Wing Commander IV

Oh look what I found at home a few days ago! A boxed copy of Wing Commander IV for Windows 95 and DOS. I have never even played this and honestly don’t remember buying it but since GOG have just released the third game in the series I should give this a go. The game comes on 6 CDs so I might just wait until the GOG release of one nicely zipped up download. I wonder if they’ll give me a discount if I send them a scan of the barcode?

I also found Resident Evil 2 for PC, which boldly says it only requires a P166. Imagine that. A PC running on a 166MHz CPU. How quaint. My phone is close to ten times faster than that. Gulp.

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3 replies on “Wing Commander IV”

I had a 200MMX so I would have beasted Resident Evil 2. I remember the hype of Wing Commander IV, is that the one that used actual footage of Mark Hamil and the other guy (who I know, but whose name I can’t remember)?

I think it was that one. The Wikipedia page says it cost $12m to create, with the majority of the budget going on the cutscenes. Showing it’s age, the reception section of the page doesn’t have any entries. Probably need to dig out PC Gamer or some other mags to get reviews!

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