Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Four gigabytes of music and cinematics is a clear sign of self-indulgent game design..., but Aerial Strike ultimately lasers all this extra blubber to deliver a compelling sci-fi shoot-'em up. [May 2005, p.60]
  2. If you can overlook the incredibly steep learning curve for the controls, Aerial Strike is a pretty enjoyable way to blow 20 bucks, especially if you don’t have an Xbox with "Crimson Skies."
  3. With a little more polish and options this game could have been exceptional. The content and graphics were done wonderfully, but the poor interface and frustrating controls get in the way of the enjoyment.
  4. There is enough to like about Aerial Strike to provide $20 worth of entertainment to a good home. It may be a shaggy dog, but it is still a good dog.
  5. While no particular portion of the game stands out as truly spectacular, everything is sufficiently put-together to provide good entertainment. It’s simple fun.
  6. A somewhat decent dog fighting game, yet the slow pace, dull story, and awkward controls bring it down.
  7. 60
    The idea is great and the graphics are definitely competitive in today's market. The main problem is that the control scheme is just too awkward. Managing the two flying modes and dealing with the thrust issues are enough to make dogfighting more than just a little clumsy.
  8. The only problem is the game is fairly short after you play it, and the quality just seems to be lacking.
  9. The controls are clunky, the gameplay has some glitches that negatively affect the overall experience, the graphics are decent, and the sound is less than impressive.
  10. The mouse sensitivity is atrocious, even when set to maximum.
  11. A cheap excuse to shoot things out of the sky. [June 2005, p.88]
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 8, 2008
    8
    Fun, underrated game that really gets better after you leave the "tropical" setting where your first missions take place. Great mission Fun, underrated game that really gets better after you leave the "tropical" setting where your first missions take place. Great mission design. Only problem I had was that the voiceover volume would cut in and out so sometimes I would miss dialog unless I cranked the volume temporarily. Full Review »