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  • genre simulation / combat / modern
  • download size 131 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 132 user ratings.
  • release date April 1, 1993
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Origin Systems / Electronic Arts
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • avatar
  • bibliography
  • 2 manuals
  • playtester's guide
  • reference card
  • strategy guide

What's cool about it:

  • Strike Commander includes the original game, Strike Commander: Tactical Operations, and the expanded Speech Pack.
  • Features Gauntlet mode: wave after wave of enemies.See how long you can survive!
  • A powerful and gripping story set in an alternative future that didn't turn out quite as expected.


Twenty-two years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the world has become embroiled in a series of conflicts centered around an ever-dwindling resource: oil. Mankind’s hopes for world peace lie battered and broken. Take command of Stern’s Wildcats, an elite squadron of mercs trying to fly straight in a world of deceit and violence. Engage rival merc squadrons, third world dictators, and the armies of the dreaded IRS. In a world gone mad, there’s plenty of room to fly, all that’s required is the cash.

Strike Commander puts you in the best place to witness fast-paced dogfighting action: the pilot’s seat. Fly high as you take on over 60 missions, each more challenging than the last in your top-of the-line F16 squadron piloted by the best crew in the business (operational success rate of 86%). Strike Commander is a classic flight combat sim where a pilot is only as good as his, or her, last flight. Fly to survive and survive to fly, in this modern-day action-oriented jet fighter combat simulation!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.


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Origin's Flight Sim Masterpiece

Posted on 2013-03-26 07:40:26 bytaki_2003's avatartaki_2003:

This is the greatest flight simulation ever created by Origin, under the direction of Chris Roberts. The graphics are 'only' VGA, but it's as good as VGA ever got with state of the art (for the time) gourand shading and incredible texture mapping. The story line has branching, and it really feels a big step up from Wing Commander 2.
The story line is set in 2011, and allows youread more to join a fleet of mercenaries as you take jobs for hire in the Middle East and beyond.
Strike Commander was one of the first games to incorporate a virtual cockpit allowing you to easily track enemies visually. It was one of those classic Origin 'boot disk' only games back in the day that required a lot of customisation to really get working in a good way.
Enjoy GOG's packaging of this incredible game. Truly an experience not to be missed!

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A perfect blend

Posted on 2013-03-26 07:32:48 bybullseye81's avatarbullseye81:

A perfect blend between simulation and arcade. Dogfighting & ground attacks are equally enjoyable, as is chilling at the base and talking to your squadmates. Graphics way ahead of the time, and a solid storyline. This game is responsible for completely wearing out my MS Sidewinder joystick. Instant buy

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My favourite flight-simulator

Posted on 2013-03-26 07:40:10 byLifthrasil's avatarLifthrasil:

OK, so the 'simulation' part is not as complex as some other flight sims. But the 'flying' part, oh boy! It's pure action-loaded fun. Add to that the nice storytelling and the 'taking care of a merc squad' aspect and you get a perfect blend of Wing Commander, Flight Sim and soap opera.

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