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  • Summary: Pacific Storm: Allies offers completely new experiences for those who played and liked Pacific Storm and the most intense hours of gameplay for those who didn't play the original game. Playing either for the United States, Imperial Japan, or a new playable nation - the UK, you walk through aPacific Storm: Allies offers completely new experiences for those who played and liked Pacific Storm and the most intense hours of gameplay for those who didn't play the original game. Playing either for the United States, Imperial Japan, or a new playable nation - the UK, you walk through a dramatic sequence of large-scale naval and air military operations. The perfect mix of genres remains on this standalone better than ever. Develop weaponry and technologies to improve your units, move your fleet and deploy it in the battlefield and send them to the combat as a general or become a pilot and control one of the planes or ships directly! Enjoy the exceptional depth and scale of the strategic mode, superior authenticity of the tactical mode and exciting dynamics of the simulator. New units to construct, new historical locations to visit, diplomatic system that allows you to form alliances and a brand new version of the engine that brings better graphics than ever... The improved multiplayer system will push the experience of playing with people over internet or under the same local net to the top of the realism. Every scenario, map, and element has been created based on historical archives. [Buka Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  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. 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. 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.
  5. 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]
  6. 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.

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  1. 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. Expand
  2. LloydL.
    Jun 18, 2007
    9
    Considering the graphics, gameplay and style this game was produced, i'd say its great and perfect for me coz I love war games, both rts Considering the graphics, gameplay and style this game was produced, i'd say its great and perfect for me coz I love war games, both rts and fps especially air and naval battles. Expand
  3. 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. Expand