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  • Summary: Battlestations: Pacific takes the action/strategy gameplay of Battlestations: Midway to the next level with more intense, strategic combat. Players can take to the skies and seas through two massive, action-packed campaigns across 28 missions, featuring some of the most decisive naval battles in history. A historically accurate U.S. campaign puts players in command of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific fleet through the Battles of Guadalcanal and on to Iwo Jima, Okinawa and victory. For the first time, players have a chance to rewrite history, commanding a Japanese campaign as the Imperial Japanese Navy from Pearl Harbor to Asia, Australia and beyond, expanding its empire throughout the Pacific Rim. Battlestations: Pacific takes the battle online with a massively enhanced multiplayer experience, offering five new and innovative co-op and team-based modes for up to eight players. ‘Siege’ and ‘Duel’ offer an all-out action experience, allowing players to control a selection of war machines as each side battles to turn the tide of war; joining forces for ‘Competitive’, players compete side-by-side against the opposing AI forces; ‘Escort’ allows for a mix of action and strategy, with players escorting or attacking a key naval unit as it heads to its destination; and ‘Island Capture’ offers a compelling strategic experience, with players not only battling for supremacy of the seas, but also capturing and controlling the island archipelago. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Battlestations: Midway was a surprise hit and is still one of my favorite console games. It is a short experience and was easy for the most part and it also failed to finish the fight as it were. Battlestations: Pacific fixes much of the complaints from the first one and brings World War 2 home once again for arm chair generals.
  2. Though Battlestations: Pacific doesn’t have a slew of new features from its predecessor, it does have the same solid gameplay that put the series on the map.
  3. A host of small improvements helps this action strategy hybrid edge ever closer to classic status.
  4. 77
    But if you're a World War II fan who's tired of the endless string of shooters or you feel that you've seen Normandy Beach one too many times, then you might want to check this distinctive and engaging World War II game out.
  5. Battlestations: Pacific is an improved version of the original Battlestations. This sequel offers two campaigns, better than one, and five multiplayer modes. Conquer the Island, the best one, is a complete experience which can last even more than two hours. However, the mix of two genres, action and strategy, doesn't explore deeply any of them.
  6. Many hands make fun work: shallow single-player is compensated for by some great multiplayer content.
  7. The campaign is not very fascinating, the enemies aren’t offering any challenges and the game handling on the PC is just horrible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 18, 2014
    10
    This is one of the MOST enjoyable World War 2 games on the Pacific campaign that I have ever seen!

    It gives you the opportunity to operate
    everything from Carriers to Battleships to Submarines to Fighter Planes and YOU are at the controls. whether in a battle fleets or squadrons or solo submarines, this game puts you in the middle of the action.

    Enjoy!
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  2. johnholms
    May 16, 2009
    10
    its cool ,more than just a first person shooter,you have to use your head, i like to use a joy stick and an N52 TE, once your set up it will keep you on the edge of your seat for hours much better than the recent cod crap ,but then again so is css and thats 8 years old now. Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2013
    10
    A very nice game with combination of strategy and role playing. The graphics are not bad either. I really enjoyed it and just wished there will be another installments in the series with bigger and more exciting features. Expand
  4. ReggieF
    May 16, 2009
    9
    Graphics are a 10, including Motion Blur, Depth of Field, Physics, Weather, it all looks good. Single Player story is great, challenging, works well. The only thing I do not like the Multiplayer interface. Trying to find a server list is much like using a console, you can't see games in progress and when your match is over you are returned to multiplayer main menu, not the lobby of the game you just completed. So you have to find your friends all over again. Very annoying. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2012
    8
    Definately an improvement on Battlestations Midway in several aspects, yet the two are different experiences. Pacific is more arcade than serious, as planes re-arm in the air rather than return to base. That Midway magic is gone, where you knew if you missed your torpedo then you had wasted a plane trip. If you want an easy to enjoy game, Pacific has the quality. If you want intense moments and punishing situations then stick with Midway. Keep in mind that this is very much like a console port, in terms of quality and depth. Expand
  6. HenryT
    Jul 10, 2009
    8
    While some people complain about lack of infantry, they need to realize that this is not about the individual soldiers, it's about the Planes and ship combat. However, it does still feel like too many pots boiling over, as gameinformer said about midway. Expand
  7. Nezzaasd
    Jun 13, 2009
    2
    A very bad game. The only strategy in it is on the campaign map - and the action is no better. You cant play as infantry - and overall a very disappointing game- i thought it was going to be an exciting RTS and it turned out as a slow, boring, and uneventful battle full of boring ships and planes and no men whatsoever. Expand

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