Battlestations: Pacific Xbox 360

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
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  1. Battlestations: Pacific is not a game for everyone. Its unique gameplay, and its good mix between action and strategy may appeal to many players, as well as represent an obstacle to some others. It's highly recommended to those who love – difficult – Second World War games, but with a different and appealing approach.
  2. It's an often clumsy and over-ambitious enterprise, one that can wow you with a pirouette and then slip over on a banana skin in the same mission, but the pleasures it does offer are enhanced by the knowledge that it's still the only game offering them.
  3. Behind the dreary single-player campaigns is a game that'll provide you with a strong distraction, for as long as other people are playing it.
  4. It’s an interesting, and occasionally incredibly entertaining middle-ground, but one that ultimately requires a bucket load of patience.
  5. A nice game, perfect for the players who want a strategical experience without loosing the thrill of the action. Unfortunately, multiplayer options are very poor.
  6. Action fans with a desire for strategy and historical correctness should give Battlestations: Pacific a try. All others might find the game way too slow.
  7. games(TM)
    70
    Pacific is too dry to ever become anything other than a passing diversion for all but the original game's fans. [July 2009, p.121]
  8. Despite some high marks for depth, competency, controls (given the circumstances), and a general feel of polished design work throughout, Battlestations Pacific simply tasted a bit stale.
  9. It's not Battlefield, it's easier. BF is accessible and entertaining, jump in and bring home the victory!
  10. Overall, here we have an interesting game and capable of giving some fun for a few hours. It is very demanding and the learning curve is quite accessible.
  11. Battlestations: Pacific is not perfect and will not appeal to everyone. Those with the patience to put up with the game's frustrating and annoying aspects, though, will find that there's some exciting action to be had with this diamond in the rough.
  12. Bombing runs can be fun, but navigating slow ships with even slower ammo reloads and babysitting units doesn’t add up to a riveting experience. Count this bored midshipman out.
  13. While some will definitely enjoy the sandbox nature of the game and the variety of units it provides, others might be put off by the arcadey gameplay and simplistic strategy. The game provides a decent amount of replayability through its multiplayer modes but it's hard to tell if there are enough gamers online as of this writing to make that a sure thing.
  14. But if you’re craving for some naval based warfare you can’t go wrong here, it’s just too slow and monotonous to recommend on a larger scale.
  15. Games Master UK
    59
    History buffs might like this but it fails to capture the excitement of other WW2 games. [July 2009, p.81]
  16. 50
    The RTS foundations are in place and there are plenty of core and online missions to test player mettle (and patience), but, as with Battlestations: Midway, the control interface is still unwieldy, the action is still stodgy and unfulfilling, and the aesthetics are still hampered by distinctly last-gen failings.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 27, 2010
    10
    Although this game is not for everyone, it is my favorite strategy game. Being able to independently control a individual unit and have aAlthough this game is not for everyone, it is my favorite strategy game. Being able to independently control a individual unit and have a major battle is epic. The variety of units in the game is also a great bonus and the different abilities to destroy a single unit makes the game fun. Some of the major problems in the are the occasional glitches with the ships, and the inability to shot paratroopers out of the air. Full Review »
  2. Mar 17, 2013
    9
    I found that this game offered a lot of variety in how each unit handles and the overall enjoyment of the game. I tried this game originallyI found that this game offered a lot of variety in how each unit handles and the overall enjoyment of the game. I tried this game originally on the Demo (Which I feel was extremely generous in terms of content) and was a blast through and through. Full Review »
  3. Aug 15, 2012
    8
    Definitely an improvement on Battlestations Midway in several aspects, yet the two are different experiences. Pacific is more arcade thanDefinitely an improvement on Battlestations Midway in several aspects, yet the two are different experiences. Pacific is more arcade than serious, as planes re-arm in the air rather than return to base. That Midway magic is gone, where you knew if you missed your torpedo then you had wasted a plane trip. If you want an easy to enjoy game, Pacific has the quality. If you want intense moments and punishing situations then stick with Midway. I'd give it a 7/10 if there were better games in the genre. Full Review »