History VideoGame / FreedomFighters

17th Jul '16 2:34:35 PM MCanter89
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A sequel was announced in 2004, however, [[VaporWare there hasn't been much said about it since that time]].

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A sequel was announced in 2004, 2004; however, [[VaporWare there hasn't been much said about it since that time]].



* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: It's your [[ElaborateUndergroundBase underground base]], a raft big enough to fit a dozen men can float comfortably along, and it's [[LaResistance the resistance]]'s preferred mode of travel for bypassing Soviet roadblocks. The game [[JustifiedTrope is set in]] UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity after all, which really ''does'' have sewers that big (some even describe the real network as an underground city).

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: It's your [[ElaborateUndergroundBase underground base]], a raft big enough to fit a dozen men can float comfortably along, and it's [[LaResistance the resistance]]'s preferred mode of travel for bypassing Soviet roadblocks. The game [[JustifiedTrope is set in]] UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, after all, which really ''does'' have sewers that big (some even describe the real network as an underground city).



* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: [[spoiler:Even when you become the de facto leader of the resistance]] you can only bring a small squad with you.
** Relatively small, anyway - twelve men is usually ''more'' than enough to deal with most threats. With the maximum squad size you can often overwhelm most Soviet positions with sheer weight of numbers.

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: [[spoiler:Even when you become the de facto leader of the resistance]] resistance,]] you can only bring a small squad with you.
** Relatively small, anyway - – twelve men is usually ''more'' than enough to deal with most threats. With the maximum squad size size, you can often overwhelm most Soviet positions with sheer weight of numbers.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The opening cinematic of the final assault on Governor's Island is deliberately evocative of the famous painting ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]] Crossing The Delaware'': the only real differences are that this crossing is in (an ice floe-littered) New York Harbor and the Soviets are actively shooting at the Americans.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba. Said assassination ''might'' have been intended as an UriahGambit to get rid of Chris - it's certainly one of the harder missions - and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The opening cinematic of the final assault on Governor's Island is deliberately evocative of the famous painting ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]] Crossing The Delaware'': Delaware''; the only real differences are that this crossing is in (an ice floe-littered) New York Harbor and the Soviets are actively shooting at the Americans.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba. Said assassination ''might'' have been intended as an UriahGambit to get rid of Chris - – it's certainly one of the harder missions - – and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]



** TheMole: [[spoiler:see Mr. Jones aka Colonel Bulba.]]

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** TheMole: [[spoiler:see Mr. Jones Jones, aka Colonel Bulba.]]



* MadeOfIron: The [[GiantMook Soviet heavy machine gunners]] take about 3 full magazines of assault rifle fire to bring down, and can even survive several direct frag grenade hits. Hint: [[spoiler:A direct hit with a Molotov will sap their health to something manageable over time. Grenades can help too, if they get knocked over; you can pump them full of lead or beat the crap out of them while they're down and unable to respond.]]

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* MadeOfIron: The [[GiantMook Soviet heavy machine gunners]] take about 3 full magazines of assault rifle fire to bring down, and can even survive several direct frag grenade hits. Hint: [[spoiler:A direct hit with a Molotov will sap their health to something manageable over time. Grenades can help help, too, if they get knocked over; you can pump them full of lead or beat the crap out of them while they're down and unable to respond.]]



* MolotovCocktail: Quite realistic ones too.

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* MolotovCocktail: Quite realistic ones ones, too.



** {{Giant Mook}}s: Huge Soviet supermen wearing full plate armor and carrying heavy machine guns, who can eat 2 rockets, at least 3-4 sniper rifle shots to the face, or 2-3 mags of AK-47 fire before finally dying. In the bonus level, a different variant appears with automatic shotguns and white armor. Run. Away.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Chris Stone becomes such a headache for the Soviet occupation forces, he earns the name of ''Freedom Phantom.'' Cross him at your own peril.

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** {{Giant Mook}}s: Huge Soviet supermen wearing full plate armor and carrying heavy machine guns, who can eat 2 rockets, at least 3-4 3–4 sniper rifle shots to the face, or 2-3 2–3 mags of AK-47 fire before finally dying. In the bonus level, a different variant appears with automatic shotguns and white armor. Run. Away.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Chris Stone becomes such a headache for the Soviet occupation forces, he earns the name of ''Freedom Phantom.'' "Freedom Phantom". Cross him at your own peril.



* NintendoHard: The game gets like this after the SewerLevel even on the lower diffuculties.

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* NintendoHard: The game gets like this after the SewerLevel even on the lower diffuculties.difficulties.



** One of the lines your allies can call out when taking control of a mounted machine-gun is [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} "Say 'ello to my little friend!"]]

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** One of the lines your allies can call out when taking control of a mounted machine-gun is [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} [[Film/{{Scarface1983}} "Say 'ello to my little friend!"]]



* TookALevelInBadass: Chris was just an everyman plumber to begin with. But when Chris gives his RousingSpeech to all of New York City, and when he and his men approach Governor's Island for the final assault, you can see just how far he's come as the leader of the American resistance. So much so that in the final fight, you [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington cross the frozen water on a boat with Chris standing on the bow.]] Whatever the ultimate outcome, Chris becomes a very significant player in this AlternateHistory.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Chris was just an everyman plumber to begin with. But when Chris gives his RousingSpeech to all of New York City, and when he and his men approach Governor's Island for the final assault, you can see just how far he's come as the leader of the American resistance. So much so that in the final fight, you [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington cross the frozen water on a boat with Chris standing on the bow.]] bow]]. Whatever the ultimate outcome, Chris becomes a very significant player in this AlternateHistory.






* VaporWare: A sequel was announced six months after the game's 2003 release. It was supposed to have come out in late 2005. Little is known about it except for an IO Interactive representative saying in 2007 that it was on the to-do list.

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* VaporWare: A sequel was announced six months after the game's 2003 release. It was supposed to have come out in late 2005. Little is known about it it, except for an IO Interactive representative saying in 2007 that it was on the to-do list.



* WhatIf: ...the Soviets got the bomb first?

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* WhatIf: ...the WhatIf: …the Soviets got the bomb first?
11th Jul '16 11:50:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the Danish developer IO Interactive, the makers of ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''. An AlternateHistory began when the [[DirtyCommunists Soviet Union]] developed the first [[AtomicHate atomic bomb]], shifting the balance of power firmly in their favor. The [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] [[RedScare steadily expanded]] to encompass most of the world, with only the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] opposing them, until a massive invasion quickly overwhelmed the US. The player takes control of former [[ActionSurvivor plumber]] Christopher Stone, now the "Freedom Phantom", as he fights against the [[RedsWithRockets invaders]] to liberate UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.

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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the Danish developer IO Interactive, the makers of ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''. An AlternateHistory began when the [[DirtyCommunists Soviet Union]] developed the first [[AtomicHate atomic bomb]], and ended UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by dropping one on Berlin, shifting the balance of power firmly in their favor. The [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] [[RedScare steadily expanded]] to encompass most of the world, with only the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] opposing them, until a massive invasion quickly overwhelmed the US. The player takes control of former [[ActionSurvivor plumber]] Christopher Stone, now the "Freedom Phantom", as he fights against the [[RedsWithRockets invaders]] to liberate UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
11th Jul '16 11:49:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the makers of ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''. An AlternateHistory began when the [[DirtyCommunists Soviet Union]] developed the first [[AtomicHate atomic bomb]], shifting the balance of power firmly in their favor. The [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] [[RedScare steadily expanded]] to encompass most of the world, with only the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] opposing them, until a massive invasion quickly overwhelmed the US. The player takes control of former [[ActionSurvivor plumber]] Christopher Stone, now the "Freedom Phantom", as he fights against the [[RedsWithRockets invaders]] to liberate UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.

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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the Danish developer IO Interactive, the makers of ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''. An AlternateHistory began when the [[DirtyCommunists Soviet Union]] developed the first [[AtomicHate atomic bomb]], shifting the balance of power firmly in their favor. The [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] [[RedScare steadily expanded]] to encompass most of the world, with only the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] opposing them, until a massive invasion quickly overwhelmed the US. The player takes control of former [[ActionSurvivor plumber]] Christopher Stone, now the "Freedom Phantom", as he fights against the [[RedsWithRockets invaders]] to liberate UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
31st May '16 3:41:09 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the makers of ''Hitman''. An AlternateHistory began when the [[DirtyCommunists Soviet Union]] developed the first [[AtomicHate atomic bomb]], shifting the balance of power firmly in their favor. The [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] [[RedScare steadily expanded]] to encompass most of the world, with only the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] opposing them, until a massive invasion quickly overwhelmed the US. The player takes control of former [[ActionSurvivor plumber]] Christopher Stone, now the "Freedom Phantom", as he fights against the [[RedsWithRockets invaders]] to liberate UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.

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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the makers of ''Hitman''.''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''. An AlternateHistory began when the [[DirtyCommunists Soviet Union]] developed the first [[AtomicHate atomic bomb]], shifting the balance of power firmly in their favor. The [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] [[RedScare steadily expanded]] to encompass most of the world, with only the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]] opposing them, until a massive invasion quickly overwhelmed the US. The player takes control of former [[ActionSurvivor plumber]] Christopher Stone, now the "Freedom Phantom", as he fights against the [[RedsWithRockets invaders]] to liberate UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
29th May '16 8:46:30 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Mr. Jones, or rather Colonel Bulba, to both the Rebels and to the Soviets. Though ultimately his loyalty has always been to the latter.]]
28th May '16 6:14:40 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WhatIf: ...the Soviets got the bomb first?

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* WhatIf: ...the Soviets got the bomb first?


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Colonel Bulba, who is not seen during the final liberation of New York.
** Also in a meta-example America is being overrun by the Soviet war machine, and the US Army is nowhere to be found.
* WhatIf: ...the Soviets got the bomb first?
14th Nov '15 12:43:34 PM Kadorhal
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: It's your [[ElaborateUndergroundBase underground base]], a raft big enough to fit a dozen men can float comfortably along, and it's [[LaResistance the resistance]]'s preferred mode of travel for bypassing Soviet roadblocks. The game [[JustifiedTrope IS]] set in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity after all, which really does have sewers ''that'' big (some even describe the network as an underground city).

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: It's your [[ElaborateUndergroundBase underground base]], a raft big enough to fit a dozen men can float comfortably along, and it's [[LaResistance the resistance]]'s preferred mode of travel for bypassing Soviet roadblocks. The game [[JustifiedTrope IS]] is set in in]] UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity after all, which really does ''does'' have sewers ''that'' that big (some even describe the real network as an underground city).



* AKA47: All the weapons are obviously real, but none are mentioned by name, just "assault rifle" or "[[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]".

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* AKA47: All the weapons are obviously real, but none are mentioned by name, just "assault rifle" or "[[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]"."shotgun".



* ATeamFiring: It's rare that the friendly AI hits anything beyond a few feet, especially if there is cover, unless they are using a sniper rifle, or a machine gun. None of them are trained soldiers or otherwise have firearms training.

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* ATeamFiring: It's rare that the friendly AI hits anything beyond a few feet, especially if there is cover, unless they are using a sniper rifle, rifle or a machine gun. None That said, one of them are trained soldiers or otherwise have firearms training.



* AwesomeButImpractical: The sub-machine gun. It has considerable stopping power, but it's only accurate to pistol range and it's high rate of fire is a mixed blessing, since ammunition for it is quite hard to find.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The sub-machine submachine gun. It has considerable stopping power, but it's only accurate to pistol range and it's its high rate of fire is a mixed blessing, since ammunition for it is quite hard to find.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The opening cinematic of the final assault on Governor's Island is deliberately invocative of the famous painting ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]] Crossing The Delaware'': the only real differences are that this crossing is in (an ice floe-littered) New York Harbor and the Soviets are actively shooting at the Americans.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba.]] Said assassination [[spoiler:the assassination ''might'' have been intended as a UriahGambit to get rid of Chris -it's certainly one of the harder missions- and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The opening cinematic of the final assault on Governor's Island is deliberately invocative evocative of the famous painting ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington]] Crossing The Delaware'': the only real differences are that this crossing is in (an ice floe-littered) New York Harbor and the Soviets are actively shooting at the Americans.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Colonel Bulba [[spoiler:is almost personally responsible for the resistance's existence, helps you obtain several key victories, and directs you to ''assassinate his own superior'' before showing his TrueColors and taking the reins as ''General'' Bulba.]] Said assassination [[spoiler:the assassination ''might'' have been intended as a an UriahGambit to get rid of Chris -it's - it's certainly one of the harder missions- missions - and the ensuing KlingonPromotion was simply a happy accident.]]



* HeyItsThatVoice: In a happy little ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', General Tatarin is voiced by the guy who played General Vladimir, while [[spoiler: Mr. Jones/]]Colonel Bulba is none other than Premier Romanov himself!



* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: Demonstrator, Rebel, Freedom Fighter, and Revolutionary.
** Made even worse by the fact that save games use an ''entirely different set'' of names for the 4 difficulty levels: "A walk in the park"; "Have a blast"; "You got what it takes?"; and "Against all odds".

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* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: The game actually has two entirely different sets. For selecting the difficulty there's Demonstrator, Rebel, Freedom Fighter, and Revolutionary.
** Made even worse by the fact that save games use an ''entirely different set'' of names for the 4 difficulty levels:
Revolutionary. The save/load menu uses a second set with "A walk in the park"; park", "Have a blast"; blast", "You got what it takes?"; takes?", and "Against all odds".



* ItsUpToYou: Even surrounded by allies and part of an organized resistance movement, Chris seems to do everything important, from demolition to assassination. Even when he [[spoiler:becomes the ''leader'' of the movement]]. Although, to be fair, he's never actually ''alone'' on any of his operations, with anywhere from two to ''twelve'' friendlies directly supporting him at any given time.

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* ItsUpToYou: Even surrounded by allies and part of an organized resistance movement, Chris seems to do everything important, from demolition to assassination. Even when he [[spoiler:becomes the ''leader'' of the movement]]. Although, to be fair, he's never actually ''alone'' on any of his operations, with anywhere from two to ''twelve'' friendlies directly supporting him at any given time.time, far more than most other games will give for characters of equal skill and importance.



* JustifiedTutorial: Chris is a plumber. He needs the help.
* KarmaHoudini: Colonel/General Bulba is nowhere to be found by the game's ending after [[spoiler:having your hideout destroyed and revealing himself as {{the mole}}]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, that doesn't mean he got off scot free]], due to the [[YouHaveFailedMe probable response]] of the Soviet Command to [[spoiler:his formation of a resistance group in New York for personal glory that actually THREW him and the Red Army out of the state?]]

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* JustifiedTutorial: Chris is a plumber. He plumber, so he needs the help.
* KarmaHoudini: Colonel/General Bulba is nowhere to be found by the game's ending after [[spoiler:having your hideout destroyed and revealing himself as {{the mole}}]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, that doesn't mean he got off scot free]], due to the [[YouHaveFailedMe probable response]] of the Soviet Command to [[spoiler:his formation of a resistance group in New York for personal glory [[GoneHorriblyRight that actually THREW threw him and the Red Army out of the state?]]state]].]]



* SleeperHit
5th Nov '15 12:12:29 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: Duh; this time by a Soviet Union that never collapsed and slowly encroached nearly the entire planet.
2nd Nov '15 5:17:07 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BlatantLies: Courtesy of your local news leader Tatiana Kempinski, who serves as the face of all Soviet propaganda that insists that the invasion is actually a "liberation" of the American people from their "corrupted government leaders" and a path to a "better future".
** Thoroughly lampshaded in-game by the captured Troy Stone, who after being forced to decry his American ideals and to ask Chris to surrender blasts the Soviets as being full of nothing but lies, and pleads Chris to keep on fighting.
16th Jun '15 7:55:53 PM Folamh3
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* ExpositoryGameplayLimitation: In the rebel base prior to the attack on the post office, the player is prevented from using any weapons.
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