History VideoGame / FreedomFighters

20th Sep '17 3:04:05 PM ElodieHiras
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* CombatPragmatist: Starting with Freedom Fighter difficulty, you have to be this to win. Here is a non-exhaustive list:
** Assaulting a soviet position from the front is suicide. Circumventing them by the sides going through damaged buildings is vital to overwhelm the most entranched positions.
** You cannot win against combat helicopters. So destroy the helipads with C4.
** You cannot win against armored cars bringing [[RespawningEnemies reinforcements]] with no end in sight. But they need a road to reach the AO. A road that always includes a bridge. Demolish it with C4, and you cut off the enemies from their reinforcements.
** The soviet have many sniping positions in damaged buildings. Attack those from behind,and you may steal the sniper and thin up the enemy masses.
** Bypassing an MG nest and taking it over to kill reinforcements is very useful.
** EveryCarIsAPinto. If enemies hide too close to a car, remember [[ExploitedTrope it is a much easier target than enemies behind cover]].
** Fellow Freedm Fighters behind good cover make a surprisingly useful [[WeNeedADistraction distraction]]. They'll never see you flanking them or reaching a perfect position to throw a MolotovCocktail at them until it's too late if you play your cards right.


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* EveryCarIsAPinto: and if enemy hide too close to a car, remember [[ExploitedTrope cars make easier targets than enemies in cover]].
22nd Aug '17 9:26:47 AM GrammarNavi
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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the Danish developer Creator/IOInteractive, 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.

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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the Danish developer Creator/IOInteractive, 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 [[UsefulNotes/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.
7th May '17 8:36:27 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* RedshirtArmy: An interesting subversion, as the many nameless rebels under your command are shown to be extremely capable fighters and stand a high chance of survival if you play your cards carefully.
7th May '17 8:33:59 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: As Mr. Jones, Colonel Bulba successfully manipulates Chris into assassinating General Tatarin, allowing Bulba to fill the void created by his death and letting him conquer New York on his terms, with the added pleasure of wiping out the resistance. However, by this point he had already allowed the resistance to grow into a formidable fighting force under Chris' inspiring leadership, enabled them to kill hundreds of his countrymen and had effectively created the Freedom Phantom that would go on to put a serious wrench into the Soviet Army's plans to subjugate the entire country.
28th Feb '17 12:03:18 PM 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]], 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.

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A ThirdPersonShooter released in 2003 by the Danish developer IO Interactive, Creator/IOInteractive, 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.
29th Dec '16 8:22:09 PM ADrago
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* LostForever: Once you complete the primary objective in an area, you cannot come back to that area [[FridgeLogic for some reason]], and any bonus objectives, supplies, or useful equipment there is permanently lost.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Once you complete the primary objective in an area, you cannot come back to that area [[FridgeLogic for some reason]], and any bonus objectives, supplies, or useful equipment there is permanently lost.
30th Nov '16 12:52:05 PM saynightnight
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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 or a machine gun. That said, one 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 or a machine gun. That said, one none of them are trained soldiers or otherwise have firearms training.
25th Nov '16 10:12:34 PM Lanes17B
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* EatTheDog: The scrolling text during a Soviet propaganda news broadcast tells the people of [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica New York City]] that they can surrender their pets at a predetermined address if they can not feed them. The same text scroll mentions that anyone having trouble needing food can pick up [[MysteryMeat cheap meat]] at that same location.

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* EatTheDog: The scrolling text during a Soviet propaganda news broadcast tells the people of [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica New York City]] that they can surrender their pets at a predetermined address if they can not feed them. The same text scroll mentions that anyone having trouble needing food can pick up [[MysteryMeat cheap free meat]] at that same location.
25th Nov '16 10:08:26 PM Lanes17B
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* EatTheDog: The scrolling text during a Soviet propaganda news broadcast tells the people of [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica New York City]] that they can surrender their pets at a predetermined address if they can not feed them. The same text scroll mentions that anyone having trouble needing food can pick up [[MysteryMeat cheap meat]] at that same location.
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?
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