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  • Summary: Backed by the Oleg Maddox development team, Pacific Fighters allows you to participate in the most compelling air-war experience ever created! Fly missions for the Allied forces or become an ace pilot for the deadly Japanese empire ? which will you choose? Select from a large variety ofBacked by the Oleg Maddox development team, Pacific Fighters allows you to participate in the most compelling air-war experience ever created! Fly missions for the Allied forces or become an ace pilot for the deadly Japanese empire ? which will you choose? Select from a large variety of flyable aircraft such as the lethal Japanese Zero, U.S. made F6F Hellcat and a variety of British fighter planes. Target enemy ships, vehicles and aircraft on one of the 16 maps featuring famous historic locations. New to the series will be the emphasis on flyable bombers and aircraft-carrier action. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Maddox has proven to me that Flight Sims are indeed fun and that realism in some situations is a good thing.
  2. A complete flight sim package, that looks really nice, and has great mission modes. This game, and it's previous versions stand head and shoulders above the Microsoft Combat Flight sim games.
  3. The best-ever WWII sim gets new planes, new settings, and carrier operations. [Jan 2005, p.76]
  4. 77
    The wide variety of planes certainly have their historical performance characteristics but, overall, the flight modeling just isn't as tight as I expected. Add to that the lackluster content of the missions and some outright mistakes on the part of the artificial intelligence and you've got a game that barely scrapes by.
  5. Pacific Fighters uses the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik engine to simulate this epic conflict, but unfortunately it turns out to be the biggest letdown of the series.
  6. 70
    The real stars of the show are the planes. Fans of the Discovery Wings channel will be thrilled by the loving detail that went into the sixty some odd planes that come with the game.
  7. Friendly AI, on the other hand, can be frustratingly idiotic and suicidal. [March 2005, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. M.Lancer
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    Along with the rest of the IL-2 series, this is the best combat flight sim around. Excellent online gameplay, excellent flight models and AI. Along with the rest of the IL-2 series, this is the best combat flight sim around. Excellent online gameplay, excellent flight models and AI. You dont just point your guns and shoot - you have to manage that plane in every possible aspect - this way a kill is most rewarding. Or you could switch realism off and enjoy a good shootout. Expand
  2. TreyBlingbling
    Oct 25, 2004
    10
    Great physics - with a foundation like IL2 - well says it all!
  3. MrMigMing
    Nov 19, 2004
    10
    Absolutely amazing game! The best of IL2 series imho. And it got even better after the patch!:)
  4. LeoZ.
    Jan 16, 2005
    8
    A must have for combat flight sim enthusiasts. In the tradition of IL-2, but with a new theater of combat and carrier ops. Granted, the A must have for combat flight sim enthusiasts. In the tradition of IL-2, but with a new theater of combat and carrier ops. Granted, the menus, briefings, and production values are rough. But if you dig deeper, you'll find a sim that rewards in spades. The time flying to mission objectives could be tedious... if I didn't use the "Skip Time" feature to quickly move to the next waypoint or enemy contact. This feature is not bound to any key by default; a strange decision by 1c. But bind it, use it, learn it, and you will love it. Not for the casual simmer, but rich enough to satisfy the dyed-in-the-wool flyer. If you're looking for an arcade-style shoot-em up with higher production values, I heartily recommend Crimson Skies. Expand
  5. MikeB.
    Oct 25, 2004
    1
    This game is terrible. It takes 40 minutes just to get to wherever the action is in a given mission. The menus suck, the briefings are This game is terrible. It takes 40 minutes just to get to wherever the action is in a given mission. The menus suck, the briefings are terrible, the production values are nonexistant. All this game has going for it is the graphics. Screw this game. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    1
    Only one (Japanese) torpedo plane? Because alegedly Ubisoft screwed up the box design and now the US manufacturers are requesting royalties?Only one (Japanese) torpedo plane? Because alegedly Ubisoft screwed up the box design and now the US manufacturers are requesting royalties? Tsk tsk tsk. A fantastic aspect of the game totally ruined, regardless of who messed up... Shame!

    1C! Why go with such an inept publisher?!!
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