Wing Commander: Privateer (CD-ROM Edition) (1994)
Adventure - Flight Simulation - Simulator
Publisher Electronic Arts
Developer Origin Systems
Series Wing Commander

A re-release of the classic Wing Commander: Privateer title including the Rightious Fire expansion and the Speech Pack.

* Wing Commander: Privateer *
On the fringe of Human space, near the Kilrathi border, the industrial machine is running full-tilt to feed the war effort, and there is a lot of shipping... and a lot of pirates... and Retros (fanatical religious nuts who wants to destroy technology), military, militia, merchants, mercenaries, and privateers. In the darkness, a battle between ships has woken up something ancient... Something powerful... Something... deadly.

You are a privateer. Start with the lowly scout, and upgrade to one of the three other superior ships: Galaxy (superior cargo space), Orion (superior protection), or Centurion (superior offense). Buy optional equipment such as armor, engines, shields, weapons, launchers for torpedoes/missiles, and MUCH MUCH more. Take on missions (multiple sources, from the cheapest mission computer, to fixers who has the toughest but most rewarding missions) and earn money for upgrades. Use spare cargo room to trade commodities to further add to your account. Missions can vary from search and destroy to Fedex (i.e. delivery) to bounty hunting, and more.

Privateer is set in the Wing Commander universe, but is more of a free-form game similar to Elite. While there is a central plot, you can deviate from it somewhat and you can continue playing after you finish the main plot. It also has the infamous talking heads dialog Origin pioneered in Wing Commander, this time with higher resolution and more natural look, and still has the lip-sync.

* Wing Commander: Privateer - Rightious Fire *
A little-seen add-on disk for the original Wing Commander: Privateer, it added a new plot line with the religious zealot "Retros" out for conquest, along with more weapons and goodies to buy for your ship. It was also included in the full talkie Privateer CD-ROM.

* Wing Commander: Privateer - Enhanced Speech Pack *
This is an add-on pack for Privateer which adds speech to all the in-flight taunts and communications.
Product Details
Edition CD-ROM Edition
Format CD-Rom
No. of Disks 1
Devices Mouse
Language English
Completed No