Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Shallow and dull, but it's also inoffensive and marginally enjoyable. [Oct 2009, p.73]
  2. Where Il-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey brings something fresh to the table in a crowded genre of WWII-flying games, in no small thanks to its realism, Heroes over Europe doesn't. Adding the Ace Kill doesn't change anything about the blandness of this title. Heroes over Europe needs a change fast before people stop caring.
  3. Heroes Over Europe offers some enjoyable arcade dogfighting, but it lacks the depth and excitement needed to keep you coming back for more.
  4. The best elements of Heroes Over Europe can only ever be described as 'meh', while the worst will make you want to rip out your own hair. [Issue#51, p.92]
  5. Unfortunately, with an unstable online community, it loses the majority of its selling power. Heap on top of that, a thin plot that gives up shortly after takeoff, graphics more haggard than London after a blitz, and some occasionally frustrating controls, and a recommendation can’t be given with a clear conscience.
  6. Some of the latter missions are quite fun and Ace Kill skill adds some interesting variety but it seems unlikely the average player will get that far as they’re inundated with a never ending sea of German fighters, useless comrades and clichéd World War II stories of heroics.
  7. Heroes Over Europe is a stripped down game and will be fairly forgotten with all the great games coming out this fall. Only the die-hard WWII and airplane fans will find this a great game to fly with the Spitfire or the Messerschmitt. The rest of the world will find this game very disappointing and probably won’t be interested. The missions are mostly the same and aren’t very exiting. The Ace Kills can be taken out of the game, and the game is not very pretty.
  8. If Transmission Games had put a little bit more effort into the title and taken it out of WWII and into a world of their own design, they could have been more creative with the story, style, weapons, and gameplay.
  9. With IL-2 asserting impressive air superiority in the last month or so, there's no reason to pick up this ropier and less satisfying interpretation of the same conflict. Technically unimpressive and snooze-inducing, it's less "chocks away" and more "chock this in the bin".
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    2
    Holy crap did I accidentally fire up my playstation? Is this game really on my 360? Some of the worst graphics I've seen on the 360 in a longHoly crap did I accidentally fire up my playstation? Is this game really on my 360? Some of the worst graphics I've seen on the 360 in a long time....what a peice of crap, glad I only rented this heap. Even at that it was a waste of money. Full Review »
  2. KellyW
    Sep 22, 2009
    9
    Zipping through the skies over Europe, pounding enemies with hot lead, I realize that this is the fighter pilot game I
  3. TrixyF
    Sep 22, 2009
    10
    Much has been made of the fact that this game and Il-2 have been released so close to each other. Many comparisons are being drawn between the two. I