Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Sep 28, 2012
    70
    The base gameplay is solid, with smooth controls and the odd exciting mission. However the amount of content isn't large enough to keep you going for more than a couple of hours, though replaying certain missions with another player may extend that time.
  2. Sep 5, 2012
    70
    Dogfight 1942 isn't a game that would have been on the radar, but it is a very pleasant surprise. It's not as good as some the the full retail efforts, neither is it your long awaited alternative to Crimson Skies. It is however a fun and entertaining game, that offers up plenty of thrills throughout your time with it. The lack of online options is a hard pill to swallow though and may keep some players away, but despite that, it is one that is well worth picking up.
  3. Oct 22, 2012
    69
    Dogfight 1942 offers beautifully designed airplanes and heroic scenes and invites you for a fly in the scenery of the year 1942.
  4. Sep 11, 2012
    68
    The arcade dogfights deliver quite a punch, the mission design is simple, but effective. It reminds me a little of Crimson Skies, although it never even remotely reaches its brilliance.
  5. Sep 25, 2012
    67
    Fans of games like Blazing Angels and Crimson Skies will feel right at home with Dogfight 1942, while players of more in depth simulations like Ace Combat or others with more involved controls might find it too easy.
  6. Oct 3, 2012
    65
    As an arcade flight combat game, Dogfight 1942 is decidedly average.
  7. Sep 18, 2012
    65
    Dogfight 1942 is a surprisingly pleasant game. I wasn't expecting any fireworks, and even though there aren't any, just after two missions I was sure about the quality of this product. In terms of the game's graphics you can't say anything unpleasant, the same goes for the sound. The main problem is this - Dogfight 1942 won't be able to keep you entertained for long. Launch the game, complete it and forget.
  8. Sep 14, 2012
    65
    Dogfight 1942 doesn't aim high. Its developers stripped away as much as possible while still leaving behind a perfectly average arcade flier.
  9. Sep 10, 2012
    60
    Dogfight 1942 is a decent arcade flyer that's ultimately kept grounded by an insubstantial campaign and a lack of anything interesting in the multiplayer department, and while it may pass an afternoon, don't expect much in the way of longevity.
  10. Sep 21, 2012
    55
    The fun in Dogfight 1942 never really takes flight.
  11. 50
    Two offline pals can spend a pleasant afternoon eliminating A.I. flyboys in Dogfight Mode arenas, facing ceaseless waves in Survival Mode, or revisiting missions that allow for a co-op partner. But even those tepid charms feel too much like dull training flights. [Nov 2012, p.81]
  12. Sep 17, 2012
    40
    Dogfight 1942 isn't offensively bad outside of the racial issue, it's just completely forgettable. It doesn't do anything that other games haven't already done better, so why would you waste your time?
  13. Sep 24, 2012
    30
    Probably the worst thing about Dogfight 1942 is that it costs $15. Many downloadable games cost far less and have far more to offer than this sub-par flight simulator. The entirety of the game is no more than three hours and has zero re-playability.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 25, 2012
    10
    This is a perfect game for the arcade enthusiast and fan of WWII dogfights - lots of fast action and a good learning curve. Worth the price if you like games about planes, IMHO. Co-op is awesome! Full Review »
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    1
    While this is a nice game, it is quite frankly overpriced. Coming out a week later with ten dollar DLC doesn't help, either. In the age of either AAA franchises or indie games the consumer has a lot more choice, and games like this as an initial free to play makes more sense. Full Review »
  3. Feb 28, 2013
    10
    That game is really cool,guys.At the first tutorial u get as if the control is gonna suck but after u get used to it, it gets very fun,, i like to hit jerry and jap planes haha..i am sure if u are patient u are gonna love it Full Review »