Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger Player Count and Stats (2024)

Wing Commander III Heart of the Tiger player count Stats and FactsHere are a few of the most interesting Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger facts and stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger player count:

1 million game units sold worldwide

Last updated 2015


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Game Description

“Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger” is a science fiction space combat simulation video game and the third main installment in the “Wing Commander” series. It was developed by Origin Systems and published by Electronic Arts. Released in 1994, the game is known for its groundbreaking use of full-motion video (FMV) cutscenes, its immersive storytelling, and its continuation of the series’ intense space combat gameplay.

In “Wing Commander III,” players assume the role of Colonel Christopher Blair, also known as “Maverick,” a veteran starfighter pilot. The game follows Blair’s journey as he leads a group of pilots aboard the TCS Victory against the formidable Kilrathi Empire, an alien race in a struggle for dominance. The game’s narrative delves into political intrigue, alliances, and personal relationships, adding depth to the overarching conflict.

The most iconic feature of “Wing Commander III” is its extensive use of FMV cutscenes to advance the story. These cinematic sequences feature live-action performances from a cast that includes actors such as Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, John Rhys-Davies, and more. The high production values of the cutscenes were groundbreaking for their time and contributed to the game’s immersive storytelling.

Gameplay in “Wing Commander III” retains the series’ hallmark space combat mechanics. Players engage in intense dogfights, escort missions, and capital ship battles, all while managing their ship’s systems and weapons. The game introduces new ship types, improved graphics, and expanded mission variety compared to its predecessors.

The branching narrative of “Wing Commander III” allows players’ choices and performance to influence the storyline, affecting character relationships, mission outcomes, and the overall progression of the war effort.

The game’s successful fusion of cinematic storytelling and engaging space combat earned it critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase. “Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger” is often considered a landmark title for its use of FMV and its contribution to interactive storytelling in gaming. It remains a beloved installment in the “Wing Commander” series and is remembered for its blend of space battles, character-driven drama, and innovative presentation.

Game Details

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