BREAKING NEWS: Crusader on GOG (June 9, 2011)

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
The Silencer is with GOG now: the first game in Origin's third most familiar franchise, Crusader: No Remorse, is now available through GOG for just $5.99! You can pick up your copy here; it comes with the manual and all the modern Windows compatibility jazz you would expect. Check back tomorrow for some more history of how Crusader connects to the Wing Commander world.

For more information on the Crusader franchise, be sure to check in at Echo Sector, which some have called the Ultima Aiera of Crusader sites (citation needed). Also available today as part of the EA licensing agreement is Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. Alpha Centauri was developed by Maxis, but Origin's crack promotions department did help to advertise it!

In Crusader: No Remorse you are a Silencer, a member of an elite soldier group of the World Economic Consortium, a mega-corporation. During the last mission, which supposed to be a routine task, your squad gets into a WEC mech patrol ambush. Only you survived and to revenge your team mates you join the Resistance. Now, on the other side of the barricade, you'll face the military wrath of your former employers and save the world! A ton of crazy arsenal is there to help, from conventional guns that shoot bullets, rocket launchers to microwave gun or a plasma cannon. The Crusader can hack into security cameras or even take control of a WEC mech! He also has some cool gadgets to help him annihilate more swiftly, most notably the awesome Spiderbomb. Between missions you’re going to visit Resistance bases and unravel the engaging storyline through talking with other members of the movement. All of that with real life actors and awesome cut scenes! The music is simply amazing, made by Andrew Sega aka Necros, a legend in the demo community.

This game is simply what we call a classic, so if you haven't played it yet, now is the time (and if you played it already, it's time to replay it :))!

Original update published on June 9, 2011
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I'm pretty sure it was Firaxis (the studio that left Microprose to create all-new IP, and then proceeded to become The House of Revamping Sid Meier's Old Microprose Work)and not Maxis that developed Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

Red Baron

Rear Admiral
I loved no remorse and no regret. The soundtrack alone made me spend minutes in the main menu just to listen.