Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
Buy On
  1. There’s certainly enough depth here to entertain most combat veterans and with a little more in the way of new content it would no doubt have done better following on the success of Battlestations: Midway. Overall an entertaining history lesson that doesn’t let a few minor flaws spoil the fun.
  2. Overall there is probably not enough in here to make it worth upgrading if you already own the previous version. The new additions and tweaks are all very welcome and should encourage more people to enjoy what is a solid and fascinating game. That said, if you are a war fanatic, as some of us war gamers tend to be, then you will obviously lap up the new features and get a lot more value out of the game.
  3. PC Format
    71
    A classic case of overreaching, with a few too many stats-based irons in the fire, rather generic RTS elements and hugely clunky flight simulation. [Aug 2007, p.61]
  4. AceGamez
    70
    It's not a game that'll rise over the better-publicised Battlestations: Midway, but Pacific Storm: Allies is more than just a cheap copy - it's a difficult but satisfyingly fulfilling game that those who persevere may ultimately find more rewarding than the arcade action that Battlestations provides.
  5. Only the hardcore WWII naval buffs will get really get a charge out of this one.
  6. For those that are looking for just a little bit more of the genre, and love deep stategy games this could be right up your alley, but for the average armchair warrior this may be a bit beyond the range of your interests.
  7. 68
    Pacific Storm: Allies will appeal to those who loved the original game, since it essentially offers more of the same. However, it also hasn't evolved much since then, which is disappointing since there was plenty of room for the production values to improve.
  8. PC Gamer
    53
    Toss in some dated graphics, a clunky arcade flight component, and some carryover stability issues, and Pacific Storm: Allies just barely keeps itself afloat. [June 2008, p.72]
  9. PC Zone UK
    47
    Massively ambitious, massively unplayable. [Sept 2007, p.74]
  10. PC Gamer UK
    45
    A wheezing hybrid that can only frustrate. [Aug 2007, p.70]
  11. Pacific Storm: Allies tries to incorporate so many features from war and strategy games that it collapses under the weight of it all, crushing all fun out of the game.
  12. The game is fraught with issues that pop up cryptic error messages and sound bugs that should have been taken care of a long time before this was shipped.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 12, 2015
    4
    I really like WW2 pacifc games. The best I have played was PacWar from the late 90s. I decided to give PSA a try as it was very inexpensiveI really like WW2 pacifc games. The best I have played was PacWar from the late 90s. I decided to give PSA a try as it was very inexpensive (and older) on steam.

    The game is very clunky with most commands being counter-intuitive. Still the strategic game seemed fun once I got the hang of it. Still clunky like MOO 3. Drill down and do "x" and you can only create groups of ships that are computer approved and so on.

    Combat, I was hoping was like TF 1942 the old Microprose game. Not quite, graphics were sub par but that was not a big deal for me. What most disappointed me was trying to get your ships and aircraft to do much of anything was terrible and the game always started the two sides facing each other at a distance of about 4 km or so. Now an Iowa should be able to blow a Jap cruiser out of the water with ease. The range on the guns is 25 miles or something. I could never get them to shoot the big guns. And when I got frustrated and let the computer run the game, I end up hearing that my carrier TF with 2 or 3 carriers 3 Iowas and so on was destroyed, to a ship, by some DDs and 2 cruisers that sunk the game for me. Save your money.
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  2. GaryDT
    Jan 24, 2010
    9
    minor gameplay issues but overall one of the best WWII naval/air games out there. I do not use the combat interfaces but rather let the AI minor gameplay issues but overall one of the best WWII naval/air games out there. I do not use the combat interfaces but rather let the AI handle these as I have no decent controllers nor hand eye coordination. Full Review »
  3. WilliamC
    Apr 23, 2008
    10
    This is one of the best game I played. Bugs don't really bother me, (Because I didn't have any for months) but in depth gameplay This is one of the best game I played. Bugs don't really bother me, (Because I didn't have any for months) but in depth gameplay and great graphics makes this game my favorite. Full Review »