Wing Commander I: The Secret Missions 2: Crusade

Wing Commander I was a huge success and Wing Commander II was in development during 1991. Origin used their experience with The Secret Missions to craft a second expansion pack, The Secret Missions 2: Crusade. WC2 was shaping up to be a huge story driven adventure, so the developers took this opportunity to establish a backstory with SM2. Characters such as Tolwyn, Thrakhath, Hobbes, Jazz and Doomsday were introduced. The TCS Austin appeared as a method for characters such as Angel to survive the impending doom facing the Tiger's Claw in the WC2 intro. In each Wing Commander game the character must face the potential death of wingmates, but in SM2 the first major scripted loss occurred when Bossman died. The tension and emotions were ratcheted up another level for this expansion, and the game created a great environment for Wing Commander II to launch into.

The Secret Missions 2: Crusade, another exciting chapter in the saga of the Tiger's Claw! In this campaign, a huge Kilrathi fleet maneuvers toward a planet of peaceful, primitive natives. After a Kilrathi renegade defects with the crew of a small destroyer, you'll fly one of their fighterships in undercover missions.

In these new secret missions, you must discover the truth behind the Kilrathi "holy war" before the Warriors of Kilrah can destroy you and the Tiger's Claw!

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Where to buy

The original works quite well in DOSBox. The Good Old Games digital rerelease is another easy way to play this title.

Playing the game

Don't know how to land your ship? Stuck on a particularly difficult mission? The following items may be of help:

Noteworthy game documentation

Reference Card

Summarizes essential game mechanics and fighter operations, and lists keyboard, joystick and mouse controls. more...

Behind the scenes

Detailed release information

MS-DOS PC

  • Published by Origin
  • Released 1991-04-06
  • The original release. A boxed expansion pack.

Kilrathi Saga Edition

EA Replay

  • The EA Replay edition of Wing Commander I includes the Secret Missions 2.

Good Old Games

  • The GOG edition of Wing Commander I includes the Secret Missions 2.

SNES/Super Nintendo

  • A standalone version of the Secret Missions.

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