Electronic Arts (EA) is continuing its “On the House” free game promotional program on its Origin digital distribution service and is now offering “Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger” (commonly abbreviated WC3, WCIII, or HOTT) for free (worth $5.9). If you’re a fan of old school games, don’t miss out. Offer ends 3 September 2014.
Wing Commander 3 is the critically acclaimed third main game in Chris Roberts’ Wing Commander science fiction space combat simulation video game series. The game was originally published in 1994, a whole twenty years ago but it is still a fun game that many of us grew up playing. Become immersed in a futuristic adventure that combines Hollywood’s movie making expertise with the adrenaline-pumping game play of a space combat simulation. You are the star, your actions will determine the eventual outcome of the Terran Confederation. Adrenaline, romance, humor, danger – Wing Commander III has all this and more. This sequel completes the turbulent chronicles of the Terran-Kilrathi war. The final showdown is near and only you can write the ending.
Minimum system requirements for WCIII:
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
1.8 GHz Processor
512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Free Download WCIII Full Version PC Game
You can now download the game for free on EA’s Origin store here. As long as you’ve added the game to your collection, you can download and play it any time you want…even when the game goes back to its original price on Origin.
The Origin promo page says that the free download offer goes until September 3 2014, but it’s better to be safe than sorry and just grab you a free copy ASAP.
About ‘On the House’ Free Game Promotional Program
Free?! What’s the catch?
There’s no catch. Grab full games, expansions and more at absolutely no cost. Just make sure to act fast because On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time.
You mean a trial or demo, right?
Nope. You’re getting a full version of the real game — for free!
How long will I own the game?
Once you’ve claimed your game, it’s yours to keep!
Why is Origin doing this?
Our goal is to provide a great gaming experience and a way to discover awesome new games. Having a game in your library, for free, is a fantastic way to see what Origin is all about.