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  • Summary: Developed by Transmission Games in Melbourne, Australia, and powered by an all-new engine, Heroes Over Europe promises to raise the bar for flight combat games with the all new "Ace Kill" close combat action, four online modes supporting up to 16 players and fully customizable aircrafts with localized damage. Visually, the game takes no prisoners with meticulously rendered environments including faithful recreations of London, Berlin and the French Alps, and ultra-realistic iconic warplanes of the era, all presented in stunning high definition graphics. [Ubisoft] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Good graphics and entertaining missions but somewhat short.
  2. 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.
  3. 70
    The humorous dialogue and quirky cut scenes are enough to keep you entertained, but the steep learning curve and frustrating checkpoints will kill the arcade vibe.
  4. 63
    Heroes Over Europe has become a decent flight game. But you should consider Il-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, if you’re looking for more serious simulation flight action.
  5. 60
    For all it offers in terms of forgiving controls, it lacks in diversity of handling across the available plane models, making the tedium of its mission goals and awkwardness of its special attack features all the more pronounced.
  6. If you're a PC gamer that is a bit intimidated by IL-2 Sturmovik and are sick of playing H.A.W.X., then Heroes Over Europe might be worth a look. If you're expecting it to completely fulfill your air combat needs though, you'll be disappointed.
  7. 40
    If I haven't already made it blisteringly clear, I'd advise avoiding Heroes over Europe.

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  1. 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
  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 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. DaveH
    Sep 20, 2009
    10
    WOOOOOHAAAAA!! This game is a straight up rush! I can
  4. ReddB
    Sep 22, 2009
    10
    Do not pass this up. If you do, you
  5. 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 Expand
  6. 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 deeper strategizing and surprise attacks. The dive bombing is cool, I Expand