powell99 noticed that PC Gamer has listed Wing Commander 3 among it's top 100 games of all time, 2011 edition. Wing Commander has been left off their list in recent years, so some Crius.net posters have asked how the "best games of all time" list changes so much each year (last year's #15 winner is down to #100 this year). It's still a pretty nice honor from a pretty big source. Wing Commander 3 comes in at number 72 on the list.
I remember being blown away by game’s demand for over 30MB of hard disk space. Thirty freaking megabytes! What were those insane Origin developers thinking? I only had a 105MB drive in my 386 to start with. Once I got over my initial shock I was lost in this space romp for weeks. The cinematic cutscenes gave Mark Hamill a much-needed career boost (such as it was) and the space combat was as addictive as crack.