Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. PC Zone UK
    72
    Surprisingly deep. [July 2009, p.66]
  2. Many hands make fun work: shallow single-player is compensated for by some great multiplayer content.
  3. Action fans with a desire for strategy and historical correctness should give Battlestations: Pacific a try. All others might find the game way too slow.
  4. Eidos did her best in turning a mediocre game into a decent game. The thought behind Battlestations: Midway was fine, but the game clearly needed some adjustments to impress the spoiled gamer. In Battlestations: Pacific Eidos made those adjustments, turning this one into a much better game then it's predecessor ever was. Too bad that the storyline fails to get your attention and that the missions are somewhat slow in comparison to the fast paced action.
  5. Battlestations: Pacific is a “light” title in all respects, but if you enjoy air and sea battles and would like an eye-candy icing, you will be fully satisfied. There is little else than that, however, and while the Island Capture mode does offer some interesting strategic features, I wouldn’t really recommend the campaigns, unless you enjoy being a simple crosshair on the screen.
  6. Battlestations Pacific has easy controls that will attract to people that are not used to simulation games, but those who are looking for one will find a game that seems easy but has a lot of potential on its multiplayer mode.
  7. Overall, here we have an interesting game and capable of giving some fun for a few hours. It is very demanding and the learning curve is quite accessible.
  8. Battlestations Pacific looks nice, but that doesn’t help if the rest of the game is just plain boring. Every mission plays like the last one, there’s no rise in difficulty and no real connection between the missions. After playing the game for a few hours you’ll ask yourself “What’s the point?”
  9. While some will definitely enjoy the sandbox nature of the game and the variety of units it provides, others might be put off by the arcadey gameplay and simplistic strategy. The game provides a decent amount of replayability through its multiplayer modes but it's hard to tell if there are enough gamers online as of this writing to make that a sure thing.
  10. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    The second installment brings cosmetic changes to the first Battlestations. Slight strategic elements vary this straight-forward arcade. No story shortens duration of the fun though.
  11. Game Informer
    60
    Count this bored midshipman out. [July 2009, p.88]
  12. The campaign is not very fascinating, the enemies aren’t offering any challenges and the game handling on the PC is just horrible.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 15, 2012
    8
    Definately an improvement on Battlestations Midway in several aspects, yet the two are different experiences. Pacific is more arcade thanDefinately 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. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    5
    A combinations of strategy and action with NO strategy and TERRIBLE action. The controls are really really really bad. Most reviews claim thatA combinations of strategy and action with NO strategy and TERRIBLE action. The controls are really really really bad. Most reviews claim that players have power to control the battlefield. A complete lie. You are forced into little set piece tidbits listening to dreadful, corny voice acting in a totally linear, totally boring game. There is no Pacific map. No economic development. No control of design or production. There is nothing here which designates a strategy game. The action is hamstrung by the nightmare of mouse-controlled flying, pathetic unlimited ammunition and poor production quality all round. It also suffers from the infestation of Game for Windows Live. Do not buy this POS EVER.

    THE GROT REVIEW CRITERIA: After a long time writing reviews like an anus, think its time to set a few bad habits straight: Stop insulting designers. Show some respect for the design process and getting games in circulation. Hence (1) No Red scores. (2) Game scores as follows: Bad Game 5/10. Poor Game 6/10. Mediocre Game: 7/10. Good Game 8/10. Great game 9/10. Stella Game 10/10. To get 10/10 it must be a game that can be (theoretically) play-able for 1000+ hours. Not only great but near endless fun. Games may be bad or poor but making them should earn respect. Thus even the worst POS will still be a 5/10. 0/10 no longer exists in my vocabulary. Yellow is the new red. For the sake of accountability: you can reply if needed: Orctowngrot: Tim Rawlins: timtimjp@yahoo.com
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  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 thereA 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. Full Review »