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  • Summary: With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US military mobilized. Common men rose to the challenge and became heroes in the skies, seas and beaches of WWII's Pacific Theater. Heroes of the Pacific is an epic WWII flight combat game that begins with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and unfolds in epic detail through the battles of Midway, the Coral Sea, Wake Island, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. You are the hero whose skill guts and determination will win or lose the war. Mastery of over 25 actual WWII aircraft is crucial as is maintaining focus in the thick of a 300 plane dog fight with planes exploding and smoke trails blocking views. Command a squadron of 32 AI planes, work with friends through online connections, or go it alone to achieve the battle objectives. Make it through alive while upholding integrity, courage and American ideals to become a hero of the Pacific. [Encore Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Heroes of the Pacific is an extremely Arcady, historical WWII fighter with enough planes and amazing explosions than Pearl Harbor alone. If you like flying combat and extremely diverse gameplay, then become a hero to yourself and buy this game.
  2. Beautiful and rather fun. Some missions are a bit too tough for their own good. [Oct 2005]
  3. This well-crafted aerial shoot-'em-up makes no apologies for its arcade roots. [Dec 2005, p.92]
  4. Some of the bombing runs in the solo campaign can prove quite arduous, but the dazzling pyrotechnics and adrenaline rush of flying your P38 Lightning through anti-aircraft fire make it easy to press the restart button if you fail your objectives.
  5. A decent outing with decent air combat, but it’s nothing you’ve never seen before.
  6. If intense dogfights and Yankie banter sound appealing then Heroes of the Pacific is for you; sadly the repetitive gameplay is a major deciding for everybody else.
  7. Take Heroes seriously and it fizzles. But as a loosey-goosey melodrama, it's not half bad. [Apr 2006, p.64]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Mar 28, 2013
    10
    Heroes of the Pacific
    Story
    The story starts on pearl harbour on the 7th December when you are told to take off immediately to defend the
    skies above your base and all of the battleships moored on battleship row. From here you will fight your way though the war to get revenge on the enemy while going though historic battles and having dues against the 13th squadron. You also have a variety of planes from fighters to bombers and torpedo planes which are upgradeable and new models from both side of the war as well as British and German planes.
    Suitability
    The game has been recommended for teenagers due to the violence and use of strong language though the game but you can play with other people using the online connection and LAN line.
    Playability
    This is a good game to play because you are able to relive some of the battles from World War 2 from the pilot’s perspective as well as using some of the planes and weapons from the day. The graphics for the planes, ships and explosions are of high quality which also includes the sounds that surround you in the game.
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  2. JasonC.
    Oct 17, 2005
    9
    Great stuff! Haven't played a more fun plane game in a long time! Only missing those co-op missions.. otherwise fantastic.
  3. PeteN.
    Dec 30, 2005
    8
    This is not meant to be a flight simulation on the same par as the MS series of games or IL2, it has more stimulation over simulation ! no hanging about flying to missions or landing, just straight up dog fights and action. But don't go thinking it's easy! Expand
  4. AdamB.
    Aug 13, 2007
    3
    A game with identity issues (among others). Does it want to be an arcade game where you destroy well over 100 aircraft in some missions, have unlimited ammo for each weapon, do a circus act to land rather than actually putting the plane on the ground, and repeatedly play bumper cars in mid-air? Or does it want to be realistic with slower controls mixed with heavy doses of inertia? Unfortunately, it wants to do both, and mashes the furthest extremes of both camps into one mess. Beyond the suspect flight model, there are: a targeting reticule that allows me to get kills much more consistently when it's NOT lit up; frustrating missions (on Ace without using superplanes); major scripting hiccups, causing multiple repeats on missions where you accomplish all objectives and still fail, laser-like accuracy of enemy weapons on the highest skill levels (beyond any point of fun), poorly detailed environments and object models, limited combat environments (especially in the vertical), ridiculous voice acting, and, other than the fantastic menu scores, terrible music. Unless you don't have access to a computer so you can play the superb IL-2, or, for the arcade-oriented, the blast-friendly Secret Weapons Over Normandy, stay far, far away. Expand
  5. J.Roudabush
    Dec 9, 2005
    0
    This is the absolute worst flight sim I have ever played. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy. If you want to really fly, try any of the sturmovik series (forgotten battles, pacific fighter). You will be so dissapointed that ubi has put out a game that has so many problems and you will feel like your flying in an imaginary cartoon plane. This game absolutely sucks. It is the worst game I have ever played and I want my money back! Don't make the same mistake I made and think that the box is pretty. You will be totally dissapointed. Expand
  6. ScottH.
    Dec 25, 2005
    0
    Has this game been ported from the Xbox to the PC?! The Graphics rock, but the gameplay SUCKS. A BIG WASTE of $40 The plane is very difficult to control. Nothing like any fighter sim I've ever played, and not in a good way! Expand
  7. NormB
    Dec 14, 2009
    0
    Tried every thing but heroes would not connect to my PC logtech controller. No reply from help desk. Put it in the bin.

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