Battlestations: Midway PC

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. 70
    Control issues aside, Battlestations: Midway is a fun game if you're into strategy titles. Just throwing mad amounts of units at each new problem really doesn't work here, since you have finite resources and no unit is really impervious to attack from any other unit.
  2. RTS fans might find it a little simple, but might find the emphasis on action a pleasing surprise. Action fans might find the strategy a little dull, but with the simplicity of the commands they'll find themselves in the thick of the action as often as they like.
  3. The many multiplayer possibilities should buy you a lot of time with the title, but the single-player campaign is just entirely too short (while the tutorial is mind-numbingly long).
  4. Game Informer
    65
    It’s a mix of exciting and overwhelming as you try to maintain what feels like 50 pots boiling over at different times. [Mar 2007, p.104]
  5. It mostly fails to deliver standout action sequences, but fans of the real-time strategy genre should find their place in this game.
  6. Battlestations: Midway lacks this depth. There's masses of stuff to do, there's just not enough places to actually do it in, which is something of a shame.
  7. PC Zone UK
    68
    It's not terrible by any means, but it's just not very exciting either. [Apr 2007, p.76]
  8. Battlestations: Midway has the potential to blossom as a multiplayer game, primarily online. With everyone free to jump between units, it can become chaotic, but that's half the fun.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    6
    Great idea for a game marred by a horrible control system, flying planes is like stirring porridge. I guess the setting isn't to my tasteGreat idea for a game marred by a horrible control system, flying planes is like stirring porridge. I guess the setting isn't to my taste either but that's just personal opinion. Maybe others (judging by the ratings) fought past the control system to find a great game. I just didn't have the patience to do that. Full Review »
  2. Dec 1, 2011
    5
    The most polite way to put it is that I don't dislike this game. The graphics are decent, the cut-scenes are well done, and the first coupleThe most polite way to put it is that I don't dislike this game. The graphics are decent, the cut-scenes are well done, and the first couple of missions really pulled me in and captured my excitement. But as the game story progressed, the excitement quickly wore off leaving me uncommitted to continue. Each battle became frustratingly harder, even with the difficulty setting on easy. There was no ability to save the game mid-mission which left me with a lingering bitterness every time I had to restart (which was quite often). A worthy attempt, but the developers just couldn't close the deal for me making it a tolerable air/sea shooter at best. Full Review »
  3. Sep 10, 2011
    4
    A cheap budget game made to elevated the relation of the two homo nations - U.S and Japan (romance of war-Olympic). Should pay only half priceA cheap budget game made to elevated the relation of the two homo nations - U.S and Japan (romance of war-Olympic). Should pay only half price for a game like this, because I think half of the game you need to play the Japanese role, if you don't want to do that, then why pay the full prices since there is no fake-time skins so you can change the skins and flags of the Japonukass? So arcade that a plane can fly past those mast and cables of a battleship. Choose Xbox controller as the preset controller when I'm only using a Gravis (8-button) Gamepad PRO and it made the gameplay very easy. The max mouse sensitivity is too slow to fly a plane (as with most of the other games), so I wonder if those game makers has a brain or not, so slow that it's only suitable for Flight Simulation games (where you only need to fly a 747). To fly a WWII fighter, you need very high mouse sensitivity, but if that sensitivity is set too high, then it makes the aiming more difficult, that's why you need a gamepad or joystick. Full Review »