One of IO Interactive's cult classics is back on digital store shelves. 2003's Freedom Fighters is out today for modern PC systems.
Freedom Fighters will be rolling out to GOG, Steam, and the Epic Games Store throughout the day. It should be noted that this is a re-release of Freedom Fighters, not a remake or anything drastic. Though the game has been updated to work on modern operating systems, it is still very much the Freedom Fighters from 2003.
That being said, it is also 2003's Freedom Fighters, fully functional on a modern PC. IO Interactive's squad shooter has been unavailable for some time on a current Windows machine. According to user reviews on GOG, this release also supports 4K resolution, which is pretty nice.
Though IO Interactive is mostly known for its work on the Hitman series, Freedom Fighters was a bit of a departure. Rather than Agent 47 sneaking around and blending in, Freedom Fighters was about squad tactics and shooting. It was also essentially a video game version of Red Dawn, and I have fairly fond memories of playing it back in the early 2000's.
IO Interactive is currently working on this coming January's conclusion to the rebooted Hitman trilogy, which will come to both current and next-gen consoles as well as PC. The studio has been independent and has the freedom to do what it wants, which apparently includes a re-release of a 2003 cult hit.
Whether this indicates new things ahead for the squad-based shooter or not, it's nice to know this game won't stay mired on old operating systems for a little while longer. Freedom Fighters will be rolling out to Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store today.