Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
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  1. 45
    The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific isn't necessarily an atrocious game, but it just isn't that fun and brings so very little to the table.
  2. Battle for the Pacific brings zilch to an already overstuffed corner of the market. Don't let the discounted price or the The History Channel branding fool you, the game is a poor attempt at historical immersion.
  3. There are a ton of fine shooters hitting shelves this year that are good enough to go down in history. It would be a shame to waste your money paying full price for this heap, which instead takes history down with it.
  4. Battle for the Pacific is a perfect example of how you can produce a modern first person shooter with absolutely no level of innovation at all. Graphics, sound and controls all do their job without impressing but the overall gameplay is utterly mediocre and not worth your time or your money.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    The game taught us that Japan lost the war thanks to shattered AI and terrible clipping. [May 2008, p.111]
  6. A bad game. You might assume that a company as reputable as the History Channel might take more care to protect their license, but it's clear that they just wanted to make a quick buck.
  7. Ultimately, though, the biggest blow against the game is its brevity. You shouldn't have trouble clearing its single-player mode in two or three hours.
User Score

Overwhelming dislike- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. May 9, 2011
    Dear Stupid person who actually wants to buy this piece of bullsh*t. Go to the mirror and look at yourself, is this who you want to be?Dear Stupid person who actually wants to buy this piece of bullsh*t. Go to the mirror and look at yourself, is this who you want to be? Someone who likes extremely crappy history tie ins? If don't want to be this anymore, I'm glad not so stupid person anymore, but if still want the game, continue reading. Now let's start at presentation, hmmm not so bad for this crap oh wait what's this are my dead foes floating a couple of inches of the ground? Crap. Ok now let's go to gameplay, Ok what's this? I press R2 and L2 to aim and shoot and L1 and R1 to throw grenades? And the aiming sucks because you don't even use sights and there is still a crosshair!! So what's the point of aiming when you can have crosshairs while using hipshots and you move faster! Crap. Now let's skip story because the game sucked so much that I didn't want to beat it. So that's it for this review and I think you Ex-Future buyers are spending your hard earned money on something better now, and that's good. Full Review »