Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    Pacific Storm is an entirely original experience. Though there are a number of good games that simulate either the operational or tactical aspects of the war, none have combined the two into the complete experience you get with Pacific Storm.
  2. Too many problems with bugs and artificial intelligence sink this promising and ambitious RTS.
  3. For a MSRP of 30 bucks I think it is a steal. I would like to mention that there is no multiplayer capability online. This will most likely be the most controversial down side of the game.
  4. Pacific Storm is a remarkable offering for armchair commanders who enjoy micromanaging all aspects of war. The only real disappointment I had with the game was the mismatched background music.
  5. Whether you like the feel of strategic buildup and planning for the big war or as tactician in battles Pacific Storm has enough variety that it sets itself apart from previous strategy games.
  6. Merge the complexity of a real-time navel strategy game with the hand-on-joystick appeal of an arcade flight simulator and you get Pacific Storm, an ambitious but buggy new RTS title from Russian developer Lesta Studio. [Jan. 2007, p.74]
  7. Whether you want--or need--to play all of these in the same game remains a question that Pacific Storm is unable to answer. [Jan. 2007, p.65]
  8. In the end, Pacific Storm is not the best of three genres put together, but it's certainly not the worst. The game provides solid tactical gameplay and air/ship simulation, but the gameplay can be tough - especially for new gamers.
  9. There’s some solid strategy tucked behind the overpowering interface and lackluster graphics, but a few serious errors, clunky controls, and some really poor audio in the form of bad music and repetitive speech make Pacific Storm a frustrating experience overall.
  10. An ambitious, well-done project covering an often under-looked theatre of operation.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Sep 20, 2014
    0
    Pacific Storm is slow, verbose, complex, and generally too difficult to learn in a short enough time to be entertaining. The tutorial was a slog and I saw nothing in the game that made me want to suffer my way through it into the first level. Full Review »