Wing Commander Saga is a free game based on the Freespace 2 Source Code Project. It is based upon the popular Wing Commander series by Chris Roberts and Origin, and features a new story line during the final portion of the Terran Confederations deseprate fight for survivial against the Kilrathi Empire. You assume the role of 2nd Lieutenant David Markham, a recent OCS graduate in an accelerated flight training program. Victory and survival for humanity can only be bought at a terrible cost. Gather your wingmen and your courage and prepare to play your part in humanity's desperate gambit as you face the Kilrathi foe. It is a time where even average men must reach inside themselves and become heroes. Answer the call. Face the enemy. Make your mark as the Confederation faces its darkest dawn.

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Swarms of users rushed to download the game client at nineteen hundred hours. Our release was met with such extraordinary demand that our website was unavailable at first due to server flooding.

Posted by Tolwyn on Apr 1st, 2012

After ten years in development, Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn has been released! Wing Commander Saga is the product of a dedicated group of fans seeking to tell a compelling story and provide an electrifying gameplay experience in Chris Robert's iconic Wing Commander universe. It features 55 missions in two campaigns, over 70 cutscenes, over 11,000 lines of voice work produced by 60 voice actors, and a storyline that dovetails with the events of Wing Commander 3: The Heart of the Tiger. It has been released for the PC, with Mac and Linux version coming soon. And best of all, it is completely free!

So far, reception for Wing Commander Saga has been enthusiastic. We experienced about 50,000 downloads in the first 24 hours after the release of the game. Check out what some of the reviewers have to say about The Darkest Dawn:


Wing Commander Saga: Accolades Trailer - Mod DB

"Terrific, and a stunning achievement." - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"A fan-made game that's good enough to be worth paying for. It pays homage to its source material while improving on Wing Commander's classic gameplay and graphics." - HotHardware

"A worthy homage with a thrilling story." - PC Games Hardware

"A must have for nostalgic, old school gamers and space ship fans." - Gamestar

"Wing Commander is back." - 4Players

"You owe it to yourself to sample this labor of love." - ExtremeTech

"Relive the glory days of space flight sims. Highest Recommendation." - JustPressStart

"So much more than a simple fan remake. A polished, feature heavy, brilliantly designed behemoth of a game. Wing Commander Saga could have easily been a commercial release." - Gnome's Lair

But don't just take their word for it, come try Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn for yourself!

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BudokaiMR2
BudokaiMR2 Apr 1 2012, 9:27pm says:

Happy to say I am one of the people adding to that number!
One of the most immersive games I have played in a long time.

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myxale
myxale Apr 2 2012, 5:39am says:

I happy for you mates!

All the praise if well deserved!°

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SinKing
SinKing Apr 2 2012, 6:35am says:

I played and stopped. It was very nostalgic and nice, but I couldn't get past a certain mission and skipping didn't work; it's supposed to, though.

I might touch this game again, after it's patched, so skipping missions works properly. It's a very hard game with some great moments. Overall a fantastic achievement, but story and acting didn't exactly thrill or surprise me. Gameplay did.

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SinKing
SinKing Apr 2 2012, 8:32am says:

Lol okay - the patch was released now! That's quick acting on the side of the team. Back to space then :)

I don't like any of the missions with capship rockets. It would be rad if, you could chose your role as attack pilot or defender. Then I could enjoy these missions without having to skip them.

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Stevic
Stevic Apr 2 2012, 10:15am says:

so WCSDD has been released or is it still under Beta testing, just having difficult locating a Download link, I've found links to download items like the printable 'DVD' label.

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myxale
myxale Apr 2 2012, 12:13pm replied:

It's the full release!

DL:

Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn (Part 1/2)
&
Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn (Part 2/2)

(from the DL page )
Put the archives in one folder and extract the first part
(which will extract part 2 automatically once its done)

Run the setup.

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higgie
higgie Apr 2 2012, 2:22pm says:

You can find the wing commander saga and download this via torrent!!! I had downloaded this file at about 1.3 MB/S!!!

It is possible to play it in wide screen format!!!!

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Apr 3 2012, 5:03am says:

Congratulations to your release and of it success.

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bogie
bogie Apr 6 2012, 1:06pm says:

Download coming up with a virus ESET NOD32 during installation.

wcsaga_sse2.exe._tm NewHeur_PE virus

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Tolwyn Author
Tolwyn Apr 6 2012, 6:03pm replied:

Read our known issues FAQ available here: Wcsaga.com

Bottom line is - it is not a virus.

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