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  • Summary: A year-long global war between the World Alliance and the World Order Reorganization Front has ended with planet Earth in peril. As a result of resentment and distrust, the World Alliance has begun to split and the seeds for a new global war are being planted. Nowhere is safe, not even theA year-long global war between the World Alliance and the World Order Reorganization Front has ended with planet Earth in peril. As a result of resentment and distrust, the World Alliance has begun to split and the seeds for a new global war are being planted. Nowhere is safe, not even the skies. Pick-up and play arcade-style flight shooter, with varying degrees of difficulty for casual and hardcore flight combat fans. Seven new fighter jets for a total of 19 playable planes, including modern-day combat jets, classified "black ops" planes and futuristic fighters. Over 20 missions that put the player in command of an Air Force amidst an epic war, with unlockable campaigns that let players switch roles and become the enemy. Amazing new features, including split-screen and i.Link 2-player mode, fully interactive 3D battle maps, movie galleries and five different 1st and 3rd person point of views. [Sammy] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. If there's a better game for beginners or intermediate virtual fighter pilots out there that want to have a lot of fun flying the unfriendly skies, I haven't heard about it.
  2. Sammy Studios and Asmick Ace have done a remarkable job in creating a fast-paced aerial combat game that is easy to jump into and play, and looks amazing to boot.
  3. The music is pretty cheesy, but the sound effects are spot on perfect. From the radio chatter to the roar of the engines, the audio in Lethal Skies II is a rich tapestry of eardrum nirvana.
  4. 77
    Though this new sequel does teeter on a line of repetition, there are enough improvements and cool presentation elements to warrant some tries from curious wannabe jet pilots.
  5. If you can deal with the occasional frustrating roadblocks you'll face, then Lethal Skies II will probably be a somewhat enjoyable, if not particularly engaging, way to waste a few afternoons, even if you can't tell a MIG29 from an A-10.
  6. True, there's nothing special at work here but it more than gets the job done. [Nov 2003, p.92]
  7. Offers some decent (yet uninspired) missions to fly, but...true thrills are in short supply. [Nov 2003, p.184]

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  1. Jan 14, 2014
    8
    Lethal Skies II is a perfect marriage between arcade and realism. Not too much gamey and not too much realistic. "This one is just right!", asLethal Skies II is a perfect marriage between arcade and realism. Not too much gamey and not too much realistic. "This one is just right!", as Goldilocks would say. The story takes place in the future, where global warming has melted the polar caps, submerging majority of the Earth. Taking place two years after the first game (which I've never played), you are a pilot of the Frontier Nations (the good guys) fighting a war against a group of rogue nations intent on conquering the world. The background is nice, but I think the story could be fleshed out more. The graphics are decent, but even during its time, it could have been improved. The music in this game is mostly heavy metal, which is good, but sometimes it doesn't fit the mood of some missions. You can change the background music from the tracks the game has to offer to suit the mood. But the voice acting in this game is atrocious, seriously, That said, the story's mood was ruined due to the narrator's terrible acting. And grammar is bad too. Seeing that this is a game from Japan, they probably ran the dialogue through a word-by-word translator. Now for the gameplay, it is great. Because I love flying games, I can forgive the problems of the game mentioned above. As I've said, this game is realism and arcade combined. My main problem is the difficulty. Early in the game, you are given missions which should have been in the second half. The 4th mission is a canyon run mission, and in the 6th mission, you're facing an enemy elite squadron flying F-22 Raptors. It could be difficult for beginners, even on "Easy". It's kinda short too, but you have 2P dogfights and tons of extras, like playing certain missions on the enemy's side. Overall, this game is fun, even a decade later. Buy a used copy somewhere, or if it's released on PSN (hopefully). Collapse
  2. MatthewS.
    Sep 20, 2005
    7
    I thought that this game is good. Some times the leavels are hard like leavel 3.I think people under the age 6 would get bored because it I thought that this game is good. Some times the leavels are hard like leavel 3.I think people under the age 6 would get bored because it will be too hard. Expand