Battlestations: Pacific PC

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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 4 out of 46

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  1. 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 intenseDefinately 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 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. NoA 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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 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
  7. BaronM
    Jun 4, 2009
    10
    It is a very great game, where you must use tatics, and targeting skills. 1 mistake can prove fatal in this game it is a very fun game, and best online. For me and most people Island Capture is the best game mode. You have choices to tons of units from air to sea, and to land which are only bases and such. I would say this is a very very great game.
  8. 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.
  9. PaulD
    May 17, 2009
    9
    I enjoyed the first game so no real suprises that im enjoying the second. It builds on some of the previous games weaknesses and introduces some excellent multiplayer/coop features. My only complaint is that i feel this could have been done as an update/expansion rather than a fully fledged standalone, and also finding someone in your friends list to play online - as its quite a niche I enjoyed the first game so no real suprises that im enjoying the second. It builds on some of the previous games weaknesses and introduces some excellent multiplayer/coop features. My only complaint is that i feel this could have been done as an update/expansion rather than a fully fledged standalone, and also finding someone in your friends list to play online - as its quite a niche market which not alot people have time for. Expand
  10. MichaelD
    May 24, 2009
    8
    This game is Epic in anture and holds up to the promise of all out Naval Battles. The Campaigns are worht the price of admissions, as you unfold History or make a new path within it. Graphics and detail shine in this version. From the waves on the sea to the fluffy clouds in the sky. One point taken away for a few common bugs in the game which will hopefully be fixed soon. And another This game is Epic in anture and holds up to the promise of all out Naval Battles. The Campaigns are worht the price of admissions, as you unfold History or make a new path within it. Graphics and detail shine in this version. From the waves on the sea to the fluffy clouds in the sky. One point taken away for a few common bugs in the game which will hopefully be fixed soon. And another point off for Multiplayer. Not the gameplay, it is fantastic! Island Capture is all you will need when going up against 7 others. The Point deduct is for the clumsy Join Lobbies. This "new" type Multiplay needs to just be left as CS or Call Of Duty does it. Listed as all.. basic but all there. No Dedicated server mode with a continued map running and Join while playing feature. Plus, the community online seems very sparse. Not to many playing this at the moment, which means none in the future. Expand
  11. 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!
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
  1. All in all it's an arcade-action game with a rather small and rudimentary RTS part best played with a game pad. Best thing to do is to go for the demo before grabbing the title from the store!
  2. Pacific is very much the son of its forebear. If you're prepared to push through its choppier moments, you'll find a rich and highly enjoyable game that should keep you occupied for months.
  3. 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?”