Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies PC

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  • Summary: Take flight over the treacherous Pacific waters where ace pilots redefine historic World War II battles! Skillfully pilot the most iconic American and Japanese fighter planes of the Pacific War while representing the Army or Navy. Upgrade your fighters and promote your leading pilots so theyTake flight over the treacherous Pacific waters where ace pilots redefine historic World War II battles! Skillfully pilot the most iconic American and Japanese fighter planes of the Pacific War while representing the Army or Navy. Upgrade your fighters and promote your leading pilots so they master new skills needed to ambush an enemy VIP, rescue POW pilots or torpedo bomb enemy targets! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 24, 2013
    75
    If you enjoyed the original, this is a great way to expand it, even though is an standalone game. However, we would like to see a bigger evolution of the visuals and the gameplay for the next game of the series.
  2. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2014
    70
    Firaxis did a good job at translating air battles into turn-based strategy gameplay. [01/2014, p.52]
  3. Nov 21, 2013
    64
    Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies isn't what I was expecting. It did not have the depth I expected from a Sid Meier game, or the charm of Wings! for that matter.
  4. PC Gamer
    Dec 31, 2013
    42
    For $5, it might be worth it on a tablet, but as a PC game Ace Patrol would be hard to recommend even if it were free. [Feb 2014, p.74]
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  1. Apr 22, 2014
    8
    It's a pretty good game, for a $5.00 game. Some of the animations when the planes maneuver clearly weren't finished or half heatedly putIt's a pretty good game, for a $5.00 game. Some of the animations when the planes maneuver clearly weren't finished or half heatedly put together. Other then that it's a very fun casual game Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2014
    8
    Just like the first Ace Patrol, "Pacific Skies" is a casual strategy game. You get to play as either US Navy, US Air-force, Japanese Navy orJust like the first Ace Patrol, "Pacific Skies" is a casual strategy game. You get to play as either US Navy, US Air-force, Japanese Navy or Japanese Air-force, and fly on missions against the other side. The point in the game is to use tactical airplane maneuvers to your advantage and shoot down the enemy airplanes.

    Unlike what I expected from a game with Sid Meier's name on its title, both games on the series are quite easy to learn. Having that said, they do get really challenging on the harder difficulty levels. A part of the fun is, you can change the difficulty level while playing, and practically choose the difficulty level of each and every mission. The thing is - the points you get for completing a mission depend on the difficulty level, so for anyone trying to compete for a place on the leaderboards and for some of the achievements, playing on a high difficulty level is a key.

    As far as graphics, music and sound effects are concerned, Pacific Skies doesn't offer much beyond the original Ace Patrol. There's nothing fancy or extraordinary regarding those aspects of the game. The gameplay, however, is a lot of fun. I recommend this game to anyone who's into airplanes and strategy.
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  3. Apr 20, 2014
    7
    In most regards, Pacific Skies is very similar to the original Ace Patrol: both are fun aerial combat strategy games, both are targeted forIn most regards, Pacific Skies is very similar to the original Ace Patrol: both are fun aerial combat strategy games, both are targeted for the mobile market and both have issues with longevity when compared to games like Civilization. However, if I was asked which one I prefer, I'd have to say Pacific Skies but only because I like WWII era music and aircraft. And for that, it gets an extra point. Expand