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  • Summary: The skies over Europe are a dangerous place, where ace pilots lead their squadrons to glorious victory or crushing defeat! Take control of dozens of the most famous fighter planes of WWI and head into the dogfight. Roll, slip, and loop to get the drop on enemy aces. Upgrade your fightersThe skies over Europe are a dangerous place, where ace pilots lead their squadrons to glorious victory or crushing defeat! Take control of dozens of the most famous fighter planes of WWI and head into the dogfight. Roll, slip, and loop to get the drop on enemy aces. Upgrade your fighters over the course of your campaign and promote your best pilots so they learn new skills to give them an edge in battle. Can you change the tide of the war? Or will you go down in flames to an enemy ace? Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 16, 2013
    100
    This is a game with style, substance, and its own great blend of action and strategy, and for now is an iOS exclusive to boot. If you have any love for Sid Meier, strategy games, aviation sims, or just darn good games you'd be crazy to not give this game a shot.
  2. May 10, 2013
    90
    A brilliantly balanced, perfectly playable game of strategy and swooping turns that will have you enthralled, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a must-play.
  3. May 13, 2013
    90
    At launch, the promised network multiplayer mode was a no-show, and selecting that mode confusingly sends you back to the App Store to download the latest version of the game. There’s also no difference between the campaigns for each country, so buying them is really a matter of whether you want the different planes to fly.
  4. May 9, 2013
    80
    All in all we wouldn't hesitate to recommend that any strategy fan gets stuck into at least the free content that's on offer here, and it's a wise distribution model given that there's not a great deal of hand-holding or explanation of the game's core mechanics.
  5. May 13, 2013
    80
    After porting all of its classics successfully to iOS, Sid Meier proves himself once again with Ace Patrol. It feels wonderfully refreshing and the dogfights combine accessibility with an intelligent layer of tactics. It's ruthless when failing a mission though, but that's compensated by a look that breathes sympathy and fun multiplayer modes.
  6. Mr. Meier has come up with a smart and innovative game of turn-based tactics for gamers on the go. Now it’s your job to be a smart consumer and show him what you’re willing to pay for – as well as what you’re not.
  7. May 31, 2013
    59
    The concept is interesting but too soon everything will be sacrificed to in-app-purchases that are forced by design dead ends that can just be solved by spending money. This is pay-to-win at its worst…

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 29, 2013
    8
    An amazingly original take on strategy. No building mines, baracks, and cranking out endless steamroller waves of troops. It's just you,An amazingly original take on strategy. No building mines, baracks, and cranking out endless steamroller waves of troops. It's just you, your wingman, and the enemy. Each turn matters, because on wrong move means the enemy gets the drop on you and shreads your plane. Its all about realistic physics, flight mechanics, positioning for optimum firing paths, and working with your wingman to set up crossfires, or decoys. Taking realistic flight physics and turning them into a grid based strategy game? Only Sid M. could have pulled that off. I love this game.

    The only reason it didn't get a higher score was because it was a little light on the extras. Not much in the way of story telling, the leveling system is mediocre, etc. But none of that stops it from being a great game that is totally worth the price.
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  2. Dec 28, 2013
    5
    First of all, Sid has chosen the iOS infamous "pay-to-cheat" model.
    The game mechanics are nice, but there are almost no strategic choices to
    First of all, Sid has chosen the iOS infamous "pay-to-cheat" model.
    The game mechanics are nice, but there are almost no strategic choices to be made.
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