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  • Summary: WWII was the war to end all wars. It defined a generation and changed the world forever. The History Channel Battle of Britain puts you in the cockpit of one of over 70 aircrafts to experience some of the greatest air-battles of the war. A fast-paced, action packed arcade-style fight sim, WWII Battle of Britain captures the chaos, the devastation and the battles that saved the lives of many allies and turned the tides of war against the Nazis. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Honestly, I had more fun with BoB than I’ve had with any other flight title out on the market.
  2. 83
    For the price, you really can't beat Battle of Britain. At $20 under the Activision Value label, this is a title that soars well above its budget-price.
  3. For the low price of $20, anyone who likes combat flight sims at all should pick this up. It's accommodating to “newbs” and veterans alike, and it's also really really fun.
  4. 75
    A decent offering and an affordable way for a player to build skills and eventually enter the fray in "Warbirds" online.
  5. Takes a refreshing approach in that rather than taking out the challenge entirely, it tries to ease players through the frustrating aspects of virtual flight so that they can experience the rewards themselves. It's successful in most ways.
  6. It's far outshined by older flight sims that are available at the same price. [Jan 2004, p.110]
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  1. DonO.
    Apr 11, 2004
    As a former U. S. Air Force flyer, needless to say, I have some knowledge as to how aircraft function and the various physical stress levels involved. In Activisions Battle of Britain, there is a definite overuse of "Red Outs", "Black Outs", and perhaps most irritating of all, the programs denial of the player to control the aircraft he is flying without interruption. For example: in BoB, if you pull your joystick to the right, most often the plane you are flying will dive to the left, invert or basically just go out of control. While the graphics are excellent, the artwork unsurpassed, loss of game control by the player makes this a poor value in my opinion. Expand