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  • genre Shooter / Action / Sci-fi
  • download size 49 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 1039 user ratings.
  • release date September 26, 1990
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7.0 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Origin Systems / Electronic Arts
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 manuals
  • 4 reference cards
  • ship blueprints
  • Wing Commander Bible
  • Wing Commander product proposal

What's cool about it:

  • This bundle includes the following expansions: Wing Commander: The Secret Missions, Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2: Crusade, Wing Commander II: Special Operations 1, Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2.
  • The classic of classics, grandfather for a new genre, and an example that was followed by all future space sims
  • One of the best dynamic soundtracks ever to appear in a video game
  • The branching storyline's shape is based on your successes or failures; you will never have to replay a failed mission


You may be the hottest pilot in the fleet, but this will cool your jets! In Wing Commander you blast your way through the Vega Campaign. You’d better be as good as your reputation because the stakes are too high to play it safe. Just when you think that the action can’t get any more intense, or the opposition any stiffer, you’ll plunge into Wing Commander II. Disgraced and unjustly court-martialed, you have to prove yourself once again and earn the respect of the Confederation High Command. Of course, there is also the little matter of preventing the destruction of the Terran home-worlds.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.


All user reviews:

User reviews:

A True Classic

Posted on 2011-08-25 07:33:08 byKnight_79's avatarKnight_79:

If you’re truly interested in retro gaming and space sims, this is a must. The first two have certainly aged, but they are true classics. Wing commander I was state of the art during its initial release. There was nothing else like it on the market at the time. In Wing Commander I the story is interesting and sets the stage for the entire series. However, it is not as fleshedread more out as Wing Commander II or the later installments of the series. WC2 is a true epic. It refines the engine of WC1 and tells a dynamic and engaging story. The story branches available in WC1 are impressive, but WC2 improves upon it and not many games were able to match it until recently. My personal favorites in the core series (WC1-WC5) are WC 2 and WC 4. WC 1 is a classic, but WC2 takes all of the elements of WC1, refines it, and the result is one of the greatest gaming experiences of the 1990’s. Turn off the lights, grab a flight stick, and lose yourself in this sci-fi epic.

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Wing commander 1 awakened the gamer in me

Posted on 2011-08-25 10:12:17 byherrsimo's avatarherrsimo:

No kidding. What made this gem so great?
First of all, it had the best star fights of its time, and they are still so much fun even 20 years later that I replay the game from time to time just to enjoy those cool battles. Your ship, your guns, your rockets, your shields, your radar - that is all you need to toast some wicked cats in spacecrafts. While this recipe sounds simple,read more it sure delivers hours and hours of gaming fun.
But the best part is the story line: Between your mission, you get to know your fellow crew members on the mothership, who would eventually will be your wing men at one part of the story. Each one of them is an individual character, whose traits influence their behavior when flying with you. You start to really care about those guys, you reload missions if one of them got accidentally killed, and some of us might even have a secret crush on that hot wingwoman... (well, then again, graphics were maybe not THAT good)
Enough said: Great battle simulator, excellent and unique storyline, and a game that broke ground for so many others to come. And WC 2 is even better!

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Yes. Yes and Yes.

Posted on 2011-08-25 11:57:15 bySirPoopalot's avatarSirPoopalot:

Just to clarify - the expansions have been added to our release, some time after this review was originally written. :)
- Team
First of all. This game is an awesome deal. I have heard some people complain about the lack of expansions and such. But you would be hard pressed to find the hard copies for this much. Why? Partly because sellers on Amazon want to milk you of yourread more cash. But also because it is generally well accepted that this is a landmark franchise. Story, music, graphics...the overall experience...all of it is A+. I cannot recommend these games enough. They have haunted me through my entire childhood, and adult years. These game is the epitome of the word classic and needs to be on your shelf if you are any kind of self respecting retro-gamer.

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