Sid Meier's Ace Patrol PC

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 28, 2013
    70
    It manages to become very addictive, and covers its weaknesses –like the visuals– with a great gameplay.
  2. Sep 5, 2013
    67
    At its core you’ll find entertaining mechanics. But they are held back by a meaningless campaign and technical issues.
  3. Oct 31, 2013
    65
    I look at Ace Patrol, and it looks just like a board game, but, why, oh why is it so shallow?
  4. Oct 30, 2013
    60
    At first, all the mechanics work. The game principle is catching, and it's romantic to fly with the warplanes of the First World War. Nevertheless, the PC game port looks epicene and inappropriate. Its biggest mistakes like repeating of the situations, imbalanced missions, and too much focus on maximize of your score follow its mobile origin. A turn-based strategy game by Sid Meier must be entertaining at any moment. Ace Patrol fails to satisfy this.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 2, 2013
    8
    First and foremost, this is a fun game! It's got all the best and worst features of the very best games in turn base strategy genre. By this IFirst and foremost, this is a fun game! It's got all the best and worst features of the very best games in turn base strategy genre. By this I mean that, in most cases, you need a good strategy instead of brute force to win the mission but that, alas and once more, it is based on how the AI was programmed rather than on good solid logic. For example, you can't see an enemy plane in a cloud but it can see you and will always manage to stay in longer than you ever could and will always come out in a position to do you harm. Well... I'm sorry but although it is true that a plane in a cloud can't be seen it is also true that that plane pilot can't see either. One could say that this was done because the player can always see the AI's planes outside of clouds even if his plane is in the cloud. It would be true safe from the fact that the AI's planes always move as if it still sees it's opponent plane inside the cloud. That's where, for me, it lost a point. As for the other minus, it's related to the repetitious nature of the missions and thus the lack of re-playability value safe for the fact that there are four different countries to try, each with a different initial bonus. This does not however detracts from the originality and addictiveness of this game. If, like me, you're a fan of turn base games then, by all means, get this one. Full Review »
  2. Jun 10, 2014
    3
    Como mecánica y juego es interesante, pero la vagancia de no crear más misiones revientan la experiencia. Una lástima porque podría ser unComo mecánica y juego es interesante, pero la vagancia de no crear más misiones revientan la experiencia. Una lástima porque podría ser un buen juego. Full Review »
  3. Mar 8, 2014
    6
    It's a good game prototype or concept, and even if it's not the case, that's how it looks like and how i feel playing it. However, i canIt's a good game prototype or concept, and even if it's not the case, that's how it looks like and how i feel playing it. However, i can recommend this game because even that way you can enjoy it a lot like me, and the asked price is very low, mostly if compared to other games from the same developer and/or publisher.

    You start choosing the German or one of the three allied nations from WWI: British, French or American - each one with an specific perk and different planes to fly. Then you choose from a variety of missions to run - like Ace vs Ace, escort, bombardment and defense missions, to cite some - leveling your pilots and granting upgrades and new maneuver trees to use with them in the turn-based hex field.

    Ace Patrol have a lot of resources, but they are just concepts of a potentially deep bad-♥♥♥ strategy game. At the actual stage you must face it more like a casual than a strategy game, and may experience some frustration at realizing that not a polished, not even finished game as it is.

    You can finish a campaign on easy difficult in about 2 hours, but the achievements are really exciting to pursue, and the gameplay although simple and glitched is very engaging and funny.
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