Pacific Fighters PC

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 2 out of 24
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  1. 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 terrible, the production values are nonexistant. All this game has going for it is the graphics. Screw this game.
  2. MrMigMing
    Nov 19, 2004
    10
    Absolutely amazing game! The best of IL2 series imho. And it got even better after the patch!:)
  3. TreyBlingbling
    Oct 25, 2004
    10
    Great physics - with a foundation like IL2 - well says it all!
  4. 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. 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.
  5. 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 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 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. Collapse
  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? 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?!!
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The game's visuals are incredibly impressive, and the action is great when something is actually going on. But the sometimes braindead AI and bits of action-less flight bring the game down a bit.
  2. With a strong community, excellent developer support and MP support, Pacific Fighters looks to be soaring high for years to come.
  3. And while the difficulty will turn away those who either don't have the time to invest in learning how to pilot an aircraft properly or were simply looking for an arcade-style flight-sim, it shouldn't turn away many and the learning curve, while extremely steep, is also very short.