Wing Commander™: Academy (1993)

About This Game

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The Kilrathi are relentless in their assaults against the Confederation and we need more pilots. Not just any pilots, however, but the best of the best. You’ll train in our top of the line CyberNet combat simulator.

Wing Commander: Academy lets you experience first-hand the rigorous training of a Confederation pilot. Create your own missions with every scenario imaginable or jump into.


The year 2656. The TCS Tiger’s Claw, pride of the Terran Confederation’s fleet, is on campaign in the Enigma sector, near the Kilrathi sector headquarters, the K’tithrak Mang starbase. In a sudden attack, it is lost with all hands, save a few pilots who had been transferred off, and one who was out on patrol: the player’s character, whose name and call sign are specified by the player.

Blair’s claims that some sort of “Kilrathi stealth fighter” destroyed the Claw are summarily dismissed, especially since his flight data recorder is damaged. He is court martialed for treason (reduced to negligence, without the flight recorder as evidence), demoted to Captain, and branded as “The Coward of K’Tithrak Mang.” Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn attempts to force Blair to resign; when Blair refuses, he is transferred to InSystem Security and exiled to Caernarvon Station in the backwater Gwynedd system.


  • Take on the challenge of the Gauntlet, a daunting dogfight marathon with 15 progressively difficult levels of attacking ships.
  • Fly with some of the most famous wingmen of the Wing Commander universe: Hobbes, Angel, and Maniac.
  • A robust mission builder gives you the power to create your own missions that will challenge your skill as a pilot.

Game Details

Genre Shooter – Action – Sci-fi
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released August 27, 1993
Size 20.8 MB
Company Origin Systems / Electronic Arts

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard


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