Deutschsprachige Reviews / Pressestimmen
withingames - 5 von 5
Wenn neben Sid Meier irgendein Entwickler oder ein Entwicklerteam einen direkten Draht zum Spielegott hat, dann müssen das die Jungs von Irrational sein. Die beiden Freedom Force-Spiele zählen für mich zu den wenigen Softwareperlen, die man kennen sollte, ja kennen muss, sofern man sich selbst ernsthaft und mit gutem Gewissen Computerspieler nennen will. Abgedrehte Ideen ohne Ende, verpackt in ein hübsches, wenn vielleicht auch nicht allerletztes State-of-the-Art-Gewand und unterlegt mit der in meinen Augen besten Vertonung eines Spiels seit Äonen machen mich zum Junkie.
GBase - 90%
Wow! Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich ist in fast jeder Hinsicht gelungen. Wenn ich mit den vorgegebenen und unter anderem von Marvel-Comics inspirierten Superhelden die Levels in Schutt und Asche lege, kommt wahre Freude auf. Der Humor kommt dank irrwitziger Action-Szenen und genialen Comic-Zwischensequenzen auch nicht zu kurz.
gamesfreak - 87%
Der Titel ist ein absolutes Ausnahmespiel.
GameSurf - 87%
Freedom Force vs The Third Reich ist für mich bisher eine der positivsten Überraschungen dieses Spielejahres. Der eigenartige Mix aus Strategie- und Rollenspiel im Zusammenspiel mit der Comic ähnlichen Präsentation ist allerdings auch eines jener Spiele, die erst nach ein wenig Einarbeitung in das Charakterdesign auf den zweiten Blick begeistert.
Justgamers - 86%
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich ist einfach ein richtig schönes, witziges Spiel, das es sehr gut schafft, an den Vorgänger anzuknüpfen und die Flamme des Spaßes erneut zu entfachen. Die Grafik weiß zu überzeugen, die Geschichte und die Charaktere sind einfach abgefahren und witzig, sowie auch die englischen Dialoge. Zudem bietet es mit seiner Vielzahl an Schwierigkeitsgraden für Einsteiger und auch Hardcore Gamer mehrere Stunden Spaß, ohne dabei auch nur einmal Frust aufzubauen.
GameRadio - sehr gut
Leider wird das Spiel aber wahrscheinlich vom Mainstreem ignoriert. Ich kann euch wirklich nur empfehlen, kauft es euch. So ein herrlicher Blödsinn ist selten!
PC Games - 85%
Kaufen Sie sich Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich, sonst verpassen Sie rund 20 Stunden Spaß und Spannung!
GameZone - 85%
Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich ist ein Superhelden-Spiel mit angenehm viel Tiefgang und einer spielerisch anspruchsvollen sowie umfangreichen Kampagne.
Alle Superhelden-Fans mit einem Faible für taktische Actionspiele sollen sofort zugreifen, alle anderen lassen sich zuvor noch von der Demo überzeugen.
Game-Basis - 84%
Wer abgefahrene Action in Kombination mit Comic und einer fesselnden Story mag, wird mit Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich sicherlich einige schöne Stunden haben.
PC Action - 84%
Spannend + ultraabgefahren = kaufen!
gamesweb.com - 83%
Das wurde auch mal Zeit. Gute Taktikspiele gibt es bereits, doch keines bietet ein dermaßen abgedrehtes und stylisches Szenario wie 'Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich'. Unter der genialen Comicpersiflage steckt jedoch knallhartes Futter für Denker und Lenker, das selbst auf der leichtesten Stufe herausfordernd ist.
PC PowerPlay - 81%
Wenn die ultra-heroische Freedom Force zur Hatz auf bitterböse Nazis bläst, lache ich mich schlapp und erinnere mich an meine seligen Tage als treuer Marvel-Fan.
Krawall - 80%
Ein sehr spezielles Stück Gourmetsoftware: Wer etwas für 60er-Jahre-Comics, Klamaukpatriotismus und seichte Rollenspiele übrig hat, sollte sich „Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich anschauen“
Demonews - 79%
Die große Stärke von Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich ist zugleich auch die Schwäche des Spiels: Wer nichts mit dem abgefahrenen Setting anfangen kann und keinen Gefallen an dem Humor der tollen englischen Sprachausgabe findet, wird vermutlich wenig Freude an dem Spiel haben. Dazu sitzt die ungewöhnliche Mischung aus Rollenspiel und Strategie zu sehr zwischen den Stühlen. Taktiker werden mit einem der diversen Zweiter-Weltkrieg-Spiele vermutlich besser bedient, Echtzeitstrategen werden einen Aufbauteil vermissen und die Steuerung und die Notwendigkeit zum häufigen Pausieren verwünschen, während Rollenspieler vergeblich Dialoge und Rätsel suchen werden. Wer aufgrund der originellen Thematik Lust bekommen hat, erlebt allerdings einen sehr unterhaltsamen Genremix!
File Front - 5 von 5
Freedom Force Vs. the Third Reich is a great strategy game, a great RPG and most of all the best super hero game on the market.
Computer Gaming World - 5 von 5
Then again, it just might have felt short. Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is such an outstanding romp that you never want it to end. I'm hoping that the great—and totally appropriate—cliff-hanger ending means more adventures to come. As with any great comic, I can't wait for the next issue.
Worthplaying - 97%
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is not just the best superhero game to date, but it defines what a fantastic superhero game should be. With a cliffhanger ending that'll leave you craving more and enough replay value in the different character combinations to keep you playing for weeks after you really should have stopped, we can only hope it doesn't take another three or four years for the hopefully inevitable sequel.
GameSpy - 4½ von 5
With the sequel, Irrational Games once again proves that they're a developer to be reckoned with. Are there deeper, more complex strategy games out there? Sure. There are very few games, though, that manage to take great gameplay and merge it with the kind of sheer exuberant style that brings a big goofy grin to your face that never leaves you while you're playing.
GameShark - 4½ von 5
Freedom Force vs. the 3RD Reich is a pretty impressive game that offers a lot of fun and cool happening moments that both comic book geeks (myself included) and fans of the original will love. It's the kind of game that makes you want to go out and buy a geeky t-shirt or a pocket protector with the logo Prominently displayed on to let the world know that you love this game.
GamerDad - 4½ von 5
All told Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich is more than just a solid and well-built strategy game. It's also more than one of the finest story-driven role-playing games available on the PC. It's both a parody and tribute to the four-color pages of yesteryear when spandex heroes fought against world menaces, like those infernal Nazis, using a mix of brain, brawn, and unrestrained hyperbole.
MyGamer - 94%
Irrational had a hit on their hands with the first Freedom Force. They were smart and kept things mostly the same in this sequel, only making tweaks where needed. The result is a game that is another winner. Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is tremendous fun. The graphics, sound, story, and customization are top-notch. Most importantly, however, the gameplay is amazing. Everything else just comes together, and it turns out terrific.
ActionTrip - 92%
Freedom Force Vs. The Third Reich is an excellent game that retains all the qualities of the original while managing to polish some of its minor flaws and build on the technological aspect of it. I am sure that this game isn't perfect, only I cannot think of any possible flaws that could significantly mar my overall impression. Furthermore, even once the single-player campaign is over, you'll be able to play online or via LAN with your friends and therefore extend the life of this excellent product.
Gaming Illustrated - 92%
FREEDOM FORCE VERSUS THE THIRD REICH is a solid hit and a good value for your gaming dollar.
www.3daccelerated.com - 4.4 von 5
Freedom Force vs. 3rd Reich is definitely a great action/strategy game, and definitely one of the best cartoon games available... and this definitely is one of the most fun games I have played this year.
Gaming Nexus - 91%
I highly recommend this to fans of the original, and to anyone with even a mild interest in superhero games. Heck, it’s also quite a solid squad-based strategy game, so those leery of the superhero genre could be brought into the fold. In short, give this game a try.
Game Chronicles - 90%
Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is one of those titles that truly show the love and affection of a development team, and with a large community of fans- Irrational had to deliver again. Thankfully with beefed-up graphics, added multiplayer support and another solid storyline filled with classic comic goodness, they came through in heroic fashion.
IGN - 9 von 10
The only thing that could even possibly disappoint me here is that the game is almost a little too similar to the original. Given the three years since the first title, I expected that more than just the graphics would be improved. Sure, you get some new multiplayer modes but it's still hard to shake the feeling that this is just a prettier version of the original Freedom Force. That still makes it one of the best games around.
RPGDot - 90%
Freedom Force versus The Third Reich - much like its predecessor - is pure magic!
Club Skill - 9 von 10
This game is quite simply fantastic. The easy-to-grasp controls go hand in hand with the superb and original storyline - exactly what us gamers need. So many video games are becoming too ‘realistic’ with graphics looking so good that you feel you are playing a movie. We’re not saying these aren’t welcomed, because they most definitely are, but sometimes you just need to enter a more fantasy-based world with ‘unrealistic’ comic book heroes who fly around and have special powers. Everyone at Club Skill now think we are the next Super Men - and let’s face it – who wouldn’t after playing this game?
GameAxis - 9 von 10
Maybe bigger changes will happen on the third sequel in terms of including better features and improved gameplay, but until then, no matter how closely identical this game is with the original – I’ll be trading off my Saturday night ‘bling-blings’ for briefs over trousers to save the world.
GameHelper - 9 von 10
Honestly, I’m not sure where else to go with this review. The game is not entirely deep, but rather it keeps things extremely fun and extremely simple. While I tend of prefer RPGs over any other game style (except for FPS games of course), this style of RPG was new to me, and hopefully it would be a breath of fresh air to gamers new to the Freedom Force realm. With a balanced blend of role-playing and strategy, I can’t see how Irrational Games could better perfect this blend.
Inside Gamer Online - 9 von 10
Our recommendation really couldn't be more glowing: there is nothing not to like about Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich. It's colorful, funny, and an absolute blast to play, offering more gaming thrills than the proverbial barrel of monkeys. This is pure, unadulterated fun at its finest, so don't expect complex strategic decision making or hours of agonized role playing as you customize your characters.
Game Club Central - 9 von 10
I may be a comic-book lover of old, but I can honestly say that even non comic-book fans would truly enjoy this game. If only for the story this game is worth the forty bucks. Fortunately, the action itself is very immersive so the game won't stand alone on content alone, but also on ease of play and fun. The technical changes I can report are very positive, and with the open ending we see, you can expect to see yet another FF title down the road.
Games Domain - 9 von 10
All told, Freedom Force vs. 3rd Reich is more than just a solid and well-built strategy game. It's also more than one of the finest story-driven role-playing games available on the PC. It's both a parody and tribute to the four-color pages of yesteryear when spandex heroes fought against world menaces, using a mix of brain, brawn, and unrestrained hyperbole.
Gameguru Mania - 90%
Like the first game, Freedom Force 2 is quite simply fantastic. The easy-to-grasp controls go hand in hand with the superb and original storyline - exactly what us gamers need. I really enjoyed the original Freedom Force and this second version is just as good if not better. It's a game that makes you lose all sense of time.
PC Gameworld - 90%
All in all I would recommend Freedom Force Versus The Third Reich to any gamer out there, especially if you are looking for a new addictive game experience.
Gaming Excellence - 89%
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is a great addition to any gamer’s collection.
digitalentertainmentnews - 88%
Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich is a solid sequel with a much better story than the original, building on what was established before to deliver a more-engrossing single-player and online-play experience.
Gaming Horizon - 88%
If you like Strategy Games, or RPGs, I think you’ll definitely want to check out Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich. It’s a refreshing RPG that’ll give you the break you’re looking for from today’s MMORPGs and all the other RPGs you’ve played in the past (besides the first Freedom Force game). The comic book world of Freedom Force is both funny and entertaining, and filled with so much stuff for you to blow up that you’ll never get bored.
PC Gamer - 88% (Printmagazin)
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Although it's not an astonishing leap forward, Freedom Force vs the Third Reich does boast better graphics, better AI and better multiplayer than its predecessor, making it a winner all round!
GameBanshee - 87%
Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a terrifically unique game.
GameSpot - 87%
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich is absolutely worth playing if only for the story. Fortunately, the action itself is plenty entertaining, too, and there's lots of it. And while the game's technical aspects haven't been radically revised since the original, they've aged almost as gracefully as the comic books that inspired it.
Game Over - 87%
Finally, sometimes it’s best not to have any differences. Both Freedom Force games have the same kooky, over-the-top comic book charm to them, and almost all of the voice actors from the first game returned to reprise their roles in the sequel, and they all did another fantastic job.
Loadedinc - 87%
Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich contains a new story, some new characters and updated graphics. The multiplayer improvements are a nice touch and, ultimately, this is a product worth buying. Unfortunately, it did not blow me away the way the first game did. I had never experienced anything quite like Freedom Force prior to playing the first game. I was hoping to be wowed again. For now, I will just wait to see what the mod community can do to entice me to keep this game on my hard drive.
ic-games - 85%
If the extravagant game play appeals to you and you fancy something that bit different, or maybe you enjoyed the original game, then FFVTR will definitely give you many hours of fun. If you are a comic book fan add then this is the game for you, if you can’t stand comics, knock 10% off, but for someone like me who lies between these two, I would say this is definitely a decent game but is more for the fans rather than the neutral super hero like myself.
Gamezone - 85%
Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a fun action RPG with a great story and unwavering authenticity to the comics on which it is inspired. Fans of the first game as well as anyone who enjoys comics or action RPGs will have a good time with this one.
videogameslife - 4 von 5
It's Freedom Force, basically, but with a bit of spit and polish. It wouldn't be unfair to say this could've retailed as an expansion pack, except for the fact virtually no-one bought the first game. So with that in mind, shell out the cash for this excellent game. Find out what you missed first time around.
FiringSquad - 84%
There are areas it could be improved - the fights could be bigger and more involved, and the game could be longer, and the powers have a little more oomph - but it's really just a series of minor nitpicks that tug away at the whole experience. Nothing to point a finger at specifically.
Fragland.net - 84%
This game has managed to surprise me in a very pleasant way. Although the game contains some minor bugs and the singleplayer campaign is quite short, it also brings you a few amazing hours of pure gameplay bliss. If you've grown tired of the classic fantasy RPG, then this game is undoubtedly an excellent choice, but also those other gamers out there shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to give this game a try!
Gamer´s Hell - 81%
This title is something everyone should try, whether it is for the zany story or the crazy comic book feel, players will definitely be content with the game and can positively look forward to another title in the series.
HookedGamers - 8 von 10
When I started playing Freedom Fighters vs. The 3rd Reich, I had high expectations. The original was so much fun that I was eager to play more. And that's exactly what we've been given. More of the action packed, fun filled gaming that I experienced two years ago.
The Adrenaline Vault - 3½ von 5
With its decent graphic enhancements, fun new characters, maps, and single player missions, Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich is a solid title, though I question the fact that it is being released and priced as a full-blown sequel. Its additions are fine and I enjoyed the game overall, but too many elements are the same as its predecessor, giving the program the feel of a very-polished expansion pack.
Computergames - 79%
Although it doesn't excel in any way and the additions brought by it hardly justify the characterization as a sequel, FFvt3R is a fun game, which manages to bring to the PC the look and feel of comic-book super-heroes, sporting some colorful characters and vivid graphics. And despite its shortcomings, it's a very good game to play between two levels of Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil.