Released on PC in 1990, Chris Roberts’ Wing Commander beat Star Wars to the video game space fighter simulator space by almost three years. The game came packed with not only spectacular 3D action but a Hollywood, Cinematic style presentation that would get pilots deeply intrigued by the human war against the giant cat-like Kilrathi that they were dogfighting within space.
Wing Commander delivered many firsts, such as the possibility of your wingman dying, branching paths and missions depending on failure and success, and a dynamic music score as space battles took place. The game received massive praise upon its release and saw multiple expansion packs, sequels, and even an actual Hollywood movie from its popularity.
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