Sid Meier's Ace Patrol PC

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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24

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  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 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 cloudFirst 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. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2013
    9
    This really is an original little strategy gem and well worth the money of any gamer looking for something a bit different. It would have easily scored a 10 if it weren't for the fact that a couple of very minor bugs can occasionally break the game (such as having to select an upgrade all your pilots already have after taking the 'copycat' perk). Even with its minor flaws it would be sillyThis really is an original little strategy gem and well worth the money of any gamer looking for something a bit different. It would have easily scored a 10 if it weren't for the fact that a couple of very minor bugs can occasionally break the game (such as having to select an upgrade all your pilots already have after taking the 'copycat' perk). Even with its minor flaws it would be silly not to get it at this price. Let's face it, Firaxis do NOT make garbage. Expand
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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.