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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th Image
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  • Summary: Feel the power of really flying a B-17! See what it was like to be part of the 10-man crew on dangerous bombing missions over occupied Europe. Outstanding graphics, animations, and sounds realistically recreate every aspect of the strategic air war in WWII. [Hasbro Interactive]
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Before any other developer even thinks about making another flight simulator, they should play this game and then ask themselves if they feel worthy.
  2. 90
    The most stunning combat flight simulator I have ever seen. It's nerve racking, historically educational, deeply immersive, graphically unbelievable, awe-inspiring and a sim that proves once again an old axiom -- it's intense software that drives the development of intense hardware.
  3. Whether you're a fan of the genre or just curious, B-17 deserves your attention.
  4. Military buffs will no doubt find this an immersive game, even if only in solo play.
  5. Casual gamers, however, should skip this title (unless they're WWII plane enthusiasts), because the learning curve is steep.
  6. 80
    A very unconventional game that has a remarkably grand scope.
  7. A good-looking B-17 experience with a full range of different tasks to tinker with and some quick blasts of action all wrapped in a lightweight strategy envelope.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. AlejandroP.
    Nov 23, 2003
    10
    It needs multiplayer online.
  2. TrippM.
    Mar 4, 2004
    10
    Excellent...truely need multiplayer...but even without the best flight sim ive ever played.
  3. KenH.
    May 20, 2004
    10
    Well, I would rate it that, wouldn't I! :) But seriously, what a great team it was that put it all together. I flew a few multiplayer Well, I would rate it that, wouldn't I! :) But seriously, what a great team it was that put it all together. I flew a few multiplayer missions in the fighters in development and it was the best multiplayer experience ever. If only we'd had time to implement it on the B-17s and test it so it could have been released... Expand
  4. JohnK.
    Feb 17, 2005
    10
    A simulator that fully justifies its title.