Ah, the days of old-school live action cutscenes. They hold a certain charm and have a distinct appeal. But when combined with some of the best space combat ever to grace the PC, they're downright immaculate. PC gamers now have the opportunity to re-live the mid-90s classic Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, thanks to EA's ongoing Origin "On the House" program.
Wing Commander III originally hit Mac in 1994 before blasting onto PC two years later. The story follows the continuing Terran-Kilrathi War, with Colonel Christopher Blair assigned as Wing Commander of the Victory starship. The game is heavy on Hollywood talent, with a cast that includes Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Tim Curry, among many others. The high-end production is complemented by intuitive space combat designed by Chris Roberts, who many of today's PC gamers will recognize as the man behind the upcoming Star Citizen.
To pick up the standard edition of Wing Commander III for free, simply grab it from Origin before September 2.