Freedom Fighters is undoubtedly one of the best squad shooters of the last gen. The story is of the Russian’s invading the US after most of the world has fallen under the wave of Communism. The Russia invades America story is one that has been done over and over. Just look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3 or Battlefield Bad Company 2 (SPOILER) where it ends with the Russians launching an attack on America (/SPOILER).
But at it’s time of release, Freedom Fighters was something else. A good story, good characters and excellent gameplay. Your squad weren’t just some NPCs who fired at the enemy. They were yours to order about, to take defensive positions, give cover fire, help attack a stronghold. They were your soldiers and you were their commander.
I tweeted IO Interactive and they replied with this quote:
” It’s definitely something a lot of us are interested in doing. But right now, the focus is on Hitman: Absolution.”
Fair enough they’re concentrating on Hitman Absolution. I’m excited for that too. But since there is still some interest at the studio in Freedom Fighters maybe, just maybe, they might start work on Freedom Fighters 2 once Hitman is released into the wild.
Please IO interactive.