Back in the days, space shooters, besides FPS games, were a lot of fun. It's as if you had your own arcade game in a computer. There are a lot of great space shooters for both DOS and Windows out there, but for the moment we wish to focus on one single game: Wing Commander. What can I say about it? It's probably one of the greatest space shooters I have ever played. It brought a new meaning of space combat for me, when I was just mostly playing side scrolling action games back in the days. And let's not forget what a great game series has this game spawned through the ages. The gameplay might not be strange for any old-school flight simulator fans out there. It is almost similar to X-Wing
, where you just fly around, shooting down enemy fighters, all in arcade style fun. It may not be something special, but it's a great start for any gamer who hasn't played any flight simulator games in his life. The story of the game is very interesting and unique for its time, because it is how well you perform that might determine the ending of the game, sort of like in Mass Effect. I have never heard of any DOS having this feature. Yes, it is common nowadays, but back then it was a big deal and gamers never have thought anything about a game having multiple endings. This feature increases the replay value, because you'd wish the different types of endings in the game. The graphics and sound are beautiful, although there is no voice acting, however it isn't back because there's not much text to read, so the absence can be overlooked. All in all, any gamer should at least own a copy of Wing Commander. It's fun, the replay is high and the gameplay is solid enough to introduce new gamers to the genre. So, you're still here? What are you waiting for? Christmas? Go out there and buy the game! It's a must-have!