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GF Rating
6.1

1507 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

You'll get what you Play for...

posted by Hoggle (TILLAMOOK, OR) Dec 30, 2010

Member since Dec 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you want an arcade flight game, this title will adjust to your style of play on the lowest difficulty setting. If you want to play a good simulator, just select the simulator level. If you are like most people I know, you will choose the realistic (middle) setting afer becoming comfortable with the training level.

As a former peacetime pilot (strictly recreational), I noticed a few things not readily apparant to some gamers. Stalls on realistic level seems to ocurr entirely too often, for example. Bomb ordinance locations can throw off center of gravity enough to make the aircraft unstable, but it just seemed too predictable for me. Visibility in some warplanes is poor, a point not lost in simulator mode, but perhaps over used.

This is, however, a very solid game which far exceeded my expectations. The graphics look good, and it remains fun to fly. This makes up somewhat for the unrealstic amount of ammo used and "one pilot against the entire enemy airforce missions"'

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

If you like aircraft.

posted by iostream (GARLAND, TX) Dec 17, 2010

Member since Dec 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you like arcade style flight sims.... where you can shoot down enemy planes and be ace of aces without knowing much about how aircraft really fly. this is the game for you. While I enjoyed playing this game, and shooting up bad guys, this game took arcade flying to the next level. if you are looking for a realistic aircraft sim.... do not get this game. If you are looking for a game that throws you into action gives you a gun and says shoot boy. than this is the one for you.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

outstanding

posted by ABOM420 (SHOREWOOD, IL) Oct 1, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

neverending missions, literally at least 20 single missions unlocked for each campaign set which there is about 5 or 6 of. Not to mention for knowledgeaholics like me the endless info on each battle of each campaign and plane in the game. Also encyclepedia of all aerial maneuvers and stunts for those new to flight or still a good refreshment to aces. simulator mode is beyond great, on PC games cud never turn off tags because couldnt see ground forces or differ friendly or foe in dogfighting. The edging and color in this game makes it finally possible, nothing like flying over stalingrad with graphics so good you can see the tank commanders faces before you bomb them.
Also must mention all the old terrible truths are here,
most American missions are disadvantaged and annoying like in real life because the P-51 is historically a brick with wings, the old WW1 birds the Russians used in stalingrad defense would stall out every 4 seconds and engine cuts out when fuel lines drain cause of gravity. Makes for very aggravating challenging missions, which is exactly what veteran pilots wanted. Maybe 20% of missions are like this in the beginning of the war. 10 out of 10, for $15 I will most likley be keeping it.

(also i havnt gone online yet,
hence why its not in here.
but I do expect the best hoping others like me come on regularly.)

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