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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
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  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 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 toAlthough 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. Expand
  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 originally on the Demo (Which I feel was extremely generous in terms of content) and was a blast through and through.
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    9
    This game is simply fantastic! It improves on Battlestations Midway in so many ways.I like Midway alot,but there were alot of features that were not present,or not long enough.. Alot of small,but welcome things also have been improved on Pacific,like the way ships break up when they explode,leaving debris in the water,to the fact you can see under the surface of the water(handy for tryingThis game is simply fantastic! It improves on Battlestations Midway in so many ways.I like Midway alot,but there were alot of features that were not present,or not long enough.. Alot of small,but welcome things also have been improved on Pacific,like the way ships break up when they explode,leaving debris in the water,to the fact you can see under the surface of the water(handy for trying to spot those shallow running subs,or running aground with your ship).Other improvments are a longer campaign,with 2 campaigns now(the Us campaign & the 'What if' Scenario of the japenese campaign.The controls are customisable for the planes,which was welcome,as the two analog sticks were the wrong way round for me,on Midway,so thanks for the option now.Also now in Pacific,you can play the Skirmish missions with or against other people &/or against the CPU.Thats great,as i wished in BS-Midway you had the option to play the multiplayer maps against the Cpu,either alone,or with you friends.Shame.. The Skirmish modes though,are a little generic unfortunately,consisting of 'Take all the enemy out' to 'Capture all the islands'.. It would've been nice to have specific scenarios,like the multiplayer in the first game,with real goals & limited Re-enforcmants,Or even better,be able to play the Campaign in Co-Op,by dividing the units between the players.Not allowing this was a MASSIVELY missed opportunity by the developers(& the only real fault i have with the game,& whats preventing me from giving it a perfect 10).It would've been great to play the campaign missions together,Divising strategys,Combing forces,or concentrating on seperate objectives,to sending aid if the other players if they're outnumbered or gunned.Such a wasted opportunity.. Hopefully tis ould be implemented in a sequel,although i'm not sure if they'll be one,as although these are excellent games,they're kind of a niche genre.but if a sequel were to happen,i would really want to see campaign Co-Op,& maybe even a change of era.Maybe a Battlestation-Falklands,or Gulf,with Modern Ships & Subs Firing Missiles,Torpedos,Guns etc,with Jets in the Air.Could be Awesome! Anyway,back to BS-Pacific.Its a shame that carriers arnt in the skirmish missions,without buying the somewhat overpriced for what you get Carrier Map Pack,But overall,Its a game well worth getting,& i recommend it highly.Theres not many games i can thing of,besides Battlestations Midway & Pacific,where you can actually command all these units,& also jump into any of them,that control & play really well & differently from eachother. Expand
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    9
    This is a cracking strategy game, as is it's 'Midway' predecessor.
    Epic battles with the ability to personally control each of your units. One minute you are piloting a TBF Avenger on a torpedo run against a Japanese battleship, then a second later you are lurking beneath the waves preying on a convoy of transport ships. There is never a dull moment. Issue orders to your units and either
    This is a cracking strategy game, as is it's 'Midway' predecessor.
    Epic battles with the ability to personally control each of your units. One minute you are piloting a TBF Avenger on a torpedo run against a Japanese battleship, then a second later you are lurking beneath the waves preying on a convoy of transport ships. There is never a dull moment. Issue orders to your units and either let them carry them out, or jump in behind the controls when the action kicks off.
    The only thing that slightly spoils this game is the confusing control system. There is a lot to control, so it was never gonna be something simple to resolve.

    If you are bored playing the endless procession of COD clones, then give this a go.
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  5. Mar 19, 2012
    5
    Boring, clumsy, and hard to grasp for new players in the genre. A good historical depiction, but the mechanics destroy the concept. The high reviews on this game astound me.
  6. Aug 15, 2012
    8
    Definitely 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 intenseDefinitely 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. Expand
  7. Jul 26, 2011
    0
    This is a cracking strategy game, as is it's 'Midway' predecessor.
    Epic battles with the ability to personally control each of your units. One minute you are piloting a TBF Avenger on a torpedo run against a Japanese battleship, then a second later you are lurking beneath the waves preying on a convoy of transport ships. There is never a dull moment. Issue orders to your units and either
    This is a cracking strategy game, as is it's 'Midway' predecessor.
    Epic battles with the ability to personally control each of your units. One minute you are piloting a TBF Avenger on a torpedo run against a Japanese battleship, then a second later you are lurking beneath the waves preying on a convoy of transport ships. There is never a dull moment. Issue orders to your units and either let them carry them out, or jump in behind the controls when the action kicks off.
    The only thing that slightly spoils this game is the confusing control system. There is a lot to control, so it was never gonna be something simple to resolve.

    If you are bored playing the endless procession of COD clones, then give this a go.
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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 80
    Battestations: Pacific might not blow many players away initially but look beyond the middling graphics and fairly simplistic presentation and you'll find a complex and rewarding experience that both strategy newcomers and genre experts with an itchy trigger finger can embrace.
  2. Battlestations Pacific is a really accessible and fun game, having the ability to play both the Japanese and American campaigns also adds to the overall value.
  3. What Battlestations Pacific delivers is something that is all too rare these days. This is a game that's fun and action-packed without treating the customer like a fool. The blend of realism and arcade fun is beautifully balanced - think of this as the warfare equivalent of Project Gotham Racing.