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  • Summary: Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of "Star Wars X-Wing," "Star Wars Tie Fighter" and "SecretJoin a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of "Star Wars X-Wing," "Star Wars Tie Fighter" and "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe" returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war? Immerse yourself in intense WWII flight action as you make your way through the ranks of an elite fighter squadron. Fly more than twenty realistic aircraft across a variety of combat theaters over World War II Europe and other territories as you make your way through the ranks of an elite fighter squadron. Engage in over thirty action-packed missions featuring air-to-air and air-to-ground battle scenarios. [LucasArts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. The target lock system, time shifting controls, excellent sound effects and smooth controls were a pleasure to this gamer.
  2. A good game – almost achieved "great" but, sweet momma, some of those missions are hard – filled with action, challenge, the obligatory references to Star Wars, and a first-rate presentation.
  3. Isn't a game that does anything obviously or overtly clever or innovative. But any game that takes such a simple premise and polishes it, hones it and refines it until it's this engrossing, this absorbing, and this much fun, is quite obviously doing something very clever indeed. [Christmas 2003, p.114]
  4. Crazy-arse shooting with its brain in its arse, and a mean streak.
  5. 75
    As a WWII fighting experience, it rivals EA's Medal of Honor in atmosphere and immersion. The in-game graphics are spectacular, with detailed aircraft and some lovely explosions, and the only obvious issue is some pop-in from high altitudes.
  6. While it accomplishes its goal of providing a fun WWII-themed shooting gallery, it doesn't really shine in any one particular area, resulting in a game that's competent but not very compelling.
  7. Another second-rate port of a mediocre console shooter. [Feb 2004, p.66]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. EddieR.
    Dec 12, 2003
    10
    This is a very realistic game and fun to play i mean who doesn't like shooting down other planes instead of locking on with missles.
  2. MackyE.
    Dec 30, 2003
    7
    Arcade Game Flight Sim which Will only be Fun for a while , needs more adjustment of gameplay and flight models, needs multiplayer. Be much Arcade Game Flight Sim which Will only be Fun for a while , needs more adjustment of gameplay and flight models, needs multiplayer. Be much more fun if a good mission kill rate was 5 rather than 25. Expand
  3. SimonD.
    Apr 16, 2004
    4
    No multiplay, easy mission until 7 then I have been playing this level for 5 days, needs to be consistent reminds me of previous lucas arts No multiplay, easy mission until 7 then I have been playing this level for 5 days, needs to be consistent reminds me of previous lucas arts games i threw them on the fire as well!!! Collapse
  4. ChristosT.
    Jun 8, 2004
    4
    Once you start using the reflex time button (slows things down) the game becomes too easy, but some missions (Midway, german jet fighters) Once you start using the reflex time button (slows things down) the game becomes too easy, but some missions (Midway, german jet fighters) are impossible to get through without it anyway. God knows why there is no option to choose between different difficulty levels. Average gameplay and graphics, don't waste your money for this game. Expand