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GF Rating
6.1

1507 ratings

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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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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Everyone should become a "bird of prey"

posted by SumJwshkid (NASHVILLE, TN) Aug 8, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

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

I'm more of a first person shooter fan myself, but when a good flying game comes out, I can't resist. This is one of those games. All of the fighting you do in this game is in the ETO. No missions in the pacific. Many games focus on fancy graphics and emotion-evoking cut scene's, but lack in the actual game play. This game is just the opposite. Every single plane in this game looks as if it were crafted by the gods of console and PC games. The selection of Aircraft is one that you won't see in ANY other game. You have your standard fighters, like the P-51D, Me-109, and Supermarine Spitfire. But that wasn't enough. There are more unique, and less well known aircraft, such as the Yak, Bristol Blenheim, A-20G Havoc, and a host of other planes you just don't see all the time. This factor alone gives this game a huge advantage. Along with outstanding graphics, detail, and variety, the tasks you are given are accurate to WWII. Such as close air support for Russian troops at stalingrad, Pre-Assault bombardment during the Italian Campaign, and even a fighter escort for one of the most revered bombers of all time, the B-17 flying fortress. This game offers an experience for those of you who are looking for more than just a point and shoot flying game like Ace Combat or Blazing Angels.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great SIMULATOR!!!!!

posted by xboxoshea (LAKE ELSINORE, CA) Sep 13, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

9 out of 11 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

The game is a more realistic take on games such as blazing angels one and two. The game play is fantastic besides the A.I. which is slightly lacking. Some people would complain about the "jerkyness" of the planes but it is realistic for planes of that time. I applaud the makers of this game for trying to really get a good sense of realism into the game. If you want one of the Best flight SIMULATORS on xbox this is your game if not you can go back to blazing angels.

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