway, the FMV is a big part of the game and acts more like an interactive movie, so I’m told.
Whether you’ve played WC3 or not, it’s free, so there’s no excuse not to pick it up. Head on over to the Origin page and get your copy now.