Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. A long campaign doesn't help if the gameplay itself is intrinsically bad. Poor graphics, partially shoddy controls, boring objectives, and frustrating, repetitive missions make WWII Aces one to steer clear from unless you're a glutton for punishment.
  2. WWII Aces is a frustrating, ugly, flight combat game with antiquated design elements and unresponsive motion controls.
  3. 45
    It's still a pretty crappy game, but there's certainly a little more merit in this game compared to some of the other lower-budget third party Wii titles on the market.
  4. Yet more proof that slapping motion controls on a lousy game doesn't magically make it worthwhile. [Mar 2008, p.87]
  5. The levels are unorganized, ugly, and totally unsatisfying. [Apr 2008, p.60]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. GeoffreyMegargee
    Jul 8, 2009
    I bought a wii for my kid, and he loves it. Then I bought WWII Aces. I am stuck on the first mission, where you have to sink 2 U-boats while fighting off I don't know how many fighters. Granted, I've done very little gaming, but this is frickin impossible. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    I bought this at a grocery store for about fifteen bucks. The gameplay is enjoyable, and it is always fun shooting down the Luftwaffe over Normandy. The campaign has no cutscenes, and the voice acting is only at the beginning of each mission when your commander gives you your objectives. The graphics are not very pleasing to the eye, and unless you know your history, you might get lost during the story. The replay value is mainly unlocking new planes and completing each mission on all the difficulty. Co-op mode is awesome during the story, and I would recommend giving it a try. Multiplayer is good, but there is no online mode, which is unfortunate, so unless you have a friend or family member available, you won't stay for long. If you find this game at a discounted price, give it a go. Full Review »
  3. Jun 15, 2013
    This game is impossibly difficult. Even at the easiest setting on the first level, the game is punishingly difficult. The awkward Wii controls and lack of mission variety really are a let down. That's not to say there isn't a lot to do, because there is with over 60 missions, but many of them are just the same objective in a different setting. It's way too repetitive. This game seems like it was almost half-assed and the fact that it is so unapproachable by all but the most skilled person with a wiimote and an infinite amount of patience. Full Review »