Heroes Over Europe PlayStation 3

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7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
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  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
    - 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
    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: 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 thein 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. Expand
  3. ReddB
    Sep 22, 2009
    10
    Do not pass this up. If you do, you
  4. LoniM
    Sep 21, 2009
    9
    Beyond all of the pretty glitter presented in this game is a deeper experience. Sure, the action can be brutal and almost savage (WWII air combat is a much more up close and personal, and more visceral experience than locking onto a target that is 2 miles away like modern air combat). But you can also make great use of cloud cover, enemy contrails, even the position of the sun, for some Beyond all of the pretty glitter presented in this game is a deeper experience. Sure, the action can be brutal and almost savage (WWII air combat is a much more up close and personal, and more visceral experience than locking onto a target that is 2 miles away like modern air combat). But you can also make great use of cloud cover, enemy contrails, even the position of the sun, for some deeper strategizing and surprise attacks. The dive bombing is cool, I Expand
  5. DaveH
    Sep 20, 2009
    10
    WOOOOOHAAAAA!! This game is a straight up rush! I can
  6. BryantE
    Sep 20, 2009
    9
    There are some interesting touches that sets this game apart from other flight games released on our platform. One is the awesome degree of control and precision you have using a game pad. I don
  7. BaldodaGreat
    Sep 19, 2009
    10
    Being that you can play this game as any one of 3 legendary WWII fighter plane heroes, the name is very fitting. I
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
  1. 80
    Heroes Over Europe--sequel to Heroes Over the Pacific--offers armchair aces yet another reason to climb back into the cockpit, provided you already have a love for the genre. [Sept 2009, p.84]
  2. Game Informer
    65
    Strange missteps abound in Heroes Over Europe, but glimmers of fun WWII arcade flight shooting shine through from time to time. [Oct 2009, p.90]
  3. 75
    For those not fussed with the simulation scene, or want a good compromise between action and authenticity, this is your bill. It's not going to set the world on fire, win wars or change the genre – but it's fun, popcorn escapism.