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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22

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  1. Jan 18, 2014
    6
    Amusing game that unfortunately falls short of the mark set by previous Sid Meier games as the iPad-crowd induced simplicity its ugly head at every possible turn to annoy true PC gamers.

    The first time you play it, you'll most likely be highly amused as you learn the ropes but the second time it'll feel unrewarding and you'll all have seen it before. The game would have benefitted from
    Amusing game that unfortunately falls short of the mark set by previous Sid Meier games as the iPad-crowd induced simplicity its ugly head at every possible turn to annoy true PC gamers.

    The first time you play it, you'll most likely be highly amused as you learn the ropes but the second time it'll feel unrewarding and you'll all have seen it before. The game would have benefitted from a more elaborate world map, larger fights and better graphics. A shame because it gets the turn based combat just right and that's not easy to do.
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  2. Oct 8, 2013
    7
    Ace Patrol is a fairly fun casual game that has some [very loose] RPG elements such as leveling up your pilots, upgrading planes and abilities, etc. I've played a total of 4-5 hours now and while fun, find that the replayability is somewhat poor as it appears that the campaigns repeat no matter which nation you choose. I have played through as the British and Americans now and theAce Patrol is a fairly fun casual game that has some [very loose] RPG elements such as leveling up your pilots, upgrading planes and abilities, etc. I've played a total of 4-5 hours now and while fun, find that the replayability is somewhat poor as it appears that the campaigns repeat no matter which nation you choose. I have played through as the British and Americans now and the campaigns were exactly the same. Would be nice if there were more varied types of missions. Otherwise the graphics are decent, UI is easy to use, and is a buy rating from me. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2014
    6
    Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a fun WWI aerial combat strategy game and probably a ground-breaking game for the mobile market, but at only 2 hours for a campaign this is definitely no Civilization. The game unfortunately lacks any longevity that other games with the Sid Meier moniker are renown for. If you're a Sid Meier fan though and see this on sale, it might be worth a look.
  4. 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 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
    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 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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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. Jan 2, 2014
    80
    A simple game with a simple interface that is a delight to play.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.