Heroes Over Europe PlayStation 3

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
Buy On
  1. If Transmission Games had put a little bit more effort into the title and taken it out of WWII and into a world of their own design, they could have been more creative with the story, style, weapons, and gameplay.
  2. games(TM)
    40
    The overall tactile quality is of a PS2 title that has migrated to a more powerful system and finds itself surrounded by far tougher birds. [Dec 2009, p.126]
  3. Play UK
    48
    It's short, dull and looks awful. Avoid. [Issue#184, p.72]
  4. Heroes Over Europe is a stripped down game and will be fairly forgotten with all the great games coming out this fall. Only the die-hard WWII and airplane fans will find this a great game to fly with the Spitfire or the Messerschmitt. The rest of the world will find this game very disappointing and probably won’t be interested. The missions are mostly the same and aren’t very exiting. The Ace Kills can be taken out of the game, and the game is not very pretty.
  5. 40
    If I haven't already made it blisteringly clear, I'd advise avoiding Heroes over Europe.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 25, 2015
    7
    Pro:
    - Graphics are nice, up close, they're quite pixelated, but you're supposed to be looking at them from a Kilometer up, so it's fine
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    Pro:
    - Graphics are nice, up close, they're quite pixelated, but you're supposed to be looking at them from a Kilometer up, so it's fine
    - Lotsa planes: 40 (Including variants of 1 plane. ex: Spitfire Mk1, Mk5, Mk9, Mk14)
    - Some interesting missions. (One involving a lone mosquito buzzing around Berlin on the Nazi Party's birthday)
    - Fun Missions in general.
    - Controls are easy to get used to. left stick for basic steering, right stick for speed and rolling.
    - "Ace kills" are fun and satisfying.

    Cons:
    - Not much of a story besides the "Main character" Tom Forester. Even with him, it's just a more detailed backstory than others.
    - Useless wingmen. I've seen my wingmen on the tail of a enemy flying straight and level and not firing. Also, they make no attempt to cover you as you make runs on enemy bombers. They might as well be flying slow, lazy doughnuts around the sky with neon signs saying: "Shoot me!" Also, they will fly into you if you're on the tail of an enemy.
    - Ace difficulty is such a far jump in difficulty from pilot, it's almost stupid hard. In Pilot, your health regens quite slowly, (you have a lot of it anyway. roughly 5x more than Ace), Enemies have a fair amount of health, and everything seems balanced for a nice happy time. Ace on the other hand...Your health does not regen, ever. (you especially feel this in longer "defend *location* against waves of bombers" missions) Normal enemy AI is ruthless. They will hound you constantly, and with your low health, will kill you if you give them half a chance. Friendly AI is still as useless as ever. Enemy health is stupid high, even with if you're using planes with lots of weaponry. Rams on bombers will kill you and they will keep flying.
    - "Invisible" Fighters: Enemy planes that are supposed to give the AI something to fight, (But as stated, they don't) and they don't have target markers over them, making them extremely hard to spot in a furball of Spitfires and Bf 109s, and they will still shoot at you, and will follow you throughout the entire level. They will be your bane on Ace difficulty. I only learned halfway through the game the pressing R2 in their general direction put a little red triangle over their plane
    - Limited HUD: No speedometer, No gun overheat bar, No altimeter. Nothing. All you get is your secondary weapon, crosshair, enemy target arrow, and name of enemy plane and distance to target.
    - Relatively short, only 14 missions, and Multiplayer was dead from the start. So replay value is lacking.
    - All the Bf 109s use the same model. So the G6 looks the same as the E. It's dumb. Why didn't they change it? They changed every other model in the game with other variants.

    TL:DR. It's a nice, fun arcade WW2 flight sim on normal difficulty, but on Hard, the mechanics of this game fail it. Best to buy as cheap as possible or a rental.
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  2. AnonymousMC
    Sep 23, 2009
    10
    in this game you have about three things to keep in mind. 1: you're going to get distracted by how BEAUTIFUL everything is. 2:in this game you have about three things to keep in mind. 1: you're going to get distracted by how BEAUTIFUL everything is. 2: you're going to get pissed off because the game is HARD and you're going to see dudes flying in and out of your screen, like in real life, and you can't just press some magical button and make it all OK. and 3: the better you get, the better the game gets. all in all, it's a bad ass experience and i highly recommend it to anyone who is into flight sims and even people who have never touched one. Full Review »
  3. ReddB
    Sep 22, 2009
    10
    Do not pass this up. If you do, you