Metacritic: 73/100
Release: Oct 2014
Reviewed on: Vita

Freedom Wars

Site Score
Good: Multiple control modes – Unique setting – Wealth of weaponry
Bad: Not a great amount of monster variety – Weak story despite great setting
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Travel into the distant future with Freedom Wars a game where you and your party will fight all sorts of enemies while improving your gear and using an array of weapons.


Set on Earth during the year 102014 the Earth has been reduced to ruins and incapable of supporting human life on the surface. This has left society to go underground and form small cities known as Panopticons, given the nature of the planet and the limited resources available many of these cities are at war.

Even within your own Panopticon things are less than ideal with a very controlling government that requires inhabitants (in particular criminals) to provide free labour to their state. One such service is battling against giant monsters known as Abductors which can reduce a criminal’s sentence.

This is where the gameplay portion of the game happens with players fighting against Abductors. To assist you against these monsters you’ll be accompanied by your android which provides support and can take basic commands. For those that would rather fight with humans on your side Freedom Wars does offer local and online multiplayer for up to eight players in both co-operative and competitive forms.

Freedom Wars is very quest driven with missions ranging from killing certain Abductors, rescuing captures, capturing points from other Panopticons. All of these quests will leave the player with abductor parts, the main game resource which is then spent buying new equipment or reduce their sentences.


Weapons is where much of the character growth and customisation comes from with six groups of weapons that include things like large swords, laser guns, rocket launchers and personal firearms. Weapons come with varying rarity and attributes so players will often be upgrading their weapon or switching their gun depending on the enemy.

With a unique setting, great multiplayer options, an amazing wealth of weapon types and multiple control styles Freedom Wars is a worthy monster hunting Japanese RPG for your Vita.


  • A unique setting far into the future.
  • Hunt down Abductors to recover your rights and reduce your sentence.
  • Massive range of weapons to find, craft and upgrade.
  • Impressive multiplayer options with co-operative and competitive modes.
  • Multiple control modes available to cater for all players.

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Freedom Wars, 8.3 out of 10 based on 6 ratings
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