Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    100
    If you have ever enjoyed path-drawing games in the past, Flight Control HD is one that you absolutely cannot miss.
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    100
    Flight Control HD is one of the first games that I cannot find a fault with.
  3. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    Flight Control HD is a high flying, high-definition remake of the iPhone original that does well by adding iPad-exclusive content.
  4. Feb 12, 2011
    80
    It's just as fun today as it was in the summer of 2009. The new maps and multiplayer modes just add to the charm (and value) of Flight Control. If you haven't played Flight Control yet, there is no better place to start than the new HD model.
  5. Feb 12, 2011
    80
    Where larger fingers or unsteady hands may have had a disadvantage before, Flight Control HD provides a much smoother experience that's bright and addictive to enjoy.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 27, 2013
    9
    Given that Flight Control has been one of the longest running and best-known iOS games, it's somewhat startling that this is the first actual review (but not the first score). For those who haven't seen an iPhone or iPad in three years or so, FC is the heart of simplicity: a single screen with a multi-runway airport, upon which planes will appear. You drag a path from the plane to its color-coded runway while keeping planes from running into one another. The longer the game goes on, the more planes are on screen at once until you just can't keep up any more. Yes, this game has been around for a long time, but is it worth anything? On the plus side, the game is simple, easy to understand, and has an intuitive control structure. It's one of those games that lives up to the oft-overused phrase: easy to pick up, difficult to master. Graphics are cartoonish but more than adequate; it was never meant to be photo-realistic, and any more detailed graphics would be annoying. Sound is adequate to good, although the music is a little...maddening. Are there any negatives to this old warhorse of a game? One: difficulty is nonlinear, and the game difficulty quickly gets out of hand. That's not so bad, though, because Flight Control is among the first of the time burner games: a game meant to burn off a few spare minutes. It's a sprint, not a marathon. And, in that capacity, it's a lot of fun. A well-deserved 9 to one of the first well-known iOS games, Flight Control. Full Review »