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Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 23, 2012
    70
    Beneath EA's layer of crafty monetisation, however, Flight Control Rocket is a stellar effort. The generic sci-fi visuals and overly busy menus might lack the instant appeal of Flight Control's handsome '50s styling, and that game's purity is sorely missing here, but underneath all that EA sheen is a game with genuine heart.
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    85
    Flight Control Rocket may not enjoy the same astronomical success as Flight Control, as it is more a natural progression from the original rather than something completely different. What it does offer is some simple, addictive fun.
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    60
    Despite its out-of-this-world theme, variety of interactive aircraft, and continued engaging gameplay, the inclusion of a bunch of typical freemium tactics meant to drain your wallet have practically erased the goodwill built up by its predecessor.
  4. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    It's fun, and EA built a great game on a proven formula. The game simply doesn't feel as earnest and honest as the original Flight Control, but hey. That's progress for ya.
  5. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    Firemint take their Flight Control series in to a whole new world filled with sci-fi fantasy fun and pack it with fun and over-the-top ships designed with nothing more in mind but to throw you off your multi-tasking; it's just a shame the shadow of IAP looms in the background and mars the lighthearted mood.
  6. Mar 23, 2012
    75
    Flight Control Rocket is a lot of fun and takes the original's simple gameplay in new directions, but EA's almost force-feeding of its store model is both distracting and offensive.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    90
    A more than justified sequel. The gameplay doesn't change a lot, but the new features bring some freshness and renovation to the formula, and the new visuals are great. It is as addictive as ever, and a sure bet for your iPhone.
  8. Mar 19, 2012
    60
    Minus the free-to-play shenanigans, Flight Control Rocket is easily the best entry in the series so far, as it sports a lot of fresh and fun ideas, as well as a groovy new theme that Firemint fleshes out splendidly throughout. It's also one of the best looking new iPad games.
  9. Mar 18, 2012
    70
    While it adds some interesting new ideas to the schematic laid down by the original, Flight Control Rocket can't quite focus its attention in the same way, landing it on the fun, but a little muddled runway.
  10. Jul 1, 2012
    95
    Much like Angry Birds Space, Flight Control Rocket is a great new version of the original game that will keep you addicted and eat up a lot of your spare time, and you'll be humming the theme tune throughout (and beyond).
  11. May 15, 2012
    60
    It's fun, but not super addictive. [June 2012, p.29]
  12. Apr 27, 2012
    72
    Good stuff, but it does leave you pining for the simplicity of the original. [June 2012, p.84]
  13. Apr 23, 2012
    60
    So blame me for this review being a badly disguised commentary on gaming in 2012 if you want, just don't blame me for the score. That's EA's fault.
  14. Apr 7, 2012
    70
    Flight Control Rocket maintains the same fun of the predecessor but not the same freshness; however there are two or three new features, like the Bots for example, that could be considered interesting.
  15. Mar 18, 2012
    80
    It feels like what Flight Control Rocket adds takes away a lot of its core simplicity, though. Now it feels like I'm playing as much for collecting the game's new currency as I am for the pursuit of high scores.

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