Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 40
    But whether you're playing online or off, you just can't shake the feeling that the PC version of Blazing Angels 2 is a messy afterthought, made all the more disappointing for wasted potential.
  2. Boasting fantastic locales from Cairo to the Himalayas and strange experimental fighters never seen in the history books, the titular secret missions in question are pretty unbelievable. The exaggerated weapons and battles are actually the most exciting and engrossing aspect of the title; much of Blazing Angels 2 veers heavily into frustration and obfuscation.
  3. Blazing Angels 2 is a clear improvement over the previous game, though history buffs will probably hate its fictional missions.
  4. Ubisoft Romania has done a great job in making a sequel that one-ups its predecessor in every way, from innovative gameplay in a by-the-books-genre, to a full-bodied multiplayer experience.
  5. 80
    Blazing Angels 2's shortcomings are few and far between, and while the better-late-than-never checkpoint system is the most aggravating of all, the game is still a great deal of fun, especially online. Blazing Angels 2 is a marked improvement over its predecessor.
  6. A ton of fun. [Christmas 2007, p.66]
  7. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and Ubisoft Romania's Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII executes an awkward face-plant immediately upon take-off. [Holiday 2007, p.84]
  8. Enormously entertaining combat in gorgeous settings. [Jan 2008, p.85]
  9. It's an improvement on the original and if you fancy landing a plane on the Champs-Elysees, this may be your only way to wing it. [Christmas 2007, p.75]
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    0
    received this game free with the pre-order of HAWX 2. i have just spent over an hour trying to get a custom key-bind layout saved. any keyboard key-binds in the primary column worked fine--but no mouse key-binds saved. i couldn't even assign the axis movement to it's original functionality without using the restore defaults button. also mouse button 2 isn't even recognized for any function other than camera control. i don't know if the game doesn't support my hid-compliant mouse or what. once in game flight with the default controls that i was relegated to was tedious with the mouse, having to constantly lift and re-slide the moue across the mouse-pad to make a prolonged maneuver. with the keyboard control was clunky. all in all i couldn't bear with the game long enough to get past the first mission. so this may be a great game with a compelling story, but it is a game-play/control atrocity. Full Review »