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  • Summary: Previously announced as Combat Wings, Dogfight 1942 has been re-envisioned and recreated to feature more than 20 types of aircraft --from the fabled P-38 Lightning and Britain's Spitfire to the feared Messerschmitt 109 and Japanese Kate -- players are challenged with the same missions as real WWII pilots, ranging from bombing runs and dog fights to manning defensive positions such as a gunner on a bomber or anti-aircraft site. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Sep 28, 2012
    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
    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
    Dogfight 1942 offers beautifully designed airplanes and heroic scenes and invites you for a fly in the scenery of the year 1942.
  4. Sep 14, 2012
    Dogfight 1942 doesn't aim high. Its developers stripped away as much as possible while still leaving behind a perfectly average arcade flier.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    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.
  6. Sep 10, 2012
    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.
  7. Sep 24, 2012
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 25, 2012
    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! Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    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 Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2013
    Simple, easy to learn, and lots of fun, "Dogfight 1942" gives you all the action and excitement of high-flying aerial combat without the difficult controls or hard learning curve. Its arcade accessibility will appeal to a wide audience, even those who might avoid this kind of game, and it allows you to simply enjoy the game, soaring over beautifully-rendered land and sea in the midst of historical WWII battles and shooting down enemy planes with guns and missiles. Firing missiles accurately is easily the hardest thing to get a feel for, as there are no reticules or aim assists for you, and nailing shots will mean careful aiming and timing. You also have options for easily switching between fun camera angles, customizing your plane, and flying an impressive number of aircraft. It's great, simple fun and a joy to play. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2012
    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. Expand