Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. We had trouble getting enough planes into the air, though when we did, the mode shone out as one of the better additions to this otherwise serviceable flyer.
  2. Aside from those problems, Blazing Angels easily transports PS3 gamers back to the Big One, with action and excitement for all. [Feb. 2007, p.78]
  3. The graphics are a touch better and the sound is much more dynamic, and all the extra content really puts a nice polish on an already-excellent game.
  4. It can be quite unforgiving at times but for the most part it's thoroughly enjoyable. [Apr 2007, p.61]
  5. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a fun game to fly around in and decent as a combat title, but falls short of achieving launch-window greatness.
  6. Not a perfect game by any means, but an audio and visual treat that provides simple blasting fun. [Apr 2007, p.62]
  7. Indeed a better version of the original released last year. There are several significant improvements, but none of them are enough to vault the game into the enviable "buy-it-now" category.
  8. I almost fell asleep playing it because it was just too easy. But, it does have some very nice online play. Too bad you have to unlock planes in the Campaign mode to play them online.
  9. 70
    While the Sixaxis functionality offers an alternate control method, it doesn't really improve the game very much. It's fun to use for a while, but when it comes to accuracy, players will likely opt for the analog sticks.
  10. Blazing Angels is a competent air combat title. I just wish Ubisoft would have delivered the kind of epic experience I’m used to after playing games like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty.
  11. Blazing Angels may be the first flight game to sport SIXAXIS controls, but that doesn't mean it's any more innovative. Fortunately, the game itself isn't half bad.
  12. 70
    Blazing Angels wasn't a smash success on any of the platforms it was released on in 2006, but its release on the PS3 is undoubtedly the best version of the bunch.
  13. The game gets some points for the innovative use of the controls, but otherwise it's somewhat predictable and sadly lacking in the "fun" department. Just an average game on what should be an un-average system.
  14. Ubisoft upped the ante with Sixaxis support, new planes and new missions, but dropped the ball with inconsistent framerates and an online network desperately seeking gamers.
  15. Blazing Angels' very straightforward campaign and barren online play don't add up to make a particularly engaging air combat game.
  16. The addition of motion controls is an interesting experiment, but the actual execution leaves a bit to be desired when you find yourself with a couple bogeys on your tail.
  17. Overall, as aeronautic enthusiasts, we were pretty happy with this game. Currently it serves as the only way to use the Sixaxis as a flight controller, even if it’ kind of lame.
  18. Fly about, shoot planes, and go home. It’s all you could ask for, and not a lot else. [Apr 2007, p.131]
  19. The graphical issues can be a real problem, which is my only real gripe, but it really is a gripe that cannot be ignored - and one that surely a little more development time could easily have solved.
  20. If you're wondering why pilots don't use tilt sensitive joypads, just try the woeful Sixaxis option. [May 2007, p.120]
  21. 60
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a marginally better game on the PS3, but it's just not enough one year down the track. Good for a rent.
  22. 60
    A mediocre title that won't exactly leave you bragging to your friends about your shiny new toy.
  23. The game action is repetitive and it doesn't deliver a great experience overall. I would call it a game for enthusiasts of the genre. The rest should be prepared for frustration and a lot of dust-biting.
  24. 54
    Distinctly ordinary. [Issue #151, p.79]
  25. A lazy port of a dull original - just what PlayStation 3's UK launch could do without. [Apr 2007, p.84]
  26. The definitive average experience. You can play through this title with little effort and come out at the end with next to no lasting impression of any kind. It merely exists to pass away a few hours and should be consigned to the history books.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 22, 2011
    8
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a fun game, but it's not a perfect one. It has really good graphics, a wide selection of differentBlazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a fun game, but it's not a perfect one. It has really good graphics, a wide selection of different airplanes to choose from, and really good environments, as well as a nice and simple campaign mode. What's not do great is its controls, which are extremely difficult, and often get in the way quite a bit. You can't fly the airplane straight without it wanting to turn over, and trying to change direction can also be a pain. It is also a extremely difficult game. I might not be the most skilled gamer in the world, but good enough to know this game is HARD. Missions are well designed, but it's are not always clear on what your supposed to be doing at a certain time, or what you're supposed to be doing first. It has a nice storyline with the other pilots on your side always having some kind of conversation which is also a nice touch. I gave this game an 8 out of 10 overall, because it's good in most ways, but it's challenging controls and it's overall difficulty put in down in my opinion. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a unique airplane flight game that takes place in WWII, has unique graphics, is a lot of fun, good variety, etc. They just didn't get the controls right, and they made it way too hard, and it reminds me a lot of Secret Weapons Over Normandy for the PS2 as well. If you like airplane flight games and airplane combat games, than I highly recommend this one to fans of the genre. Full Review »
  2. MichaelM.
    Dec 22, 2006
    4
    Average flight sim game. Totally scripted and was not impressed when I played it. It was a total disappointment. reminds me of a very simularAverage flight sim game. Totally scripted and was not impressed when I played it. It was a total disappointment. reminds me of a very simular game I played on the PS2, Secret Weapons which was a great game. Full Review »